UncommonGoods Senior Graphic Designer in Brooklyn, New York
Senior Graphic Designer at Uncommon Goods (View all jobs)
Brooklyn, New York
Uncommon Goods partners with independent makers and small businesses to offer a wide , constantly evolving assortment of original, creative products.
We are built on better business practices and committed to having a positive impact. Learn more here (https://www.uncommongoods.com/our-story) .
The best part of Uncommon Goods is us—our team. We've been around for over 20 years because of all the wonderful people who make UG the one-of-a-kind company it is.
Learn more about our products (https://www.uncommongoods.com/our-products) , B Corp (https://www.uncommongoods.com/our-story) certification, guiding principles (https://support.uncommongoods.com/hc/en-us/articles/225245347-Our-guiding-principles) , Better to Give (https://www.uncommongoods.com/all/better) program, and team members (https://www.uncommongoods.com/staff-bios) you might be working with. Listen to the story of Uncommon Goods from our Founder and CEO here (https://aaronkwittken.com/brand-on-purpose/uncommon-goods-dave-bolotsky) and here (https://art19.com/shows/the-sydcast/episodes/05b45baf-7c4b-4973-b3ea-7372b965d31d) .
EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE
At Uncommon Goods, we believe we're all out of the ordinary. That's why we're committed to making diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging part of everything we do. We strive to make significant changes to our business, from how we find our products to how we build and cultivate our team—so we can be everyone's favorite place to work.
We are an equal opportunity employer. If you would like to request any accommodation during the application process, please email email@example.com .
ABOUT THE ROLE
Our Senior Graphic Designer, reporting to the Director of Design, collaborates closely with photographers, videographers, designers, and writers, and works with Product Management, UX, Tech, Merchandising and Marketing teams to make fun, elevated, compelling designs—all while fearlessly dreaming up big ideas. Day to day, this role will focus on crafting on-brand communications, across all our channels. Our work spans both digital (website, email marketing) and print (quarterly catalog, printed promotions, packaging).
A successful Senior Graphic Designer exhibits a passion for visual storytelling, branding, and experimentation, driving the Uncommon Goods brand forward through innovative design solutions. It is pivotal for this role to ensure that all aspects of a project are cohesive and well-executed while being flexible and collaborative with cross-functional departments.
This hybrid role works on-site at our waterfront Brooklyn location 2 days per week.
Conceptualize and design multi-channel campaigns for catalog, homepage, social media, and email, including selecting appropriate photographs, illustrations, and design elements.
Collaborate with production designer, photo team, and copy team to design catalogs. Responsibilities include developing layouts, brainstorming photo direction, determining graphic treatments, and ensuring crop and type details are optimized.
Assist in branding projects by designing packaging, mailers, and logos.
Conceptualize and art direct photo shoots.
Produce and share multiple design and art solutions in response to creative briefs or project requirements.
Coordinate with internal departments (marketing) and external vendors (printers) as necessary.
Research inspiration, stay updated on relevant trends, and monitor the competitive landscape.
Collaborate with other creative team members to ensure consistency across platforms and assets.
Establish strong relationships with cross-functional partners in product management, merchandising, and marketing to understand seasonal strategies and develop concepts, designs, and art direction accordingly.
Proactively identify opportunities to improve visual communication and design.
Work closely with the Director of Design to align designs with the Uncommon Goods visual brand.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
5+ years of design experience, with a background in e-commerce and retail considered a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design preferred, but extensive experience and a strong portfolio may suffice.
Demonstrates a high level of taste and visual aesthetics.
Proficient in typography, layout, form, and color.
Ability to give and receive honest and thoughtful feedback.
Immersed and knowledgeable in design trends, both current and past.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator); experience with Sketch is advantageous.
Ability to work efficiently, manage multiple projects, and contribute to a team effort while delivering on individual responsibilities.
Possesses an open, positive, and collaborative communication style, with a solution-oriented approach.
Flexible and adaptable to change.
Strong desire to advance the Uncommon Goods visual brand.
Benefits: We invest in your well-being through subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance and in your future via 401K matching. You can even invest inourfuture through employee stock options.
Education Subsidy: We reimburse up to $5250 (the yearly IRS limit) of tuition for college coursework or professional training.
Service: We offer eight hours of paid time off each year for volunteering.
Commuter benefits: We offer a pretax discount for those who take public transportation (train, bus, and ferry). For those who prefer to pedal to work, we offer significantly discounted yearly Citi Bike memberships and/or will provide money to help with purchase or repair of your own bike.
Team member discounts: Our team members can buy our goods at a 40% discount (and take our Uncommon Experience classes free).
Work/life balance: We offer generous paid time off, and we supplement New York State Short Term Disability for 3 weeks and New York State Paid Family Leave for 8 weeks.
Casual environment: No need to dress up—wear comfortable clothes every day. And we hold occasional, fun, company-wide events.
Open book policy: We share our financial results with the entire team every week in our management update email and our monthly company-wide meeting, UncommonCo.
Collaborative environment: Whether it's a data analyst recommending products to the buyers or a warehouse manager providing the theme for an email blast, we welcome your talents and insight, wherever they apply.
Learn more about your FMLA rights here (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/fmlaen.pdf) .
This position's annual base salary range is $80k - $90k. This role is eligible for our annual performance bonus program and options.
To apply, please submit:
A portfolio showcasing creative achievements and successful brand campaigns.
Cover letter that includes answers to the following two questions in the application form:
What excites you about the Senior Graphic Design role at Uncommon Goods?
Is there anything you would like to add that is not communicated in your resume?