work at playground

Drafter/Designer

The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, friendly and self-motivated individual with a passion for design and at least 1-2 years of related experience. Essential skills include the ability to use Rhino and AutoCAD to produce precise, detailed floor plans, sections, elevations and 3D models.

You must be a self-starter and be able to work independently, as well as collaborate with a team. In addition, you must know how to go into a residential or commercial space, measure accurately, take photos and create accurate floor plans and elevation drawings for clients.  You must be able to create detailed, buildable shop drawings, as well as interact with fabricators and contractors, answering RFIs and attending related meetings as necessary.

Rendering ability (by hand or computer) is a major plus! 

Responsibilities

  • Take measurements and create accurate floor plans and elevation drawings
  • Drafting and modeling with AutoCAD and Rhino
  • Preparing construction documents
  • Creating shop drawings and coordinating fabrication/construction as needed
  • Code and site analysis; analyzing zoning documents for pre-design

Requirements

  • Professionalism and clear communication
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Ability to manage and accurately track hours and maintain project budgets
  • Degree in Architecture or Interior Design (or relevant equivalent experience)
  • Must have a California Driver License and be legally authorized to work in the US

Pay is commensurate with experience. 

To apply – please email your resume, portfolio and why you want to work at playground to hello@playgroundagency.com and include the subject line: Drafter/Designer. Be creative and show us why we should hire you! 

design assistant

The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, friendly and motivated individual with a passion for design and 1-3 years of related experience. Great communication skills are necessary for this position, as well as a love of design and style. The successful candidate will approach responsibilities with a sense of urgency and professionalism at all times and must be proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, as well as Rhino. Proficiency with AutoCAD is a major plus. In addition, you must know how to go into a residential or commercial space, measure accurately, take photos and create floor plans for clients. 

Project management and organizational skills are a key requirement. You must pay attention to detail and be able to handle scheduling, as well as production to complete projects on time and on budget. You need to be able to keep track of the client “to-do” list, keep the calendar up to date, follow-up with orders, keep invoices updated, and have an overall sense of what is going on in the office and what needs to be accomplished. You will work as the Creative Director's right hand on completing all aspects of the project. 

Responsibilities

  • Create mood boards, organize fabrics, source materials and furnishings
  • Preparation of budgets, estimates and purchase order
  • Take measurements and create accurate floor plans and elevation drawings
  • Assisting design team with project management and decorative aspects of a project
  • Researching and shopping for fabrics, furniture, lighting, wall coverings, antiques, carpeting and accessories as requested
  • Preparing, managing and maintaining all client presentation documents, project binders, files, correspondence, drawings, etc.
  • Purchasing all furnishings and materials specified by the design team for the project; creating purchase orders
  • Communicates and follows-up with vendors, clients, contractors, etc., throughout the design process to ensure that designs are implemented smoothly and effectively through final installation.
  • Organizes, maintains and updates office catalog library and finish samples. 
  • General scheduling, organization and errands as needed for the Creative Director.

Requirements

  • Positive, can-do attitude is a must!
  • Professionalism, clear communication and reliability
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, projects and competing priorities gracefully.
  • Ability to manage and accurately track hours and maintain project budgets.
  • Degree in Architecture or Interior Design (or other relevant experience).
  • Must have a California Driver License and be legally authorized to work in the US.

Pay is commensurate with experience. 

To apply – please email your resume, portfolio and why you want to work at playground to hello@playgroundagency.com and include the subject line: Design Assistant. Be creative and show us why we should hire you! 


Summer 2018 Design Internship

Small, high-end design firm seeking a creative, outgoing and professional design intern for the summer term. Candidates must be responsible, self-motivated, detail-oriented, professional and friendly. Three to four month term position, with the possibility of hire at the completion of the term. 

To apply – please email your resume and portfolio to hello@playgroundagency.com and include the subject line: Summer Internship Application. In your application, please outline your areas of interest so we can ensure it is a good fit for the experience you are seeking, as well as any requirements for school credit. Please note, this is an unpaid position. We have many internship applications each year, so please be creative in sharing with us why you are a good fit for our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Taking measurements, photos and creating accurate floor plans and measured drawings
  • Creating 3D models
  • Drafting with AutoCAD
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and develop creative design solutions
  • Preparation of presentation materials
  • Will assist design team in all phases of projects

Requirements:

  • Working towards a degree in Architecture or Interior Design 
  • Proficiency in MAC OSX, Rhino, AutoCAD and Photoshop
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to create 3D renderings or hand sketched renderings is a major plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Intelligent, quick learner, honest, reliable and hardworking