Design Assistant

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The HON Design Assistant reports directly to HON Senior Design Assistant and is essential to the success of all HON design projects. This role works hand in hand with the Senior Design Assistant and the Principal designers to ensure all HON design projects run smoothly and as designed. It is imperative that this individual is highly organized, a strong communicator, a problem solver, creative and can keep their cool.

Place orders
• Furniture, fabric, wallpaper, upholstery, custom pieces, window treatments, bedding, tile, lighting, vintage pieces, plants, decor
• Manage 1-2 room projects with Senior Designer and Principal Designers over site
• High level understanding of all design projects and selections in process
• Take all necessary measurements of all HON design projects and provide in CAD
• Meeting attendance and note-taking/design recaps on larger scale design projects
• Managing selection sheets (hardware, paint, tile, etc – ship to)
• Booking subcontractors: electrical, paint, wallpaper
• Overall understanding of vendors, materials and how to best utilize
• Staying up to date on new vendors, trends, inspo etc
Site visits
• Working with HON Design Lead to schedule and oversee in house installer and other third party contractors per design selection sheets to ensure all work adheres to the design
Client communication
• Assisting in answering all design-based client questions as needed
• Reply to all new client inquiries
• Adding to HON client list
• Manage client timeline sheet
General ownership of
• Order placement and order tracking
• Manage client folders (photos, space plans, mood boards, contracts, design presentations)
• Sample orders and making sure everything is prepared for design meetings
• Trade account set up
• Sample bins and organization of design materials