Interior Design Assistant

Interior Designer


CRAFT Architecture + Interiors is a design firm located in Wilmington NC that focuses on luxury residential design as well as custom Class A commercial spaces.  The firm Combines Architectural Services integrated with Interior Design for a holistic design experience for clients.

We integrate a passionate collaboration between designer, client, builder and artisan. With backgrounds in both luxury residential and custom commercial, CRAFT Architecture + Interiors delivers a fresh perspective on thoughtful design.

Tongue & Groove is the leading Design-Build firm in Wilmington and the surrounding area. The company was born in 2003 to a visionary with a keen eye for design, and in 2020 was named National Custom Home Builder of the Year by the National Association of Homebuilders. Tongue & Groove employees desire to be the best, have a humble heart, and celebrate their successes, professional or personal.


As an Interior Designer, you are responsible for supporting the growth and success of CRAFT Architecture + Interiors and Tongue & Groove Design + Build, working collaboratively with homeowners and firm staff. It is imperative to provide world-class service, maintaining the highest level of Interior Design services consistent with the goals and aspirations of the homeowner and the unique luxury approach that serves as the hallmark of the CRAFT Architecture + Interiors brand.

For Design Services include
  • Working collaboratively with the Owner, Architect, and Project Manager on conceptual, schematic, design development, construction documents and production activities to develop, manage, monitor, and record the technical aspects of the interior design phase of all Design/Build projects, developing a timeline for the interior design process and cost estimates, as As an Interior Designer it is your responsibility to manage the interior design schedule and meeting cycle to ensure project timelines and milestones are met.
  • Utilizing the homeowners’ pre-Design Checklist, inspirational ideas from Pinterest, and other design resources, work collaboratively with the Architect to understand the client’s goals and aspirations for their new home and prepare a presentation for the pre-design meeting, including a Base-Better-Best Working with the Owner and Architect, create the design proposal and contract and actively participate in the pre-design meeting to secure the contract for design services.
  • Utilizing client input from the Interior Design Questionnaire, prepare a preliminary design mood board and concepts presentation—schematic floorplans developed by Schedule the initial background selections meetings to discuss the homeowner’s goals for interior materials and furnishing, including but not limited to lighting, furniture, wall niches, flooring, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, countertops, rugs, and art/accessories—layout schedule and specs/selections for interior design, and construction administration in Builder Trend.
  • Preparing final interior design plans utilizing computer applications to create aesthetically appealing images for the homeowners and scheduling meetings as necessary to finalize specifications for all interior design materials and finishes. ID Set of plans to include flooring and tile, interior trim and doors, drywall, interior wall elevations, cabinet, and casework designs, reflected ceiling plans including ceiling details, lighting, HVAC, and AV.
  • Throughout the design phase retrieve final approvals on the selections and the proposed budget.
  • Develop Revit models from ID set of plans from the “clay model” phase to photorealistic matching colors, finishes, Work with other 3D artists in the office at hand-off points, delivering full branded spec packages in Excel, PowerPoint, and physical samples.
For Build and Renovation Services include
  • Creating and maintaining interior design schedules to keep the build process on schedule and within budget.
  • Managing all project deliverables, including, but not limited to, ordering and installation, and meeting overall project installation/design schedules associated with interior materials, finishes, lighting, furniture, wall niches, flooring, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, countertops, rugs, art/accessories, and other related materials to staying within budget and ensuring a quality building and interior installation experience for the homeowner.
  • Actively work with vendors, fabricators, field personnel, and all subcontractors to ensure all finishing materials are ordered and are onsite when needed to keep the building project within budget and as scheduled.
  • Working closely with the Project Manager & Foreman on the jobsite to manage installs, address problems and challenges during the building process, and keep the homeowner informed of outstanding design decisions or Working with the T&G team and homeowner to establish the move- in date and determine the scope of the “reveal” and homeowner orientation. I.e., get the homeowner’s signoffs on soft-goods packages (rugs/furniture/art), plan, facilitate, etc.


  • Proficient in Revit
  • Proficiency in other design-related programs including but not limited to AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe® Photoshop, Adobe® Illustrator, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proven Proficiency in designing and drawing interior design drawing plan sets, graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings consistent with the Tongue and Groove brand.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, including both verbal and nonverbal skills, to adjust to the client’s communication needs.
  • Strong leadership, customer orientation, and listening skills.
  • Professional and proactive work ethic.


  • 5+ years of experience in all phases of interior architectural projects.
  • Proficient in Revit is a must.
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Interior Design.
  • Strong technical proficiency in the development of construction documents, and administration of services during the construction phase.
  • Knowledge in management of project business: scope, fee, schedule, work plans, budgets, contracts, and business development proposals.


  • Exhibits a high level of integrity.
  • Demonstrates superior work ethic.
  • Possesses a “can do” and positive approach to work, always moving forward to success.
  • Consistently challenges the status quo.
  • Turns problems and issues into opportunities for success.

Our Company Beliefs:

At CRAFT Architecture + Interiors, we hold our mission and beliefs dear to our hearts:

  •  Mission: We imagine with our clients. We build for our clients. Our clients can live life without regrets.
  • Brand Promise: Never compromise quality or coolness.
  • Warrior’s Spirit: We work hard with urgency, desire to be the best, and always make the numbers.
  • Servant’s Heart: Have a humble heart with everything you do, follow the “Golden Rule,” serve the client to your best capability.
  • Fun-Loving Attitude: We celebrate successes as a team, enjoy the work you do and those you work with, don’t take yourself too seriously.
  • Exceptional Communication: Knowing what to say and what not to say, receive and give feedback freely, respond with calm, care, and creativity.

Company Benefits:

At CRAFT, we value our team members and offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off for vacation and personal days

We offer competitive compensation based on experience. If you are a dedicated professional looking for an opportunity to contribute to a dynamic organization, please submit your resume for consideration. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Schedule: Workdays are Monday to Friday, ensuring a healthy work-life balance. We believe in providing a professional and supportive work environment where you can thrive and grow in your career.

Application Process: All Applicants must take the Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment and the Cognitive Assessment. Both assessments must be completed to be considered for employment. Thank you.

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