Ann Lowengart Interiors LLC Senior Designer High-End Residential San Anselmo, CA · Remote · Full time Company website

Our ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience in high-end residential interior design, with excellent presentation and drafting skills. The Senior Designer will work under the Principal to oversee all aspects of the design process – from schematic design to construction documentation and construction management. The Senior Designer will be expected to manage junior staff to develop visual presentations of the design concept and successfully communicate the Principal and clients' objectives. The Senior Designer will also manage a team of designers in all project related responsibilities, client meetings and contractor/vendor coordination.

Description

Responsibilities

  • Formulate preliminary space plans and design concept appropriate for the client's needs and are based on knowledge of the principles of interior design and psychology, appropriately convey conceptual, functional performance.
  • Effectively communicate with clients to understand their needs, preferences, and feedback throughout the design process, ensuring their vision is accurately translated into the final design.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior designers, nurturing their professional development and fostering a collaborative team environment conducive to growth and innovation.
  • Proactively identify potential design obstacles or constraints and develop strategic solutions that balance aesthetics, functionality, and practicality, ensuring project success and client satisfaction.
  • Our luxury interior design firm stands out for its unwavering commitment to transparency. Right from the outset, we provide clear and honest insights into both budget and timeline, setting a standard of trust and integrity in every project.
  • Develop, update and manage client-specific budget; present to clients at each client meeting.
  • Develop, update and manage client -specific timeline: present to clients at each client meeting.
  • Research, analysis, coordinate and develop all contract documents including: design presentations, concept boards, renderings, floorplans and elevations, specifications and drawings, full set of construction drawings, specification packages, custom furniture design and documentation.
  • Prepare specifications and schedules with accurate product information for all millwork, casework, appliances, plumbing, hardware finishes, and accessories.
  • Prepare construction documents, consisting of plans, elevations, details and specifications, to illustrate layouts; power and communications locations; reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs; materials and finishes.
  • Lead team in performing field visits/measurements and construction administration services including site visits, warehoused product inspection, responding to RFIs, reviewing control samples and shop drawings, coordinating with consultants, manufacturers, and contractors, and completing punch list.
  • 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.
  • Manage the interior design resource library and maintain vendor contacts for interior furnishings, fixtures and finishes.
  • 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 while in progress and upon completion, as a representative of and on behalf of the client; and punch list items.
  • Prepare project cost, fee analysis and proposals, and oversee and review project billings with consideration of roles, responsibilities and add service requests as outlines in project contract
  • Efficiently manage project designers, design assistants, and interns on team; demonstrate strong managerial and communication skills
  • Work with Principal to review scope, schedule, budget, staffing needs, and project milestones


Requirements

  • Degree in Interior Architecture or Interior Design
  • Minimum of 7+ years interior design experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Interior Architecture (IA) scopes in residential design standards.
  • Excellent presentation skills, including space planning and drawing.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, MS Suite, Sketchup (or similar 3D modeling software)
  • Strong experience in management and coordination of construction drawing sets with strong knowledge of construction detailing, materials, methods, fabrication, interior finishes, programing and codes
  • Experience selecting and specifying cabinetry, stone/hard surfaces, appliances, plumbing fixtures, door and cabinetry hardware, materials, and interior finishes.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and be comfortable in interfacing with clients, consultants, vendors and internal staff.
  • Ability to field measure and document building conditions.
  • Ability to interact effectively with the design team on multiple projects.
  • Ability to manage a team of junior designers through strong leadership, communication, collaboration, motivation, and mentorship.


Core Competencies

  • Task Focus: Delivers concierge level service to clients and vendors that meets and exceeds expectations.
  • Ethics & Integrity: Adheres to Company’s values, beliefs, and principles bringing clients' style to life in the most elevated way and supporting employees to live at their highest and best.
  • 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 excellent, timely decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Builds effective relationships with all people—treats everyone with the utmost respect.
  • Results Oriented: Proactive attitude; Gets results and achieves goals.


Physical Requirements

  • Able to occasionally travel and present at offsite locations in the Bay Area
  • Applicants should be able to work with equipment typically found in an office and should be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without accommodation. Possible accommodations needed should be discussed prior to the onset of employment and/or the interview process.
  • Ability to lift 25lbs and transport items in and out of vehicles. Ability to work on feet/run errands for 4+ hours per day as needed. Ability to sit at a desk for 6+ hours per day.


Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Time
  • Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-Tax Transit Management Account
  • Pre-Tax Traditional IRA Savings Account
  • Monthly Cell Phone Use Allowance
  • Supplemental Parental Leave Benefits
  • Bonus based on Company profits


Salary

$120,000 - $160,000 per year