Are you interested in seeing your designs come to life, while being an integral part of the entire design/build process?

We are looking for a collaborative, self-directed and thoughtful designer with excellent communication and technical skills. This is an opportunity for a creative designer with initiative and ambition to work on a wide range of residential projects in Seattle's Northwest neighborhoods. JDB’s clients have unique design problems and we strive to develop distinctive and creative solutions. Our designers work in collaboration with our marketing, sales, estimating, and production teams. 

Why JDB?

Jackson Design Build's culture and core values are a guiding light for our interactions with each other and with our clients:

  • Goodness
  • Dedication to excellence
  • Growth through teamwork
  • Maintain healthy life/work balance
  • Continuously improve

JDB was founded in 1999 on the principles of high levels of craftsmanship, a commitment to providing our clients with an exceptional remodeling experience, and creating an environment where our team members feel appreciated, trusted, and challenged.

We are a small, dedicated team who work collaboratively with our clients and trades and have a lot of fun while doing it. During our 23 years in business, we have developed systems that allow us to operate at a high level of proficiency and professionalism. By following these proven systems, our projects and our team are set up for success, which leads to manageable work weeks allowing plenty of time for family and friends.  

Potential team members should appreciate:
Laughter, hard work, music, learning, tight deadlines, collaboration, maple bar doughnuts, multi-tasking, and creativity. 


Key responsibilites

  • Manage own tasks while supporting and sharing ideas with teammates
  • Meet with clients to understand their unique goals and needs
  • Develop multiple conceptual design solutions through a combination of Pinterest/Houzz boards, 2D AutoCad, & 3D models
  • Refine conceptual plans and create a close-to-final plan for the estimator to develop a preliminary estimate
  • Recommend finishes, fixtures, materials, appliances, and other items unique to each project and assist clients in shopping at showrooms
  • Work with design manager, design assistant and estimator to manage the selections
  • Gather pricing for all items for the successful execution of design solutions
  • Prepare RFPs and manage trade walkthroughs to gather trade pricing for fixed price construction agreement in consult with the production manager
  • Work with the team estimator on-budget solutions
  • Produce & submit STFI and full permit set drawings to SDCI
  • Produce construction set documents including construction drawings, specifications, specification schedule, and job books
  • Work in collaboration with, and be a resource for, the JDB production team - handling construction questions and participating in field meetings once projects are in production

Qualifications and skills required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design from a certified school
  • 5-8 years residential Interior Design experience
  • Dedication to being a team player who achieves results through collaboration with clients, JDB’s team of both internal and external designers/architects, trades, and suppliers
  • Service oriented when working with clients and able to adapt to all types of personalities
  • A sense of humor, willingness to learn and to share solutions with team, and to grow
  • Ability to manage multiple projects requiring organization, time management, frequent communication, and problem-solving skills in order to meet design process deadlines leading to construction start dates
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized with the ability to manage details on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills 
  • Passion for finding design solutions and the granular details needed to ensure a project’s success
  • Demonstrated ability to design for a variety of styles
  • Understand past, current, and upcoming design styles and trends
  • Knowledge of building regulations and safety codes
  • Demonstrated experience with producing a complete set of construction documents, including STFI permit set drawings, specifications, and specification schedule
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD software with demonstrated space planning skills
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling, such as SketchUp 
  • Project management experience is a plus


  • Competitive wage compensation (depending on experience)
  • Paid Time Off: Paid holidays plus paid vacation/sick/personal time
  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance (after 60 days)
  • 401(k) with automatic employer contributions of 3% (after one year)
  • Tight-knit and family-oriented team environment
  • Manageable work weeks = life-work balance = more time with family and friends
  • Continued training and education opportunities

In addition to working with wonderful team members and trades, additional perks that make this job more fun include lunch-and-learns with vendors, team picnics and other events.


  • 40-hour work weeks, Monday to Friday

The perfect candidate for Jackson Design Build will find gratification in independence, the enjoyment of life-work balance, the pride of great design + craftsmanship, and the value of collaborating as part of a team through the entire design-build process.  If you fit this description, let's talk about you joining our team!

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio, including an example of a construction drawing set to
All candidates that are a good match will be contacted to continue the interview process.

"Their team is extremely reliable and the work is unfailingly flawless. I love collaborating with them throughout the design process and then seeing the beauty that they are able to bring to life in all of our projects."

- Tamar, Sienna and Sage Interior Design, Luxe RED Award Winner

"The team at Jackson Design-Build is extremely knowledgeable in both construction and design, making for a smooth and sensible collaboration... Jackson understands that effective communication is the basis of any successful project."

- Andrew, BUILD LLC

We look forward to hearing from you!

North Seattle
7543 15th Avenue NW, Seattle 98117

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