Product Designer

Big Cartel · Feb 5th 2019

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Big Cartel is a commerce platform (SaaS), home to nearly a million independent stores. Since 2005 we’ve helped artists, makers and small brands from all over the world generate BILLIONS of dollars in combined sales. We're 100% independently owned and operated with a focus on creating new experiences and features for our customers to make a living doing what they love.

For artists, by artists.

Our small, tight-knit team is focused on making Big Cartel empowering and easy to use. Some of us run our own Big Cartel stores; others are musicians, illustrators, and filmmakers. We’ve worked hard to build a company where we do big things.

We're looking for a like-minded product designer who is well-rounded and self-motivated to join our product team.

This opportunity is a full-time and salaried position that includes all of our awesome benefits like paid family leave, solid insurance, 401(k), and a generous PTO policy (we encourage you to take 4 weeks off annually and a 6-week sabbatical every 5 years!). You can work remotely from anywhere in the United States.

We also feel it’s important to point out the obvious here - there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and it really bugs us. That’s why we’re doing everything our small company can do to change that. We hope to continue to build a company whose culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work for artists of all types all over the world.


  • Empathy for our customers and their needs
  • 3-5 years of product design experience or similar
  • Deep understanding of visual design principles and process (typography, iconography, composition, color, layout, etc.)
  • Deep understanding of interaction design, UX patterns, and Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) for mobile devices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and project management skills
  • Mastery of Sketch (or similar) and Adobe software (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, etc.)
  • Proficiency with prototyping tools (InVision, Framer, Principal, etc.)
  • Experience contributing to and using a design system
  • Ability to lead user research and evaluate requirements in collaboration with the product teams
  • Facilitate discussions and design thinking/review sessions across the company
  • Ensure successful delivery of multiple projects by managing design deliverables and timelines

In addition to helping shape our core product and services, you’ll have your hands in a variety of small projects and tasks, not limited to:

  • Designing themes and marketing materials
  • Producing assets for announcements and feature releases
  • Assisting with QA to ensure the quality of work is maintained through a launch
  • Contributing to internal tools and documentation to help us work better

Bonus Points for

  • Remote work experience
  • Experience with e-commerce platforms
  • HTML, CSS/SASS and Javascript

While we want your sharp skills, we're specifically looking for a great teammate who values creativity, respect, and an honest desire to support artists. Our mission is to help the designers, musicians, makers, and other artists that call Big Cartel home, and your work will be a critical part of keeping them happy and productive.


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