Company: Studio Gild
Duration: Full-time
Date Posted: 06/07/24
Category: Interior Design
Location: Chicago
Salary: 50-100k
Job Description

***Please note this role will be reporting to a new office location in the North Shore, not our Chicago office***

Studio Gild is looking for a Designer with experience in high-end residential design to join Kristen Ekeland's team. The Designer supports the design team and Principal on the creation of a project’s comprehensive interiors scheme, involving the coordination of interior architecture, programming, space planning, FF&E, and palette development. The Designer contributes to all creative, technical, budgetary and operational facets of the interior design package.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities include:
• Involvement in all phases of the design process, including Concept, Schematic, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, Procurement and Installation.
• Collaborate with the Principal and Senior Designer in the initial conceptual development of a project’s theme, character, design vocabulary, character, and mood.
• Assist the Principal and Senior Designer with development of project budgets, project schedules and weekly status reports to ensure deliverable guidelines are fulfilled on time and on budget.
• Responsible for development of all working drawings, including furniture plans, interior elevations, millwork details and lighting plans.
• Development of FF&E selections, including specifications of products and materials.
• Research creative resources, ideas, historical precedent, materials, furnishings, and finishes to ensure that the most innovative solutions are implemented.
• Oversee FF&E procurement, including vendor quotes, client proposals, purchase orders and expediting.
• Provide direction to trades and outside consultants to develop and implement design intent.
• Oversee preparation of design presentations for both internal and external review.
• Collaborate closely with design team, clients, consultants, contractors and vendors, to oversee project management.

Requirements include:
• 2+ years of experience as an interior designer with a focus on high-end residential interiors.
• Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, or higher, in Interior Design, Architecture or related field from an accredited school
• Proficient in AutoCAD and Sketch-Up.

Desired skills & experience include:
• Experience with Studio Designer preferred, but not required.
• Strong knowledge of the full design process including Concept, Schematic, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, Procurement and Installation.

About our Company

Established in 2014 by co-founders Melissa Benham, Jennie Bishop and Kristen Ekeland, Studio Gild specializes in comprehensive residential and commercial projects across the country. Founded on their shared love of clean architecture and subtle beauty, the trio has been independently transforming spaces guided by the belief that thoughtful detailing delivers refined interiors with enduring style.

Evocative, tailored concepts are the pillars of their approach, and though autonomous in projects, Benham, Bishop and Ekeland each develop environments with a commonality that allows contemporary moments to harmonize with a foundation of timeless design.




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