Careers

Current Job Openings

Design / Architecture Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Principal & Designers in overseeing large-scale, long-term design projects from concept through installation for high-end residential, hospitality, and boutique commercial projects
  • Assist in the drawing & development of comprehensive design plans & construction drawing sets including sourcing, floorplans, elevations, etc
  • Collaborate with outside consultants and project partners including Architects, General Contractors, Craftsmen, & more
  • Drive project progress through timeline management and vendor expediting
  • Maintain strong relationships and communication with clients and vendors
  • Prepare proposals for product & labor
  • Prepare materials & organize presentations before client meetings
  • Interpret and help bring-to-life the design vision for clients
  • Design custom furniture, cabinetry, textiles and more to achieve the design vision
  • Create finish schedules and coordinate construction with architects/builders
  • Contact vendors for pricing & samples
  • Organize materials for client presentations
  • Accessorize & style rooms for photo shoots
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Office tidying & organization as well as resource library maintenance/organization
  • Pick-up and return unused product & samples as required
  • May require up to 10% travel out-of-state
  • Seamlessly transition orders and contractor-management to Project Management group at firm

Key Qualifications & Skills:

  • 1-5 years professional experience in related field (interior design, architecture, product/furniture design, textile design, hospitality design, etc)
  • Bachelors degree (or Masters) in Interior Design, Architecture, Industrial Design, or related field
  • Impeccable design taste and alignment with Principal’s design style and philosophies
  • Strong 2D AUTOCAD & Photoshop experience mandatory. Rendering, hand-sketching, and 3D skills a plus but not required
  • Ability to problem-solve, try new things, and seek solutions with limited supervisor direction
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to manage multiple projects with varying timelines and deliverables at once
  • Teamwork & collaboration-minded
  • Proactive self-starter – shows both initiative and detailed follow-through/completion
  • Valid driver’s license & transportation (& must be comfortable driving in Chicago)
  • Strong attention to detail & strong organizational skills
  • Studio Webware experience a plus
  • Positive and fun, team player, utmost integrity, honesty, & no-drama/ego attitude a necessity

SEND RESUME, PORTFOLIO & REFERENCES TO: CAREERS@SUMMERTHORNTONDESIGN.COM

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Social Media Manager / Creative Content Editor

This position may be either a Full-time position or could be part-time for the right candidate (minimum 15-hrs / week).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Must be a unique combination of right brain creative content maker & left brain organized content distributor as you create compelling content and ensure it is strategically & consistently deployed to facilitate brand growth & exposure
  • Personally manage the development of creative content across multiple platforms including but not limited to Summer’s blog, instagram, pinterest, e-mail newsletter, website, Houzz, popular external blogs, etc
  • Create a content calendar & distribution schedule leveraging various platforms to maximize exposure for the Summer Thornton brand & personally deploy content against said schedule
  • Personally write & edit stories & produce photo imagery & content for the Summer Thornton Blog
  • Oversee & manage content created by outside editors/writers and guest-posters to the Summer Thornton blog
  • Establish & build relationships with key influencers & brands in the social media space for cross-promotion, partnership, & brand-building opportunities
  • Develop strategies & tactics to maximize online sharing of Summer Thornton content through bloglovin’, pinterest, Houzz, popular blogs, and more
  • Pursue opportunities for Summer to contribute to popular blogs and websites
  • Develop strategies & tactics to maximize followers & subscribers to Summer Thornton social media pages & newsletter
  • Create & deploy quarterly or semi-monthly e-newsletters highlighting key updates about the brand to followers
  • Add project imagery & press articles to website
  • Assist the Managing Director with other marketing activities including mailings, sourcing requests, photoshoots, editor quote & imagery requests, etc
  • Assist in the accessorizing & styling of rooms for photo shoots; and in some cases for smaller shoots personally facilitate the shoot unassisted
  • May require up to 10% travel out-of-state

Key Qualifications & Skills:

  • Minimum of 3+ years (ideally 6+) professional experience in related field (interior design, social media marketing, copy writing, art direction, journalism / editorial, architecture, etc)
  • Avid consumer of high quality editorial content & preferrably a contributor (writer, photographer, editor) of such content
  • Bachelors degree in Fine Art (photography, graphic design, etc), Creative Writing / Journalism, Interior Design, Architecture, Marketing, or related field
  • Extensive knowledge & passion for the interior design & architecture industry including awareness of notable brands, leading designers & architects, design magazines & books, etc
  • Experience with wordpress, blogs, or other back-end CMS for creating online content
  • Impeccable design taste and alignment with Principal’s design style and philosophies
  • Basic photo-editing / photoshop skills.
  • Excellent writing skills & ability to write in varying voices.
  • Ability to problem-solve, try new things, and seek solutions with limited supervisor direction
  • Proactive self-starter – shows both initiative and detailed follow-through/completion
  • Strong attention to detail & strong organizational skills
  • Studio Webware experience a plus but not required
  • Positive and fun, team player, utmost integrity, honesty, & no-drama/ego attitude a necessity

SEND RESUME, PORTFOLIO, SALARY REQUIREMENT & REFERENCES TO: CAREERS@SUMMERTHORNTONDESIGN.COM

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Intern

Summer Thornton Design offers internship opportunities for the best & brightest only on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

Intern – Primary Responsibilities:

  • Creating Proposals for client meetings
  • Maintaining resource materials library
  • Pick-up & return product purchases
  • Create 2D CAD elevations & floor plans
  • Research interior design products
  • Contact vendors for pricing & product
  • Presentation materials prep
  • Office organization & tidying
  • Marketing support
  • Other tasks to help designers, project managers, architectural partners, and clients

Intern – Key Qualifications & Skills:

  • Interior Design or Architecture degree preferred
  • Ability to problem-solve and seek solutions with limited supervisor direction
  • Proactive self-starter – shows both initiative and detailed follow-through/completion
  • Valid driver’s license & vehicle (& be comfortable driving in Chicago)
  • Strong 2D AUTOCAD skills
  • Strong teamwork skills a necessity
  • Strong attention to detail & strong organizational skills
  • Studio Webware experience a plus

SEND RESUME, PORTFOLIO, REFERENCES & AVAILABILITY TO CAREERS@SUMMERTHORNTONDESIGN.COM

 

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