Interior Designer

Posted: Jul 25, 2022


  • 5-8 years minimum of interior design experience with solid hospitality experience

  • Deep experience and involvement in all phases of design and construction (SD, DD, CD, CA and Construction)

  • Proficiency in Revit required for quick space planning exercise to full construction documentation drawings

  • Strong visualization skills: from quick concept sketches to complete presentation sketches, 3D modeling (Google SketchUp, Revit) to rendering (Enscape, Lumion, Vray, or equivalent)

  • Proven industry experience selecting, documenting, creating FF&E/Finish Specifications in Design Spec

  • Experience in developing thoughtful product palettes and FF&E selections that are inline with budget, meet brand standards and meet lead times.

  • Ability to manage the FF&E, CFA and shop drawing process

  • Expert in Creative Adobe Suite applications

  • Possess strong verbal, written and visual communication skills and presentation abilities (Spanish is a plus)

  • Strong conceptual and design skills; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; strong leadership, communication and relationship-management skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure, juggle and prioritize multiple projects and manage tight timelines

  • A flexible and open attitude towards new and iterative ways of working are values we highly encourage at Curioso.

  • Accredited Degree in Interior Design or Architecture

  • Not Required but beneficial: NCIDQ Certification, state licensure and LEED Accreditation



  • Lead conceptual design, schematic design, design development & construction documents

  • Organize and run regular in house design sessions presenting to Principal, Studio Leaders and Project Team

  • Convey compelling story/narrative to the internal team and external stakeholders on projects as well as outstanding communication, presentation, and design team collaboration

  • Work as part of a team sketching/modeling design solutions, preparing drawings, editing presentations, sourcing materials, finishes, FF&E, producing work drawings and specifications

  • Work closely with Principal/Studio Design Leaders and client or brand manager to ensure design direction, schedule and budget is on course

  • Collaborate internally with Studio Leader, Project Orchestrator, Technical Leader and FF&E Studio Leader to ensure project deliverables are on target and will exceed our clients' expectations

  • Represent Curioso and the design for all consult coordination meetings

  • Manage and streamline the design process for team members in both Chicago and Mérida to drive projects toward implementation

  • Develop internal FF&E budgets to ensure alignment time with client expectations

  • Manage the CFA, finish process, shop drawing approval process

  • Responsible for creating and delivering presentations based on Curioso's deliverable standards for presentations and contract documents.

  • Oversee the production and delivery of quality and timely set of contract documents being drawings, specifications, budgets


This is a full-time position that includes excellent health benefits and work-life balance. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Only candidates who meet the qualifications and include work samples will be considered. Curioso Studios are located in Chicago & Mérida, Mexico. Location & remote work are flexible.

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