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Production Design Coordinator

Design | Mountain View, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

KiwiCo is an innovative eCommerce company that sparks kids’ creativity and curiosity through offline and online materials and inspiration. We offer kids a delightful, engaging way to explore, create, and learn; and arm them with the creative confidence and tools to change the world. Our core offering is a subscription service that delivers hands-on projects to kids of all ages. We also have an online store and a content hub for families. We take great pride and ownership in the products and experiences we design and in the community of parents and kids we serve. Our office is located in Mountain View, within walking distance to the Caltrain station. Currently, we are working remotely. As guidelines permit, we will move to our plan of hybrid, remote/in-office work.


Role and Responsibilities:

We are looking for an extraordinary Production Design Coordinator to join our product team to create and deliver mechanicals and production ready files for some of our biggest product lines. If you love a fast pace and a collaborative work environment, we want to talk to you. In this role, you will:

  • Create final mechanical files for production with close attention to detail

  • Take responsibility for file proofing, formatting, naming, and preparation for final delivery

  • Implement the graphic designer’s requests and revisions quickly and accurately. 

  • Ability to understand design guidelines to increase efficiency.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure projects are completed on time and in line with design specifications

  • Own and maintain a comprehensive library of design assets for reusable, systematic designs

  • Provide support on additional design and production tasks

 

Required Qualifications:

As a start-up celebrating creativity and development, we believe and encourage the same in our team. We seek team players with an infectious positive energy, great initiative, and a get-it-done attitude. Candidates must thrive in ambiguity and love a rapid pace. You must have a strong desire to learn and improve. Excellent organizational, communications, and multi-tasking skills are a must. Required skills and qualifications include:

  • Ability to adhere to brand guidelines, maintaining consistency and accuracy across a multitude of projects.

  • Broad operating range. Thinks strategically and has an impeccable eye for detail with a strong sense of visual hierarchy, typography, layout. 

  • Hands-on, “get things done” mentality. Self-starter with the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment and meet changing deadlines and priorities on simultaneous projects.

  • Resourceful and flexible. Able to operate in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines on multiple simultaneous projects. Comfortable handling broad responsibilities on a small, nimble team.

  • Obsessively detail-oriented. Able to manage all the ordering details and meet a high bar for accuracy and quality.

  • Collaborative. Able to contribute to a cross-functional team whilst maintaining communication of feedback

  • High-level proficiency in Adobe Design Suite, especially in Adobe Illustrator.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with a startup or a creative team.

  • Strong design and layout skills with an impeccable eye for detail   

  • Experience in production design for print and finished goods with textile or wood


If you’re passionate about delivering innovative, delightful, and enriching products and experiences for kids, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply by submitting a resume and cover letter telling us why you're interested in KiwiCo and what you think you'd bring to this specific position and our team.


Diversity

KiwiCo is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals seeking employment at KiwiCo are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected category.