Interior Design Assistant

Jennifer Garner Interiors - Austin, TX

Full-time

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INTERIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT

Jennifer Garner Interiors, a boutique residential interior design firm in Austin, TX, is seeking a full time Interior Design Assistant. Not the average, cookie-cutter interior design firm, we take the wants, needs, and habits of our clients and bring them to life in a home perfectly tailored to fit their unique personalities. Everyday is different as we bring inspiration to each project. Whether it starts with an idea for a transformative remodel or a set of blueprints for a new custom home, we create exceptionally crafted spaces that are both beautiful and livable.

We are looking for a highly organized individual who can balance creative design with analytical attention to detail. Efficiency, accuracy and creativity are a must. The Interior Design Assistant’s primary role is to assist, implement and execute the Principle Designer’s creative vision for each project. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and ask the right questions. Daily tasks for this position will include reading and interpreting architectural drawings, drafting plan revisions, assisting in the selection of construction materials and finishes, documenting all selections and specifications, taking meticulous notes at onsite meetings, preparing digital and physical design presentations, drawing furniture layouts, conceptualizing and designing interior architectural details, and assisting in the preparation of estimates for project budgets. Candidate must be able to work in a small group setting with a flexible attitude and the ability to prioritize workload, multiple tasks, and deadlines. You will be juggling multiple projects and must be able to communicate in a mature and approachable way that represents the Jennifer Garner Interiors brand. We have a casual, flexible and positive work environment, but maintain a professional atmosphere where we work hard to get our clients what they need as quickly as possible.

POSITION TYPE

  • Full Time based on 40 hours/week with potential for additional hours
  • Allows for some remote-working with mostly in-office interaction and job site visits required

REQUIREMENTS

  • MUST be Detail Oriented
  • (Preferred) Degree and / or Experience in Interior Design, Architecture, or Construction
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or Sketch Up Software
  • Proficiency in hand-drafting and sketching
  • Proficiency in reading architectural plans
  • Knowledge of construction procedures and specifications
  • Experience with Google Drive Applications
  • Experience working with Mac computers and software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, good handwriting
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • Social media or marketing skills are a plus
  • Photoshop skills are a plus
  • 3D Rendering skills are a plus
  • Confidence and ability to clearly communicate your ideas
  • A propensity for patience, self-motivation, open-mind, and desire to learn
  • Passion for design, and a sense of humor

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understanding vision of Principal Designer and preparing design schemes and presentations both digitally and with physical materials
  • Quickly and accurately reading architectural plans
  • Drafting detail drawings and plans by hand and via AutoCAD or Sketch Up
  • Assist in the creation and revision of documents such as design plans, contract documents, finish details, custom cabinetry, ceiling plans, elevations, furniture layouts, budgets and cost analysis, schedules, etc.
  • Apply basic elements and principles of design including form, scale, color, texture, pattern, light, balance, and proportion
  • Writing specifications and maintaining organized client files and binders
  • Assist in sourcing and selecting materials and products including, but not limited to, plumbing and lighting fixtures, hardware, furnishings, and fabrics
  • Working with vendors and sources on pricing, availability and custom details as needed
  • Obtaining and reviewing bids for accuracy
  • Professional correspondence / interactions with industry professionals and clients as needed
  • Attending job site visits where you will take detailed notes, survey existing conditions, and compile field measurements.
  • Participate in client meetings and follow up as needed with resulting action items or reminders
  • Project administration and coordination
  • Errands and general design assistance as needed to meticulously support the Principal Designer.

Qualified Candidates please submit inquiries to include the following IN PDF FORMAT:

  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio including examples of Floor / Space Plans
  • Hand-drafted elevations
  • Presentation Boards or Design Scheme

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Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule