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Design

Furniture Designer

los angeles, CA

Kelly Wearstler is looking for a highly motivated, creative and passionate Furniture Designer. This candidate must have a strong foundation with an elevated sensibility of materiality and design specifically related to concept development and product fabrication.

The designer will work closely with the Creative Director on a variety of projects including including furniture collections, home objects, custom hospitality designs and one-of-a-kind furniture for residential projects.

He/She will be involved in all phases of the design process from initial sketch ideation to creating a working drawing set for manufacturers through the product development phase.

Duties
  • Assist the Creative Director in meeting all product development related deadlines
  • Develop mood boards and hand sketch new concepts
  • Create detailed shop drawings for products in AutoCAD
  • Utilize Sketchup, Rhino, and Keyshot for 3D renderings of products
  • Coordinate with Interiors department on their furniture and product development related project
  • Maintain a detailed production schedule for weekly outside development meetings with vendors
  • Conduct vendor visits within Los Angeles assisting the directors in overseeing product development and production as needed
  • Coordinate daily correspondence with production team and vendors
  • Assist with coordinating logistics pertaining to product development and production
  • Execute quality control inspections with a critical eye
  • Manage and maintain design assets and material library to maximize efficient location and retrieval by KW staff
  • Create Excel and shared google doc spreadsheets for product specifications and market orders
Desired Skills & Experience
  • 5+ years in high-end product development
  • Demonstrated expertise in AutoCAD
  • Strong hand-sketching skills
  • Digital 3D modeling capabilities in programs such as SketchUp, Rhino or Autocad 3D. Experience with 3D printing is a plus
  • Understanding of construction and materiality. Hands on furniture making experience a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of luxury, high-end furniture and product design
  • Portfolio showing experience with innovative designs
  • Highly organized with a strong work ethic, great attitude and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and also take initiative
  • Ability to multitask and effectively meet tight deadlines

Interiors & Architecture

Senior Architect

Los Angeles, CA

Kelly Wearstler is looking for a very talented Senior Architect with experience in luxury hotels, restaurants and high-end residential projects to join our team. The ideal candidate is strong leader and has proven success in managing multiple large-scale design projects end-to-end.

Duties
  • Manage multiple design projects end-to-end across luxury hospitality, commercial and high-end residential; act as main point of contact for projects
  • Lead design development, drawing and documentation of projects during the design as well as management of the scope, schedule and budget during construction. This includes coordination with clients, contractors and fabricators
  • Oversee submission of drawing sets, including but not limited to, specifications, technical production and basic code knowledge
  • Scope and plan project milestones and timelines; ensure timely delivery of project deliverables
  • Lead and motivate teams; identify and execute on professional development opportunities for team members
  • Responsible for management of design team requirements, including resource planning
Desired Skills & Experience
  • 8+ years experience with Interior Design/Architecture education and background
  • Proven track record of managing multiple design projects end-to-end
  • Ability to originate concepts, and be the design lead for teams putting numerous projects together
  • Strong leadership/management skills with ability to multitask, all from design inception to completion in all design phases
  • Refined presentation skills with experience Autocad, Photoshop and Microsoft Office Proficient
  • Applicant must have substantial CA experience (submittal, RFI, ASI/IDSK review/response and consultant coordination)
  • Willing to travel (domestic and international)

Director of Projects

Los Angeles, CA

Kelly Wearstler is looking for a Director of Projects with experience in luxury hotels, restaurants and high-end residential projects to join our Studio. The ideal candidate is strong creative leader that is excited about motivating teams and has proven success in managing multiple large-scale design projects end-to-end.

Duties
  • Manage multiple design projects end-to-end across luxury hospitality, commercial and high-end residential; act as main point of contact for projects
  • Lead design development, drawing and documentation of projects during the design as well as management of the scope, schedule and budget during construction. This includes coordination with clients, contractors and fabricators
  • Oversee submission of drawing sets, including but not limited to, specifications, technical production and basic code knowledge
  • Scope and plan project milestones and timelines; ensure timely delivery of project deliverables
  • Lead and motivate teams; identify and execute on professional development opportunities for team members
  • Responsible for management of design team requirements, including resource planning
  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives and learning programs
Desired Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Interior Architecture from an accredited school
  • 12+ years of related experience including proven track record of managing multiple interior design and architectural projects end-to-end (hospitality, and luxury residential)
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, Enscape and other similar software
  • Ability to originate concepts, and be the design lead for teams putting numerous projects together
  • Strong leadership/management skills with ability to multitask, all from design inception to completion in all design phases
  • Applicant must have substantial CA experience (submittal, RFI, ASI/IDSK review/response and consultant coordination)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and management skills to lead both client and internal management meetings
  • Ability to maintain existing and build new client relationships; partake in new business development process
  • Willing to travel (domestic and international)

Senior Interior Designer, FF&E

Los Angeles, CA

Kelly Wearstler is looking for a Senior Interior Designer with experience in luxury hotels, restaurants and high-end residential projects to join our team. The ideal candidate is a creative, self-motivated and meticulous individual who is able to lead a strong design team and act in a project management role.

Duties
  • This person should be able to collaborate seamlessly with clients, as well as other designers, architects, contractors, fabricators, artisans, and developers on multiple projects.
  • Responsible for material sourcing and specification, custom furniture design, visual research, furniture sourcing, graphic and visual presentations, in addition to maintaining budgets and project timelines.
  • Creating project documentation including the submission of a full drawing set, specification writing, schedules, and construction administration (submittal, RFI, ASI/IDSK review/response and consultant coordination).
Desired Skills & Experience
  • 8-10 years of experience in interiors or architecture and a degree from an accredited school.
  • Passion for design and an eye for detail.
  • Excellent hand sketching and rendering ability.
  • Knowledge of the full design process including Concept, Schematic, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, Procurement, and Installation.
  • High proficiency in AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), SketchUp and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • LEED accreditation a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to adapt to the daily needs of the design team.

Junior Interior Designer

Los Angeles, CA

Kelly Wearstler is looking for a Junior Interior Designer with experience in luxury hotels, restaurants and high-end residential projects to join our team. The ideal candidate is a creative, self-motivated and meticulous individual who is collaborative, and can contribute to ongoing projects.

Duties
  • This person should be able to collaborate seamlessly with the designers, architects, contractors, fabricators, artisans, and developers on multiple projects.
  • Responsible for supporting the process on material sourcing and specification, custom furniture design, visual research, mood board creation, furniture sourcing, graphic and visual presentations, while adhering to fast-paced project timelines.
Desired Skills & Experience
  • 1-4 years of experience in interiors or architecture and a degree from an accredited school.
  • Passion for design and an eye for detail.
  • Excellent 2D drawing and rendering ability.
  • Working knowledge of the full design process including Concept, Schematic, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, Procurement, and Installation.
  • Proficiency in AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), SketchUp, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 3D modeling and realistic rendering skills would be a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to adapt to the daily needs of the design team.

Senior interior designer

los angeles, CA

Kelly Wearstler is looking for a Senior Interior Designer with experience in luxury hotels, restaurants and high-end residential projects to join our team. The ideal candidate is a creative, self-motivated and meticulous individual who is able to lead a strong design team and act in a project management role.

Duties
  • This person should be able to collaborate seamlessly with clients, as well as other designers, architects, contractors, fabricators, artisans, and developers on multiple projects.
  • Responsible for material sourcing and specification, custom furniture design, visual research, furniture sourcing, graphic and visual presentations, in addition to maintaining budgets and project timelines.
  • Creating project documentation including the submission of a full drawing set, specification writing, schedules, and construction administration (submittal, RFI, ASI/IDSK review/response and consultant coordination).
Desired Skills & Experience
  • 8-10 years of experience in interiors or architecture and a degree from an accredited school.
  • Passion for design and an eye for detail.
  • Excellent hand sketching and rendering ability.
  • Knowledge of the full design process including Concept, Schematic, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, Procurement, and Installation.
  • High proficiency in AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), SketchUp and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • LEED accreditation a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to adapt to the daily needs of the design team.

Technical Designer

los angeles, CA

Kelly Wearstler is seeking a Technical Designer to join its growing studio. As a Technical Designer you will participate in all project phases and assist with the production of relevant documentation to execute design at a high level. You should be proficient in AutoCAD, Rhino, or Revit, have a knowledge of materials, assemblies and best practices for interior details and construction. Experience in construction administration and some history of completed work a plus.

Duties
  • Develop drawing and specification packages, and produce accurate technical and documentation as needed in schematic design, design development, construction documentation phases.
  • Coordinate with FFE and Lifestyle teams to produce plans, elevations, and details in order to ensure design intent is incorporated into documentation packages.
  • Assist with material selection, produce specifications, and review contractor submittals for conformance to design intent.
  • Assist with the development of office documentation standards and practices.
  • Occasionally participate in project coordination, construction administration, site visits, and maintain quality control during construction as needed.
  • Work with consultants, contractors, fabricators, to meet overall project objectives
Desired Skills & Experience
  • 5+ years relevant experience with Interior Design/Architecture education and background
  • Strong management skills with ability to multitask, all from design inception to completion in all design phases
  • Refined production skills with proficiency in AutoCAD, Rhino, and/or Revit
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in fast-paced environment
  • Experience in construction administration a plus

Marketing

Director of PR and Marketing

los angeles, CA

Kelly Wearstler is seeking a highly talented creative leader that is passionate about growing our brand. This person will be responsible for PR and marketing efforts at Kelly Wearstler. This is a critical leadership role that will drive impact across the full marketing funnel from brand awareness to sales generation. You’ll collaborate with department leads across our company, pitch and build relationships with key media outlets and drive the overarching story we tell about our company, products and team in public-facing media.

Duties
  • Develop and own a marketing communications plan that will differentiate our brand - including strategy, goals, budget and tactics
  • Develop media relations strategy, seeking placements in print, broadcast and online media, for top, mid and bottom funnel campaigns, while defining and owning KPIs
  • Collaborate across key internal stakeholders across Sales, Design, Digital, and Operations to derive messaging and tactics
  • Direct editorial and social media to engage audiences across traditional and new media
  • Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within business and industry media
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests
  • Create content for press releases, byline articles and keynote presentations
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Evaluate opportunities for partnerships on an on-going basis
  • Develop and implement PR policies and procedures
  • Build relationships with thought leaders to grow industry awareness
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting customers and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them
Desired Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Proven track record designing and executing PR campaigns that have legs on social
  • Creative and entrepreneurial thinker
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Skilled at navigating and creating social content across platforms (i.e., Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube)
  • Strong existing relationships with creative, design and luxury lifestyle media outlets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, analytics tools and communication technologies to facilitate planning, collaboration and project management
  • Knowledgable about Interior Design & Architecture

Sales

Customer Relations Lead

los angeles, CA

If you have a passion for interior design and enjoy building relationships, Kelly Wearstler is the place for you. Kelly Wearstler Customer Relations Associates are product and service experts who work to tell the story behind each of our unique pieces and aim to provide a world-class client experience throught the entire sales process from order to delivery.

Duties
  • Manage customer service requests end-to-end including, but not limited to, order status, damages, returns, and Trade applications in an organized and timely fashion
  • Ensure that all customer inquiries, via telephone, email, or in person are being responded to in a manner reflective of the brand, and in accordance with Kelly Wearstler established processes and procedures
  • Facilitate the Kelly Wearstler client experience and become an expert on educating clients on each product’s story and details
  • Attend meetings, participate in product trainings, share information amongst peers and utilize the web and catalog to foster constant growth of product knowledge base
  • Collaborate with fellow associates and promote a positive team spirit
Desired Skills & Experience
  • 2+ years in retail sales or customer success experience, ideally in luxury furniture/interior design
  • Ability to identify client needs, problem solve and understand/explain product features and benefits
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize in a fast paced environment
  • Independent but knows when to leverage management for complex issues and prioritization
  • Outstanding customer service skills and problem-solving ability
  • Professional phone & email etiquette
  • Capable of learning new systems quickly
  • Netsuite and/or Zendesk experience a plus