Interior Designer

Populous New York, NY

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$45,000.00/yr - $74,000.00/yr

Populous is a highly unique practice with a focus on design experiences.

We design the places where people love to be together. This is our singular purpose.

We use the power of design to transform neighborhoods, revitalize cities, build relationships and connect people to being part of something bigger.

Populous is where architects and designers of all kinds create moments bigger than ourselves. We’re a global specialized design firm with local roots in 9 cities across Americas.

Populous offers the best of both worlds: the resources and impact of the design giants and the tightly-knit atmosphere and growth opportunities of smaller firms.

WHY we design

To amplify the joy in shared moments.

HOW We Do It
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Event Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Master Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
WHAT We Look For
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Down to-earth nature
  • Trendsetting ideas
  • Unyielding passion
  • Adaptability
  • Curiosity
  • Vision
  • Energy
  • Culture enabling
Do you have the following traits?

Goal Oriented: Driven, persistent, tenacious

Optimistic, proactive, confident

Observant & Analytical

Excellent communicator

Self-starter who thrives in competitive situations

Adept at managing multiple, changing, quick-paced, time-sensitive projects

Populous’ New York Office

The New York office opened in early 2016. The office is now located in the famed Starrett-Lehigh Building, on 26th Street in between 11th Avenue and the West Side Highway. The office focuses on a wide range of project types and services including sports and entertainment venues, theatre and performing arts, aviation, convention centers, hospitality, mixed-use projects and interior design. It is an office founded on critical thinking and an ability to leverage digital technologies in service of exceptional design. Populous’ New York office is a dynamic and growing group with a wide-range of skills and experience.

We are looking for an Interior Designer with at least 1-5 years of experience to join our New York team. New graduates with strong internship experience are encouraged to apply as well! This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has an interest in working in a dynamic and collaborative global design environment with an emphasis on communication and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
  • Ability to work within a dynamic, creative environment, providing design and documentation in all aspects of the interiors process, in a variety of media formats.
  • Creative design thinking, spatial and environmental design ability, branding development, story creation, and graphic design sensibility are required.
  • Possess strong conceptual design, organizational, presentation, and technical expertise.
  • Ownership of multiple concurrent projects, resilience to switch gears quickly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confidence and comfort interacting with clients, participating and leading presentations, meetings and collaborative sessions.
  • Ability to quickly earn trust, build partnerships, and direct large consultant teams.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to give and take direction.
  • Strong sketching and freehand drawings skills. Ability to create quick sketches to convey/sell an idea is critical.
  • Superior visual, written and spoken communication skills to express concepts in ways that are captivating.
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a demanding environment.
  • Proficiency in Rhino, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Rendering experience, computer and freehand.
  • Deep passion for design.
Education / Experience
  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Architecture.
  • 0-5 years professional experience.
  • Travel will be required.
  • Overtime may be required.
Populous offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit packages, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits. Populous is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

5 time-Fast Company Most Innovative Company

#21 - Architect Magazine’s Architect 50 List

250 International, national and local design awards

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Twitter: @Populous

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