Design Assistant / CAD Drafter

Vonsaal Design Build | Napa, CA | Standing Offer

Vonsaal design build is looking for a Design Assistant/CAD Drafter with dynamic skills and passion for space to help us succeed. VDB was established in 2001 and has grown into a multimedia design development firm, including: Commercial and luxury residential aesthetic strategists, branding strategy and development, on site factory for furniture, art, and sculpture concepts and fabrications, architectural design development, and industrial design and fabrication. The Vonsaal design office is combined with a 7000 sq.' fabrication studio, enabling us to produce our designed furniture, fixtures and artwork in house with our assembly of talented craftsmen.

The ideal candidate is eager to join the team of this rapidly growing Interior & Architectural Design/Fabrication company serving commercial and luxury residential clientele. Must be assertive and demonstrate multitasking savvy to manage the diversity of this studio's artistry and assist the principal in a multitude of design directive tasks. This position involves all levels of design production and will include: research, ideation, drafting, technical drawings, material selection, budgeting, vendor communication. This position may involve project management duties at all levels of assistance in: purchasing, liaison between subcontractors, fabrication management, presentations, furniture plans and communication with the fabrication studio. The ideal candidate excels in 3D modeling, specifically Google SketchUp, and SolidWorks, with a strong working knowledge of AutoCAD and Adobe CC. He/She must have the ability to work under pressure on extremely fast paced projects.

We are looking for a teammate who possesses the skills and determination to establish a long lasting career in our company, beginning with supporting the principal’s conceptual understanding of spatial enhancement. We are a small group but growing rapidly with various articles in media outlets and strong reputation in our professional and client communities. Construction document experience required. The ability to understand a complete set of building drawings, including details, specifications, and schedules for permit approval and construction direction are mandatory. Drawing and developing detailed furniture drawings and shop drawings are primary for this position.


BA or MA in Industrial Design or Interior Design, or demonstrated experience in the required skills
MUST be extremely organized and able to multitask.
Excels at working in a fast-paced, high-demand environment
Exceptional attention to detail a must.
Flexible: no task too high or low.
Creative, whatever-it-takes attitude to take projects to completion.
Excellent, professional, oral, & written communication skills.
Supportive team player.
Excellent customer relation skills.
Must have a clean and professional presentation.


Expert on Google SketchUp a MUST!
Adobe Creative Cloud -- Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Construction Document Experience - the ability to understand a complete set of building drawings details, specifications, and schedules for permit approval and construction direction
Furniture /cabinet drafting experience
Microsoft Office Suite, Mac OS Platform, Google apps -- calendar, tasks, gmail

Please send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio including any other design material you may feel pertinent for this position. Examples of SketchUp, Solidworks, and AutoCAD required, any graphic work will be appreciated.

Full time position 90 day probationary period. Career growth opportunity

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Napa, CA

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Google SketchUp: 2 years
  • Solidworks: 2 years
  • Autocad: 2 years
  • Adobe CC: 2 years

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