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Merchandising Operations, Assistant Designer

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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 stationery. 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 ​Merch Designer ​will play a critical role supporting the Merch Ops art 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, maintaining 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, (review of design, revisions, font approval, artist contact) prior to being uploaded on the website
    • 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 and Google Docs for assigned designs and challenges, keeping track of priorities needed by Merchandising and/or other departments

You are:

    • Self-starter with ability to meet changing deadlines in a fast paced environment while still paying attention to details and executing processes flawlessly
    • Strong follow-up, organization, and time management skillsExcited about Minted's mission of supporting the creative independence of artists around the globe
    • Excited to work in a collaborative team environment
    • Fanatical attention to detailFlexible regarding shifting deadlines

You have:

    • 0-2 years experience in Adobe Creative Suite required
    • Passion for design, illustration, photography or other creative fields
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficient skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
    • Experience with photo/art editing in Photoshop -- specifically color and resolution/quality
    • Experience with swatch and pattern making in Illustrator
    • Experience with typography and the principles of print design
    • Excel and Google Doc experienceWhen applying, please provide a portfolio/link to a portfolio
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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