Garvin Design Group is a full-service architecture, interiors, and planning firm based in South Carolina’s vibrant, up-and-coming capital city. We are seeking an Interior Designer to join our fun-loving, hardworking team.

This is a full-time position working most closely with our two talented Interior Designers Kim Moon and Liza Brockman.  As a multi-tasker, a team player, and a talented designer, you will be part of dynamic project teams working on myriad project types across the state and beyond. You will thrive in our studio’s fast-paced, playful, and supportive environment.

You are a curious, courteous, and capable go-getter who loves teamwork. You are the consummate teammate, eager to help others but able to work efficiently on your own. You attack assignments with gusto and mesh well with any project team you join. You want to set roots in a firm where you can grow long-term.

We are a close-knit team of architects and interior designers with a hunger for design challenges and a passion for our community. We value camaraderie, tenacity, and not taking ourselves too seriously. We love giving back to the Columbia community, making puns, competitive gaming at the South Carolina State Fair, and joking around. Most of all, we love working together. Check out our website to learn more about our firm’s culture and history.

You Will:
  • Participate in the integrated design process with Interior Designers and Architects
  • Assist in the execution of specific design assignments
  • Prepare presentations and documentation for schematic design, design development, and construction documents
  • Prepare interior finish schedules
  • Correct and update design documents
  • Research product and construction methods related to ongoing projects
  • Compile data and perform elementary design computations
  • Attend construction meetings and site visits
  • Assist with updating and maintaining the firm’s Interiors Library and managing product representative visits
  • Love being part of our team


We Will:
  • Be great teammates
  • Provide mentorship on all projects
  • Provide opportunities for career growth and professional development
  • Provide in-house management and leadership training
  • Provide a unique and fun-filled work environment in a dynamic, arts and culture-centric downtown district
  • Connect you with fulfilling opportunities for community engagement beyond our studio


You Should Have:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or Interior Architecture
  • Progress toward National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) licensure
  • 1-5 years of experience in all phases of interior architecture projects
  • Experience working in REVIT and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Space planning skills and an interest in programming
  • Basic knowledge of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E), architectural/interior finishes, lighting, art signage, color, and materials
  • Basic knowledge of building regulations and safety codes
  • Basic knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize to meet deadlines and provide high-quality service to clients
  • Commitment to building a long-term professional career

To apply, please send your resume and portfolio to Meg Syms at