work at playground


At playground, we live by the motto that work is love. We work on awesome projects with some of the coolest clients across many different industries, which means our work is almost never boring—and certainly never ordinary. We offer flexible hours and working locations, competitive pay and encourage time off and creative exploration to travel and engage with the world around us—which makes for better design. Interested in working with us? Please send your resume and portfolio (if applicable) to hello [at] and tell us why you are a great fit for our team. 


design assistant

The ideal candidate has experience working as an assistant in the design industry and is able to handle anything thrown their way with a positive, can-do attitude. Organizational skills are a key requirement for this position. You must pay attention to detail and be able to handle scheduling, as well as production to complete administrative tasks and project. 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 closely with the firm's principals for scheduling, administrative tasks and some design-related tasks as needed.  


  • Create mood boards, organize fabrics, follow up with vendors

  • Preparation of budgets, estimates and purchase orders

  • Assist with measurements for projects as needed

  • 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


  • Positive, can-do attitude is a must!

  • Professionalism, clear communication and reliability

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, projects and competing priorities gracefully.

  • Must have a California Driver License, reliable transportation and be legally authorized to work in the US.

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