Kendall Wilkinson Design, an award-winning interior design firm located in San Francisco, is seeking a highly motivated, seasoned, and enthusiastic Senior Designer to be a part of our creative and vibrant studio team. Our ideal candidate has 10 years of experience in high-end residential design, including construction and renovation projects, and in-depth knowledge of drafting, space planning, product development, showrooms, and custom furniture design. The Senior Designer will work under the Founder and Design Principals to coordinate and drive all phases of innovative residential interior design from initial design concept to installation. A KWD Senior Designer has a passion for the design process, adept critical thinking and presentation skills, and the desire to collaborate with peers, clients, project partners, and vendors for a successful project and client experience. This is a full-time, salaried, in-office position with competitive compensation and benefits, as well as opportunities for professional growth and development.
•Coordinate and drive all phases of high-end, residential interior design from initial design concept to installation
•Work with the Senior PM on project scope, scheduling, and budget requirements
•Meet with clients, architects, contractors, and vendors; communicate design vision/aesthetic to junior staff members
•Work with Senior PM to delegate tasks and oversee design team progress to meet project schedules
•Prepare floor, space, furniture plans, and elevations in AutoCAD, or produce hand drawings or computer renderings
•Confer with vendors and DPs during all stages of product development to ensure accurate production
•Prepare and maintain interior design plan documents
•Coordinate installation timelines with Project Coordinator and Senior PM; attend installations
•Maintain project-related information in electronic folders and Studio IT
•Develop long-term relationships with clients, design showrooms, vendors
•4-year degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture
•A minimum of ten to twelve years of experience in high-end residential design, including construction and renovation projects
•Experience coordinating a design team and effective delegation of responsibilities to meet project needs and deadlines
•Experience working on multiple projects with specified budgets and timelines
•Experience and comfort working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
•Strong technical knowledge of cabinetry, tile and stone installations, custom furniture, finishes, and other fabrications
•Display a history of successful interior design implementations and a refined sense of style
•Demonstrate effective communication and professional managerial skills
•Outstanding technical and historical knowledge of design genres and antiques/vintage vendors (an ideal skill)
•Creative problem-solving, organizational, and efficient time management skills
•Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
•Proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and/or other design programs
•Proficiency in, or the ability to quickly learn Studio Designer
•Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, including the creation and management of Excel spreadsheets
•Ability to work within a team and proactively create harmonious and professional relationships
•Willingness to observe company policies, procedures, and the instructions management
•Ability to work comfortably and flexibly in a fluid environment with many changing priorities
•Demonstrate a natural curiosity for acquiring new knowledge, skills, and education in the realm of interior design
•This position functions under the direct supervision of the Design Principal(s).
A California native with a deep appreciation for the Bay Area, Kendall Wilkinson has secured a celebrated reputation in the interior design industry as demonstrated both through her portfolio of projects and her best-selling fabric line with Fabricut. Establishing her eponymous San Francisco firm in 1992, Kendall Wilkinson Design (KWD) creates bespoke residences with an emphasis on beauty and comfort.
KWD’s versatile team of expert designers, project managers, and creative advisors are passionate about what we do to foster a language between architecture, interiors, and the landscapes they inhabit. By combining our extensive experience, wisdom, and credibility with forward-thinking, the Kendall Wilkinson Design team consistently strives to bring the vision of clients to life through creativity, collaboration, and service.