Interior Designer


The award-winning team at Generator Studio, a multidisciplinary design firm, seeks an Interior Designer.


The Role:

The Interior Designer works closely with the Director of Interior Design and broader team to develop the design of the interior spaces and the spaces in-between. This person collaborates with architects and other professional consultant team members to plan, design, coordinate, and present ideas relating to a variety of residential, workplace, hospitality, sports, and urban mixed-use design projects. This is a hands-on role that involves research and expression of design ideas through sketching, diagrams, digital modeling, and rendering in client-facing communication. Interior designers actively participate in design discourse and critiques with the interior design team, project team, and larger firm during weekly design reviews.


What’s Cool About This Job:

  • Variety in project types. Work on projects including residential, workplace, hospitality, sports and urban mixed-use design projects. We work with clients like Pacifica Hotels, MOCSA, luxury homeowners and the Kansas City Current. It’s high profile and high fun.
  • Incredible design opportunity. We’ve carved a distinct niche with our varied portfolio that offers elevated design thinking continually borrowed and inspired by our work cross-industries –from shaping skylines to boutique hotel design, iconic sports venues to intimate spaces. We deliver design excellence steeped in each client’s unique brand essence and purpose.
  • Fast track your design career. Experience hands-on, senior-level opportunities you simply won’t get at larger firms with more layers. You’ll interface with owners/clients, present design work, work directly with product reps and furniture/art dealers and generate design ideas with coaching and development along the way.
  • Be surrounded by the best. We hire right, not fast. That means hiring only people who are committed to design excellence and will thrive in an entrepreneurial culture that celebrates individuality and hard work. We also celebrate Thursdays, with happy hour.
  • Work where the action is. Our office is in the KC Crossroads, surrounded by galleries, shops, restaurants and cultural happenings. Artists and creatives live and work here. We’re on the streetcar line, making the commute to work free and accessible.
  • Free healthcare premiums! Your entire health insurance premium is paid for by Generator. It’s like adding thousands to your salary. We also offer 401K with employer match, a structured bonus plan and an ‘act like an adult’ workplace culture that offers flexibility.
  • Free Milk Bones! If your dog is nice, (s)he can come to work, too.
  • Hair band Fridays. {scissors kick}


What a Week in the Life Might Look Like:

  • Generate design ideas through sketching, diagramming, and modeling to convey design thinking.
  • Develop design work using a broad range of graphic and technical computer software to express design solutions (Revit, Enscape, etc.).
  • Incorporate knowledge of current interior design trends into design work. Prepare design presentation packages for clients and stakeholders.
  • Select and present FF&E, lighting, material palettes and art concepts to clients and stakeholders.
  • Work with product representatives, furniture dealers, art consultants and procurement agents to meet overall project goals.
  • Collaborate across teams, promoting design thinking from the inside-out and the outside-in.
  • Coordinate with the larger project team including interface with owners, contractors and consultants.
  • Perform interior design tasks during all phases of the design process, across a variety of project scopes and scales.
  • Coordinate work with team members.
  • Present design work to Principals and clients.


This Role is For You if You:

  • Have 3+ years of experience in professional Interior Design working on similar project types: mixed-use, multi-family, workplace and/or hospitality. Must have experience with all phases of the design process, including FF&E.
  • Are NCIDQ certified or working toward certification.
  • Dominate graphic design and technical software. You are fluent in Revit, Enscape and Adobe Suite (including InDesign).
  • Make magic expressing design ideas, whether through your design narrative or three-dimensionally. Must have ability to communicate design ideas quickly and have strong graphic presentation skills.
  • Think critically & solve problems. Must be a quick learner and critical thinker with ability to solve design problems in creative ways. You understand the relationship between design and constructability.
  • Eat, sleep and drink design. You love design, the iterative design process and have the ability to conceive and develop multiple design concepts. You have a steadfast desire to engage with the interior design industry, keep up with technical innovations and grow professionally.
  • Multitask. You work on multiple projects in various stages of development and effectively balance your workload with a high degree of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Have a flexible working style, at times working independently and at other times in a highly collaborative team environment.


Why Generator:

Our employees are a talented mix of individuals who embody every aspect of an integrated practice. We offer the opportunity to align your long-term career goals with a variety of projects and clients while working within multiple markets. We want your energy, creativity, and thirst for transforming great ideas into built reality!

We offer a stimulating and exciting design environment where our employees are challenged to bring their best creative spirit to their work. We take great pride in working together to deliver the highest-quality design solutions for our clients and leading innovative design into the future.

Along with competitive salaries, we offer a generous benefits package, including fully paid employee premiums for Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401K with employer match program, and PTO & paid company-wide holidays. All benefits are available to you on your first day of employment – no waiting period.

Please send your resume and portfolio to to apply. 

We look forward to hearing from you!


The Legal Stuff:

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.
  • Relocation assistance may be available.
  • Physical requirements: The employee performing this job must regularly be able to use a telephone, computer keyboard, and mouse, reach with hands and arms, talk, and listen. The employee frequently is required to move about an office environment and sit (often for extended periods), as well as lift and carry objects such as books and files weighing up to 15 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to stand, stoop, or kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this position is expected to be performed regularly at the company’s office as part of the teamwork and collaboration required by this position. Travel and over-nights stays may be intermittent along with attendance to events after hours. Must be able to legally drive a car.
  • Essential job functions: All the responsibilities, duties, and requirements contained in this job description constitute the essential functions of this job which the successful candidate must be able to perform with or without requested reasonable accommodations.