We're hiring a designer!
Hi there, friends. We're hiring a designer. This is a full-time, salaried position on the mighty Cotton Bureau squad. We're not actually sure what to call this position specifically, because, well, our industry isn't quite sure what to call it either. Web designer. Interface designer. UI designer. UX designer. Experience designer. Digital designer. Front-end designer. Ugh...maybe it's just easier if we explain who we're looking for.
Here’s who we’re looking for…
- You’re someone who knows modern interface design in your bones, and you’ve spent the last 3–5 years proving it. To us that means design systems and pattern libraries, marketing sites, dashboards, onboarding flows, icons, and maybe even illustration/graphics, branding/identity, and app design.
- You not only sweat the details, you sweat through your shirt. Seriously though, we tend to look at our product design from 10,000 feet. We need someone who comes equipped with a jeweler’s loupe.
- Chances are, you’ve been on a larger design team at a startup/service/company/agency recently, but wherever you’ve been, you’re ready to make a bigger difference at a smaller company. We want someone to really own this (besides one of our co-founders, you’ll be the only other designer on the team for a while).
- Maybe you’re not exactly a Designer Who Can Code™, but you’re at least capable of turning your designs into live prototypes of some fidelity. But hey, if you can crank out production-ready code, even better.
- We have a tendency to fly by the seat of our pants when it comes to product design, so you’re either comfortable with that, or you’re someone who can whip our process into shape.
- We're a small company, so there are a lot of opportunities to design things...everything mentioned above plus packaging, signage, even our new office (coming early 2017). This excites you, it doesn't scare you away.
- You’re in Pittsburgh, near Pittsburgh, or at least Pittsburgh-curious. We’re not totally out on remote employees, but candidates who are willing to consider moving here have a leg up.
- Bonus points for: writing ability, experience managing direct reports (or the desire to eventually lead a team), a working understanding of screen printing or garment production.
- Fake bonus points for: an interesting hobby, a cute pet, being funny on Twitter, talking incessantly about food, winning a fantasy football league.
Here’s who we are…
- There are a ton of crappy make-me-a-t-shirt websites on the internet, but we’re not one of them. We’re trying to defend the high ground in online apparel: quality products, quality partners, quality service, quality experience. That sounds trite, but it’s why we stand out. You can read more about our story and principles here.
- We’re a three-year-old profitable company with a real business model. Our revenues have grown substantially year-over-year, and we only recently took a small piece of outside investment. You can read more about our partnership with Indie.vc here.
- This isn’t our first rodeo. Before this, we founded a respected web design studio and a popular t-shirt brand for the web design industry. Despite their success, we shut both down years ago to focus on growing Cotton Bureau.
- We’re pretty small in the grand scheme of things (seven people full-time).
- We’re proudly located in Pittsburgh, PA, and we’re not moving.
Here’s what you get…
- A fair salary.
- A new computer.
- Access to our company healthcare plan.
- Generous time off and holidays.
- Free parking, if you’re the driving-a-car type.
- Relocation assistance if you’re not in or near Pittsburgh.
- All the cool t-shirts that'll fit in your closet.
- If you need a bunch of fancy Bay Area perks like free lunch and a ping-pong table to do your job, we can’t help ya (though we're at least considering a ping-pong table).
If this sounds like you, we'd love to talk. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a nice note introducing yourself and explaining why you're a fit for this opening, a link to your work online, and any other materials you deem appropriate. We'll be evaluating applicants over the next few weeks, and hope to make a hire in October. Good luck, and we look forward to meeting all of you.
Cotton Bureau provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This policy applies to all conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, benefits, compensation, and training.