Design Assistant Job Description

Have you been in the design industry, but don’t necessarily love interfacing with retail clients? Or are you a newer designer looking to gain more practical experience? Perhaps you have worked with builders in the past and want a flexible work schedule.

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About the Job

This is a project-based, mostly remote supportive role to be filled by an independent contractor on an on-going basis. The ideal person is an effective communicator, highly organized and attentive to details. They will also have (or be able to develop) a realistic understanding of budgets and construction costs as it relates to design elements. For new construction projects, we have built out several interior design packages at various price points. The design assistant will attend and sometimes lead a series of design related project meetings throughout the planning phase of the project. With parameters and budget set, the design assistant will work off of one of the existing design packages to spec out everything from interior light fixtures and tile to exterior colors and features. Then, will obtain approvals, and ensure specs are accurately populated into the spec sheet for each house, and make changes as needs arise throughout the projects. This job will involve interfacing with vendors and job site visits (most are in Durham, NC). Our company owns and manages between 20-40 projects per year. Pay to be discussed during interview.

Experience Requirements

  • A College Level Education
  • 2+ Years of Design Work and/or Design Internship Experience
  • Worked with Design Spec Sheets (We use Google Sheets)
  • Using a Project Management Software
  • Working with Canva

Designer Tasks & Job Duties

May include, but not be limited to:
  • Attend Virtual Monday Meetings
  • Utilize In-Person Office Hours As Needed
  • Hold Design Meetings, in-Person, Throughout Each Project
  • Digital Design Folder Organization and Maintenance
  • Create Visual Marketing Materials From Specs
  • Data Entry – Design Specs
  • Communicating with Vendors
  • Working with Templates
  • Assist with Some Material Take-off’s
  • Lighting Layouts
  • Obtaining Room/House Measurements at Site Visits
  • Dealing with Details and Questions

Designer Attributes & Skills

For this role, we look for the following attributes in a team member:
  • Engaged in a Team Environment
  • Efficiency
  • Organized
  • Strong Communicator
  • A Team Player Mentality
For this role we look for the following skills in a team member:
  • Organization with Digital Files
  • Tech Savy
  • Google Spreadsheet Skills

*Candidates MUST have their own computer, access to high speed internet and reliable transportation.

*We use the following digital tools: G-suite (Email, Spreadsheets, Docs), Dropbox, BuilderTrend (Construction Management Software), Slack and (EOS tool)