Product Design Associate
Company: Maiden Home
Duration: Full-time
Date Posted: 06/21/24
Category: Product Design
Location: Remote
Salary: 50-100k
Job Description

At Maiden Home, we're growing our team of mission-driven, customer-obsessed design lovers here in NYC. If you're excited to be a part of a furniture retail revolution–and game to join one of the fastest-growing brands in the industry–we'd love to hear from you.

As our Product Design Associate, you will work across internal teams and external stakeholders to scale our beautiful, high-quality furniture assortment and push Maiden Home into new categories to rapidly grow our product line. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Product Design, the ideal candidate is a clear communicator who is invested in growing alongside Maiden Home.

● Report to the Product Design Senior Manager to design and develop new products for lighting, outdoor, and/or existing furniture categories
● Document designs through sketches, 3D rendered iterations, and design-level 2D CAD drawings
● Contribute creatively to conversations regarding Maiden Home’s expanding palette of materiality, construction techniques and value engineering
● Facilitate the quoting and sampling process in a timely, organized manner according to the Product Development calendar, allowing us to efficiently launch new products throughout the year
● Provide clear and concise technical feedback to our manufacturing partners, including detailed review of product prototypes, shop drawings, and production progress photos as needed
● Work alongside the Product team in recording and tracking our Product assortment in our database
● Be a key advocate for the elevation of our product’s quality and design standard

Job Requirements

● 3-5+ years tenure in domestic or international furniture design or industrial design role; accustomed to working with creative direction and designing several pieces in tandem
● Experience with lighting, outdoor and/or textiles is required
● Experience in either / or home retail, boutique commercial furnishings manufacturing organization or interior design firm; furniture start-up experience is a plus
● Strong knowledge of furniture design, construction and materiality through the lens of production
● Ability to iterate ideas in 3D by building and rendering realistic 3D models using Keyshot, Blender or 3D Max
● Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD and Rhino; ability to construct a set of detailed 2D furniture construction drawings
● Ability to critically review furniture shop drawings received from manufacturing partners
● Deeply knowledgeable about design history as well as what’s new and what’s next
● Working knowledge of data management or PLM systems such as Fohlio, Spexx and Specsources considered a notable asset
● Proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Office and Google Suite is required
● Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
● Strong attention to detail, a “can-do” attitude and the ability to consistently take initiative, demonstrating relentless follow-through in a startup environment
● High energy, a healthy dose of tenacity and a collaborative spirit

About our Company

Maiden Home is a new concept in custom furniture that will forever change the way consumers shop for their homes. We offer high-quality pieces made by the best American craftsmen and delivered at prices and lead times unheard of in custom furniture. Since launching in 2017, Maiden Home has been featured in Architectural Digest, Fast Co, Forbes & Bloomberg, to name a few. Backed and led by seasoned executives in e-commerce and retail, and embraced by a nationwide community of consumers and designers, Maiden Home is on its way to forever transform the home furnishings industry. Maiden Home is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.




Frances Calosso
Sr. Manager, Product Design

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