Shoes to Fill | Interior Design Intern

Come August, C&M Interiors is ready to open the doors to a new pair of shoes.  We're so anxious to have a knowledge-hungry design intern around to join in our beautiful madness!  Our intention is to interview candidates for the next couple of months and officially begin working with us in August when our new studio space becomes available.  We are hoping to hire an intern from any of the Saint Louis area interior design schools to support local.

Channing and I already know we're going to be rather particular when it comes to making the final selection.  We know that being a student means you're in the process of learning, but we are still learning each and every day too!  This being said, it's incredibly important that whoever we hire can mesh well with our process and really take an interest in learning from us.  We don't want this to just be a job for a student; we want it to be a career stepping stone. 

Listed below is an ideal 'wish list' of what Channing and I are looking for in an intern.  However, we encourage any design student to take the opportunity to interview with us, regardless if all requests are met or not.  There's always room to grow and learn, and we want students to feel comfortable meeting with us to practice their interview skills.  After all, we're in the same boat on the opposite end.  Being a new business, we want to practice our interviewing skills as well!

Intern 'wish list':

  • Personal Qualities:
    • Trustworthy
    • Respectful
    • Open-minded
    • Passionate about design
    • Genuine
    • Strong work ethic
    • Honest
    • Cooperative
    • Personable
    • Professional
    • Fun!
  • Skill Set:
    • Knowledge of interior finishes
    • Knowledge of fixtures and furnishings
    • Proficient in AutoCAD (Revit is a plus)
    • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop)
    • Ability to find creative design solutions
    • Ability to sketch and/or hand render
    • Ability to digitally render spaces
    • Ability to space plan
    • Ability to think through the design process on a critical level
    • Photography skills (this is a bonus!)
  • Duties:
    • Assist in AutoCAD and/or Revit drawings
    • Assist in selecting interior finishes
    • Assist working on digital and physical client presentations
    • Assist with the bi-monthly blog content
    • Assist with social media platform posts
    • Order finish samples and/or fabrics and materials
    • Join in client meetings to take notes
    • Run design errands (ex: picking up fabric, send Fedex package, etc.)
Example Floor Plan Drawing

Example Floor Plan Drawing

  • Intern Benefits:
    • Gain valuable hands-on experience
    • Freedom to speak your design voice and share in a collaborative environment
    • Learn residential and boutique commercial design
    • Experience fun and exciting project work
    • Work with incredible finishes and materials
    • Opportunities to gain client facing experience
    • Build resume experience
    • Gain internship credit/hours

At the end of the day, we want a team player to join in this crazy world of design with us.  We want to invest our time and energy into giving someone the knowledge behind residential and boutique commercial design.  Preparing for the 'real world' can be daunting, and we want to nurture and guide our intern while assisting in their career growth.  We're a creative duo full of imagination and wild design dreams, and we want to share that with someone who is just as passionate as we are!  If you are interested in interning for C&M Interiors, please send your resume and portfolio to maria@candmstudio.com and channing@candmstudio.com.

Join our team!

Join our team!

Goals for the New Year

I think it's safe to say that C&M Interiors is back in action and more lively than ever after the holiday break!  We gave ourselves a bit of time off to recharge and spend much needed time with friends and family.  Over the break we also spent some time working on our 2017 business plan in the terms of marketing, client relations, public relations, and social media.  We would like to share with our viewers some of our goals as a business and some of our personal goals.

Top Business goals:

  • Gain and retain.  Go above and beyond to make our clients happy, and do everything in our power to gain new clients.
  • Complete, photograph, and publish current projects and show the world what we can do.
  • Connect with Saint Louis' design industry.  Network and develop relationships with others to better equip our business and theirs.
  • Get our first studio space and hire our first employee.
  • Increase project revenue to become more profitable.

Top Personal goals:

  • Channing
    1. Get healthy.  Be an example to my family.
    2. Develop personal relationships with more people.  
    3. Hire our first employee and treat them well.
  • Maria
    1. Be Patient.  The best is yet to come.
    2. Take time to nurture my relationships with others.
    3. Work harder and smarter than ever before.

These are our main goals for 2017, and we couldn't be more excited!  If anyone has any ideas, thoughts, or inspiration to throw our way, we would love to hear it!  Feel free to email us at channing@candmstudio.com or maria@candmstudio.com.

Farewell to 2016 & cheers to 2017!