Interior Designer

Firm Name: 
Hai Hospitality


Hai Hospitality is seeking an Interior Designer to join our Home Office Team!

To apply, provide a resume and portfolio of work under 10MB to Ellen Saathoff at


  • Create material and design presentations
  • Communicate design ideas clearly through sketches or digital media with external partners and internal stakeholders
  •  Oversee and ensure design standards are maintained at existing restaurant locations
  • Oversee FFE procurement and fulfillment, tracking orders and communicating with larger team for new and existing projects
  • Review and provide feedback on plans, elevation, details, and schedules  
  • Help specify FFE - includes coordinating with vendors for quotes, requesting samples, meeting budgets, and maintaining documentation of selections
  • Help provide feedback during Construction Administration on RFIs and submittals, substitutions, and field conditions for conformance with design intent.  


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Architecture or Interior Design
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience
  • Proficient in AutoCAD  
  • Proficient in Revit (a plus but not required)
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign  
  • Knowledge of and passion for hospitality design
  • Organization skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate design intent internally and externally clearly and effectively


  • Team Player (we vs. me attitude), strong work ethic, self-starter, reliable
  • Good communication skills – seek feedback and enjoys working in a team environment
  • Above average organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving, research and analysis skills
  • Ability to adapt, grow and change with the business


Hai Hospitality is an award-winning restaurant group based in Austin, Texas that began with Uchi, Japanese for ‘home’, and so named or the little red house where Chef Tyson Cole first created his non-traditional take on elevated Japanese cuisine in 2003. Hai Hospitality concepts now include Uchi Austin, Uchi Dallas, Uchi Houston, Uchi Denver, Uchi Miami, Uchiko Austin, Uchiba Dallas, and LORO Asian Smokehouse and Bar. Hai Hospitality gives each of their restaurants the space to create and cultivate their own identities and supports them in a variety of capacities so that each location has the freedom to grow while still being part of the bigger family—a family that has a common set of core values; a shared vision for food, service, and design; and a collective pool of knowledge and expertise to draw upon no matter where they call home.