Customer Support Specialist

Customer Support · Oakland, California
Department Customer Support
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $20-22

About 99designs

99designs is a global creative platform that makes it easy for designers and clients to work together to  create designs they love. We bring opportunities to designers globally through design contests and direct project work, and we have a community of designers located in 192 countries. 


Since our humble beginnings in 2008, our freelance community has brought more than one million creative projects to life for thousands of genius entrepreneurs, savvy business owners, and brands with big ideas. We also provide free design services to not-for-profit groups making a positive impact in their local communities and internationally through our 99nonprofits program.

With our recent acquisition by Vistaprint, the team is scaling and we’re on the lookout for a talented Priority Support Representative to help us support both our 99d clients and Vistaprint clients creative and printing needs.

Do you love visual design?

Are you someone who is passionate about contributing to small businesses?


Do you have a natural ability to easily connect with and talk to people?


If you answered yes, then we have the job for you!


Our US Priority Support team  provides a world-class experience to all customers with graphic design needs, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Our smart and very passionate group is a large reason why most of our business comes to us through word-of-mouth referrals.


And we need you! We're on the lookout for a friendly individual with creative energy and great communication skills. You'll work directly with the next generation of entrepreneurs, influencing small businesses by helping them get the best visual branding possible.


If this sounds like a great fit, check out the details.

Desired Requirements to Apply

  • Have a professional, helpful and friendly attitude - coupled with the ability to listen, teach and elicit information efficiently
  • Have strong phone and email communication skills, with a passion for interacting with customers
  • Working knowledge of design files and how they output to online printing.
  • Have a strong willingness to make a difference and be creative - everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged
  • Have the ability to work independently and efficiently


Key Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

  • Provide a passionate, professional, and dedicated customer support experience through phone and email 
  • Ability to handle 20-30 inbound calls a day while maintaining quality standards and other call metric goals
  • Making outbound calls to customers who we find need proactive support
  • Will need to efficiently and effectively solve problems with multiple team members across multiple departments
  • Provide extra, in-depth support for problematic contests and or high paying customers
  • Collect and share ideas to better the platform for all customers and services we offer


Desired Experience

  • Any form of Customer Relations or Support experience (Were you a server in a fast paced environment? Bartender? Retail?)
  • Tech support experience is a plus!
  • Accurate and fast typing skills
  • Ability to work with word processor, spreadsheet and CRM applications. Zendesk experience is a plus.
  • Graphic design experience (Photoshop & Illustrator)
  • Online printing experience is also a real plus but - not required!
  • Clean driving record, and access to personal vehicle for work-related local travel. (In some locations, readily available public transit may be substituted for access to personal vehicle.)
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word and email, and the capacity to quickly learn and master new systems.


Working with us

We’re a global team with a philosophy of encouraging passionate people to be fun and creative. With offices in Melbourne, Oakland, and Berlin we benefit from bringing together the experiences and viewpoints of a wide range of talented people from around the world. We believe a diverse workplace is a healthy workplace.

99designs employees enjoy many benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Continual training and learning, including in-house mentoring opportunities
  • Annual Volunteer day, as a group exercise or individual contribution
  • Regular local and global team activities and events for you to enjoy!
  • Paid parental leave
  • Top-of-the-line Mac gear


At 99designs we care deeply about diversity and inclusion.  99designs does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We welcome applicants of all types, from all backgrounds that have the skills and experience we're looking for.  We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.  

Applicants will need to be located in the general Bay Area, but will be working from home until further notice. Compensation is $20-$22/hour depending on experience. We currently provide paid holiday and sick leave, group health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance coverage, flexible spending account (FSA), a pre-tax commuter deduction option, and a 401K plan.              


Sound like you would be a great fit and find it interesting? We are eager to learn more about you!

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  • Location
    Oakland, California
  • Department
    Customer Support
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation