Mid-Level Interior Designer

  • Portland, OR
  • Posted 2 months ago

Hacker Architects

We are seeking interior designers in our Portland and Bend offices with 8-12 years of experience to work with our team in pushing our interiors practice forward. Ideal candidates will have a background in multi-family housing and interest in diverse project types. They will have an enthusiasm for contributing to all aspects of the work – specifically the ability to translate design into compelling ideas and document them, through a collaborative process with clients, consultants, and team members.

 Base Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture
  • Excellent design and technical skills
  • Fluency in Revit, SketchUp, and InDesign
  • Strong written and visual communication skills
  • Ability to independently manage priorities and workflow, while seeking input as needed.

Desired Qualifications

  • NCIDQ certification holder
  • Sustainable design credential(s) such as LEED, WELL, LFA
  • Knowledge of, or interest in learning about, Critical Race Theory or other anti-racist / equity frameworks
  • Proficiency in healthy materials criteria, evaluation, and specification
  • Experience using Enscape with Revit
  • Knowledge of health, safety, and accessibility codes


  • Establish conceptual framework for projects
  • Generate design studies based on conceptual and functional criteria
  • Contribute to collaborative and conceptual design dialogue
  • Create compelling and informative presentations
  • Present design developments to clients
  • Research and specify healthy materials appropriate for project
  • Develop and manage space plans and client programs
  • Produce construction documents
  • Collaborate with consultants and integrate their work into the design
  • Creation of furniture plans, specifications and bid documents

Who is Hacker?

Hacker is an architecture and interior design studio headquartered in Portland, Oregon with an additional office in Bend. We are united by a desire to create spaces that enrich the world – spaces that make us feel more connected to the landscape, each other, and ourselves. Our devotion to craft and 40-year history of environmentally progressive design, our expressive use of materials and natural light – above all, our reputation for seeking clarity and meaning in every aspect of the work – has earned us international, national, and regional design awards, top prizes in national design competitions, and publication internationally. Want to learn more? Check out our website: hackerarchitects.com

We are an equal opportunity employer and champion social equity and mentorship. We value diversity, are active in our community, and seek to be a workplace where diverse voices are represented and heard. Hacker is a Just Organization and is actively working on issues such as diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace; corporate social responsibility; and combating climate change. We look for employees who are interested in joining us in this important and challenging work.

Why Work at Hacker?

We offer competitive salary and generous benefits including paid family and medical leave; 401k with socially responsible investment options and employer contributions; company paid volunteer time; continuing education stipends;100% medical, dental & vision, company paid disability insurance and life insurance; and FSA/HSA, and PTO, 3 weeks in the first 3 years.

We promote a work life balance and are sensitive to family and medical needs

As a firm our drivers are climate justice and design justice.

We focus on community architecture – libraries, academic, civic, cultural, and private commercial projects.

We work with companies that align with our values and whom we believe can make a positive difference in the industry and beyond.