Residential IA Project Designer

San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Jul 26 '22Posted on:


NICOLEHOLLIS, an award-winning, large size Interior Design firm seeks a talented and motivated IA Project Designer to assist our Residential Design Team. 

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of experience in the architecture and design industry, focusing on high-end residential design.


  • Research and analysis of the client's goals and requirements; development of documents, drawings and diagrams that outline those needs. Ability to interact effectively with the design team on multiple projects
  • Formulate preliminary space plans and two- and three-dimensional design concept studies and sketches that integrate the client's needs and are based on knowledge of the principles of interior design and theories of human behavior
  • Oversee the implementation of interior design solutions for each project from concept stage through installation
  • Confirm that preliminary space plans and design concepts are safe, functional, aesthetically appropriate, and meet all public health, safety and welfare requirements
  • Select colors, materials and finishes to appropriately convey the design concept, functional, life-cycle performance, environmental, and safety requirement
  • Manage the interior design resource library and maintain vendor contacts for interior furnishings, fixtures and finishes
  • Prepare specifications and schedules with accurate product information for all millwork, casework, appliances, plumbing, hardware and bath accessories
  • Prepare construction documents, consisting of plans, elevations, details and specifications, to illustrate non-structural and/or non-seismic partition layouts; power and communications locations; reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs; materials and finishes; and furniture layouts. Ability to field measure and document building condition
  • Preparation of construction documents to adhere to regional building and fire codes, municipal codes, and any other jurisdictional statutes, regulations and guidelines applicable to the interior space
  • Coordination and collaboration with other design professionals who may be retained to provide consulting services, including but not limited to architects; structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, and various specialty consultants
  • Observation and reporting on the implementation of projects and punch list items while in progress and upon completion, as a representative of and on behalf of the client
  • Prepare presentation decks including mood imagery and 2D and 3D renderings


  • Degree in Interior Architecture or Interior Design
  • Minimum of 4 years interior architecture design experience
  • Excellent presentation skills, including space planning and drawing
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT
  • Ability to create a set of construction drawings, specifications and schedules
  • Ability to create and manage Excel spreadsheets
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Spexx preferred
  • Working experience with Sketchup and/or 3DSMax preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn timekeeping and billing software
  • Experience selecting and specifying lighting, furnishings, hardware, floor/window coverings, materials, and finishes
  • Ability to interact effectively with the design team on multiple projects
  • Knowledge of trade resources, fabricators, and vendors


  • Task Focus: Delivers legendary service to clients and vendors that meets and exceeds expectations
  • Ethics & Integrity: Adheres to Nicole Hollis, Inc. values, beliefs, and principles of innovation and excellence in design
  • Composure: Remains calm, maintains perspective, and responds in a professional manner when faced with tough situations
  • Personal Learning: Takes personal responsibility for the continuous learning of new knowledge, skills, and experiences
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Able to successfully function during times of uncertainty and changing priorities
  • Decision-Making: Makes keen, timely decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Builds effective relationships with all people up, down and sideways, inside and outside of Nicole Hollis, Inc.
  • Results Oriented: Gets results and achieves goals


  • Full Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) Safe Harbor Matching
  • Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 529 College Pre-Tax Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Cell Phone Stipend
  • Fitness Benefit
  • Flexible Work Schedule (Hybrid of Local Remote and In-Studio Work)
    • We offer the flexibility to Work From Home but you must be local and willing to commute to our Studio when needed. 

Please send resume, portfolio, and additional documentation including CAD details, drawings, schedules, and presentations along with salary requirements on our careers site here.

Phone calls or walk-in applications will not be accepted.

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