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Dwelling Well Design is a full-service interior design firm based in Encinitas, CA. We are looking to hire an experienced design assistant with a minimum of 1-year experience in the interior design industry, a college degree in interior design, and strong references. We are looking for a long-term commitment with someone who is aligned with our company values, and someone who wants to grow with our us. The ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented, has strong organization skills and can multitask and move quickly between projects with ease. Extreme attention to detail and strong communication skills are required. Part of this position is project management and will be client-facing, so effectively relating to and working with all types of people is a must. We are looking for someone that loves implementing systems + structures and is always looking for ways to make our job more efficient. Being a self-starter and collaborating well with others is key. 


Our mission: We make our clients fall in love with their environments from a place of genuine connection, we are the hunters and gatherers that tell their story. We strive to understand every clients’ needs - spoken and unspoken, to walk them through the design process with ease and trust, and to be in clear communication every step of the way so that they never have to wonder what’s happening next.  We don’t believe in chasing trends, but we do believe in simplicity without fear of being outlandish and rooms that are grounding before anything else.  An individual that understands the value of sanctuary from chaos and simple gestures that bring them joy creates a happier person, who is more likely to spread that joy to the next person. We are humbled that we get to be a little part of that process. 





  • Producing all construction documents + visuals for our presentation – including floor plans, section details, elevations, 3D renderings, product boards, and any other client visuals

  • Filing and keeping all data organized and accurate in digital client files

  • Working with the owner to create marketing content, email newsletters, and changing branding as needed

  • Attending site visits and client meetings to assist with measurements, presentations, note-taking, problem-solving, and meeting with trades when necessary.

  • Sending out + managing estimates and RFQs for client projects

  • Setting up new trade accounts

  • Picking up and returning samples for client presentations

  • Creating client binder for each client at the end of a project

  • Managing client satisfaction surveys and punch list items at the end of each project

  • Sourcing products, finishes, and materials

  • Sending out purchase orders on product and material to ensure our proposals are accurate when presented to clients

  • Creating proposals, room boards, and invoicing in Ivy

  • Tracking orders and updating the order tracking spreadsheet

  • Coordinating job timelines as needed and scheduling/managing furniture installs

  • Corresponding with vendors and receiving warehouse for installs

  • Sending weekly client check-in/update emails 

  • Filing defective or wrong product claims and following through as needed

  • Preparing for photoshoots and install days – shopping for accessories, styling home, directing installers, etc.

  • Printing all visual aids, gathering all samples, and ensuring all pieces of presentation are accurate and accounted for before each presentation

  • Updating product and vendor inventory in Ivy as needed

  • Occasionally setting up vendor and client meetings on principal designer’s behalf




  • $16-18/hr starting for a 3-month probationary period, based on experience + references

  • 8-16 hours/wk starting, with room to grow into full-time

  • Potential to work remotely for some tasks, but must be a San Diego local

  • Occasional weekend and travel may be required. Must have own vehicle

  • Must have a thorough understanding of the construction and design process

  • Must be very tech-savvy

  • Must be very proficient in Chief Architect, Canva, Photoshop, InDesign Suite, and Wix

  • Experience in Ivy a plus, but not required

  • Must have at least 1-year experience in producing CAD drawings + construction documents

  • Experience in branding + marketing a huge bonus

  • Must possess strong project management skills and be good with numbers





 At Dwelling Well Design, each candidate for hire/potential employee shall be provided with the same interview process as his/her competitor in order to ensure equality of opportunity for a paid position. Interested candidates to: 

  1. Review job description for fit. 

  2. Submit a resume, references, your portfolio, and a design board representing your design aesthetic to Based on the job description and requirements, if there are any other items you feel are relevant to demonstrate your skillset, please include them in the email as well. 

  3. If the email application is successful, a phone interview will be scheduled.

  4. If the phone interview is successful, references will be checked.

  5. If references are successfully validated, a face-to-face interview will be scheduled.

  6. Following a successful face-to-face interview, and in the event, the applicant is selected for the position, he/she will receive, in writing, a formal offer.

We ask that you please do not call our office regarding this position, email is the preferred method of communication.

Good Luck!

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