August 30, 2018

Senior Designer, Rocky Rochon, posted 8/30/18

Senior Designer

Seeking Senior Interior designer looking to push the borders of interior design

About the Company

Rocky Rochon is an award-winning Seattle based design firm specializing in high-end residential interiors and architectural detail.  Our goal is to create experiences out of interiors and bring elegance and beauty into everything we build. We are blessed with having a client list that allows us to push borders, innovate, and create work that we wish we could live in forever.

As evidenced by our diverse portfolio, we work with a wide range of design aesthetics, scopes of work and budgets. We take great pride and enjoyment in the different challenges that each project brings to us.

But right now, to quote the words of Joan Didion, “the center will not hold”, we are growing and continually upping our client base which means our workload has increased and we are looking for new talent to join us in the force against blasé design.

 

On Culture

Measure twice cut once.

Make great coffee, enjoy better Martinis.

Work smart, play hard.

We are an eclectic group of passionate “slashers” that love architecture and design.  We are composed of designers, architects, and managers that work at Rocky Rochon and / (slash) follow their other passions (photography, surfing, furniture design, landscape design, etc.) We love working with grit and then rewarding ourselves because we know satisfaction is better when you’ve gone through the grind.

We are as transparent as it comes, open armed, and not at all passive.  We’ll take witty banter over a nice suit any day.  We respect and welcome all and encourage a work culture of good vibes and respect.

About the Position – Senior Designer

You’ve done a lot. Some might say you’re a CAD wizard and others might say that you design without fear. We are looking for people who would like to be part of a little firm family that continually pushes for counter-intuitive thinking and innovative design.  Our company is growing, and as such we are looking for senior designers that can help our junior designers and partner directly with the principal to create amazing work.  We are looking for someone who can appreciate and respect Rocky’s design style while using their experience and design view to help elevate and inspire the team to new levels.

Essential Functions

The senior interior designer will be working directly with the Principal on the following:

  • Building and managing project schedules and budgets
  • Coordination with clients, vendors, contractors and purchasing agents throughout the design and specification process to ensure that projects are adhering to outlined project schedules
  • Development of schematic design concept through product specification. This includes development of FF&E budget and specification writing
  • Use of AutoCAD for elevation and plan drawings, furniture layouts, custom furniture, carpet, rugs, lighting and design intent drawings
  • Interior finish, plumbing, appliance, lighting, and hardware sourcing, selections, and schedules
  • Interior furnishings, fabrics, decorative lighting, and accessories product research and selection
  • Close coordination with vendors for development of custom furniture, carpet, rugs, and lighting. This may include development of design intent drawings as well as construction documentation

Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge of interior finish materials and sources.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, be well organized, have strong communication skills, be attentive to detail, have strong problem solving skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • The ability to problem solve at the conceptual level and work with a variety of design concepts a must. Proven capacity to manage a project and team from project inception to completion is key

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Project
  • Experience with BaseCamp, Trello, or other project management systems is a plus
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD
  • InDesign, Studio Designer, SketchUp and Outlook experience a plus

Job Type: Full-time


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

9-5, 8-4, 7-3, doesn’t really matter how you chalk up your 40 or so hours as long as the work gets done

If you match the above requirements, please send your resume, cover letter, salary requirements and at least (3) examples of work or a website address featuring your on-line portfolio to Kiyomi at kiyomi@rockyrochon.com. Please include “Senior Interior Designer” in the subject line of your email. Please, no phone calls for this posting.