Entry Level Interior Designer

Fairfax, Virginia
Apr 20, 2023
Jun 05, 2023
Full Time
Dewberry's Architecture Team is seeking an energetic entry level Interior Designer with well-rounded experience to join our Fairfax, VA office. Experience in Federal/Local Government, Commercial and Corporate building types is desirable. This position requires a minimum of 1-year overall experience where you will develop and execute appropriate design solutions as well as project team involvement regarding client satisfaction and quality control.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate they are able to collaborate on single or multiple interiors projects under the supervision of a registered interior designer for all phases of design. Assist with generation and documentation of programmatic and visioning requirements. Develop and update space plan concepts. Select and coordinate FF&E, color palettes, material selections, furniture systems and specifications. Assist project team with coordination of the drawings, specifications and materials. Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and samples and assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor of Interior Design and/or Architecture degree from an accredited University is required.
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience in interior design with an Architecture/Interior Design Firm is required.
  • Ability to obtain state license and a NCIDQ certificate is required.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit (BIM), SketchUp and other modeling programs.
  • Proficient in Creative Adobe Suite applications specifically Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials and specifications.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Knowledge of sustainable design principles, LEED AP or interest in obtaining LEED AP or Green Globes credentials is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • A design portfolio demonstrating interior design experience will be required.

Don't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employee's. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.