Design Assistant

  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Full-time

Company Description

We are seeking someone to provide design and administrative support to our Interior Design firm located in Downtown Fort Myers. Karen L. Benson & Associates Interior Design has been in business for 16 plus years in the Fort Myers area. Clients are mostly high-end residential. Our company has a mission to submit to Christian values and principles for all business purposes and relationships with all people we encounter.

Job Description

We need a person who has strong communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, attention to detail, capability of managing projects and organizational skills. Office administration and experience is highly valued. Applicant must be able to prioritize and work in a fast paced environment.



• Office administration: answering phones, messages, scheduling, shopping for office supplies, emails, letters, communicating with clients and vendors, customer service

• Assist designer in preparing for presentations: pricing/control sheets, estimate, Power Point presentation, order memo samples

• Responsible for all filing and upkeep of client notebooks and bins

• Create specification sheets for materials selected

• Assist in keeping communication lines open with client, builder and subcontractors

• Create Purchase Orders; work closely with purchasing agent to ensure timely receipt of all goods

• Maintain receiving log and mark goods received

• Review and revise client list on a weekly basis with Designer

• Compose daily emails of office/ client happenings to keep Designer informed

• Assist with project deliveries on installation days

• Maintain fabric and resource libraries

This position is for full time, 40 hours per week


Other requirements and responsibilities listed below:


Associate's or bachelor's degree 

Minimum two years of experience

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Word, Excel) and Quickbooks

Must possess excellent graphic, verbal, and written communication skills

Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.