kate lester office

We’re Hiring! *again*

Senior Designer Position- Full Time Position

We’re on the hunt! Our design firm is looking for a Senior Designer to jump in and join our energetic/fun/very busy/sassy/fabulous design team!

If you are passionate about design, are a self-starter, have a thick skin, own at least one vintage item, and are a religious watcher of any of the Real Housewives Franchises and/or Dateline- this position is for YOU! This is a position perfect for someone who has been in the design world for a while, and who has worked as a design assistant and or/senior designer already. We need someone who can manage projects and help with concept development. See below for responsibilities and requirements. 


-Being responsible, accountable and punctual. 

-Managing timeline for individual project responsibilities, and being accountable for delivery and installation deadlines.

-Working very closely with vendors, sub-contractors, furniture and fabric reps.

-Preparing detailed interior elevations, floorplans, and furniture plans.

-Researching products, obtain pricing information and submitting purchase orders for product.

-Researching, organizing and formatting specifications of plumbing, appliances, lighting, tile, slab and other finishes, fixtures and equipment. We do a lot of this in Excel- so if you are familiar with that program we already love you.

-Placing online orders, tracking orders, and coordinate with receiving warehouse regarding receiving of product.

-Driving to showrooms, vendors, and workrooms to pick up and deliver samples.

-Visiting job sites on a regular basis to verify measurements, edit drawings and confirm finishes.

REQUIREMENTS: (A potential candidate must have the all of following so PLEASE read thoroughly before applying.)

-Must have 1-2 years experience as (at least) a Junior Designer in a residential design firm prior to applying. This is not the right fit for someone fresh out of design school.

-Be proficient in AUTOCAD software. This is a requirement for the position and there will be a skill review during the interview.

-Must be detail oriented. 

-Must be able to read and understand building plans and elevations.

-Amazing communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to be assertive and clear with vendors and sub-contractors.

-Ability to work Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm in our design studio, located in Hermosa Beach, CA.

-Must have reliable car with a valid drivers license. 

-Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 

-Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and all applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel. Knowledge of Pinterest and other social media platforms.

-Must be comfortable working in a fast paced, high pressure environment, have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and be able to take absorb feedback.

-Ability to be a team player at all times, and open to wearing lots of hats on a weekly basis.

-Photoshop knowledge is a plus.

-Prior knowledge/relationship with wholesale and trade vendors is also a plus. 

If this is you, GREAT! Please send resume and cover letter to info@katelesterinteriors.com

Compensation will be based on experience and education. We also offer paid vacation and health benefits if needed!

Kate Lester Interiors