Residential IA Design Assistant

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


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

The IA Design Assistant contributes to the success of Nicole Hollis, Inc. by assisting in general office and design duties, drafting, sourcing, coordinating, filing library and images. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience in residential interior design, focusing on high-end residential design.


The primary role of Design Assistant is to assist the designers during the design process by gathering required design materials for projects including:

  • Materials, finishes, appliances, plumbing, hardware and bath accessories.
  • Paint and finish options, preliminary color schemes
  • Compose mood boards, gather relevant images.
  • Draft elevations, floor plans and render presentation drawings.

Organize and maintain design library:

  • Set up meetings with vendors and present new materials to project team
  • Research building materials and finishes.
  • Maintain the library, return samples to design center.
  • Collect relevant images from magazines and books
  • Research new products and materials

Prepare for client meetings and other responsibilities as needed:

  • Gather and pack necessary materials and organize the meeting agenda
  • Write and revise specifications for furnishings
  • Create budgets, schedules and specifications
  • Type meeting notes, create project binders



  • Degree in Interior Architecture or Interior Design
  • Minimum of 2 years interior design experience
  • Excellent presentation skills, including space planning and drawing
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT
  • Ability to read a set of construction documents and section details
  • Ability to create and manage Excel spreadsheets
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn time-keeping and billing software
  • Experience selecting and specifying millwork, lighting, hardware, plumbing, materials, and finishes
  • Experience with Spexx preferred
  • Experience with Sketchup and/or 3DSMax preferred
  • Ability to interact effectively with the design team on multiple projects
  • Experience with budgets
  • Knowledge of trade resources 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 here.

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

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