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Rock Family of Companies Senior Interior Designer in Detroit, Michigan

The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in interior design or interior architecture from an accredited college or university, CIDA accredited program preferred

  • 10 years of professional experience in interior design

  • 6 years of experience in commercial interiors

  • NCIDQ Certification, LEED Accreditation a plus

  • Advanced proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Revit

  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • 3D computer rendering skills (SketchUp, 3Ds Max and/or other modeling software)

  • Experience in specifying furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E)

  • Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections and specifications

  • Advanced graphic and verbal presentation skills, including hand sketching, required

  • Effective listening and coaching skills

  • Ability to develop a strong sense of team camaraderie

  • Knowledge of drawing design techniques, tools and principles

  • Knowledge of construction methodology, materials and manufacturers

  • Knowledge of industry trends and best practices and the ability to share with the team

  • Proficient task management and project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively guide the work of project teams

  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines, delegate and develop next steps within project teams

  • Involvement in industry organizations

  • Advanced written and verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to drive an innovation mindset and demonstrate thought-leadership within the team

  • Ability to travel periodically

Job Summary

Pophouse is seeking a Senior Interior Designer with creative and technical experience to join our team. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience leading large-scale projects for a variety of commercial clients. With a passion for thoughtful design and a dedication to client satisfaction, this person will be instrumental in combining creativity and technical knowledge to provide design excellence for our clients. Innovative ideas, advanced communication skills and a positive attitude are required to build and foster relationships with our team and clients.


  • Lead the design of large and small scale projects, including pre-design, programming client needs, schematic design, design development and construction administration efforts

  • Direct and provide mentorship and coaching within project teams to support the growth and development of design team members

  • Develop expertise based on varying scales of work, scope of projects and phases of design

  • Create and develop overall design narratives and innovative design solutions and drive to execution throughout entire project life cycle

  • Manage to Pophouse design process and lead design critiques and charrettes with design team and senior leadership

  • Formulate design presentation strategies and lead client presentations

  • Participate in the selection and presentation of furniture, fabrics, equipment, material palettes and lighting

  • Manage client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination to ensure all client goals and objectives are met

  • Maintain strong client communication throughout entire design and construction process

  • Manage client interaction and decision-making related to design intent

  • Establish and maintain ongoing relationships built on trust with external consultants, vendors, fabricators and architects

  • Create and communicate clear and attainable project goals, objectives and requirements throughout entire project duration

  • Be accountable for quality and technical standards within the work according to Pophouse standards

Who We Are

Pophouse, formerly dPOP, is a design studio located in Detroit, Michigan. Started in 2013, Pophouse is a team of interior, industrial and environmental graphic designers and strategists focused on positively impacting people through design. We know that purposeful design has the ability to change the way people work, live and interact with each other. Leveraging industry research and business intelligence, we create a meaningful strategy that informs our approach to design. Our team translates this design narrative throughout every aspect of our projects, including finishes, space plans, custom furniture, branding, wayfinding, signage and artwork to transform spaces into ones that highlight culture, increase productivity and optimize business outcomes.


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

The Rock Family of Companies uses world-class recruiting and talent management teams to help each member organization recruit the best and brightest. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, you’ve come to the right place.