Centaur Interiors

Job Overview

Company Mission:

Centaur Interiors is a boutique firm specializing in turn-key bespoke solutions for residential interior design, and renovation. We are committed to delivering innovation, precise execution, extraordinary design, and superior customer service to each client.

Position Summary:

We are seeking an Interior Design/Interior Architecture Junior Designer interested in custom high-end residential experience. This person will be responsible for assisting the Design Team in designing high end interior residential spaces. Assisting in field measuring and site verification, drawing assistance in AutoCAD, managing project documentation, architectural schedules and specifications, sourcing product, and meeting with vendors to manage and organize the design resources/library are primary focuses of this position. Reports to Design Director. This position also Includes collaborating with the Marketing Manager to create and update our design vision within our marketing materials and platforms.

Primary Responsibilities:

Architectural

  • Project site surveying and documentation of existing site conditions
  • Update current/updated specifications/cut sheets & project schedules
  • Assist in the creation of and edits to Drawing Sets:
  • Create, detail, and modify blueprints.
  • Draw up floor plans, sketches, and renderings.
  • Utilize computer software to create drawings, renderings, etc.
  • Update project Dropbox and server files as required
  • Procure architectural samples from various vendors and subcontractors
  • Source Plumbing, Lighting, Appliances, Hardware, tile and finishes
  • Communication with vendors and subcontractors to obtain quotes, specifications, and samples
  • Place FF&E Orders with vendors and subcontractors and procure/track the items

Furnishings

  • Sourcing of decorative lighting, furnishings & fabrics
  • Preparation of client design presentations in Adobe InDesign
  • Preparation of client proposal packages in Studio Designer
  • Communication with vendors and subcontractors to obtain quotes, specifications, and samples
  • Responsible for procurement and tracking of purchased furnishings & accessories
  • Manage furnishings installations & coordinate deliveries

Global

  • Assist Design Director or Senior Designer with creation of client presentations
  • Communicate with Design Director and Design Associate to ensure all drawing or presentation modifications are completed as planned/directed
  • Create project binders & maintain them with updated content
  • Create project closeout manuals for clients
  • Meet with Vendors to procure samples, update sample inventory that represents our brand
  • Administrative tasks including: package preparation, filing, Design library and office/showroom organization, sample pick-ups and returns, and office supply management and orders
  • Assist Design Director with book-keeping and client billings

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Marketing manager and internal teams to provide content & assets for Marketing Materials, social media, and design platforms
  • Capture and discover Images and videos for Marketing, design presentations, and internal use
  • Aide in providing design Information for blogs and advertising
  • Create and update design presentations for potential clients
  • Assist in identifying trends and key opportunities for innovation in the design industry
  • Organize assets for the design department

Preferred Qualifications:

To be considered for this position you will possess the following skills, attributes, and abilities:

  • 3-5 years experience at an Interior Design Firm, Architectural Studio, or Industry Showroom
  • Attendance for 2-4 years at an accredited interior design or architectural program
  • Knowledge of the current design trends of:
  • Furnishings
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Fabrics
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Hardware
  • Wood Flooring
  • Stone/Tile
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign
  • Proficient in one 3D Rendering/Modeling software program to create 3D Models and renderings (SketchUp or other)
  • Studio Designer Webware/Software experience preferred
  • Willingness to learn and be open for constructive feedback
  • Experience with social media and design platforms Including Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Effective in creating presentations and marketing content
  • Skillful in taking photos and videos
  • Strength in understanding the company brand and design vision in order to implement our aesthetic into our communication materials

Personal Requirements:

  • Excellent attention to detail with emphasis placed on quality.
  • A keen eye for the detail of specific tasks.
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving ability.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage diverse personalities.
  • Organized with a systematic approach to tasks, achieving accuracy and efficiency.
  • Friendly and out-going in social contacts, works well in a professional environment, and is open to suggestions during the design process.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and shift focus rapidly from one priority to another based on client or office needs
  • Informed In the social media and design platforms

Please send your resume to info@centaurinteriors.com

“In an effort to protect our employees and customers and their families during these unusual times, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment with Centaur Interiors. This means all individuals must be fully-vaccinated (i.e. two weeks after their second shot for a 2-dose vaccine such as Pfizer or Moderna, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine such as Johnson & Johnson) to be employed with Centaur Interiors.  Of course, we are willing to consider requests for accommodation on an individualized basis.  Any medical information will be kept confidential.”

Company

Position

Junior Designer

Location

Chicago

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