Senior FF&E Designer
Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, USA


Reports to
Project Manager
Design Director

Required Travel

Position Summary

Wilson Associates is looking for a Senior Designer to join our Los Angeles design studio — who will serve as an FF&E team member under the direction of the Project Manager and Design Director.

Background & Skills

Bachelor's degree, major in Interior Design

5+ years of experience in Architecture or Design.

Essential Functions

  • Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings or equipment and color coordination.

  • Knowledge of local material resources preferred.

  • Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples.

  • Support business development and marketing efforts when needed.

  • Proven experience in FF&E design development and documentation.

  • Outstanding graphic presentation skills.

  • Strong Computer Skills with proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Must be Autodesk AutoCAD capable.

  • Works with Design Director and client to develop schematic FF&E design based on project criteria, program and budget.

  • Participates in presentation and ensures format is compatible with office and client standards.

  • Develops and maintain FF&E budget.

  • Serves as principal contact with purchasing agent.

  • Review sample, strike-offs, etc. for compliance with specifications and design intent.

  • Directs and reviews furniture plans for content and accuracy and insures that they fully coordinated with architectural, electrical, RCP and lighting plans and other consultants' drawings.

  • Coordinates presentation of artwork.

  • Coordinates FF&E installation with all parties involved.

  • Works with Project Designer and Project Manager throughout project to help formulate staff utilization/work plan, task assignments and allocation fees.

  • Knowledgeable about contractual responsibilities as it relates to scope of work.

  • Produce and coordinate finish schedule.

  • Direct education of Associate Designer staff and Interns in office standards and policy.

  • Make task assignments to Assistant Designers.

  • Allocate and adjust budget amounts in coordination with client and Design Director.

  • Review and modify if necessary all specifications.

  • Develops schematic design from established project program and client needs.

  • Translates schematic design into design development drawings for use by production staff.

  • Helps Design Director maintain continuity of design intent through construction documentation.

  • Participates in presentations as needed.

  • Assists in coordination of interior architectural documents with work of consultants and architects.

  • Prepares interior architectural specifications.

  • Coordinates staff utilization/ work planning and budget requirements with Design Director and Project Manager.


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