Junior Designer
Company: Darryl Carter Inc.
Duration: Full-time
Date Posted: 05/24/24
Category: Interior Design
Location: Washington
Salary: 50-100k
Job Description

The Junior Designer will work with Principal and other design staff to coordinate and track all aspects of a design project(s); including client relations; development, construction administration, procurement, and client interface. Additional administrative duties as required.

The Junior Designer will help coordinate all aspects of a project, including client relations; working with senior design staff to develop aesthetic design concepts, scope of work documents; assisting with design development, construction, procurement, and invoicing.

Assist with all project coordination activities, to include: scheduling, logistical arrangements, and cost and procurement tracking.

Provide technical support to senior staff. Assist in compiling comprehensive specification information (such as lighting fixture schedules and paint schedules) and provide the information to all applicable trades/vendors to ensure proper execution of design concepts in the field.

The Junior Designer will work collaboratively with senior design staff to develop design concepts and product drawings to convey concepts to client and related trades. Drawings may include floor plans, furniture plans, millwork detail drawings, elevations, reflected ceiling plans, and custom furniture designs.

Assist in the procurement of furnishings to execute the design concept from identification to installation. This person will work with the firm’s principal and colleagues to identify furnishings; communicate with vendors to coordinate procurement; and present options, pricing and other details to client for consideration.

Work with related trades to oversee all aspects of design process to achieve the aesthetic design intent for each furniture piece (e.g. upholstery, refinishing, restoration, trucking, and installation).

This person is responsible for timely reporting of all client-related expenses and maintenance of accurate records for invoicing including specifying, purchasing and tracking.

Job Requirements

4-year degree in interior design, and/or equivalent Masters degree.

AutoCAD and manual drafting skills required.

Proficiency in Design Manager or equivalent software required.

Proficiency in InDesign and Photoshop software required.

Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint at a minimum).

Knowledge of 3D modeling animation software for creating photorealistic design visualizations a plus.

1-2 years of previous interior design experience.

Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of interior design.

Comprehensive knowledge of furniture, antiques, finishes, and an understanding of scale.

Experience in writing product specifications.

Residential experience required; commercial experience a plus.

Works collaboratively and independently with a proactive nature.

Exercises judgment using tact and discretion.

Respectful, mature, reliable, and responsible.

Excellent communication skills with a strong command of the English language, both written and spoken.

Highly organized, accurate, and neat in all aspects of the job.

Good presentation skills and a professional demeanor, with sound organizational and interpersonal skills.

Works well under pressure; able to multi-task, prioritize, and consistently meet deadlines.

Able to follow through on multiple projects with both short-term and long-term objectives.

Able to travel for site reviews, field surveys, and meeting attendance, and is available work additional hours occasionally required to meet deadlines.

DC Metro resident.

Vehicle and valid driver’s license.

* Salary commensurate with experience

About our Company

Darryl Carter Inc. (DCI) is a high end, full service interiors firm. We work in the areas of residential, hospitality and commercial. Through the years DCI has been recognized on such lists as Architectural Digest's “AD 100”, Elle Décor’s “A-List / Titans of Design” and 1st Dibs 50. DCI’s work has been chronicled in a number of design books and a volume of magazines. DCI has collaborated on home collections and products with Baker, Thomasville, Neiman Marcus, Benjamin Moore, Frontgate and The Urban Electric Company.


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