Craft the platforms and tools used by thousands of independent retailers and makers to grow their businesses.
Faire uses machine learning to connect makers and boutiques from all over the world, building a thriving community of over 10,000 small business owners. We are looking for a passionate Head of Design to lead and grow a team of Designers and Managers across product, marketing, and brand, to build beautiful customer-focused experiences and to build the Faire brand.
Design craft is at the heart of everything we do at Faire. We’re looking for a leader to drive the holistic vision and creative strategy of the Design teams to create the best experiences for our customers. You’ll be growing a team from 3 to 25 to 100 Designers over time, mentoring, developing, and inspiring the individuals on your teams, and putting the right tools in place to create an environment where the highest quality work can be produced at a speed that allows us to quickly bring those experiences to life.
What You’ll Do:
Lead, hire, and develop a team of designers and design managers through motivation, creative inspiration, allocating your teams’ focus in a way that sets up the individuals and the projects up for success, individual performance management through goal setting and candid but caring conversations, and hiring world-class talent.
Guide the team to develop standard methodologies for ensuring a high bar of quality.
Collaborate cross-functionally with product management, engineering, user research, content strategy, and communication design to ensure a smooth product development process that produces a high-quality experience through tools like developing design systems.
Work closely with product and design leadership to define and communicate a design strategy and vision for the company.
Work closely with product and design leadership to ensure a simple, intuitive, and cohesive user experience across all products and services to ensure the success of our customers.
Be an owner in a fast-paced, growing company, identifying and owning any gaps to ensure we are successful in our mission. This could even include contributing as a designer when necessary.
You have 8+ years experience working across multiple projects, leading teams with a high-quality of design work.
A portfolio of meaningful product design work(from UX design to visual design) that showcases your ability to ship successful products that people love.
Proven ability to translate qualitative and quantitative insights into a clear direction that guides the team in creating the right experience.
Proven track record devising product vision and strategy and designing high-quality products(web or mobile) in collaboration with product management and engineering partners.
History of growing a team across hiring and people development.
A bit more about Faire
Faire is an innovative online marketplace that uses machine learning to match local retailers with the makers of products that uniquely fit their stores. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to chase their dreams. We believe entrepreneurship is a calling. It’s a way of life that offers people a level of autonomy and fulfillment that’s become difficult to find elsewhere in our economy. Most of our customers have left behind jobs they hated to take a chance on themselves. We want to make sure their boldness and self-belief gets rewarded.
This mission also extends to the way we are building the company. Every member of our team is an owner of the business and taking part in the founding process.
Faire provides equal employment opportunities(EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Competitive compensation + equity
Comprehensive health plans
Daily lunch & dinner service
Well-being at work including opportunities for mindfulness meditation, dedicated quiet spaces, and a health and wellness committee
Empowering Local Retailers
Indigo Fair is on a mission to revolutionize the way retailers shop for their stores. We take all the pain out of buying for store owners. Retailers can come to Indigo Fair to find unique and exciting products from hundreds of makers all in one place. We have also created the first wholesale marketplace to offer free returns. Our goal is to make every item in your store a bestseller.