Position Opening: Assistant Designer

Philadelphia | Part-time

Kole Made is looking for an Assistant Designer who is passionate about bringing a creative energy to the built environment.  The ideal candidate will have a technical/creative/design background and be able to understand Kole Made’s design sensibilities while also pushing us to consider new possibilities and ways of seeing things.  The Assistant Designer will help with different types of design work and prepare the conceptual visuals for fabrication.  This is a highly-collaborative position at a tight-knit company, and the Assistant Designer will have a meaningful impact on the success of the company.

Essential qualities & skills:

  • High level of proficiency with 3D modeling software (Sketchup, Solidworks, Revit, CAD, etc.)

  • Understanding of basic fabrication techniques and how conceptual designs would be fabricated

  • Ability to design beautifully yet practically, understanding and planning for how their designs will actually be fabricated

  • An appreciation of wood, quality materials, and fine craftsmanship

  • Strong interpersonal skills; this position will involve high levels of client interaction

  • Ability to understand and create detailed shop drawings & measurements

  • Detail-oriented


  • Design and production of schematic design, design development, construction drawings and renderings

  • Converting conceptual visuals to fabrication-ready shop drawings

  • Assisting with conceptual design work

  • Be involved with client meetings and help understand their needs and vision

Opportunities we offer our employees:

  • Additional training in 3D modeling software

  • Opportunity to work side-by-side with our fabrication shop to see your designs fabricated in real time

  • Connections with Kole Made’s creative network

  • Opportunity to be a part of new creative projects and ventures around the city

Position details:

  • Schedule: Part time

  • Start Date: Flexible

  • Compensation: Depending on candidate’s existing skill level

  • Students and recent grads accepted