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Open Positions

JOB TITLE:  Lead Project Designer

SUPERVISOR: Principal Designer


The Lead Project Designer is a highly experienced interior designer, that is experienced in supporting and participating with a design team in creating functionally beautiful spaces for residential and commercial clients while using industry knowledge, design experience, innovative design concepts and creativity, all while keeping within the Criollo aesthetic.


  • Consistently bring great, fresh ideas to the team that are project appropriate, captures the look and aesthetic of the project needs and Criollo brand positioning.
  • Work on projects from all phases of design through installment, including but not limited to: CAD drawings, sourcing, procurement, scheduling, and negotiating.
  • Work directly with, and manage with team to guide, create, and present presentation boards to include CAD drawings, mood boards, FF&E, surface materials, color palettes, and lighting.
  • Independently review approved set of construction documents, including conceptual space plans, furniture plans, RCP plans, Demo Plans, and key elevations, and asses the documents for final approval and/or modifications.
  • Generate plan specifications based on client needs and contract requirements.
  • Provide design support and administration during all phases of completion and execution of design concepts and projects.
  • Source and work with outside vendors to procure and coordinate all furniture, fixtures, & accessories.
  • Manage multiple projects at once and maintains a daily task list for assigned projects.


  • 4+ years of Interior Design Experience, preferably from a design specific firm.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or related field from an accredited school
  • Highly skilled in AutoCAd, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Skilled at researching finish materials and knowledge of their required applications as well as installation requirements.
  • Proven ability to create comprehensive finish schedules, lighting schedules, door hardware schedules that include enough information for quality installation and ordering with few questions of clarification by installers.
  • Proven track record of achieving goals in a deadline based industry and regularly shows the ability to seek out and finds solutions to problems as they come up while maintain overall control.
  • Demonstrates the need for open and direct communication both verbally and in writing and possesses leadership ability.
  • Knowledge in Studio Webware a .
  • Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of design requirements, construction methods and materials for high end residential environments.
  • Great ability to multitask, work independently as well as a team, fearless and ambitious.
  • Must be GREAT at follow through!
  • Reliable car and willing to travel
  • Ability to help haul heavy samples and small furniture items during presentations or installations.
  • Familiar with Los Angeles Design Stores, and the Pacific Design Center.


Criollo is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as a fun, creative work environment.

Salary dependent on experience.