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Sacramento’s ‘it girl’ of restaurant design seeking interns

Sunday’s cover story in Feast focused on Whitney Johnson, who’s described as the current maven of Sacramento restaurant design. Her clients include some of the most buzzed about bars and eateries in town, including Shady Lady, Hook & Ladder, Citizen Hotel and its Grange Restaurant, and a much anticipated barbershop and bar coming to the R Street corridor.

And now, Johnson seeks two or three interns to help with her bustling business. She’s looking for help to handle office duties, and another intern or two to assist in her design projects. Experience with AutoCAD software and project management is a plus.

The internships are unpaid, but Johnson said that compensation could happen down the line if the work is good. The perks of the job include connecting with some of Sacramento’s leading restaurateurs, plenty of opportunities for tasty food and drink, and a chance to leave a stamp on some “fun, cool projects.”

Says Johnson about the ideal candidates: “First and foremost, they have to be punctual. They should be eager and also humble, in the sense that they’re willing to learn, yet confident enough to make their own decisions. They should be a real go-getter, a real hustler. It’s going to be a well-rounded experience.”

Think you’re up to the task, or know someone who is? To send a resume or get more information on the internship, send an email to Johnson: whitneyjohnsondesign@gmail.com.

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