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Design Assistant, Naples, FL

Wendy Cohen  | Published on 3/18/2020

Design Assistant Job Overview:

As our Design Assistant, you will have the opportunity to work directly with our Principal, Leslie Derrick. In this role you will assist with client projects including design direction, creating design presentations, sourcing fabrics, furniture, and building selections. As a member of our team, you will learn all aspects of the interior design and building management phases, in order to deliver exceptional service (beginning to completion) on our luxury projects.If you are a client-centric, high- energy creative, with a positive attitude and a desire to expand your entrepreneurial spirit, we want to meet you!

Local Naples, Florida Candidates Preferred

Please apply to Wendy Cohen, CEO, PowerHouse Recruiting, do not reach out to our office directly.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist in creating design direction of client projects
  • Manage the estimating process including quotes and estimates from vendors
  • Track client budgets and purchases
  • Assist the Designer with sourcing of fabrics, furniture, carpets, and building selections
  • Assist with design presentations including the creation of design boards and mood boards
  • Participate in site measures and as-built documentation
  • Attend and document meetings
  • Manage the design library and meet with sales reps for sourcing new materials
  • Manage client files, keeping computer files organized and updating budgets
  • Assists in photography preparation and photo library
  • Developing a keen understanding of our firm’s process and unique value proposition
  • Active in continued education with industry products and technologies

Qualifications and Skills for Success:


  • Minimum 1+ year full-time experience working in a residential design firm office
  • Ability to read and understand design documents and construction drawings
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Architecture, Kitchen & Bath Design, Interior Architecture or similar work experience
  • Computer skills with exposure to AutoCAD or Sketch-Up and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to become proficient in QuickBooks
  • A strong work ethic with attention to detail to follow through
  • Strong self-motivation, with the ability to problem-solve independently
  • Highly organized with excellent time management and priority setting skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive attitude, creative spirit, and a team player


  • If you want to grow your career where you will have personal interaction with our Principal this is a stellar career growth opportunity for you!
  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Full-time position with future growth potential
  • Vacation and Holidays Paid
  • Interior Design Studio located in Naples Florida
  • Occasional business travel to oversee installations
  • Opportunity to make a design difference
  • Attend Trade Shows/Design Market and growing our Design Library
  • Join an amazing firm focused on relationship building, design creativity, and integrity
  • Continued opportunities for personal learning & development

We look forward to talking with you about this outstanding career growth opportunity, reach out to us today, Wendy Cohen.

Equal Opportunity Employer

About Us:

Pear Tree Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in remodeling and construction related projects with studios in Cincinnati, Ohio and Naples, Florida. Our Founder and Principal Interior Designer, Leslie Derrick’s experience living in England and traveling Europe, has earned Pear Tree Interiors the renowned reputation for a design aesthetic that combines current, cutting edge components grounded with historical architectural elements and antiques.

Meet Leslie Derrick:

“After years of successfully guiding my clients through the remodeling or new construction process, I have come to love and respect the change of lifestyle that occurs. I begin my projects by listening carefully to my client about the vision they have for their home, asking questions and developing an overall plan for achieving these goals. A significant part of building my relationship with my client is about trust, so I work hard to connect with them and deliver a unique and personal design that fulfills their wishes. Many of my clients are long term and I have worked on multiple residences for them.”