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July 21, 2017

Interior Designer 

Full Time – Raleigh, NC

Company: Storr Office Environments

Position Available: Immediately


We are hiring an interior designer with 2-3 years of commercial furniture design experience.  We seek a hardworking individual who thrives in a fast pace environment and interested in designing for one of our large corporate clients. You will be responsible for the execution and coordination of projects in tandem with sales. The ideal candidate would be a team player who is detail oriented, organized and able to lead and direct projects from start to finish. Also, this individual must be able to manage daily customer requests as well as attend construction meetings. Applicants must have an Interior Design degree from an accredited school.

Education and/or Experience

  • Interior Design degree from an accredited school required
  • Minimum 2-3 years of related office furniture experience preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience with AutoCAD
  • Minimum 2 years experience with CET
  • Proven organizational and follow-through skills required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required

If interested, please send a copy of your resume to Raedell Jones at

July 21, 2017

Adjunct Faculty | Interior Architecture + Design 

Charlotte, NC

Company: Queens University of Charlotte

Position Available: Immediately

Queens University of Charlotte is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Adjunct Faculty to join a growing program looking to shape the future of interior architecture and design in the Charlotte area. We are looking for qualified candidates with 6+ years of profession practice, a Master’s degree in interior design, architecture or a related rea, or substantial professional practice experience (10+ years). NCIDQ Certification and / or LEED Certification is preferred.

Applicants can e-mail the Program Coordinator directly at

July 21, 2017

Interior Designer 

Full Time – Charlotte, NC

Company: Delve-Interiors

Position Available: Immediately


  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, 20/20 (CAP)
  • Presentation boards (color and material)
  • Ability to input base building drawings into AutoCAD
  • Input of furniture layouts and space plans into AutoCAD via CAP or other relevant specification tool
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Field verification and measurement of new & existing sites
  • Space planning, typical development and systems furniture layout
  • Creating installation drawings
  • Ability to accurately inventory product and assimilate information
  • Check all drawings and specifications for 100% accuracy
  • Coordination and management of multiple projects in various phases with sales staff
  • Assist sales staff to assess customer needs and develop programming information
  •  Participate in client meetings and presentations
  • Familiarity of Building Codes and ADA requirements (a plus)

Personal and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Self starter who is highly motivated, flexible and able to multi-task
  • Professional manner and excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Effective time management skills and problem solving ability
  • Strong focus on customer service (attitude and manner)
  • Highly responsive to customer requests (Strive to consistently meet or exceed customer expectations)


Interior Design Degree

Proficient in AutoCAD and relevant specification software (CAP)

Industry experience a plus

(For Senior Interior Designers)   5+ years of experience in contract furniture industry

Flexibility to work overtime hours as needed to support the team and meet customer expectations

Send resume and cover letter to

June 23, 2017

Administrative Assistant / Customer Service Administration Representative

Part time / Full Time – Winston-Salem, NC

Company: Hayden Design

Position Available: Immediately

Hayden Design, a leading commercial Interior Design firm located in Winston-Salem, NC, has a great opportunity available for an Administrative Assistant/Customer Service Administration Representative with flexible hours. Our firm provides comprehensive Interior Design services for Healthcare, Senior Living, Hospitality, Higher Education, & Corporate.

Minimum Qualifications & Skills:

  • Proficiency with QuickBooks Program
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs
  • Must be very organized and detail focused.
  • Must have exceptional written and spoken grammar.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Must have a professional and friendly disposition.
  • Valid Driver’s License and an automobile

Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. Ability to perform tasks mentioned below but not limited to the following: 

  • Receptionist (answer phones, greet visitors, receive and sort mail)
  • Clerical support for Executives
  • Schedule Lunch & Learn Presentations and Manufacturer Representative Visits
  • Meet with Furniture, Fabric and Material Representatives
  • Keep Sample Library organized and up to date
  • Run errands to clients, vendors and job sites
  • Research pricing and product options
  • Prepare Pricing Proposals and write Purchase Orders
  • Prepare Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable transactions
  • Organize Marketing Packages – printed and digital
  • Maintain firm’s accessory inventory


Flexible Hours – Part time or Full time available.  Monday-Friday 9:30-2:30 preferred hours

Qualified candidates send resumes to Donne Keene @   


May 23, 2017

Specifications Representative – SC Territory

Company: Web-Don

Position Available: Immediately

Web-Don, a manufacturer and distributor of cabinets and counter-tops, is looking for a specifications representative for our South Carolina territory. We’re looking for a “rock star” Specifications Representative who is ready to take on the challenges of selling our products across South Carolina, as well as parts of Georgia and North Carolina. The successful candidate for this opening has to be comfortable with lots of travel (mostly day trips) and have experience with design or sales.

Our company has a solid growth record with over 40 years in business and we’re proud of our record of treating our employees like family and customers like valued partners.

Job Description:

The area specification representative will be responsible for promoting lines to Architects and Designers, in order to generate product specifications. The Specification Representative will partner with the Sales team to help generate sales. Travel across South Carolina as well as the Augusta and Charlotte metro areas expected. Some overnight travel will be required occasionally.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify all strategic A&D firms within the territory and systematically profile each prospect by identifying key influencers: Principals, Directors, Senior Spec Writers, and Interior Designers with whom relationships must be established.
  • Contact and develop relationships with existing prospects and A&D firms in the territory.
  • Identify and secure specification from A&D, national accounts, healthcare, educational, hospitality, commercial and residential accounts.
  • Develop individual specification strategy for prospect A&D firms.
  • Ensure all prospects are up-to-date with product samples and literature.
  • Be responsible for tracking the progress of product specification from product selection through to installation.
  • Work with the corresponding Sale Representative, defend specifications by working with the chain of architects, designers, owners, GC and fabricators
  • Be responsible for promoting and reinforcing company and brand quality in regional markets, research, participate in trade shows and associations where necessary.
  • Give presentations ‘lunch and learn’ for Architects and Designers.


  • At least 2 to 5 years of Vendor Sales or Sales experience
  • Ability to clearly communicate and manage performance is a must
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with prospect firms key personnel
  • Demonstrate consultative selling skills
  • Work independently with minimum supervision and have excellent time management ability.
  • Work in and adapt to a changing business environment. Identify opportunities for competitive advantage with new and existing products.
  • Team player


  • Complete benefit package available- 401k, Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, LTD
  • Company Phone
  • Gas allowance
  • Approved travel expenses covered.

If interested, please send a copy of your resume to Earl Capps at

May 10, 2017

Senior Interior Designer  – Columbia, SC

Company: GMK Interiors

Position Available: Immediately

As one of the five disciplines, GMK Interiors has a national reputation specifically in senior living, Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), and hospitality design and construction.   Located in a high rise overlooking the statehouse grounds in the heart of the thriving and growing capital city of Columbia, GMK Interiors is a client-focused, progressive group of professionals that operates in a fast-paced environment where management encourages and promotes creative ideas and new ways to enhance the design process.  The firm takes pride in providing a caring, family-like culture, while at the same time exhibiting the utmost in professionalism to fellow co-workers and clients.  The firm further strives to fully understand client needs in order to develop designs that correspond to and fulfill client objectives.  Among other benefits, GMK Interiors emphasizes continuing education and career development for its staff and offers its designers one of the largest resource rooms in the Eastern United States from which to create their designs.

Job Description – GMK is seeking candidates with an established history in the successful designs for the Senior Living and/or hospitality designs industry.   This Senior Interior Designer will project manage the complete design process for large projects; both newly constructed and renovated.  This position is expected to perform at an advance level as a result of their extensive training and/or experience in successful Senior Living or hospitality designs.


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of progressive experience working as an interior designer. Preferred some experience in the Senior Living/CCRC industry.   Some of the experience in hospitality industry a bonus but not mandatory.
  • Four year undergraduate degree from an accredited interior design program.
  • NCIDQ certification
  • LEED accreditation a bonus


  • Possessing exceptional design skills, conduct programming and conceptual design efforts developing innovative design solutions to complex problems.
  • Manage all interior design phases of senior living project of varying sizes and complexities from schematic through construction.
  • Develop the project design appropriate to the project scope and owners expressed budget.
  • Responsible for all project deliverables including comprehensive interior design package with architectural detailing.
  • Responsible for meeting overall design schedule for assigned projects
  • Design, direct or provide input (depending upon department workload) into the detailing of project elements and the design or detailing of custom features on other projects.
  • Provide design leadership with the project team, including the ability to direct and evaluate design options and correct as needed.
  • Guide the design and selection of the furniture package through owner approval;   direct and approve specifications to be handed off to the procurement department.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of finishes, furniture and all materials appropriate for the environments for the varied lifestyles and different levels of care in a CCRC.   This includes exceptional knowledge of what finishes and furniture from the Hospitality vendors could be used in CCRC spaces that would enhance designs.
  • Assume the lead role in design presentations to the clients.
  • Support the office and co-workers through active mentoring, continuing education and training of team members.
  • Provide support to all team members when needed for advanced design expertise.
  • Partner and collaborate more senior staff when needed.
  • Successfully collaborate with individuals throughout the organization to create and support a strong team-oriented approach.

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent organizational, time management and team building skills.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and Revit, working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-up and other related design software.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to delegate and direct the work efforts of others.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant codes
  • Ability to cultivate, foster and nurture client relationships
  • Exceptional design talent including an extraordinary color sense


  • Major medical insurance
  • Optional insurance available
  • 401K/Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation/Sick Leave
  • Paid Parking
  • Opportunity for Growth
  • Attendance to applicable markets
  • Continued Education support

If interested, please send a copy of your resume and portfolio to Barbara Summerford ( and Megan Ambrose ( .

May 10, 2017

Full Time Design Consultant  – Morrisville, NC

Company: Carolinas Office XChange

Position Available: Immediately

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design Consultant with prior office furniture and/or design experience.
  • Generate drawings, 3D views, product specifications for client presentations.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with customers in person and on the phone.
  • Work with vendors and sales associates to meet overall demands on projects.
  • Ability to coordinate customer product selections involving a wide range of colors, fabrics and finishes.
  • Ability to determine and demonstrate understanding of customer’s needs. Provide products and services which provide the total solution.
  • Assists sales reps with design, presentations, order entry, processing and fulfillment, processes purchase orders to vendors as needed
  • Assist customer with fabric/finish selections and other design elements (floor plans, color coordination, etc)


  • BS/BA degree preferred or a combination of education/equivalent experience. Preferred to be in Interior Design.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Rendering Software Experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and provide own transportation to and from clients when needed.


  • Strong knowledge of the design process and FF&E furniture systems and specifications, color selections and material selections.
  • Maintain communication with customer regarding order status, etc
  • Provide excellent customer service both internally and externally, focusing on teamwork
  • Enthusiasm and desire to learn, Passion for people
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to develop long term customer relationships
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Willingness to be a team player

If interested, please send a copy of your resume and portfolio to Victoria Kent at

May 10, 2017

Mid to Senior Level Interior Designer  – Charleston, SC

Company: Elizabeth Stuart Design

Position Available: Immediately

Position Description:

Elizabeth Stuart Design is a fast-growing boutique design firm based in Charleston, SC with a portfolio consisting of high end residential, commercial and multi-family projects.

Our clients are located throughout the Southeast and span coast to coast and overseas – no two projects are the same. If you are looking for design diversity, ESD is the right firm for you. We are seeking to add a new member to our close-knit team who is professional, experienced, driven, and passionate about the design industry.

The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes:

  • Clear and constant communicator
  • Passion for the trade and current with new design trends
  • Positive attitude
  • Solution Oriented
  • Organized
  • Strong Work ethic with the ability to stay on top of multiple projects at once
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Ability to understand and meet deadlines
  • Understanding of FF&E specifications and possess strong product and manufacturer knowledge
  • Team player but can work independently and efficiently
  • Takes pride in their work

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Interior Design preferred
  • 3-5 years design experience
  • Proficiency in AutoCad
  • Proficiency in SketchUP or equivalent 3D rendering program a bonus
  • Proficiency in Photoshop or equivalent of 2D rendering program for presentations
  • We are a Mac computer based firm, so proficiency in Mac is key
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel or Numbers
  • Proficiency in Keynote for presentation boards


  • Manage project budgets and timelines
  • Manage client expectations
  • Source materials and finishes within the project budget
  • Source FF&E and develop design presentations
  • Develop presentation boards for conceptual and schematic design
  • Develop floor plans, elevations, millwork, and construction drawings
  • Place and manage orders, budget and track deliveries
  • Manage certain aspects of a project from concept development to final installation
  • Assist and/or oversee project installations

If you enjoy travel, arts and, of course, design, we’d love to hear from you! This is a fantastic opportunity in a thriving city. Please include a resume, portfolio, and links to any social media platforms (Instagram, Pinterest, Blog, etc.) that reflect your personal aesthetic.

Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Contact:  Jim Prince

April 5, 2017

Interior Designer (8+ years)  – Charlotte, NC

Company: Gensler

Gensler is one of the world’s leading architecture, design and planning firms, with staff in locations around the world. No Client is too small or too large. Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage. At Gensler, you will join a highly creative, collaborative team dedicated to innovative problem solving and design excellence.

As a result of a growing, diverse client base, Gensler’s Charlotte Workplace Studio is seeking an Interior Designer. The ideal candidate should have experience in corporate interiors.


  • Conceptual design, schematic design, design development and construction documentation.
  • Collaborate and participate in selection and documentation of furniture, fabrics, equipment, lighting and specifications.
  • Produce millwork/furniture drawings and details, which meet various and specific program requirements while also representing an overall design concept.
  • Develop space planning concepts and generate program documents
  • Provide project team coordination for the finished plans, specifications, and material selections required for construction
  • Work with vendors, consultants, fabricators, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives
  • Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples, when necessary
  • Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination
  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs


  • Bachelor of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Interior Design or foreign equivalent
  • 8+ years of related experience, including demonstrated success as a project designer on Corporate Interior projects
  • BIM, Revit skills required


  • Strong knowledge of the design process, including FF&E, furniture systems and specifications, color selections and material selections and specifications
  • Outstanding graphic presentation skills
  • Flexibility to focus on a single client with a variety of project types or multiple projects in various stages of development
  • Ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly
  • Ability to work with a large project team, across multiple offices
  • Knowledge of life safety codes and requirements
  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication and client relationship management skills
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and SketchUp preferred
  • Familiarity with contracts and team management

For consideration, please submit resume and relevant work samples. Submittals must include work samples for full consideration.


Please submit your resume and work samples here:


Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


April 5, 2017

Interior Design Intern for Construction & Renovations  – University of South Carolina

Company: University Housing at University of South Carolina

Schedule: Summer Break – Full Time (8am-4:30pm)

Pay: Pay is based on professional experience and qualifications.

About Construction & Renovations:

Construction & Renovations for University Housing, is made up of 4 people in our unit, and approximately 400 employees in our department (University Housing). We work on all 24 residence halls, which keep us very busy. Our projects range from 1 room partial refurbishments, to multi-million dollar full renovations. The buildings vary in style from Historical Georgian to Mid Century Modern. Within the halls, we design everything from student room finishes & furniture, to lobbies, residential meeting rooms, study rooms, kitchens & lounge/community rooms. While we are guided by codes, sustainability & preferences, we do get creative with color, patterns & styles. We also work very closely with our Facilities Operations group to help maintenance & custodial with design related issues & decisions. They also give us much feedback on what works well and what doesn’t, so we can make better decisions in the future. You will get a very well-rounded experience here.

Location: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

University Housing Office at Patterson Hall

Skills: Proficiency in AutoCAD; Revit preferred; Microsoft Word, Excel & Access


The Interior Design Intern will bring expertise of design tools & processes we use in order to assist our unit with existing building Inventories & supporting documentation (i.e. CAD furniture plans, specifications) for a clear understanding, and more accurate inventory of our FFE assets. This will be our reference guide to support our Life Cycle Replacement Plan (LCRP).

Note: Depending on the time of year, the amount of time spent on tasks will shift, to have larger emphasis on different items below.

1. FFE Notebook per Building, includes: Time: 25%

  • Inventory list of all FFE items (furniture, window blinds, appliances, marker/bulletin boards) to support our Life Cycle Replacement Plan (LCRP)
  • Installation dates / age of finishes
  • Specifications, detailed for each item – will support LCRP, and serve as a concrete communication tool between Designers & Operations to identify furniture clearly
  • Furniture Plans of each building – to support inventory lists, and proper location of all housing furniture assets

2. Finish Notebook per Building, includes: Time: 20%

  • Specifications of materials/finishes within our buildings
  • Installation dates / age of finishes
  • Finish Schedule & plans – shows location of each finish material

3. CAD work Time: 20%

  • Drawings per current projects
  • Set up furniture plans per building, per inventories
  • Finish plans per building
  • 3D drawings as needed

4. Building inventories & conditions including the following: Time: 20%

  • Furniture
  • Window Blinds
  • Flooring
  • Appliances
  • Millwork/Trim
  • opaces/Room use

5. Filing in design library Time: 10%

6. Other duties Time: 5%

Interested Applicants:

Please apply on the University of South Carolina’s Housing website,, and forward resume’ and portfolio/examples of work to Shaundra Rodgers at:

For questions or assistance, contact Shaundra Rodgers at: (803)777-3467.

Students must apply online, and send all required documents, as listed in the application and announcement, to be considered for an interview. 

April 5, 2017

Interior Designer/Architect  – Charlotte, NC & Columbia, SC

Company: Watson Savory

Position Available: Immediately

Position Description:

We are a 15-person nationally published and award winning, design-oriented architectural firm seeking a talented interior architect/designer with up to 5 years’ experience and US citizenship, with professional degree from a school accredited in the US.  The position will provide an opportunity to work on and develop responsibility for a variety of projects of different building types, scales and styles with a focus on interior design and furnishings.  Strong design and organizational skills are required.  Individual must have experience or be eager to gain experience coordinating engineering consultants and developing construction documents.  3D graphic knowledge also preferred.  Position is open for either of our office locations.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Visit our website at

Send resumes with Subject line: “Interior Architect/Designer – IIDA Carolinas” to:

Tom Savory  Phone: 803-799-5181  Fax: 803-799-5757  tsavory@watsontatesavory. com