Lead Interior Designer/Project Manager

Firm Name: 
Wheelhouse Design


Do you enjoy working in a fun, open, engaging setting with a small and evolving team? Are you the detailed creative with amazing execution skills that can offer fresh ideas while supporting the Design process through completion for several projects simultaneously? Do you want to put your top-notch design superpowers to good use at an established and growing business? Then we might just be perfect for each other!

About Us

We love design. We are passionate about reshaping spaces. What drives us is the opportunity to make a difference… one space at a time. We consistently provide unique solutions, through collaboration and an iterative design approach. By intentionally crafting the spaces in which we work, we facilitate creativity and support the relationships that occur within them, regardless of the scope of work.

About the Position

The Lead Designer + Project Manager leads and manages luxury residential + boutique commercial projects, including new construction, spatially reconfigured renovations, and furnishings down to the last detail, in a variety of design styles. This role work in collaboration with the Principal Designer and the entire Design Team, carrying projects from high-level concept through design development and construction documentation, as required.

The successful Designer will produce and oversee the production of plans, elevations + details (hand sketching is welcome and encouraged), finish + fixture selections, furnishings recommendations, and client presentations, aligning project design direction and budget parameters, and ensuring selections meet aesthetic and spatial requirements in addition to client priorities. The Lead Designer + Project Manager will engage in project management both internally and with involved industry partners, both on and off site, and will provide leadership and guidance to the Design Team throughout the process, ensuring presentation graphics meet studio standards.

About you

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture (at a minimum)
  • 7+ years of Interior Design experience and 5+ years of Project Management experience
  • 2+ years of Construction Observation or Construction Administration experience
  • 1+ year in a supervisory role
  • Highly proficient in AutoCAD and SketchUp (Mac platform)
  • Excellent computer + software skills, including high proficiency in AutoCAD and SketchUp (Mac platform), Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and familiarity with IVY (preferred)
  • Self-directed, highly motivated, and reliable
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to excel at details, successfully transitioning from one task to the next, and working in a fast-paced studio environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent people interaction skills
  • Construction Documentation experience
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Demonstrated efficient time management practices, including proficiency in a shared Project Management software platform to keep the Design Team on track and accountable (Monday.com)
  • Excellent and thorough attention to detail
  • NCIDQ certified, preferred (or on track for certification)
  • Located in the Austin area (studio located in South Austin)
  • Available for full-time employment (40 hours per week)
  • Valid driver’s license, car insurance and a reliable personal vehicle

So, what’s in it for you?

  • Competitive Pay ($65,000 – $75,000 base salary, commensurate with experience)
  • Performance Bonus potential (twice a year)
  • Procurement Profit-Sharing potential (twice a year)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits (eligible as of 1st full month)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal Time Off
  • The opportunity to come in on the ground floor of an established and growing business, be an essential part of a small team, and make a huge impact on the success of the business!

Submit your application here.