The position of Design Assistant contributes to the success of NICOLEHOLLIS, Inc. by assisting in general office and design duties, drafting, sourcing, coordinating, filing library and images.
The primary role of Design Assistant is to assist the designers during the design process by gathering required design materials for projects including:
Fabric samples, lead time, pricing
Furniture options, lead time, pricing
Paint and finish options, preliminary color schemes
Sketches for custom furniture, pillows, accessories
Compose mood boards, gather relevant images
Draft elevations, floor plans and render presentation drawings
Organize and maintain design library:
Set up meetings with vendors and present new materials to project team
Research building materials, furnishings and finishes
Maintain the fabric library, return samples to design center
Collect relevant images from magazines and books
Research new products and materials
Prepare for client meetings and other responsibilities as needed:
Gather and pack necessary materials and organize the meeting agenda
Write and revise specifications for furnishings
Create budgets, schedules and specifications
Type meeting notes, create project binders
Degree in Interior Design
Minimum of 2 years interior design experience
Excellent presentation skills, including space planning and drawing
Proficiency in AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT
Ability to create a set of construction drawings, specifications and schedule
Ability to create and manage Excel spreadsheets
Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn time-keeping and billing software
Experience selecting and specifying lighting, furnishings, hardware, floor/window coverings, materials, and finishes.
Ability to interact effectively with the design team on multiple projects
Experience with purchasing and budgets
Knowledge of trade resources and vendors
Task Focus: Delivers legendary service to clients and vendors that meets and exceeds expectations.
Ethics & Integrity: Adheres to NICOLEHOLLIS, Inc. values, beliefs, and principles of innovation and excellence in design.
Composure: Remains calm, maintains perspective, and responds in a professional manner when faced with tough situations.
Personal Learning: Takes personal responsibility for the continuous learning of new knowledge, skills, and experiences.
Dealing with Ambiguity: Able to successfully function during times of uncertainty and changing priorities.
Decision-Making: Makes keen, timely decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
Interpersonal Savvy: Builds effective relationships with all people—up, down and sideways, inside and outside of NICOLEHOLLIS, Inc.
Results Oriented: Gets results and achieves goals.
To apply for this position, send in your resume, portfolio, and professional references. Phone calls or walk-in applications will not be accepted.
NICOLEHOLLIS conceives timeless interiors that elevate the human spirit. This award-winning collective of more than seventy interior designers, interior architects, and furniture designers is led by creative director and principal Nicole Hollis in partnership with her husband, CEO Lewis Heathcote.NICOLEHOLLIS offers a holistic approach to the art of living through residential, hospitality, and product design. The studio’s portfolio of clients includes global leaders and notable innovators who appreciate the ability to create a home that supports and enhances their family's chosen lifestyle.A belief in the meritocracy of good ideas underpins NICOLEHOLLIS’ desire to channel the spirit of collaboration both within the firm and when working with clients, architects, and artisans. Curating paired down spaces with great attention to their context and purpose reflects the studio’s design philosophy.NICOLEHOLLIS has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, GQ, 1stdibs Introspective and other publications. In 2017 and 2018, the studio was named a “Rising Giant” by Interior Design and in 2018 was also named a “Hospitality Giant” by Interior Design. ...The studio was featured in 2016 and 2018 on the Luxe Interiors + Design "Gold List." Other honors include the 2017 Fantini Design Award, two Designer of Distinction awards from the San Francisco Design Center, three California Home & Design magazine awards, four Hospitality Design magazine awards and a prestigious Gold Key Hospitality award for its work on Seattle's Palladian Hotel.