6540 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028
323 601 1007

Pamela and Ramin Shamshiri founded Studio Shamshiri in 2016. The brother-sister team were part of the four-founding partners at Commune, where they received the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Award for their body of work completed from 2004 to 2015. Studio Shamshiri brings Pamela and Ramin’s respective backgrounds in production, art direction, and set design to residential, commercial and hospitality projects both domestic and international. The studio’s portfolio includes restoration work for homes designed by iconic architects such as A Quincy Jones, Stanford White, Nigel Coates, Rudolph Schindler, Myron Hunt, Buff & Hensman and Andrew Geller, as well as ground-up projects with notable contemporaries including Marmol Radziner and Johnston Marklee.

The Los Angeles-based studio is located in the Thomson Building, a 1920’s Hollywood landmark, that was acquired and restored by the Shamshiri team in 2017.


Pamela Shamshiri
Design Principal

Ramin Shamshiri
Managing Principal


Angeline Tong
Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Trachtman
Director of Interiors

Taska Cleveland
Director of Interiors

Jessica Jimenez Keenan
Director of Interiors

Arnaud Grumel
Director of Architecture

Fernanda Tarr
Director of Architecture

Joseph Saccomanno
Senior Designer

Brady Johnson
Senior Designer

Linette Chang
Senior Designer

Andrew Post

Lisa Tarlow-Thuranuer

Lauren Feiner

Victoria Porter

Kelsey Sundberg

Erin Galpern

Gabby Gertel

Zach Barr

Judy Kim

Ryan Carrington

Neda Kakhsaz

Renée Gutiérrez

Eugene Ong

Justin Kennedy
Junior Designer

Caitly Balthazar
Junior Designer

Sophie Seiden
Junior Designer

Diana Barkhoudarian
Junior Designer

Mia Williams
Purchasing Coordinator

Joyce Contreras
Staff Accountant

Sophia Signorelli
Executive Assistant to the Design Principal

Junior Designer - Hospitality

Reports to Designer, Senior Designer, Director of Interiors

Job Description

The Junior Designer is responsible for assisting with the coordination of assigned project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most “on design”, efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain confidentiality of all proprietary information as required by Studio Shamshiri.
  • Follow all Company Policies, and be on time to work, as scheduled. Record and produce timely and accurate timesheets weekly.
  • Understanding of, and contribution to, Studio Shamshiri culture.
  • Meet with the immediate manager to review assignments, changes in projects, and other information pertinent to the job performance. Report to the Designer and Sr. Designer – Hospitality regarding project milestones, timing, schedule, and any issues that arise.
  • Support the team in all areas of design: Concept, Design Development, Documentation & Administration, and Purchasing.
  • Understand the project scope, foresee work needed and possible conflicts. Communicate potential problems to the Project Lead and alert when deadlines or milestones might not be met ahead of time.
  • Research and develop design. Produce solutions to be presented for consideration to the team, while keeping faithful to the design intent and direction of the Studio. Develop design presentations for schematic and design development phases.
  • Collaborate and coordinate seamlessly with architects, suppliers, consultants, & other third parties. Serve as contact with suppliers, consultants, and other third parties. Keep clear and accessible records of correspondence and meetings.
  • Creation of contract documents, including, but not limited to, sourcing of FF&E, interior finish schedules, design presentations, project and decorative budgets.
  • Responsible for assisting with and drafting of FF&E and Interior Finish specifications.
  • Coordinate with architecture during contract document phase including architectural set redlines on details and all interiors tagging.
  • Local and International travel as necessary.
  • Understanding of products and methods within his or her discipline.
  • Prepare Peer Reviews.
  • Train, direct, coach, and counsel Interns, and document performance matters.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor and management.

Job Requirements

  • Prefer 2 years of professional experience demonstrating excellence in Hospitality design and implementation on several completed projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Experience in managing staff, leadership, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, AdobeCreative Suite, DesignSmart, and related software used to create design and contract documents within the Designer’s discipline. Facility with Rhino and/or Sketchup is preferred but not a requirement.
  • Interest inprofessional development; motivated to expand responsibilities.


Ability to:

  • Display a strong work ethic and honesty. Adhere to the Company’s Mission and Values, policies, and procedures.
  • Be reliable, responsible, and dependable in fulfilling obligations.
  • Displaying a good-natured, cooperative, and professional attitude.
  • Ability to collaborate comfortably with new and existing clients.
  • Strong verbal and graphic presentation
  • Understand and be sensitive to others’ needs, feelings, and reactions. Be helpful on the job.
  • Remain positive and open to change (positive or negative), and react calmly and effectively in high stressed situations.
  • Work cohesively with all levels of management, all departments, and co-workers as part of a team.
  • Be a clear thinker, remain calm, and resolve problems using good judgment.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see, and hear. Stands for extended periods of time; uses hands, fingers, arms, legs, and moving the whole body, such as bending, lifting, balancing, etc.; occasional lifting (up to 20 lbs.); exposed to office environment conditions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Effort

Ability to work independently, prioritize duties to ensure timely completion of job duties. Requires active listening, critical thinking, making decisions, and time management skills. Ability to interact in a courteous and professional manner at all times.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor.