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Junior Interior Designer

Are you ready to think outside the box and have some fun with your design? Check out one of our latest projects in San Francisco. We are building our team and are looking for the right candidates if you think you are a good fit please apply.
    Dawson Design Associates, an award-winning and internationally recognized hotel consultancy and design firm, is seeking a Junior level interior designer to join our Seattle or London office. Our firm is a close-knit team of artistically talented and diverse professionals who bring to each project the full power of our collective experience and insight. Both our Seattle and London offices are growing, and we are looking for dynamic designers to build the future of DDA.

    Key Responsibilities
  • Have a personal interest in following world trends and keeping abreast of new technology in the design industry
  • Be comfortable working across a range of projects at any one time
  • Manage time efficiently
  • Have working knowledge of structural and mechanical and engineering requirements and building regulations Understands basic Branding and Positioning concepts
  • Able to scan and crop images in Photoshop, manipulate, if required, to eliminate adjacent images, remove writing, etc.
  • Able to input sketches into CAD, block up elevations, manipulate floor plans, dimensions, create schedules, tag finishes from redline set, and set title blocks.
  • Act with professional level of conduct and behavior at all times.
  • Good communications skills i.e. Articulates concerns, alerts others to problems
  • Shows willingness to learn new ideas and processes
  • Write professional correspondences in email, transmittals and letters.
    Develop knowledge of the industry, in both design and hotel operational terms.  Keep abreast of trends and watch ‘what’s hot’ internationally by following the media, including magazines provided by DDA.
  • Works independently for extended periods
  • Take initiative and move forward on assigned tasks confidently while working independently and competently. Able to skillfully negotiate around roadblocks and obstacles to follow through and complete tasks on schedule and within budgeted hours
    Requirements and Skills
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in interior design
  • A 0-2 years of experience in interior design – preferably within the hospitality industry
  • Have a strong portfolio of work demonstrating creative design concepts
  • Be comfortable hand sketching
  • Demonstrate proficiency with AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, InDesign, and MS Office
  • Be able to readily capture the intended “look and attitude” that reflects branding and positioning
  • Be a strong communicator, and have great listening and people skills
  • Have a passion for creative design solutions and problem solving
  • Possess well-developed visualization skills and be able to convey intent of ideas easily and quickly, both verbally and visually
  • Understand project programming and deadlines
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To thrive here in this position

You must be passionate about our work and projects, be curious, and love the process of discovery. We are always seeking candidates who are stimulated by challenge and have a knack for remaining highly creative and focused regardless of the environment or situation.

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