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Bark & Co // new generation pet brand
Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020
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BARK is a company building products, experiences, & entertainment for dogs & the people who love them. The lasting brand that Disney has built for kids & families, BARK is building for the fast-growing market of dog people.

Our ambition-level is high, the opportunity is huge, & our love for dogs is through the roof! We launched in 2011 with BarkBox, a monthly themed subscription of all-natural treats & clever toys. Since then, we've shipped more than 70 million toys & treats to the dogs across the world & use all of that direct customer feedback to inform new initiatives & ways to make dogs happier.


Our BARK Essentials team is harnessing the same magic we put into our toys & putting it into home essentials. BARK essentials products are simple, smart & elegant. They belong in every home & make life better for dogs & their people.

We are looking for a design & style guru to help us develop new products & and achieve our goal of making dogs happy by delivering reliably great, reliably elegant products to every single dog household.


  • Initiate development for products within new product categories while at the same time expand the assortment within existing categories.
  • Create the product strategy & launch plan for 2021/22.
  • Own the Home product design function at BARK for all channels & across product design, graphic design, packaging, & POS.
  • Work closely with channel leads to create the best suitable product assortment for each channel. (Amazon, Retail, Add-to-box & Barkshop)
  • Work closely with the Essentials sourcing team in the US & China to continuously improve quality & cost, while at the same time explore new materials & production methods.


  • Design & style expert - you are a hands-on designer with 8+ years of experience & an exceptional sense of style & trends within the home & furniture industry.
  • Dog parent - has a deep first-hand understanding of life with a dog & how to create great products & for the shared dog-human home.
  • Proactive - able to look around corners, communicate clearly, & take action without permission or much direction.
  • Business savvy - Despite being in a highly creative role the candidate understands & appreciates the fundamentals of running a product business especially around designing for specific product cost structures.
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