Pre-Employment Application

Interior Design Associate
Indianapolis, IN  46204

IDO Incorporated is seeking enthusiastic and highly self-motivated Interior Design Associates to join our talented, close-knit team. We are a leading regional provider of commercial interior design services and facility support solutions for a plethora of businesses, corporations, and organizations in our community. The Interior Design Associate position will be responsible for devising and/or working on a rotation of projects of varying lengths, meeting with clients regularly for updates and collaboration, and coordinating the pertinent teams for successful project completion. The right candidate will have a degree in interior design, a minimum of one year of commercial interior design experience, and required proficiency in data modeling software. We synthesize elemental design principles with data gathering, analysis and a research-driven understanding. We have built our business on the innovative functionality of our designs, and we immerse ourselves with clients by working extensively to ensure the customization of their needs. 
We have created a corporate culture that is deeply respectful, truly understands and supports work life balance, and has transparent business practices. We know the value of integrity in our work and with each other, and the effects of our positive relationships are felt throughout our organization, providing a place with significantly high retention. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) while allowing for flexible scheduling to balance work and family commitments. 
Our ideal candidate is passionate about design, excited to continuously learn and be challenged, and is seeking a long-term career. This exceptional role is geared toward those who are positively looking to utilize their experience while growing exponentially in their next position.
To the Interior Design Associate, we offer:
  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Opportunity for bonus and an incentive program
  • 401K
  • Excellent health care that includes dental coverage
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation after six months employment
  • Laptop and data plan reimbursement
  • Comprehensive and ongoing training
  • YMCA - Gym membership subsidy
  • Employee appreciation rewards
  • Opportunities for advancement
IDO Incorporated ( exists to advance the quality of mission critical interior environments.  IDO Incorporated is one of the largest Commercial Interior Design Company’s in the Indianapolis metropolitan area whose core business is focused solely on Interior environments. Our services include interior design, workplace planning, lab planning solutions and specialized move management. Our company also has relationships with many other design professionals and with whom we often partner with to deliver our services. We have worked very hard to position ourselves in our industry and our community as leaders who offer relevant, creative and valuable expertise to our clients and business partners.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Interior Design Associate Include:
  • Coordinate all phases of interior design projects, processing general facility support services activities and develop client driven reports
  • Facilities Management and Move Coordination including focus on: preparation of client driven reports; execution of small furniture requests and reconfigurations; coordination of small moves; and development of presentation drawings
  • Support the company strategy and marketing plan to boost profits and efficiency
  • Develop client relations through continuously working to understand the client’s organization, key people, and executing project goals
  • Average 90% Project Service Delivery focus to 10% Administrative and Operations
  • Participate in the writing of the company blog
  • Additional duties as outlined by project and needed for success
Requirements for Interior Design Associate Include:
  • Bachelors degree - preferably in Interior Design, Project Management and/or Facilities Management or related discipline
  • A minimum of 1 year design experience
  • Strong proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Photoshop, 3D modeling software, e.g. Sketch Up, and Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Productivity Suite is required
  • Strong knowledge of space planning and Building Codes & Standards 
  • Knowledge of commercial furniture products (e.g. Steelcase) is highly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Furniture Specification applications, e.g. CAP (preferred)
  • Possesses exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive, adaptable, can do demeanor
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Please apply to the confidential application below. No calls or emails please.


Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

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Please check all computer programs you are proficient in.
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You are working on a project where the client has made their conference furniture selections, and the cost is considerably more than the allowance. The client is now upset and feels that the allowance wasn't adequate to begin with. How do you handle this situation?

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