Senior Designer

The position of Senior Designer contributes to the success of Black Ink by designing and overseeing the schematic design, design development and project management for our residential and light-commercial studio projects.

The senior designer will be expected to curate a visual representation of the project concept and communicate the Principal Designer's objectives orally and visually. The designer will be expected to manage all project-related tasks and client meetings through construction administration. You will be working directly with the Principal Designer, collaborating with fellow studio members, clients, consultants, architects and artists + artisans.


  • Responsible for the development and realization of project from start to finish inclusive of leading the team in conceiving of project concept + design to meet client program and project budget constraints

  • Research and analyze client goals and outline those needs to team members

  • Lead team in performing field visits/measurements and construction administration services including site visits, responding to RFIs, developing base plans, reviewing control samples and shop drawings as well as coordinating with consultants, manufacturers, contractors and completing punch list

  • Create preliminary space plans in CAD as concept and massing studies based on knowledge of local code and the principles of Interior Design

  • Confirm that preliminary space plans and design concepts are safe, functional, aesthetically appropriate and meet all public health, safety and welfare requirements [commercial].

  • Present design presentations to clients and consultants

  • Manage design coordination between clients and consultants

  • Coordinate and participate in the preparation of all documents including:

    • Physical + Digital design presentations

    • 3D Models & views when applicable

    • Complete plans + elevations to be used as working documents during the course of the project

    • Specifications for hardware, plumbing, lighting and furnishings

    • FF+E selections

    • Custom furniture design and documentation

    • Purchase Order coordination

  • Curate finish palettes to appropriately convey the design concept, life-cycle performance and safety requirements

  • Select and specify furniture, fixtures, equipment + millwork, inclusive of drawing layouts with detailed product descriptions

  • Facilitate procurement, pricing, ordering and installation of furniture

  • Work with Principal to review scope, schedule, budget, staffing needs, and project milestones

  • Ensure on-time delivery of all deliverables throughout the course of the project


  • Attend vendor presentations + inform team of new and innovative products

  • Observe + communicate historic design through research as well as current trends in the residential and hospitality markets

  • Contribute to studio growth + development goals

  • Pursue individual professional/skill development as required continued education by team Black Ink


  • Minimum of 6yrs experience in residential design or proven skill level

  • Experience in hospitality / commercial design is a plus

  • Architecture or Interior Design degree from an accredited 4yr+ program

  • Knowledge of commercial building standards, fire safety codes, ADA codes, and applicable codes for textiles, furnishings, and finishes

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, ArchiCAD or Revit. *We are an Apple-based design company currently using ArchiCAD

  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

  • Strong conceptual design approach with excellent presentation skills - both verbal and visual

  • Ability to think outside of current popular trends to push for unique and one of a kind design aesthetics is a MUST

  • Proven organizational abilities and attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple projects across various phases

  • Strong experience in management and coordination of drawing sets with knowledge of custom detailing is a plus

  • Is collaborative, self-motivated, positive and flexible

  • Even-keeled and remains calm and professional under pressure

  • Honest and ethical - adheres to the values, beliefs and principles of excellence in design

  • Takes personal responsibility for the continuous learning of new knowledge, skills and experiences 

  • Able to successfully function during times of uncertainty and changing priorities

  • Efficient and timely with all tasks

  • Must have excellent customer service skills and be comfortable interacting with clients, consultants, vendors and the internal studio

  • Must have reliable car and be willing to travel

To apply for this Columbus, Ohio position, contact Adrienne at with your resume, portfolio and professional references.

Phone calls or walk-in applications will not be accepted.