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Sr CMF Designer (PopLabs)

| Greater Boulder Area

Sr CMF Designer (PopLabs)

Our Company:

PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip—a collapsible grip and stand that provides secure one-handed holding for any mobile device—was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014 and the 100 millionth sold in 2018. PopSockets products embody the company's mission to create empowering, personal, and fun products.

PopSockets was named one of the Best Places to Work in Colorado in 2018 and also listed as Inc. 5000's second fastest growing company in the US, with a 71,424% percent of sales increase over the last three years.

For more information on what it’s like to work at PopSockets, check out: https://www.builtincolorado.com/company/popsockets-llc

The Role:

As Sr. CMF Designer at PopSockets, you will work with the Creative Director, VP of Engineering, and other designers to build an aesthetic vision for future PopGrips and CMF strategies for other hardware products. You will bring a developed awareness of product, culture, and fashion trends, and the ability/desire to develop a sensibility for how different segments of PopSockets customers consume culture and products. You will both generate and execute product ideas, applying skills in graphic and material/industrial design. You may be called upon to weigh in on digital products and UI design. This is a great opportunity for designers or artists who are experienced in apparel, jewelry, and textile design. This position is located in our headquarters in Boulder, CO.


  • Execute the CMF portion of the PopLabs team’s new product concepts with speed, taste, and innovation
  • Research trends and build cohesive seasonal collections with supporting evidence
  • Build compelling presentations to communicate your ideas
  • Coordinate with Product Management on go-to-market strategies, end-of-life strategies, and channel management
  • Contribute to our approved material, color, and graphics library
  • Assist Product Developers with specification documents for our vendors to execute our designs
  • Discover and manage new vendors and sources of materials
  • Work closely with Product Developers, Industrial Designers, Mechanical Engineers, and manufacturing partners on the execution of your designs and solutions to manufacturing challenges
  • Art-direct product photography and renders; supply Marketing with coherent product stories
  • Contribute to all creative endeavors, critical reviews, and concepting sessions across the scope of the department


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, or equivalent experience. MFA is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience as a CMF designer, industrial designer, product designer, interior designer, graphic designer, or working artist in related discipline
  • Embrace of the customer-centric ethos, i.e. ability to design for the customer, not just for yourself
  • Proficiency with Adobe CC. Keyshot is a plus
  • Understanding of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 10%
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We are soon moving to a new location 5757 Central Ave: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3V6q-NR8yZGVzJ5QkR2b0hLSVBCcVlBemlXRnVaSG1iYUtJ/view

What are PopSockets LLC Perks + Benefits

PopSockets LLC Benefits Overview

Employees are valued at PopSockets. We provide a number of perks and benefits to show we care and are always looking for ways to do more for our employees.

Volunteer in local community
PopSockets Employees are offered two paid volunteer days. Our Manager of DoGoods works directly with local nonprofits we can support as a company. Volunteer opportunities are coordinated quarterly.
Partners with Nonprofits
PopSockets partners with more than 100 nonprofits—large and small—through Poptivism, our unique give back program. Over the past three years, we have contributed more than $3 million to charity!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
PopSockets has a flexible spending account
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer Cardio and Yoga classes three days per week!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We contribute 3% of of an employee's annual gross pay to their 401K
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We provide an option to create a dependent care account
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks paid paternal leave for employees who have been here 6 months.
Flexible Work Schedule
PopSockets provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
PopSockets sponsors family oriented events throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
We love our snacks at PopSockets. We also offer plenty of tea, coffee and beer on Tap. We also have our own Bevi machine!
Some Meals Provided
Bagles and Donuts every Wednesday and Breakfast burritos the last Friday of the month!
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
We offer thrive pass, $50 per month toward the wellness activity of your choice.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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