Senior Interior Designer

The Office of Charles de Lisle The Office of Charles de Lisle Employer:
Sausalito, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Apr 17 '24Posted on:

The Office of Charles de Lisle is a contemporary, forward-thinking design firm. It is our goal to always broaden our perspectives, learn from our surroundings, and deliver engaging, exceptionally detailed, interesting work.

 Job Requirements

  • Senior Designer holds the primary responsibility for the successful execution and delivery of office projects from concept to completion.
  • Responsible for leadership and management of the design team to ensure the success of all projects.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior and intermediate designers.
  • Confidently represent and promote our studio brand in all interactions.
  • Lead production of all necessary project collateral to effectively sell design concepts.
  • Deliver experienced, thoughtful design sketches, 2D and 3D elevations, presentation materials, construction documents, detailed specifications, redlines, or other essential design documentation for project requirements and construction methods.
  • Ensure that strategic project production aligns with design intent and delivers outcomes that meet client expectations.
  • Collaborate with architects, consultants, contractors, millworkers, and vendors. Communicate and contribute analytical feedback for production as needed to meet project goals.
  • Participate in site work, client meetings, construction administration, shop drawing reviews, workroom visits, and project installations. Travel as necessary.
  • Organize documents, compile all meeting notes, project drawings, quotes, and project information using office filing standards.
  • Oversee proposal and procurement process to meet budget projections and deadlines.
  • Strategize, problem-solve, and negotiate within project production to facilitate studio’s design intent.
  • Stay up to date with design industry trends, materials and products, design/art/antique fairs, and trade shows.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing vendors and fabricators and explore opportunities for new partnerships with makers, designers, dealers, galleries, and distributors.
  • Strong leadership, technical, management, and communication skills.



  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in an upper-level design position with a contemporary, residential design firm.
  • Extensive knowledge of residential interior architecture and design industry standards.
  • Exceptional customer service, communication, and presentation skills - verbal, written, and graphic.
  • Industry-recognized education/background in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Architecture.
  • Expertise in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite & MS Office.
  • Proficiency in Studio Designer software or similar.
  • Ability to efficiently design and manage multiple projects and deadlines autonomously.
  • Proven ability to negotiate contracts for services, consultants, and contractors.
  • Advanced understanding of the methods/process/manufacturing for upholstery, custom furnishings, lighting fabrication, drapery/soft goods, carpet qualities and installation methods.
  • In-depth knowledge and relationships with high-end galleries, sources, and industry trades. 
  • Experience in sourcing contemporary, custom, vintage, and antique furnishings.
  • Passion for collaborative and solution driven design processes.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health and vision insurance, PTO, 401k and matching. To apply please send a cover letter, resume, design portfolio and references to [email protected].

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