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Assistant Merchandise Designer, Stationery

COMPANY

 

Minted

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San Francisco, CA, US

Description

Minted is a design marketplace, sourcing creative content from independent artists around the globe and selling the best designs to the world in the form of art, home decor, and stationary. Founded in 2007 by Mariam Naficy on the principles of transparency and putting design first, we are early pioneers of crowdsourcing having launched our first design challenge in April 2008 and have held monthly art and design challenges ever since. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to learn more. Our corporate headquarters is located near the waterfront in downtown San Francisco, with additional offices in Oakland and Kansas City and we're backed by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures SF, Menlo Ventures, Primera (angel investors include Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp). We're a team of smart, ambitious, creative, and passionate people who come from all walks of life. Might you be one of us?
 
Reporting to the Manager, Merchandise Operations “Merch Ops”, the Merchandise Designer will play a critical role supporting the Merch Ops team with core product launches to support our global community of independent artists. This role supports the end-to-end product launch process, from reviewing artist submitted artwork maintain the Minted brand, optimizing designs for a high quality customer experience on our website, and preparing designs with technical standards to meet print quality and fulfillment needs. This role will partner with various individuals and teams within the Merchandising, Product Management and Artist Relations departments. 
 
This role is ideal for a detail-oriented person with a ‘roll up the sleeves’ attitude in delivering results, extreme organization skills, comfortable with multitasking and tight deadlines, and a passion for designing and standardizing processes. This position will provide business operations and design experience in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, supporting thousands of artists who participate in Minted’s community.

You will:

    • Prepare challenge-winning designs as both web and print ready files for fulfillment, while meeting Minted’s technical and print quality standards 
    • Ensure artwork maintains standards of Minted’s premium-quality brand as well as the community artists’ intentions
    • Carry out all activities needed for multiple product launches under tight deadlines
    • Continually track time in Trello cards (Trello is our project management software) and update time tracking google doc that allows management of individual and group productivity goals
    • Maintain consistent high level of productivity, in keeping with expectations set by management
    • Keep design files and folders clearly named, organized and accessible to necessary teams within internal servers
    • Update Trello cards for assigned designs by moving cards when designs are in progress to whichever step in the workflow for accurate tracking towards launches. This also includes keeping track of which projects need Merchandising and/or community artist advice/feedback (review of design, revisions, font approval) prior to being uploaded on the website and review by a Quality Control Associate

You are:

    • A self-starter with ability to meet changing deadlines in a fast paced environment while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly
    • Excited about Minted's mission of supporting the creative independence of artists around the globe
    • Excited to work in a collaborative team environment
    • Flexible regarding shifting deadlines
    • Passionate for design, illustration, photography or other creative fields

You have:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Fanatical attention to detail
    • Strong follow-up, organization, and time management skills
    • Excel and project management experience a plus 
    • Basic Adobe Illustrator and html skills a plus
Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program.

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