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Intermediate Interior Designer

Olson Kundig
Seattle, WA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Olson Kundig is a Seattle and New York City-based design practice founded on the ideas that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives. The firm’s work can be found across the globe, with projects as wide-ranging as huts to high rises, homes—often for art collectors—to academic, cultural and civic projects, museums and exhibition design, places of worship, creative production, urban design, and interior design. 

Olson Kundig is seeking a dynamic Interior Designer with a minimum of 5 years of post-bachelor’s degree experience in interior design. Based in Seattle, our work is global and diverse.

Olson Kundig provides a dynamic, challenging, creative and collaborative workplace. Candidates should possess a strong design sensibility and a desire to learn and contribute to our projects with enthusiasm, excellent collaboration and communication skills, outstanding graphic ability, and interest in working on all phases of interior design work. Candidates should have strong technical skills and be willing and able to travel.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Work with a creative group of interior designers and architects in realizing all aspects of projects from concept through construction documentation, purchasing, and installation
  • Develop design concepts, solutions and presentations for residential and hospitality interiors based on the direction given by senior and intermediate designers and architects
  • Contribute to programming and space planning for various environments
  • Research architectural finish materials based on functional and design criteria
  • Prepare presentations including drawings, renderings, and conceptual work
  • Develop architectural finish, plumbing, and appliance schedules and interior detailing
  • Source furnishings, develop FF&E budgets and specifications
  • Assist with custom furniture concepting and detailed drawings for fabrication
  • Have solid knowledge of interior code requirements and building systems

Work Style

  • Be flexible and willing to work in a collaborative environment
  • Have excellent time management, be efficient with multi-tasking and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Embrace the opportunity to work in an open office environment
  • Have an interest and appreciation of the art and craft of modern design

Areas of Expertise – Luxury Single Family Residential, Hospitality, Workplace, Mixed-Use & Multi-Family

Technical Proficiencies

  • Proficient in Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of CAD and Sketchup

Training and Experience

  • Minimum 4-year Degree in Interior Design
  • Minimum of five years of experience working with an architectural or interior design firm
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, organizational, and time management skills
  • Concise and personable verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of furniture, fixtures, equipment, materials, and building finish products suitable for residential and hospitality projects
  • Experience with design detailing and documentation
  • Knowledge of LEED or Well Building Standards preferred but not required.
  • Experience with FF&E purchasing process on both single-family and commercial projects
  • Experience sourcing high end and unique art and furnishings

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What can you expect from us?

  • A creative work environment and colleagues who are collaborative, creative, and challenging
  • Opportunity to grow professionally with excellent projects
  • Check our culture page to learn about life at Olson Kundig

In addition to a dynamic and creative culture, Olson Kundig provides a generous benefits package that includes 16 days of paid time off, paid holidays, health plan, 401k match, bonuses, profit-sharing plans for qualified positions, a monthly travel subsidy for public transportation, and more.

As a firm, we are committed to pay practices that are fair, competitive, and reflect internal pay equity. At the time of posting this job, the hiring range for this position in Seattle is between $78,000 and $84,000 annually.  Final salary decisions are made based upon the extent and relatedness of the candidate’s education and experience and considering internal equity and external market factors.

COVID-19 considerations: Full COVID-19 vaccination required or an approved medical or religious exemption.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship and must already possess long-term work authorization.

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Olson Kundig


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