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POSITION TITLE: Intermediate Interior Designer (non-residential)




LOCATION: San Francisco, CA 94109


OUR CLIENT: TEF Design (formerly Tom Eliot Fisch)

Website: http://www.tefarch.com/


In business for twenty years, TEF is an award-winning architectural design practice, known for crafting imaginative and enduring places, where people come together to share ideas and build community. We are skilled in developing cohesive design solutions that integrate the social, economic and political dynamics of urban development through authentic collaboration and a shared commitment to value, sustainability and performance.


Collaboration is at the heart of each day, and good ideas come from everyone, not just principals. Project types and sizes are diverse; we are a group of people that loves variety. Staff contribute meaningfully to assignments that range from healthcare and workplace design, to schools and projects that enhance our community, and by the way, electrical substations too.  We are generalists who share a common ethos driven by research, economy, responsibility, and authentic collaboration with clients who value our services.


Our firm culture is one of teaching and learning including weekly “TEF Talks” bringing in colleagues and guests or sharing our current work, “TEF Teaches” where our in-house experts share knowledge about technical issues such as planning and building codes, REVIT, and other software tricks.  We have a mentor/mentee program where everyone who wants can choose a mentor who can advise on firm questions as well as life and career questions. And, we’re in the midst of a Project Management 101 series of seminars. We strongly support professional development, by paying for classes and supporting our staff taking the licensing exams, we want everyone in the firm to grow!


We play together, too; come join our bocce team, or take our in-house yoga class, or share in our weekly Breakfast Club. And, we also believe in work/life balance, including accommodations for young families – yes you need to go to your kid’s soccer game!


We take pleasure in our connection to the wider community, through our work and volunteer/service initiatives –our practice is dedicated to non-profit partners where we provide pro-bono services. We currently are planning a mural project for one of our K-8 schools and we love the LEAP Sandcastle competition.


We recently purchased our own two story office building as a permanent hedge against the outrageous office rents in the City. Our open plan, light-filled office is on the top floor, in an evolving residential and commercial neighborhood, close to public transportation.


We seek an Intermediate Interior Designer who will contribute to a wide array of projects. We are fairly flexible as to the background you bring, and we have lots of work! We are seeking an interior designer with at least 4 years of experience. We have all types of work for you, depending on your skills and experience, such as commercial, education, workplace, healthcare and more! All related experience is a plus! Please see our varied portfolio at http://www.tefarch.com/projects.


This is a salaried, full time position with benefits.


The position is posted here: http://www.lockeandkey.com/jobs/JobOpenings/job_opening_194.php




Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Participation in all levels of projects from programming and design through completion of construction.

- Work closely with principals, architects and other team members on all aspects of projects.

- Preparation of client presentations.

- Periodic travel to job sites; all in the Bay Area.




The company realizes that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what they are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!

- Candidates should have four to ten years of interiors experience, with a focus on quality design, and production of documents, in building renovations and new construction.

- Experience in selection and specification of materials, finishes, and furniture is expected.

- A sincere passion for creating innovative and thoughtful design solutions.

- This position requires the candidate to be a "people person," who is comfortable interacting with clients, principals, teammates, consultants and contractors.

- Experience in design, document production and oversight, and construction phase services.

- Flexibility and ability to independently juggle a variety of projects, clients and tasks.

- Use of Revit 2016 is a big plus. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Office.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

- Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up.



- A professional degree in Interior Design or Architecture

- Architectural or an interior design certification license



Opportunity to grow your career and work with a long standing, stable, award-wining firm.

TEF offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation package, including health benefits, disability insurance, 401k retirement plan with company match, vacation, sick leave, tax deferred Clipper Card program, and discretionary performance bonuses. Potential parking depending on commute.



Please email your resume and cover letter with “TEF-Interiors” in the subject line.

Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt. Please do not send your resume to TEF directly.


Lisa K. Locke

Locke and KEY Recruiting, Hiring and Consulting Services

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