Yes, We’re hiring!

We are looking for a star to join our team of fun, hardworking Interior Designers 🙂

Lead Interior Designer

( SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA)

We’re looking for a star member to join our fun and hardworking team as a full-time Lead Interior Designer. The SF Bay Area position includes working from home with the ability to travel throughout the Bay Area (primarily Palo Alto area) for client meetings and project site visits.

Ideal candidates will have interior design project management and client-facing experience, be self-motivated with an ability to keep projects moving with minimal supervision, excellent verbal and written communication skills, precision and attention to detail, proactive with a strong willingness to “figure it out” if you don’t know something, and also a willingness to “wear many hats” within our small but mighty company. 

This position is interviewing immediately, with a flexible start-date. Salary is competitive and we have generous PTO benefits with the ability to work on your own schedule as projects allow. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who wants to join a progressive, collaborative, and friendly work environment. 

COMPETENCIES & EXPECTATIONS:

  • Can identify, describe, and implement the “Coddington Design” aesthetic and core values 
  • Able to lead a design project from beginning to end, including new client on-boarding, design development and implementation, review construction documents, procurement and inspection, and installation. 
  • Able to independently source furniture, fabric, finishes, lighting and decor
  • Is articulate and competent with clients and always prepared and organized for client meetings
  • Can comfortably and professionally interact with clients, vendors, workrooms, architects and contractors 
  • Manage client expectations and communicate with clients effectively and consistently
  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times, particularly with vendors, clients, and at the Design Center
  • Able to create accurate, error-free proposals, PO’s and invoices in Studio Designer, including complex custom upholstery and window treatment proposals
  • Manage furniture purchasing timelines and deliverables
  • AutoCAD, Photoshop and rendering software desirable 
  • Manage construction timelines and deliverables
  • Work efficiently and be proactive, identify problems before they occur
  • Comfortable working with high net worth clients

DESIGN DUTIES:

  • Under the direction of the Design Director, lead all phases of the design process and client meetings with competency, organization, and creativity while adhering to company and project goals
  • Work with clients to determine initial goals and needs for the space to be designed
  • Collaborate and coordinate with architects, builders, and trade partners
  • Create furniture plans, elevations, construction and shop drawings in AutoCAD
  • Collaborate with clients to select materials, furnishings, and decor that will meet their needs and tastes without pushing your own design aesthetic
  • Determine and maintain project timelines 
  • Create client budgets with accurate cost estimates 
  • Create client proposals, PO’s, and invoices in Studio Designer
  • Maintain weekly project updates for clients 
  • Oversee the installation of materials, furniture, and other design elements
  • Ensure client satisfaction by visiting the project upon completion with the client; resolve any complaints or concerns.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and materials, techniques, and other developments in interior design.
  • Support Design Director and Senior Designer on projects
  • Attend weekly Zoom staff meetings 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3 years experience in a residential design firm. Interior design degree not required but is ideal, depending on work experience
  • Project management and client-facing experience
  • Self-motivated with an ability to keep projects moving with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • Proactive with a strong willingness to “figure it out” if you don’t know something
  • Willingness to “wear many hats” within our small but mighty company
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Studio Designer, and Google Drive, including Sheets, Docs, and Slides. 
  • For SF Bay Area position: Valid driver’s license and use of car preferred. Must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area

 THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION – You will be working from home but you MUST reside in the San Francisco Bay Area so you can meet with clients, visit job sites, run errands at the Design Center, etc. 

HOW TO APPLY

This is an exciting opportunity to join a company with inspiring values and a real focus on the benefit of others. We care deeply about the work that we do and each other. If you feel aligned with this mission, please apply today!

About Our Company

We have two brands: a high-end residential design firm, Coddington Design https://coddingtondesign.com, and a dispensary design firm, Sungrown Studio https://sungrownstudio.com.  Most of our residential work is high-end with some luxury retail shop design. Our residential projects are located in San Francisco, Oakland and the East Bay, Palo Alto, and Marin. We offer generous vacation/PTO days and paid holidays. We are a collaborative and creative working environment with room to grow for the right person. We have family-friendly policies, we value a work-life balance, and we all work remotely!

Our Philosophy

Coddington Design is an innovative and progressive interior design firm that believes the interior design process should be fun and efficient for both our staff and for our clients. Our clients inspire us daily and it is our true privilege to design the homes that support their amazing lives. Some of our favorite clients have included kick-ass Hollywood producers passionate about bringing female voices to the silver screen, female founders, charitable women who give freely of their time and money, stay at home moms who teach their children values of kindness and generosity, working moms who get up early to enjoy baking in their gorgeous kitchens or crushing it on the Peloton.

Our team is committed to collaboration, transparency, high standards, function and beauty, a strong work-life balance, and diversity. We believe in justice, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist behavior and practices and we encourage Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQIA+ and those who hold other marginalized identities to apply. 

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