Merchandise Designer

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.

Responsibilities:

* 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

Experience and Skills:

* Self-starter with ability to meet changing deadlines in a fast paced environment while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly

* Strong follow-up, organization, and time management skills

* Excited 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 detail

* Flexible regarding shifting deadlines

* Passion for design, illustration, photography or other creative fields

* Excel and project management experience a plus

* Basic Adobe Illustrator and html skills a plus

* Bachelor's Degree required

When applying, please provide a portfolio/link to a portfolio

About Minted

Minted is a lifestyle brand and design marketplace connecting you with the world's best artists to create something one of a kind. Minted crowdsources graphic design and artwork from a global community of independent artists and sells these as products addressing the $10 billion stationery market, $48 billion art market, and $100 billion home decor market.

Minted's mission is to enable the design independence of both consumers and artists around the world, and the company is a platform for the strongest emerging artists in the world to be seen and discovered.We aim to build a lasting brand representing the most commercially successful design community in the world. Minted was founded by successful serial entrepreneur Mariam Naficy.

Minted is located in a beautiful office in downtown San Francisco and is backed by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures SF, Menlo Ventures, and angel investors including Marissa Mayer formerly of Yahoo and Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp. Minted is comprised of an experienced and entrepreneurial team. We come from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, eBay, Yahoo, and Goldman Sachs and numerous disruptive startups. We are a passionate, creative, ambitious team. We provide a great opportunity to work with a stellar team and on a world-changing mission, all supported by a proven business model.