Interior Designer – Project Designer

Firm Name: 
Austin Design Group



· Bachelor's Degree preferred

· Residential Interior Design: 5 years (Preferred)

· US work authorization (Required)



Health insurance

Paid time off

Bonus pay commensurate with company profits


Full Job Description

Interior Designer – Project Designer

Austin Design Group is an award-winning design firm that has been operating in Austin since in 1983. Our work is focused in and around Austin, but we have projects across the country as well. We offer turnkey residential design services that span everything from building design and finish selections to furnishings and home décor. We specialize in custom home design for both new construction and renovation, and we also partner with some of our build teams on high-end speculative homes. 


We are looking for a registered interior design professional to join our team. This role will primarily focus on hard finish selections but will overlap with soft finishes on occasion and depending upon the candidate’s interest in furniture and décor. A great candidate is an experienced project designer with high energy who is resourceful and ready to jump into a fast-paced environment. He/she must have a positive attitude and work well both independently and collaboratively with clients and our team.


Our work environment is easy going and casual and our team dynamic is collaborative, informal, and loosely organized. We are growing rapidly and changing our processes to keep pace. The successful candidate will be able to accommodate different communication styles and offer suggestions for process improvement while also being able to adapt to processes adopted by the team. This Project Designer will lead multiple projects simultaneously as well as supporting teammates as needed. Austin Design Group designs homes that meet our client’s taste, not our own.


Job Details:

· This is a full-time position

· Primary work hours are Monday through Friday from 8 to 5

· Some travel is required with trips lasting about 3-5 days for installs in and out of state (this is not a regular occurrence)

· Some overtime is anticipated

· Report directly to the Principal


Candidate Requirements:

· Degree in Interior Design from an accredited institution

· NCIDQ license is required

· Experience reading construction drawings in required

· Minimum of 3 years of experience in high-end residential design

· Proficient with the Google Suite of applications and Sketchup or Revit (AutoCAD and Adobe Suite is a plus)

· Candidate must be a self-starter and able to produce high-quality work with minimal direction, and must also be able to incorporate and respond well to team input and direction

· Ability to develop lasting relationships with teammates, clients, vendors, and consultants to build client loyalty

· Ability to work well under pressure, juggle and prioritize multiple projects and adjust work accordingly

· Possess strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills

· Possess a high-level of integrity, creative abilities, willingness to make and own decisions

· Demonstrate problem-solving skills and display a balanced and calm perspective with an empathetic attitude while solving problems


Job Responsibilities:

· Create conceptual design with inspiration images, materials, etc.

· Develop conceptual furnishings plans and budget spreadsheets

· Source interior finishes, plumbing, lighting, hardware, etc., in various design styles, budgets and schedules

· Review interior finish quotes for accuracy, completion, and adjust selections as needed to meet client’s financial and project goals

· Produce interior finish specifications, including appliances, plumbing fixtures, tile and flooring, staircase details, mirrors and glass, interior doors and trim, cabinets and countertops, hardware, decorative wall treatments, fireplace facades, and decorative light fixtures

· Create presentation documents for communication with clients and build team

· Work within client’s budget and make sure cost implications are communicated with the client as it relates to finish selections

· Develop strong relationships with builders & vendors

· Participate in construction administration and job-site visits