Vida Design is a full service boutique interior design firm in Portland, Oregon specializing in urban multi-family, commercial and hospitality projects. We are looking to expand our team by bringing on a talented designer who demonstrates an excellent design sensibility, creativity, and has strong technical skills.


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in an architectural/interior design firm
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture or Interior Design
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Offce Suite, and Revit.
  • Must be able to generate full color 3-D digital renderings
  • Experience on large scale commercial and hospitality projects
  • Experience with full scope construction drawing sets
  • An appreciation for collaboration
  • Detailing and construction knowledge
  • Great communication skills
  • FF&E and lighting knowledge and experience
  • A passion for the creative process
  • A willingness to get your hands a little dirty
  • The ability to successfully build and maintain relationships both in-house and with clients
  • A professional appearance and conduct who always has a friendly, outgoing approach
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills
  • The ability to adjust to changing priorities, deadlines and schedules
  • Candidate must have a reliable vehicle, current driver’s license and a good driving record


  • Interface weekly with associate or project manager on project status, scheduling and deliverables
  • Develop project design intent and goals for successful implementation
  • Work closely with team members on design execution
  • Mentor and lead junior designers
  • Ability to oversee the development of a complete set of construction documents, including plans, elevations and details
  • Preparation of FF&E budgets and specifications
  • Participate in the design of custom furniture, rugs and lighting and coordinate with our vendors
  • Ability to collaborate with consultants and partnering architectural frms
  • Oversee sub-contractors and manage on-site installs to ensure beautiful, seamless installations


  • Vida Design offers an incredibly supportive work environment that strives to provide a collaborative and creative culture.
  • We are located in the Central East-side district of Portland, in an industrial building with a great vibe. We have projects throughout the west coast which allows the opportunity to travel. Full time employees are offered health insurance, 401K match, vacation pay and a monthly cell phone stipend.


Email with the subject line “Interior Design Position”
Submit the following in one PDF file:
Portfolio showing AutoCAD profciency, rendering and design skill
Cover Letter detailing your suitability for this role along with a Resume with 2 references and Salary requirements.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 Claire Smith