Mission: Minted is a marketplace of independent creatives.
We stand for creativity, independence, and the meritocratic distribution of design.
We believe that the nature of creativity is one of a challenger—of the mainstream, of ...
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Mariam Naficy founded Minted in 2007. The daughter of a development economist, she grew up in 5 countries in the Middle East and Africa. Having seen interesting art and design in her travels, as well as the art created by her own family members, she was intrigued in 2007 by the idea that there was hidden creative talent around the world whose work was not accessible to consumers and that the Internet could help surface. Her founding question: could crowd-sourcing design build an e-commerce company that stayed in tune with its consumer audience forever?
The company held its first "design challenge" in 2008, a save-the-date card design competition that attracted 66 entries. Initially, the company balanced its crowd-sourcing approach by also carrying stationery brands, almost failed, and was panned by the media. Naficy raised $11 million in cash to last through seven years of operation, brought the company to cash-flow break-even with a lean team by 2012, then raised a first large funding round in 2013.
Tens of thousands of design and art entries later, the company has expanded into the art business and the home décor business and its products have reached 40 million homes. The company is backed by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners, and has raised $90 million in capital. LinkedIn named Minted as one of 2014's 10 Most In-Demand Start-Ups among job seekers. Naficy was named one of the 25 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2013.
be Transparent - We share information broadly and bring people at all levels along in our decision-making. We value our colleagues' opinions, and we believe in learning from our own history to drive growth.
put Design first -We base company decisions on providing the best designs in the world to consumers, breaking the mold of what is considered operationally or technically possible to liberate designers' creativity. We treat designers well, keep our promises to them, and build our company with them at the table.
Be an Enabler Not a Decider - We enable others to decide what great design is, rather than deciding what it is for them. By listening carefully to our community and letting them make decisions, we unleash full human potential.
Think Long Term - There is limitless possibility as to which consumer verticals can be disrupted by the Minted marketplace of artists and designers. We are building one of the most impactful e-commerce companies in the world. We have the patience to make decisions that serve us, our designers, and our consumers best in the long-run.
we're a design marketplace connecting consumers with the worlds's best artists to create something one-of-a-kind.
We're looking for talented engineers, designers, merchants, marketers, and more to join our San Francisco team.
MAKE an IMPACT - We're still small enough that you'll have profound impact on our community of consumers and artists. Everyone is asked to make decisions with a CEO mindset.
Learn AND Grow - Minted is highly rated by its employees as a place to learn. We believe in figuring out what Aristotle called 'the peculiar bent of the genius of each person'. We have a stellar track record of identifying our employees' strengths, promoting outstanding people quickly, and filling roles from within.
Liberate CREATIVITY - We believe that design genius exists all around us, and we uncover it through an open competition process. At Minted, you help liberate creativity, enabling talented people to thrive regardless of where they live, their education, or anything other than their talent.
innovate - We are agile and move quickly to bring innovation to the market. Be part of a fast-growing, dynamic environment where you'll have opportunities to break new ground and think creatively every day.
I have been working at Minted part-time
Supervisors and leads very helpful
No cons that I can think of
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing! I love working here!!
I applied online. I interviewed at Minted.
I had a horrible experience interviewing at Minted for a senior manager position. I went through the entire process, phone interviews, in person with the whole team, and completed several projects as a part of the interview process (which took many hours of my time). After all of the effort and after they told me I was just one step away from my final round interview with the CEO they never spoke to me again. The recruiter went completely dark with zero explanation and not even a rejection email. I felt this was such an unprofessional recruiting process and I certainly wouldn’t recommend anyone I know to apply.