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12 Jul 2021

Full-Time Designer, Product Development

Uncommon Goods – Posted by Uncommon Goods Brooklyn, New York, United States

Job Description


The Uncommon Goods Product Development team designs and develops unique and exclusive products. We are a team of 6 consisting of friendly, hard-working, big thinking designers and production managers who have a strong entrepreneurial spirit. We have a directory of external designers and manufacturers who we collaborate with to create and manufacturer new products. Additionally, we create highly personalized gifts for our customers, offering them a unique shopping experience.

We are seeking a designer to join our team, focusing on generating new ideas, designing original products and collaborating with external designers on projects. Are you passionate about creating original and thoughtful products for our customers? Do you have the ambition to gain experience in a multifaceted role creating a breadth of products across multiple categories? We invite creative, energetic, and self-propelled problem solvers to apply. If you thrive in a fast-paced, fulfilling role where every product you design is different from the next, this is the role for you!

The Designer reports directly to the Director of Design & Product Development.


  • Generate original product ideas that do not exist anywhere in the market.
  • Create product that solves a problem and has an emotional connection.
  • Complete detailed technical briefs for all developments.
  • Present new ideas to Director, Product Development team and Merchants.
  • Manage relationships and ongoing projects with external designers.
  • Communicate regularly with Production and Merchant teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Industrial Design, or a related field is preferred
  • 4+ years industry experience within a related field is required
  • Outstanding taste level and design experience in one or more of the following areas: home, accessories, gifting and jewelry.
  • Good technical knowledge of three-dimensional product design. Experience of applying surface art to product and/or packaging.
  • Self- starter with excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to respond to business objectives with creative and innovative design solutions
  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) proficiency required.
  • Graphic design skills, surface art and typography skills would be an advantage.
  • Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, this position will be a combination of remote and on-site. A reliable home internet connection and appropriate equipment are required. **We are only accepting applicants from the Tri-State area**


  • The benefits package includes subsidized medical/dental insurance premiums, generous PTO, paid family leave, and 401(k) with company match.
  • Casual work atmosphere, fun company events. (Thanks to our team’s creativity, we’ve devised ways to feel connected remotely, too, and it’s still fun.)
  • 40% discount on our products.
  • Professional development/educational reimbursement.
  • Public transportation and Citi Bike subsidies.

How to Apply

Please Apply Through Our Website: To apply, please submit:
  • Resume with your portfolio and/or link to website
  • Cover letter, including a page identifying 10 products (photos and descriptions) that you feel are ‘right’ for Uncommon Goods.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 13 days.

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