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28 Oct 2020

Full-Time Temporary Senior Designer

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

Job Description


  • Uncommon Goods offers an ever-changing assortment of original, creative gifts. We partner with independent makers and small businesses to offer our customers an assortment of items that they love to surprise loved ones with (and treat themselves, too)! 
  • We are built on better business practices and committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet. Learn more here. 
  • 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 productsB Corp certification, guiding principlesBetter to Give program, and team members you might be working with. 


As our Contract Senior Designer working within the Creative team — reporting to the Senior Art Director — you are able to connect design across all channels of User experience. You will work closely with the Web Product Team, the Transactional User Experience (TUX), Browser User Experience (BUX) and UX teams to ensure creative concepts developed for the marketing channels are translated faithfully across all channels of user experience. Armed with a thorough understanding of the tech/coding guard rails, you will partner with the product manager, developer, QA analyst and user experience manager to design and iterate on new/existing interfaces, flows, and messaging. You will update the web style guide as we evolve the capabilities of the website.


You can step back and see the whole picture, where everything connects—and you can zoom in to finesse the tiniest details. You are equally comfortable working within the Creative team, with an impeccable design sense for layout, typography, composition and color as well as partnering with the product web team and marketing stakeholder team members in order to achieve high design standards. You don’t consider something complete until the kerning or QA is just right, and you love a detailed style guide. You know when to be flexible, but always maintain high standards for original concepts and detailed executions. You love visual storytelling, branding, and experimenting with new ideas. You have a strong desire to push the Uncommon Goods brand forward.


  • A portfolio reflecting visual design expertise—specifically, an understanding of layout, typography, composition, color
  • Experience with web design fundamentals & working with developers
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and After Effects and Sketch
  • Experience on an agile web product team—UI/UX knowledge, and a basic understanding of HTML and CSS for design logistics and developer communication
  • Concept and design multi-channel campaigns that will live across catalog, homepage, social and email
  • Work closely with Senior Art Director
  • Think critically about prompts and requests to determine an appropriate and agreed upon solution
  • Openly communicate, coordinate, and collaborate with stakeholders and team members within the Creative department and across other teams to ensure awareness and alignment on projects
  • Collaborate with other creative team members to create consistency across platforms and assets
  • Be a proactive problem solver by seeking out opportunities to better our visual communication and design
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel
  • Curious and open to feedback
  • Organized with files
  • A self-starter with projects
  • Communicative about questions and updates
  • Collaborative and iterative in process


  • Degree in Graphic Design—preferred, but not necessary if experience and portfolio warrant
  • 5+ years of design experience—background in e-commerce is a plus
  • Ability to give and receive honest and thoughtful feedback
  • Be immersed and knowledgeable in design culture, current and past
  • Have a strong balance of identity, typography, layout, and illustration design skills
  • Have experience with catalog design and production
  • Be well-versed in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, Sketch is a plus
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure, handle multiple projects, contribute to a team effort and deliver on individual responsibilities
  • Have a solutions-oriented mentality, and an open, positive and collaborative communication style


  • 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.
  • Safe working environment. Many of our COVID-19 protocols exceed NYC and NYS safety standards. Those who can are working remotely. In our office and warehouse, COVID-19 testing is required of all new hires and monthly for all team members; PPE, including masks and gloves, is required for all team members; and workspaces provide recommended social distancing.

To apply, please submit the following. We will only consider applications that include a cover letter.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

**We are only accepting applicants located in New York State**

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

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