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Monday, November 16, 2015

Design Campus Live

An opportunity to meet nationally known designers and speakers, and to tour showrooms during the January Home Furnishings Market at the World Trade Center in Dallas.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Interprise Design Looking for Entry Level Designer

Interprise Design in Addison, Texas is looking for a full-time interior designer as an immediate need. Undergraduate degree from accredited program required. Additional education is helpful and not required.

Responsibilities include: Assist project managers and project designers in all areas of corporate design including surveys, CAD documentation, programming, space planning, design development, construction drawings, detail development, material finish selections, furniture selections and generally following projects from start to finish. Required skills are AutoCad Architecture 2015, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Sketch Up with Podium, Illustrator and InDesign.

Interprise focuses on commercial interiors, primarily office design, corporate design, tenant design, and some healthcare and retail.

Please send digital resume to both Karyn and Lana.

Karyn Martin, VP Operations

Lana Lawrence, Studio Director


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Information Meetings for 2016 Summer Study Abroad Courses in Florence

Professors Andrew DeCaen and Cynthia Mohr will be co-leading a Study Abroad program in Italy Summer 2016. Interested students are invited to come to one of the following information meetings:

*Tuesday Oct 20, from 4pm to 5pm, at Art Building room 101 (the old North Gallery)
*Wednesday Oct 28, from 9 to 10am, Art Building room 240
*Friday Oct 30, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, at Art Building room 101 (the old North Gallery)

The Program is shaped around two classes: 

1. Sketching/Journaling:  Continue your creative practice as a traveler and while expanding your global perspective.  Daily routine will include morning sketching experiences using the broad environs of the city as source material and early evening meetings to discuss journal progress. School facilities will support the development of journals.

2. Figure Drawing (beginning to advanced).  Refine your figure drawing experience in the city that is the cradle of the Renaissance.  Daily routine will include morning drawing on location at museums and many public spaces around the city, and early evening figure drawing sessions at the Santa Reparata International School of Art Studios.

2015 ID Entry Review Criteria

Thursday, October 8, 2015

ENTOS Design looking for Talented Designers

ENTOS Design is hiring full time experienced and entry level designers as immediate needs. Paid commensurate with experience and skills. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of Interior Design or Architecture is required.

Responsibilities include:
- Work closely with designers, project managers, clients, consultants and vendors
- Involvement in all phases of the design process including Programming, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
- Development of space plans, pricing plans, FF&E selections and specifications of finishes and materials
- Field verification
- Meet all necessary deadlines

Skills Required
- Experience in office interior design
- Knowledge of relevant building codes and accessibility requirements
- AutoCAD skills
- Proficiency in sketch-up and photoshop

Skills Preferred
- V-Ray experience
- FF&E knowledge
- Interior Design License
- LEED Accreditation

ENTOS Design is a full service design firm specializing in commercial architecture and interior design; Corporate interiors, Capital Improvement Design, Tenant Development, Industrial, Healthcare. The firm has a staff of about 40 architects and designers. They have experienced tremendous growth in the past two years and are still growing so they need a few talented, creative interior designers, good with colors, finishes, and have the ability to use sketch up in order to present their designs. Currently three UNT alumina, Sara Valenta, Alicia McDonald and Jenny Barclay are working.

Email your resume and any samples of your work to Emily Trevino.

Emily Trevino
Marketing Coordinator

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Huckabee Hiring Interior Designers

Huckabee is currently looking for the following positions:

- Interior Project Leader (Full-time with experience)
- Interior Project Coordinator (Full-time, works with the Interior Leader to assist with projects and design)

Huckabee has moved to downtown Fort Worth since the firm is growing rapidly. Here’s a link to check out their new space! http://www.huckabee-inc.com/News/News-article-detail/ArticleID/173/Huckabees-New-Corporate-Digs-are-Nothing-Short-of-Extraordinary

If anyone is interested please contact Lauren directly through email. Kaylee Bural and Hanna Kim are former UNT students that are great assets to their team and currently work at Huckabee, so they know the quality of students that come from UNT.

Lauren Crill, Assoc. IIDA

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Gibson Gimpel Hiring A Part-Time Designer

Gibson Gimpel Interior Design is looking for a part-time designer as an immediate need. Average of 15-20 hours per week. 10:00 – 6:00 M-F office hours, with days and times flexible per student’s schedule. $10.00/hour, mileage and toll reimbursement for company errands, some lunches provided. Junior or Senior Interior Design Student must have their own transportation. Responsibilities include: shadow Senior Designer (job site visits, client meetings, etc.,) showroom sourcing, online sourcing, picking up/returning samples, site measuring, some CAD drawing, etc. Required skills are 2D AutoCAD, ability to read and understand CD’s, general computer skills.

Gibson Gimpel Interior Design is High End Residential design firm with a focus on new construction and large remodeling projects. Please send digital resume and some examples of student work or student portfolio to Emily.

Emily Gibson, RID, ASID

Friday, September 11, 2015

Part-Time Designer Positions in Plano

Restoration Hardware is looking for part-time designated associates. Minimum of 2 positions are available. Responsibilities are working with clients in the moment on a daily basis and creating presentations and floor plans using PowerPoint & AutoCAD. Photoshop, Microsoft suite, experience with AutoCAD preferred. Hourly paid position with average of 20 hours per week/ 4-6 hour shifts. Need to be in school for design or Design Degree.

Restoration Hardware is a luxury home furnishing company that specializes in designing for residential homes. Our design program has great opportunities for growth within the company. One can move up to full-time and eventually to “lead designer.” One can build up skill set as well as a designer portfolio.

Pick up job application at the gallery in the Willow Bend Mall.
6121 W. Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093

Hayley Holman – Lead Designer

Monday, August 24, 2015

Entry Level Associate Designer Position in Dallas

JCI, a leader in commercial design, is currently interviewing individuals to fill an entry level Associate Designer position. This challenging and fast paced Associate Designer position will require a personable candidate with a four year Degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture from an accredited university. The candidate must be proficient in AutoCAD and have the ability to create design concepts and continue the development through all design phases. The candidate should have extremely strong inter-personal skills, have the ability to multi-task, work in a team environment, become self-sufficient, and possess knowledge of basic ADA/TAS and building codes. JCI offers a team oriented atmosphere, provides a creative environment and strives to be completely dedicated to client service.

Health, Dental & Vision Benefits - Flexible Hours – Short/Long Term Disability Benefit – Profit sharing Incentive – NCIDQ Scholarships – Charity Involvement - Mentoring

Email Resumes to the below:

Tiffany Perez
Senior Project Manager
Jones Commercial Interiors
3900 Willow Street, Suite 150
Dallas, Texas 75226
O: 972.690.3400 Ext. 118
F: 972.690.4122

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Design Consultant Position

Plano Home Remodeling is looking for a part-time design consultant. Qualifications and skills for the position are: interior design major, people skills, computer skills, and design skills. It is a paid position with 10-20 hours per week. Starting next semester but will hire earlier to train. Please email your resume to mail@planohomeremodeling.com with the subject: ATTN Heather: Job Posting.

Heather Coleman

Monday, July 27, 2015

Marly + Co Looking for Interior Designers

Marly + Co in Dallas is looking for two designers as immediate needs: two Entry Level Interior Designers (40 hr/week contract position) and potential to hire full time after 4 weeks. Marly + Co is Local multi-family interior design firm. Interior Design Degree or Architecture Degree is required.

- Assist design team w/finish & fixture selections & specifications
- Keep accurate time sheets
- Read & interpret blueprints
- Meet with design team on tasks & schedules
- Construction document set assembly
- Purchase order assembly
- Assist with FF&E for projects

- Experienced in AutoCAD 2009 or later
- Experience with Revit 2014 or later
- Experienced in Microsoft Office

- Architectural or design degree preferred
- Good communication skills required (both oral and written)
- Ability to work effectively as an individual and on a team to meet deadlines

- Accuracy
- Positive attitude

Send resume to Myra Ross.

Myra Ross, CEO/Owner
Marly + Co
3107 Cole Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

Friday, July 10, 2015

Full Time Architectural/Interior Designer at Acumen Design

Acumen Design in Houston is seeking a candidate with an architectural/interiors background that is looking to expand their knowledge base beyond the typical architectural world. This position is a full time designer as either entry level or 2-7 years’ experience.

Able to manage multiple projects at one time, creative thinker, and team player are preferred characteristics. College degree from accredited school in:  graphic design, architecture, interior design, industrial design, animation, or related fields. Desired skills are Adobe suite, AutoCAD/Revit, sketchUp, Microsoft suite proficiency.

With a unique combination of a graphic design, interior design, and architectural design, Acumen Design is able to create cohesive and successful results. They design holistically and cover all realms of design no matter who they are or what their background may be. They use valuable knowledge from the design field and apply it to marketing, branding, and architectural design. They are able to create physical spaces that embody a company’s values in the marketing world so when you walk into that space you leave with an unforgettable experience.

Please send all resumes to attention: Kim Lawrence at kim@acumendesign.com

Kim Lawrence, Project Manager
Acumen Design
2808 Caroline, no.200
Houston, TX 77004

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

2015-2016 Laptop System Requirements & Recommended Software for the Interior Design Program

System Requirements:
The UNT Interior Design Program is proud to make use of the most current technology to better prepare students for the professional design career. In order to maximize it, we require a laptop computer for students at the start of their junior level classes. The software programs we use demand more computing power, RAM and graphic capabilities (video cards), because the advanced software that we use changes and updates continuously with a faster manner. In this regard, you may approach to get a laptop with higher performance.

This information is to help students in the UNT ID program understand the laptop system requirements. Among many design software programs recommended by the program, Revit software demands higher system requirements. Obtaining a laptop with the system requirements for Revit is critical to avoid technical hassles.

For your reference, the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) labs are updating AutoCAD 2016 and Revit 2016 during summer 2015 with a Microsoft Windows7 64-bit Operating System.

You can find useful information regarding Autodesk products from the following links. Especially you make sure your laptop meets System requirements for Autodesk Revit 2016 which can be found from System Requirements on Autodesk website link below.

Autodesk: www.autodesk.com/
System Requirements: knowledge.autodesk.com/support/system-requirements
Education Community Free Software: www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/all

Use of Macs:
Some of the software used in engineering is incompatible with the Apple Macintosh Operating System (OS) and Mac versions of the software are not available. Revit and AutoCAD operating on Mac OS were released in late 2011 though the AutoCAD course in the UNT ID program, which uses these programs on Windows OS only, NOT on Mac OS. Since AutoCAD has long been used on Windows OS in the design industry, operating the program on Windows OS is pervasive and more beneficial to students. Due to the fact that the interfaces on Windows OS and Mac OS are significantly different, learning those programs on Mac OS is fully the student’s responsibility.

It does not mean you need a PC only for Revit and AutoCAD. If you have a Mac PC dual platform, you can run them on a Windows OS.

Free Student Copies of AutoCAD and Revit:
Autodesk website provides free software downloads for students. It includes educational versions of AutoCAD, Revit, etc. Please be aware that CVAD labs are running AutoCAD 2016 (Not AutoCAD Architecture 2016) and Revit 2016 from Fall 2015 with Windows7 64-bit operating system. Please check the Interior Design Blog (untintdes.blogspot.com/) occasionally for updated information.

In order to get the free software downloads, go to Autodesk website. Under Products, click Students downloads. It will direct you to Education Community Free Software. Or simply click the link provided above.

Recommended Software for the UNT ID Program:
• Autodesk AutoCAD (Not AutoCAD Architecture): Junior year, first semester (Free download available from Autodesk website)
• Autodesk Revit: Junior year, first semester (Free download available from Autodesk website)
• SketchUp: Junior year, first semester (Free download available from Google website; SketchUp Pro is for charge)
Microsoft Office: including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign are useful in design

UNT Bookstore may offer software programs to students with a discounted price. Please visit the bookstore website at unt.bncollege.com

Optional Equipment:
External Hard Drive/Flash Drive: Students should diligently save their work and keep at least 2 backups in a separate location from their laptops. In this regard, external hard drives, 1 GB (recommended as minimum capacity) USB flash drives, or combination of both is recommended to make at least 2 separate backups and transfer files between computers. You may use a flash drive to turn in assignments and others for backups. Importance of backups cannot be over-emphasized. Note: Lost or damaged files of your work are not acceptable excuses for missing assignments.
External Mouse: Operating AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUP using a touchpad is cumbersome. You are recommended to use a mouse for efficiency.
Printer: Although there are printers available in the CVAD lab, you may elect to have a printer at home. Some of our assignments are in 11x17 format, so a printer that will print up to 11x17 is useful.

What is Revit?
Revit is a full 3D Building Information Modeling program, or parametric Computer-Aided Design program, which allows the user to design, create, and publish contract documents to clients, consultants, and construction management teams in the field. The term “parametric” refers to the process of constructing a virtual building manifested in a 3D computer model where each component is created once thus providing bi-directional manipulation that occurs instantly and universally.

Revit produces a reliable digital representation of the building available for design decision making, design scope, scheduling, high-quality construction document production, and cost estimates. Having the ability to keep information up-to-date and accessible in an integrated digital environment gives students a clear vision of their projects, as well as the ability to make informed decisions faster. Revit can be applied across the spectrum of architectural and interior design: schematic design, design development, construction document, building analysis, visualization, etc.

The 3D visualization capabilities of Revit benefits students in understanding how spaces are put together. Revit allows students to view their designs in 3D, enabling them to clearly identify and solve design problems in the early stage of the design process.

Autodesk has developed three versions of Revit: Revit Architecture for architects and building designers, Revit Structure for structural engineers, and Revit MEP for mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Three Job Positions Available in Sixthriver Architects

SRA is currently looking for 3 people to add to our interiors team immediately: A production person, a project manager, and an interior designer – all with 3 years’ experience. For job descriptions please visit at http://www.sixthriver.com/new-blog/2015/6/17/sixthriver-architects-is-hiring

Please email resumes to resumes@sixthriver.com

Becky Blackhall
Associate, RID
Sixthriver Architects
1601 S. Mopac Expressway
Barton Skyway Two, Suite 100-D
Austin, Texas 78746

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kathy Andrews Interiors looking for Presentation Designer

Kathy Andrews Interiors in Houston is looking for a Presentation Designer as immediate needs. Kathy Andrews Interiors is a nationally recognized interior design firm providing services exclusively to the single family, multi-family and student housing development industries.  Due to outstanding growth, KAI has multiple opportunities for interior design professionals to become part of the award-winning team in the Single Family Division in the role of Presentation Designer. 

The Presentation Designer will work with the Presentation Team in creating design concepts and color schemes based upon market demographics and materials available within clients' product offerings to their homebuyers.  The Presentation Designer additionally prepares documentation and drawings for submission to the client, as well responding to client questions. Interior design, or interior design merchandising degree is required. Salary plus Benefits are considered for this full time position. Desired skills and experience are as follows.

AutoCad 2015
MicroSoft Office Suite / Outlook 2010
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Standard X
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and maintain multiple deadlines
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excel at working in a fast-paced team environment
Able to work in a team environment and interact well with others.
Good eye for design.

Send cover letter, resume, and portfolio or other design work to express your talents.

Dani Greene (Dani@kathyandrews.com)
Director of Business Operations

Elizabeth Snell (Elizabeths@kathyandrews.com)
Presentation & Selections Manager

Kathy Andrews Interiors
9464 Kirby
Houston TX 77054
www.kathyandrews.com (currently undergoing website changes and not up to date yet)
https://www.facebook.com/kathyandrewsinteriors (more up to date)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Christina Wilson Awarded As Second Place Team in IIDA Student Charrette

Congratulations on UNT Interior Design student Christina Wilson for being part of the second place Charrette team at IIDA Student Charrette!

The IIDA Student Charrette was a challenge to re-design the existing Merchandise Mart atrium space into a business center with bistro lounge. The new design needed to bring the outdoors in and provide support to the rest of the mart. Design students from across the nation competed for 6 hours on twelve teams to come up with concepts and finish board for the new space.

Christina Wilson (very right)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Border Crossings Project

UNT Sophomore Interior Design Class of 2017 created the Border Crossings Project consisted of an international project where the sophomore interior design team was able communicate with different universities from all over the world (Dundee, Ljubljana, and Amsterdam). They created a sculpture with the other countries using a website created for correspondence and video chat sessions. The sculpture revolved around the concept of interconnectivity.

Their last contribution was a reactionary video to the sculpture that they had created with the other countries. Their crew was inspired by the reading, Eyes of the Skin by Juhani Pallasmaa. They incorporated different languages to show how different cultures can come together to create meaningful artwork and used fire to demonstrate how evanescent visual products can be.

Please visit the youtube link for the video.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Lead Interior Designer Position

Sterling Barnett Little, Inc. in Arlington is a well‐established, full-service architecture and interior design firm specializing in healthcare design. As our reputation and workload grows, so does our need for skilled and passionate designers who possess a significant amount of experience designing for the healthcare market.

Sterling Barnett Little, Inc. is currently seeking a Lead Interior Designer with a passion for high quality design and a positive, collaborative work style for our expanding design portfolio which includes healthcare, hospitality and corporate projects.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture or Interior Design from a CIDA accredited university
• NCIDQ Certification (not required but preferred)
• 7 - 12+ years of experience working primarily on Healthcare Interior projects.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills;
• Extraordinary computer skills (Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).

The essential duties of the Lead Interior Designer are:

• Generate and develop overall design concepts.
• Assist with site surveys.
• Conduct client interviews to determine needs/wants and requirements.
• Validate that the design and furniture recommendation are consistent with the approved project budget
• Prepare contract documents, technical interior architectural details, and selection/specification of finish materials and furniture.
• Participate in programming, space planning, selection of FF&E, color palettes, material presentations, 2D/3D renderings and generate specifications.
• Assist with furniture and artwork installations.
• Support project architect / project manager in ensuring the project(s) meet budget and schedule expectations
• Flexibility to focus on a single client with a variety of project types, or multiple, concurrent projects in various stages of development.
• Interface with consultants, contractors and regulatory agencies
• Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination

Our culture is energetic, collaborative and open. We value people who are fun to work with and who have a positive impact on everyone around them. We are proud to offer outstanding benefits, compensation, and growth opportunities.

To learn more about Sterling Barnett Little, please visit us at www.sblarchitects.com. Send your resume and condensed portfolio (5MB or less) to Kristina Warren at kristina.warren@sblarchitects.com