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Fri 15 Apr ’22Posted on:


Designer, Interiors (Contract)

About the common:

Common is the nation’s leading residential brand offering convenience and community through co-living and traditional apartments. Our technology-enabled property management enables us to deliver unparalleled experiences in over 40 buildings, 6 cities and over 1,500 members. Common is the preferred choice for residents looking for a stress-free, all-inclusive living environment, and property owners looking for reliable, above-market returns. Launched in October 2015, we now operate homes in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle and Washington, DC and receive over 15,000 new member inquiries per month.

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Common team. We challenge ourselves every day to not only think of ways to improve life in the city, but to activate those ideas in meaningful ways. Our team consists of real estate professionals, designers, engineers, salespeople, marketers, customer service representatives and more. We work collaboratively, value autonomy, and embrace a “whatever it takes” mentality to ensure our work is done and done well. Common sits at the intersection of technology and real estate, working every day to build quality residential solutions that bring positive change to the global rental housing crisis.

Common was founded by Brad Hargreaves and raised $135 million in venture capital. Brad is a visionary leader with extensive experience in technology and services, having previously founded the education company General Assembly.

To keep up with the latest Common news, get to know our community of residents, and find out what it’s like to work at Common, you can follow us on instagram, LinkedInand Twitter. To see more open positions and hear from Common employees, check out our Careers page.

About the role:

Common is looking for a Designer, Interiors (Contract) join our design studio to create homes for residential living. The position will require the candidate to provide interior design services to our partners through concept boards, technical drawings, FF&E and finish specifications. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced startup environment. This is a temporary contract position with the potential to turn into a full-time position for the right candidate.


  • Design and produce compelling interior concepts that adhere to common brand standards for review by design managers, directors and clients

  • Work closely with design managers to ensure project design intent is on brand and follows architectural best practices

  • Production and management of design deliverables: interior design drawing sets, concept boards, design presentations, specifications, construction administration and FF&E design/selection

  • Understanding of space layout as well as all phases of the construction/design process

  • Must be able to contribute to all areas of design production, from concept to construction administration

  • Be able to participate in the selection and sourcing of finishes and fixtures

  • Lead FF&E design/selection, create finish plans, furniture plans, material specs/selection required for the development of each project

  • Support senior designers with interior architectural documentation, 3D modeling and renderings


  • A keen eye for interior design and required finishes

  • Experience and familiarity with FF&E, finishes, materials and accessories

  • Candidate must be thorough and comfortable supporting ideas with both qualitative and analytical reasoning

  • Candidates must be highly organized and able to multi-task on a large number of projects

  • A self-starter who is able to work independently and collaboratively

  • Candidates must have a talent for customer service and customer management

  • Candidate should be a continuous learner who enjoys researching, testing and implementing best practices

  • Quickly adapt to a growing variety of platforms, applications, and workflows in a required fast-start environment

  • The candidate must be a direct and proactive communicator who can be independent but ask questions as needed


  • Bachelor of Architecture/Interior Design, Master of Architecture/Interior Design or Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) required.

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in an architecture/interior design firm required

  • Must have prior experience with FF&E design/selection

  • Interior decorating experience is required

  • Experience in hotel design or residential design is a plus


  • Proficiency in Autocad, G-Suite, Excel, Photoshop and InDesign is required.

  • Revit experience is required

  • Enscape experience is a plus

What we offer:

Common is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, state of health, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran. status, race, religion, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.


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