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We are looking for a senior interior designer with a background in corporate office, healthcare and government facility design.

The Senior Interior Designer is a creative self-starter willing to assume the day-to-day responsibilities of interior design and production for assigned projects, as well as construction administration, marketing support and professional development.

The Senior Interior Designer has responsibility for all areas of interior design from concept development through final design including space planning, programming, finishes and selection, millwork, furniture and furniture systems design/selection, architectural design, and lighting design and development.

Working to achieve the creative goals of design within the constraints of time, budget and client expectations, the Senior Interior Designer is an experienced, well rounded, get-it done team player, that prides her or himself as having the following strong characteristics and traits: approachable and personable, creative, good communicator and listener, decision maker, budget conscious, good written and verbal skills, organized, able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, a problem solver, sociable, proven client skills, technically proficient, detail oriented, and loves the work that they do.

This person is able to envision and capture the big picture and communicate and promote the details of a solution. The Senior Interior Designer is able to delegate and leverage skill sets through mentoring, coaching and training. KZF believes in the “Promise of Design” and delivers on its promises. As a diverse group of multidisciplinary professionals working together to create competitive solutions for our clients, the Senior Interior Designer is an integral part of that effort.

The ideal candidate holds KZF’s core values of integrity, commitment, creativity, credibility, flexibility and teamwork as their own and uses them as a beacon to keep and attract like-minded individuals to the company and to reinforce a common vision and purposes.

The responsibilities of the Senior Interior Designer include:

  • Keeping KZF’s promise of good design and client satisfaction
  • Demonstrating experience with public and private sector projects
  • Assuming the “day-to-day” responsibility of interior design/production
  • Conducting field investigations
  • Providing interior design, concept development and final design services, including space planning, programming, finish selection, millwork design, furniture and furniture systems design and selection, architectural design, lighting design
  • Assuring document conformance with KZF standards and quality requirements
  • Preparing outline and final Construction Document specifications
  • Leading the development and mentoring of junior interior designers
  • Coordinating with all professional disciplines assigned to the project
  • Attending team project meetings and client review meetings
  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of interior design standards
  • Maintaining a current knowledge of materials and resources
  • Providing Construction Administration support
  • Proactively involved in personal professional development
  • Working with KZF’s market leaders to promote KZF to its clients
  • Providing marketing support, including proposal input and client interviews
  • Estimating Interior Design hour budgets and working within established budgets

This is a full-time position with an expectation of being in the downtown Cincinnati office multiple days a week, subject to change according to company policy. KZF offers flexibility in setting hours to balance work and personal life.

KZF Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No recruiter calls please.

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Do you meet these specifications?


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of Interior Design working in an A/E design consulting firm, with an emphasis on interior design for buildings, and a concentration in the Commercial Interior Design industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in interior design from a FIDER/CIDA accredited US college, or equivalent in a related discipline
  • NCIDQ Certification


  • Proficiency in AutoCAD; BIM; 3D Modeling; Adobe Creative Suite; Sketch-up; Microsoft Office
  • Involvement in professional organizations
  • Knowledge of current building design trends
  • Proficient in document management and online research
  • Experience mentoring young professionals
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What sets KZF Design apart from other design firms?

Leadership says:

  • KZF is financially strong and stable
  • KZF has consistently been profitable since 1992
  • The company serves six diverse markets in public and private sectors
  • KZF has many long-term public and private financially stable clients
  • Opportunities are present for upward mobility/promotion within the firm
  • KZF has designed many notable local projects and has won many design awards
  • KZF offers true “full service” with MEP, civil, structural, interiors, landscape architecture, and planning services
  • For 37 years KZF has been ranked as an Interior Design Giant
  • Cincinnati’s 6th largest Architecture Firm (Business Courier May 2022)
  • Cincinnati’s 5th largest Engineering Firm (Business Courier November 2022)
  • Top Workplace 2 years running (Cincinnati Enquirer)
  • Top 500 Design Firms (Engineering News-Record)
  • We have been a multi-disciplined design firm for 67 years
  • Company consistently works on self-improvement to ensure long term success
  • A mentoring work environment is part of our culture
  • Continuing education is encouraged and supported
  • Good benefits including health care, life and disability insurance and 401(k) matching

The Team says:

  • A warm culture — people genuinely care and support one another
  • A sense of family with common goals and mutual respect throughout the workplace
  • Working together as a multi-discipline team makes us stronger
  • Flexibility in setting hours allows balance between work and personal life
  • A firm that celebrates its history and heritage
  • Continuity of staff with valuable experience makes employees feel stable
  • Interacting as one team in one office makes collaboration easier and more enjoyable
  • A company where you can grow — changing for the better and you can be a part of it
  • Architectural teams are backed by strong in-house interior design, civil, MEP and structural engineers
  • A focus on technology and technical tools that make design and collaboration better
  • High-profile projects and partnering with national/internationally recognized design firms
  • A great downtown location in a LEED® Gold and ENERGY STAR® certified office designed by us
  • Awesome, newly-renovated open office workspace that has been designed to foster collaboration