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Front- End Developer

Digital | Chicago, IL | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

Threadless is a diverse, global community of artists and those who support them, with creatives from all over the world and all different backgrounds coming together to make great art.

We started with just tees, but tons of products make great canvases. While we work with partners to find these canvases for our artists, it’s our community who makes and picks the best art for us to offer. Whether it’s voted-on art at or designs artists choose to include on their very own Artist Shops, when people buy from us, they are supporting great, weird, geeky, and beautiful art. More importantly, here at Threadless, we feel that art plays a meaningful role in driving progress and creating cultural change.

While we're based in Chicago, having first opened our doors in 2000, we’re currently a remote-first company, giving our employees the flexibility to do their best work from anywhere. A healthy work/life balance is incredibly important to us.

Threadless. Make Great Together.

About This Role

We are looking for a talented Front-End Developer who loves collaboration, finding simple solutions to complex problems, learning every day, and playing an active part in building digital products. Your primary role will consist of developing user-facing features that put great art in front of as many people, on as many devices as possible. 

On any given day you could be creating a new customer-facing module for our Artist Shops e-commerce platform, building a dashboard widget that allows our community of shop owners to more efficiently manage their catalog of amazing art, or helping our internal team troubleshoot a bug that popped up overnight. 

About You

You can write clean, compliant HTML. You’re more than comfortable with CSS, and SASS is your preprocessor of choice. You’re cool with flexbox, grids, responsive images, and how to use modern web standards to make Lighthouse happy. You can write valid, modular javascript, are at home with jQuery, but can also write your own modules when the need arises.

We’re looking for someone who’s curious, patient, and interested in what makes a website look good but also serves the needs of its users. We want someone who feels that performance is as important as pretty, and strives to balance those two needs.


  • 3+ years of professional experience developing for the web: HTML, (S)CSS, JavaScript, and Web APIs in a production environment

  • Passion for web standards and semantic development

  • Experience writing scalable and efficient code for large web applications

Knowledge and Experience

  • Version control systems, Git in particular

  • Prototyping in the browser / iterative UI development

  • Working with user-generated content and large data

  • An interest in Empathic Design and User Experience 

  • Experience with Python, and Django 

  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services 


  • Health, Dental, and Vision 

  • 401k participation

  • Lunch and Learns

  • Wellness Benefit

  • Monthly Product Stipend

  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

  • Threadless-provided computer and other hardware/software

  • Unlimited PTO

How to Apply

Along with your resume, we highly recommend including a cover letter telling us a little bit about yourself. Be sure to include answers to the questions below.

  • Why are you a good fit for this role?

  • Why are you excited about working at Threadless?

  • Why are you passionate about technology and building web applications?

Our Commitment to our Employees

Threadless is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all individuals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or military status.  Threadless is a diverse, global community of artists and we believe that a diverse team helps build and support a great community with creatives from all over the world and all different backgrounds coming together to make great art.

This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions as associated with a job.  While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.