Graphic Designer at Imperfect Produce
San Francisco, CA, US
About Imperfect
Imperfect is a produce delivery startup on a mission to reduce food waste and to make fresh produce more affordable, accessible, and convenient. We source produce directly from farms, which would otherwise go to waste, and deliver it to customers' doors for an average of 30% less than grocery store prices. Since our start in 2015, our customers have saved millions of pounds of produce from going to waste.
Imperfect is more than just a produce box! In everything we do, we bring an appetite, lead with heart, embrace imperfection, and work to grow the movement. We aim to cultivate sustainable environments everywhere we go–whether in the office, warehouse, or field. By working at Imperfect, you’re helping build a more sustainable and effective food system. You’re helping fight food waste. You’re ensuring farmers are rewarded for their full harvest. You’re improving access to healthy food in food deserts. With each curvy cucumber and misshapen potato, you’re helping shape our world for the better.
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
About the Role
Imperfect is growing its design team! We’re looking for an experienced designer to lead our visual evolution as a brand. You love all aspects of design, but are particularly drawn to branding, packaging, and design systems–and you have a strong portfolio that showcases all three. Ideally you’ve worked in-house or agency-side with Creative Directors, creating visual systems that are both beautiful and strategic. In this role, you’ll own all design projects (print and digital) and Imperfect’s overall visual identity–conceptualizing, designing, and producing communications and an experience that reflects the uniqueness of the Imperfect brand.


    • Oversee all design projects, from concept to delivery
    • Own and refine brand guidelines
    • Design, layout, and organize production-ready print and digital communications, such as: weekly box inserts, weekly emails, partnership collateral, event invites, signage, templates, web pages, SWAG (T-shirts, mugs, etc.), advertisements, promotional materials, charts, infographics, letterheads, and special projects and initiatives as needed
    • Design packaging solutions for our private label product range, and help build a branded packaging architecture as this range grows
    • Help design and style assets, GIFs, videos, stories, posts for social media
    • Maintain digital file archives and track and manage multiple versions, assets, photos, etc. to ensure design files are organized and backed up correctly
    • Work both within the brand team (copywriters, photographers) and across teams (Supply, Operations, People, Growth, Email, etc.)
    • Work closely with the product and engineering team, to ensure the Imperfect brand is consistent across platforms
    • Manage a junior designer and ensure their work is high quality and on-brand

Skills and Qualifications

    • At least 4-6 years of professional experience building brands in either an agency or in-house environment
    • Expert proficiency with standard graphic design and production software: Adobe Creative Suite
    • Expertise in creating design systems, brand identities that align with brand architecture
    • Ability to work with multiple priorities (30+ projects per week) and meet tight deadlines
    • Adept at creating packaging and new product lines
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in graphic design, fine arts, or related field
    • Experience in print production - ability to prepare, export and send files to print error free.

About You

    • Curious, always interested in learning new things
    • Flexible, since the startup environment keeps us on our toes
    • Kind, since we Lead with Heart at Imperfect
    • Ambitious, since this role will own all aspects of design at Imperfect
    • Strategic, because our designs aren’t just pretty–they’re based in consumer insights that drive our business
    • Passionate, about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all

Details of Position

    • Full-time, exempt position
    • Position is based out of out San Francisco headquarters in the Bayview
    • Option to work 1-2 days remotely per week
    • Salary and stock options commensurate with experience
    • Competitive benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, 401k, and a free weekly Imperfect box!

Physical Requirements

    • Sedentary work; predominantly involves sitting most of the time
    • Standing desks and / or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
    • Walking, climbing stairs, and standing are required only occasionally
    • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens; regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets also required
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.