Wednesday, July 23, 2008
What’s it like to be an….Interior Design Assistant?
My job title is: Interior Design Assistant at a small but expanding design agency
What does a normal day look like? Is it consistent throughout the year? If you’ve had this position for a while, how have things changed?
A Normal Day: I never know what to expect on a daily basis. I work mostly with designers who need my assistance for a number of reasons. Some of the assistance I provide includes: searching for a fabric, piece of furniture, accessory, light fixture, tile, etc… that fits into a given design; making deliveries to or picking up items from clients’ homes, vendors or retail stores like Pottery Barn. Attending every rep meeting with sales representatives from many vendors. For example, each fabric line we carry has a rep and they usually come in a few times a year to update our library and introduce us to new products. (Sometimes they even take us out to dinner!) I also take care of our company’s huge library of design materials- each item has a specific home in our library, so I make sure things are where they belong.
My job is fairly consistent throughout the year. It does get busier during the holidays when we are shopping for client gifts, wrapping and decorating. I have been at my job for more than a year. It keeps getting busier and I have much more responsibility now.