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Casper // sleep startup focused on mattress
Design, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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Looking for a job to get you out of bed?

Casper is looking for a special designer. Someone with a background in soft goods including Top of Bed, Decorative home & the fabrications included in Utility. Experience in loungewear or outerwear is also helpful. A designer with both skillful technical experience & a strong sense of design; The creativity & experience to know both the limitations & opportunities to evolve textile & material construction & processes & create both seasonal & evergreen collections; & the agility to transfer this knowledge across multiple product categories.

Casper ( is a global sleep company that launched in 2014 with an obsessively engineered, outrageously comfortable mattress sold directly to consumers. Its critically acclaimed sleep surface was developed in-house, has a sleek design, & is delivered in a small, "how did they do that?"-sized box. The company is one of the fastest-growing consumer brands of all time, & its product line has expanded to include sheets, pillows, a matching foundation, & a dog mattress. Casper was named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2017, & its eponymous mattress was crowned one of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions.

We are deeply committed to building a diverse & inclusive workforce so that we represent all those who dream big equally.

When youre not catching zzzs, this is what youll do...

  • Join a multi-disciplinary team who are collectively responsible for defining, developing & building Caspers growing family of products.
  • Ability to synthesize the brand aesthetic & translate it into appropriate & category specific designs
  • Participate in multiple design development methodologies including Casper Designed & Developed as well as leveraging external relationships. Creating brand eduction/rules for external consultants
  • Participate in the entire development process, from design research & initial insights through form definition, feature development, CMF details & the creation of detailed documentation for production
  • Collaborate with other design disciplines (design research, product management, engineering, graphic design, production, etc.) & across other functions within the company (supply chain, marketing, consumer experience, communications, etc.)
  • Comfortable executing on both individual designs & whole collections around coherent themes, functions, prices etc
  • Create physical & visual assets throughout the entire design & development process: sketching, creating prototypes, illustrations, renderings & detailed design drawings.

Our dream candidate...

  • Youre both highly creative & practical; your designs are both beautiful & functional.
  • A deep understanding & experience with the tools & processes for soft goods design & development (eg: in the realm of outerwear, apparel, textiles, or footwear)
  • Experience with weaving, knitting, cut/sew, finishing & processing.
  • End to end experience in collaborating with both Material Developers & Vendors.
  • A designer who sees how a solution fits into a larger strategy, & also enjoys diving into the details, (you see the forest & the trees)
  • You build to think; youre as comfortable sketching & building physical prototypes.
  • You are passionate about creating delightful moments across the entire user experience
  • Not essential, but experience with trims & labels would be a plus.
  • Values & excels at collaboration with product development & product management Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Design with experience in soft goods, outerwear or apparel.
  • 5+ years of design experience, including 2+ years leading projects
  • Experience in a design consultancy and/or an in-house design team (ideally both)
  • Willing & able to work in New York with travel commensurate with the position (10-20%)

The syrup on your waffles...

  • Participation in our HQ bonus program for some splurging & equity so that youre part of the Casper family.
  • Medical, vision, & dental insurance to help you with those coughs or cavities (too many waffles...)..
  • Wellness programs like cash incentives for tracking sleep & fitness, credits for your favorite studios & in-office activities
  • Unlimited vacation policy.  If you need time off just take it; we trust you!
  • Free snacks & coffee, including a huge breakfast selection (10 types of cereal anyone?)
  • A full gifted bed set when you join & product discounts for friends & family!


If you dream about this stuff this job is probably right for you.  We look forward to learning more about you!

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