Love Designing Beautiful Homes? We do too!

Are you an interior designer in Chicago, La Grange, or one of the surrounding suburbs that loves to design beautiful homes for other people?  Are you looking for a career in interior design (not a job)?  If so, you may have what it takes to join the team of interior designers at Design Inside.  We are a tight-knit team that works hard and is very serious about designing amazing spaces for our happy customers.  Here are some other perks of working at Design Inside:

  • Casual yet fast-paced work environment
  • Responsibility and opportunity for growth – you will be doing meaningful work from day 1
  • We focus on building careers, not providing a job
  • Fun and energetic team – mean and grumpy people need not apply
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Free coffee while at the office
  • We have a mini-van as a work truck! Trust us, Stow-N-Go will change your life and opinions of mini vans.
  • We use cool technology like Gmail, Dropbox and Todoist. No old stodgy applications and Fax Machines here

Open Positions

Junior Interior Designer – Chicago Suburbs

We are currently looking for a part-time Junior Interior Designer to join our team. If you think you have what it takes, submit your application below. You would be based out of our La Grange, IL office but have the option to work remotely most days once you fully trained.

Hours: Part-time, around 20 hours a week
Pay: TBD
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Develops design sketches based on client’s input and review of schematic drawings.
  2. Responsible for planning the use and layout of the space and decorating with color, furniture, fixtures, etc.
  3. Selection of furniture, fixtures, equipment, and accessories considering factors of budget, functionality, and aesthetics.
  4. Creates full working drawing set of design drawings for use in construction.
  5. Monitors job progress and replies to requests for additional information from the client.
  6. Initiates concept sketches and schematic design options for client review.
  7. Effectively communicates the design and selections to the client, other design professionals, and construction/trade personnel.
  8. Demonstrate foresight in the ability to indicate factors that may affect other elements of the design or the selection of a particular element to client, other design professionals and construction/trade personnel.
  9. Responsible to maintain, deliver and return sales samples.
  10. Finalizes design drawings and assemblies, makes adjustments and changes as necessary.
  11. Develops drawings, presentations and cost estimates and coordinates the work of contractors.
  12. During construction, advise whether the work conforms to the construction drawings and specifications.
  13. Assists in answering the phone and assisting prospective customers, existing customers, vendors and elegantly ditching spammers.
  14. Conducts initial meeting with the client to discuss design and design program.
  15. Responsible for managing your own day-to-day tasks and potentially customer-facing projects based on position.
  16. Must have a valid drivers license with a clean driving record and insurance.  Having own car is strongly preferred.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; and up to 3 years of related experience and/or training.


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