ABOUT

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Jen Murrill

Interiors was not the obvious route for Jen in the beginning, as her professional degree in Architecture from the University of Texas led to a successful four year stay at an international green building firm in central Virginia. Returning to Austin in 2002, Jen shifted scale to focus on designing all aspects of interior spaces, from custom cabinetry to bedding, which was the perfect synergy of her technical training and thoughtful intuition.

JOB OPENING - INTERIOR DESIGNER

Wheelhouse Design is looking for a talented INTERIOR DESIGNER to join our collaborative design team, working under the direction of the Lead Designer on projects ranging from consultations to custom new construction. The position is full-time (32+ hours per week), starting as a contract position with transition opportunity to full employment. Compensation is commensurate with experience and competitive with the local market.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Consistent ability to work independently and as part of a team on projects of varying scales, exhibiting strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills and the ability to follow a task to completion
  • Ability to be proactive and maintain a positive attitude with a resourceful approach
  • Strong eye for design and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of the entire design process, including experience with space planning, design development, finish and fixture specifications, furnishings and installations
  • Must be able to work with urgent deadlines, multiple priorities and multiple team members

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-5 years of experience as a design team member in an Interior Design and/or Architectural firm is preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or equivalent field experience (5+ years)
  • Advanced computer skills to include AutoCAD (Mac platform preferred), SketchUp, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Survey existing spaces by obtaining accurate on-site dimensions and photos for reference throughout the project
  • Create and revise floor plans, lighting and furniture plans, and detailed interior elevations
  • Select all fixtures, finishes and furnishings that align with project design and budget parameters, across a variety of styles
  • Ensure furniture plans meet aesthetic and spatial requirements
  • Create design and finish presentations for internal and client review, ensuring presentation graphics meet studio standards
  • Create specifications and schedules as required for finishes and fixtures
  • Review plumbing and appliance specifications, millwork shop drawings & vendor bids
  • Attend site visits throughout the construction process as necessary
  • Track procurement for projects of varying scales from purchasing through installation, working directly with vendors and installers as required
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with new and existing clients, general contractors, vendors, trades, and other design disciplines
  • Maintain willingness to be flexible and creative

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and a small sample of work to jen@wheelhouseaustin.com.