At Nandina,

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  • in looking like a big company but acting like a small one
  • that service isn’t defined by when things go right, but on the rare occasions that things go terribly wrong
  • in our team; that every individual working together produces a greater result than one working alone
  • that incredible design is contemporary…or maybe traditional…or maybe transitional…or maybe eclectic
  • in a workplace that is inspiring, flexible, supportive, and dedicated to getting the job done

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Design Assistant — Aiken

Nandina Home & Design is seeking an intelligent, detail-oriented and dynamic individual to serve as a design assistant and sales associate. This person must be reliable, focused and self-directed with a high level of initiative. A successful candidate will be open to feedback, collaborative, be highly resourceful, a natural problem solver and quick learner. This person must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a fast-paced environment. This role will require delivery of outstanding customer service to high-end clients, positive, professional and concise communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, are a must. This role requires someone very comfortable working with numbers (pricing, calculating percentages, inputting product SKUs, etc.), as well as a high attention to detail. Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously are required.

This position will perform a number of duties in direct support of a full-time designer by assisting as follows:


Design Assistant

  • Assist the Designer with design projects from start to finish, including initial meeting notes, selection of product, creating visual presentations, product purchasing and follow up, as well as project installation and implementation
  • Order samples for projects, maintain client files and prepare written client correspondence as required
  • Input all product detail efficiently and accurately
  • Prepare client proposals and corresponding invoices
  • Prepare purchase orders for product being ordered; effectively track, monitor and update the timing and delivery of these orders
  • Help coordinate and plan client deliveries and installations
  • Proficiency in design programs, like CAD and SketchUp, preferred as many projects require working directly with architects, contractors and builders
  • Must have a willingness to handle many behind-the-scenes tasks, such as unpacking orders as they arrive, taking out trash, cleaning up the design workspace, putting resources away, and packing up prior to installs/deliveries, as well as cleaning and unpacking post install/delivery

Sales Associate

  • Be proficient with POS system (general sales and returns, inventory, purchase orders, labels, work orders, gift cards)
  • Receive inventory, price and develop signage when needed
  • Greet customers and develop rapport
  • Assist customers with design purchases and set up return appointments or in- home design consultations with appropriate designer


  • Bachelor’s degree in an interior design related field of study required
  • Prior experience in the Interior Design industry preferred
  • At least 2 years’ experience in an administrative assistant related role
  • High proficiency in MS Office products, including MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Icovia, Evernote, and Design Manager preferred
  • Additional working knowledge of SketchUp and CAD a plus
  • Must possess a demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines


  • Job Type: Full time (40 hours/week, Monday-Friday and Saturdays – scheduled on rotation)
  • Pay: $14-16/hour, based on experience
  • Health Insurance available
  • Holiday and vacation pay
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