Senior Designer

San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA
April 3, 2018

Amanda Teal Design, a San Francisco based full-service interior design firm, is looking for a Senior Designer to join our team. Our projects, situated throughout Northern California, typically involve full-scale remodels or new build homes and serve a variety of clients with a range of aesthetic preferences.

We create homes that are naturally elegant, with a relaxed, quintessentially California feel. We work closely with our clients to make sure their homes reflect their unique personality and lifestyle, while infusing a space with the custom details that elevate it beyond the ordinary.

We love going deeper into a project than just picking finishes and furnishings, as we have a particular expertise in acting as a clients’ advocate and collaborating with architects, contractors and craftsmen to ensure every detail of a new home or a renovation is absolutely perfect.

The Senior Designer will work under the Principal and oversee all aspects of the design process- from schematic design to construction documentation and construction management. The Senior Designer will be expected to communicate the Principal’s objectives orally and visually, and should have excellent presentation and drafting skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

* Research and analysis of the client’s goals and requirements; and develop documents, drawings and diagrams that outline those needs


* Field survey existing site conditions and existing furnishing inventory


* Attend client meetings and prepare meeting minutes, task lists for distribution

* Assist Principal on the design and development of all projects; develop design ideas and create drawings, boards, and any relevant items for client presentations


* Research and source furniture, lighting, fabrics, wallpapers and any relevant interior finishes

* Coordinate details with vendors and ensure product accuracy and availability


* Responsible for paperwork accuracy and completeness


* Obtain quotes and create/maintain budgets


* Prepare specifications and schedules with accurate product information for all furniture, plumbing, appliances, lighting and finishes

* Drafting technical drawings in AutoCAD, including detailing of custom furniture, lighting, space planning, and work with project architects to provide any relevant interior architectural guidance

* Confirm that preliminary space plans and design concepts are safe, functional, aesthetically appropriate


* Prepare construction documents consisting of plans, elevations, details and specifications to communicate non-structural partition layouts, reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs, materials and finishes, as well as furniture layouts


* Coordination & 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


* Maintaining project binders with all related contacts, schedules, specifications, and drawings


* Tracking project related tasks and adhering to project deadlines


* Observation & reporting on the implementation of projects while in progress and upon completion


* Installation and styling of projects


* Manage the interior design resource library and maintain vendor contracts for interior furnishings, fixtures, and finishes


* Efficiently manage project designers, assistants, and interns on project team; demonstrate strong managerial and communications skills

QUALIFICATIONS

* 7+ years interior design experience


* Experience creating bespoke furniture, renovation and architectural projects; work with deadline constraints

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

* Provide a high level of innovative design service

* Strong communication skills and sense of diplomacy with client and vendor relations

* Extensive knowledge of design principles and aesthetics


* Knowledge of residential furnishings and finishes at all price points


* Strong organizational and interpersonal skills


* Excellent presentation skills, including space planning and drawing


* Experience using StudioIT a plus