Hiring

Welcome to the Team: Ashley Hockers

I am happy to announce that I have added Ashley Hockers to my team! For the past couple of months, Ashley has excelled as an intern and is now a full-time Project Coordinator for JZID.

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Ashley is a native of Wisconsin’s favorite getaway - Door County. Growing up, she would accompany her parents on site visits of different homes that they were either building or renovating to sell. Ashley definitely caught the remodeling bug from her parents! Being exposed to the building process at an early age allowed her imagination to run wild with endless possibilities that architecture and interior design brings. She was able to see how the different phases of construction progress through a project and the risks that are involved with each step. This will be a great asset as she begins to have a greater hand in implementing some of our remodeling projects coming up.

Aside from getting first-hand experience with construction, Ashley immersed herself in art classes at school and workshops through the Peninsula School of Art. Her involvement in the Door County art community and background in remodeling drove her to pursue her passions and attend college at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

While at MIAD, Ashley thrived in classes focusing on interior design and architecture and got the opportunity to study abroad for a summer in Europe. Just before starting her Junior year, Ashley took off for Burren College of Art in Ireland where she learned about their rich history and importance of the landscape. She’s gone full-circle from studying in County Clare, Ireland to now working across the street from Milwaukee’s County Clare pub!

After her summer program, Ashley did a European tour. She found London particularly exciting. The juxtaposition between the historic and ultra-modern architecture in the city is inspiring. This dynamic between respecting the history but injecting strong principles of Modern design show through in Ashley’s work. She has a great eye for selecting and mixing hard surface materials as well as specifying interior architecture elements.

Ashley graduated in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture.

I am excited to show you all what we have been working on. Keep an eye on our Instagram page (Ashley has taken that over for me too!) for updates on our new projects. Lots of exciting things in the works!

We would love to work with you. Contact us to get started on your new build, remodel, or redesign today!


Photography by Mariah Braddock, owner of Empower Her Clothing.

JZID is Hiring - Design Intern Wanted

JZID is hiring a part-time Interior Design intern to support our project load. I'm looking for someone with a great eye for design and who is eager to learn the ins and outs of a full-service design firm. The ideal candidate must possess very strong creative passion, organization, communication, and time management skills.  

ON A DAILY BASIS, YOU WILL BE... 

  1. Assisting with the project planning phase by doing site measures and taking photos
  2. Specifying furniture, lighting, décor, fixtures, finishes, millwork and flooring for projects 
  3. Collecting material samples and working with reps for pricing
  4. Creating design presentation boards and elevation drawings
  5. Coordinating and tracking shipments 
  6. Administrative duties as necessary to maintain client files and keep sample library  organized
  7. Running necessary errands (such as picking up samples and materials)
  8. Working to draft and adjust floor plans, elevations and 3D renderings 
  9. Writing blog posts and posting on social media about design trends and current projects

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING SKILLS/CHARACTERISTICS...

  1. Obtained or are working on obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or Art-related field
  2. Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to meet deadlines and very attentive to detail
  3. Strong writing and presentation skills
  4. Spatial planning skills with an eye for creative product and material selections in order to produce beautiful, functional and creative spaces for residential and commercial clients
  5. Advanced knowledge and experience with Google SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office required
  6. Functional automobile, as candidate will need to run errands, attend client meetings and visit job sites. Projects range from Milwaukee Metro area, Madison and Northern IL

If you feel you meet these requirements and would be a great candidate for this position, please email me your cover letter, resume and portfolio to jerrica@jz-id.com.  Hours are negotiable and can be discussed during the interview. 

I'm excited to see what talent comes my way!

Welcome to the Team: Devin Nelson

Back in March, I put out an announcement that I was hiring an up-and-coming designer to join my team. I received a lot of great portfolios and met some wonderful candidates. I am happy to announce that in April, I added Devin Nelson to my team. Over the past three months, we have been working away on some great projects (like this one) and have a lot of exciting things in the works. 

Devin is a Wisconsin native, growing up in Portage area outside of Madison. Like me, she has small town roots, but big dreams for design. Her love of the arts started from a young age. A particularly cute story is that she'd spent much of her childhood drawing new layouts for her family home. When she exhausted the wall layouts, she would turn her attention to furniture placement. I can definitely tell that her love of layouts runs deep - she is quick to sketch out kitchen remodels and has a great eye for efficient flows. 

After a few years of drawing out spaces she was eager to learn more about the art of interior design. In high school she took drafting classes, learned AutoCAD and Photoshop and all available studio art classes. After she graduated high school she took a college-level Interior Design course that solidified her desire to pursue the field as a career. Devin attended Griffith College - Dublin in Ireland, where she received her BA in Interior Design. Going from small town Wisconsin to Europe was an eye-opening experience. While in college, Devin traveled across Europe and Africa, soaking up the diversity and history of different culture's art and architecture. Inspiration drawn from her travels carries through to her designs today. She fondly reminisces on her time in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is a city with a unique architectural flare - Gothic mansions sit beside graceful churches and the streets are littered with Modernista masterpieces. This juxtaposition between the historic and modern show strongly through Devin's portfolio and design sense. 

Since graduating college she focused on developing expertise in kitchen and bath design, as well as working in the lighting field. Devin has a love for design and wants to experience everything the design field has to offer, which fits the company's brand as a full-service interior design firm. We are excited to show you projects that Devin and I have worked on this summer as different spaces get installed.

If you'd like to get started on a project with Devin and I, feel free to reach out; we'd love to work with you!   

JZID is Hiring!

I am so excited to announce that I am ready to hire my first employee! I am hiring a Junior Interior Designer to help make creative residential and commercial remodels come to life. JZID is looking for someone who can offer a great eye for design and who wants to learn and grow with our company. The ideal candidate must possess very strong creative passion, organization, communication, and time management skills.  

On a daily basis, you will be... 

  1. Meeting with clients, taking notes and answering questions
  2. Assisting with the project planning phase by doing site measures and taking photos
  3. Specifying furniture, lighting, décor, fixtures, finishes, millwork and flooring for projects 
  4. Obtaining material samples and working with reps to price out all items
  5. Creating design presentation boards and materials
  6. Coordinating shipments and final installation
  7. Generating purchase orders 
  8. Administrative duties as necessary to maintain client files and keep sample library  organized
  9. Running necessary errands (such as picking up samples and materials, delivering to clients)
  10. Working to draft and adjust floor plans, elevations and 3D renderings of the design
  11. Working as Lead Designer on smaller scale client projects
  12. Meeting at the project site with contractor and sub-contractors
  13. Writing blog posts on design trends and current projects

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills/characteristics...

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or art-related field
  2. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to meet deadlines and very attentive to detail
  3. Ability to maintain a strong sense of focus and confidence under tight deadlines and varying workloads while working independently
  4. Spatial planning skills with an eye for creative product and material selections in order to produce beautiful, functional and creative spaces for residential and commercial clients
  5. Ability to plan ahead, help clients make decisions, identify red flags and be aware of deadlines in order to help keep construction jobs on schedule
  6. Advanced knowledge and experience with Google SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office required
  7. Functional automobile, as candidate will need to run errands, attend client meetings and visit job sites. Projects range from Milwaukee Metro area, Madison and Northern IL

If you feel you meet these requirements and would be a great candidate for this position, please email me your cover letter, resume and portfolio to jerricazaricdesign@gmail.com.  

I'm excited to see what talent comes my way!