Paloma Contreras Design is a boutique, high-end residential interior design firm in Houston, Texas. We specialize in residential interiors, offering comprehensive design services that result in comfortable, luxurious spaces reflective of our clients’ tastes and lifestyles. Our team has completed projects throughout Houston as well as in Southampton, NY, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. We are currently working on projects in Chicago, Greenwich, CT, and Hong Kong. Our work has been published nationally in House Beautiful, Domino, Luxe, and Traditional Home and Paloma has been recognized on the prestigious ELLE DECOR A-List, House Beautiful’s “Next Wave” list, and the Luxe “Gold List”. She was also named the #4 Top Influencer in the Home Category by Forbes and has one of the top 10 Instagram accounts to follow for interior design according to ELLE DECOR. Paloma’s first book, Dream Design Live will be published by Abrams in September 2018 and she is working on her first licensed product collection.
We are currently seeking an experienced project coordinator with a passion for design and ability to think creatively to join our dynamic team.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years experience at an interior design firm. Applicants must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and should have great multi-tasking and problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate is articulate in both verbal and written communication and possesses style and professionalism in keeping with that of our firm. The ideal candidate should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and should be a self-starter as we may work remotely from time to time.
Day-to-Day Duties will Include, but are not Limited to:
-Assist Principal and Project Manager with organization and logistics of projects, including tracking client budgets, purchases, and delivery/installation schedules
-Work from proposal phase through project completion to ensure seamless process for Principal and client up to installation
– Assist Principal with sourcing of fabrics, furniture and accessories as needed
– Coordinate CFA and sample approvals, coordinating shipments to vendors and clients and final installations
-Procurement of quotes and estimates from vendors
-Creation of client proposals, purchase orders, and invoices in Studio Designer software
-Assist with the creation of design presentations
-Create Scaled Floorplans and Renderings
-Coordinate and attend regular site meetings
-Build and maintain relationships with vendors, contractors, and sub-contractors to ensure quality of final product for client
-Manage ordering process by analyzing lead times & placing purchase orders with vendors
-Expediting: Track orders from purchase order to shipping and arrival date- work with vendors and our warehouse to ensure items arrive as specified. Work to resolve any issues in a timely manner prior to installation.
-Schedule installations with clients
-Assist with office tasks per Principal’s request
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Apple Software is required.
-Proficiency in AutoCAD is required. Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and SketchUp are strongly preferred.
-Computer rendering or hand rendering is a plus.
-Photo editing skills and knowledge of WordPress are a plus.
-Accounting knowledge is helpful. Experience with Studio Designer is a plus.
– Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience preferred
– Must be extremely detail oriented and have the ability to prioritize and manage complex projects while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
-Ideal candidate is reliable, self-motivated, and willing to learn both independently and in a team setting
-Strong written and verbal skills and the ability to communicate in a professional and polished manner are a must
-Ideal candidate displays original thinking and creativity and develops innovative approaches and ideas that positively impact the business
-Passion and Enthusiasm for Design
-Knowledge of Showrooms and Stores
– The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years experience in a design or architecture firm
-Salary commensurate with experience. We do not offer medical benefits at this time.
-My dog, Tate comes to the office everyday, so the ideal candidate should be comfortable around dogs.
-We are seeking a qualified candidate who lives in Houston, TX or is willing to relocate. Our office is located inside the loop as are most of our clients.
-We are a fun, friendly team who work closely together. We are seeking someone who fits well into our company culture which values integrity, excellence, honesty, inspiration, and forward thinking.
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!