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Lead Designer

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 for several projects simultaneously? Do you want to express your top-notch design superpowers as part of a collaborative and established local firm? Do you want to be surrounded by other creatives up for growing together and contributing to others, one project at a time? 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 leads and manages high-end to 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 works 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 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 3+ years of Project Management coordination
  • 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 (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 ($70,000 – $80,000 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
  • Paid 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 and the impact we make, one space at a time!

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

Design Assistant

Do you enjoy working in a fun, open, engaging setting with a small team? Are you the detail master that can hold a team together? Do you want to put your top-notch organizational 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

As Design Assistant, you will perform a wide variety of creative, design-driven duties, developing and implementing support systems for the Design team. You will be responsible for assisting in verifying as-built conditions on site, translating field-verified dimensions into base plans in AutoCAD; space planning and elevation layouts; dimensioning and adding critical notes to drawings and documentation supplied to General Contractors; 3D massing studies in SketchUp; assisting in creating client presentations for finishes, fixtures and furnishings for a variety of design styles; maintaining the internal materials library, and picking up / returning samples as needed; assisting during installations, including shopping for accessories; and helping the Design Team prepare for meetings and client presentations both on and off site. In doing so, you’re the Rock Star that supports the Design team!

About you

  • 1-2 years (or more) experience working in the design field
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Excellent computer skills and software skills: Microsoft Suite and Google Suite
  • Self-directed, highly motivated, and reliable. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to excel at details, multi-tasking and working under pressure.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; good communicator with excellent people skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to carry out oral and written directions, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Previous experience with task and project management software a plus.
  • Demonstrated efficient time management practices.
  • Located in the Austin area (workspace located in South Austin)
  • Potential for full-time employment, based on project load (starting part-time at 20 hours, and up to full-time at 32-40 hours per week)
  • Has a valid driver’s license, car insurance and a reliable personal vehicle

So, what’s in it for you?

  • Competitive Pay

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits & Paid Holidays, available once full-time status is achieved
  • Personal Time Off
  • The opportunity to come in on the ground floor of an established and growing studio, be an essential part of a small team, and make a huge impact on the success of the business.

Job Type: Part-time to start (20+ hours / wk) with intention to grow to full-time employment

Submit your resume and/or portfolio to info@wheelhouseaustin.com.