Houzzer Profile: Joni McGrath, Marketplace
Joni is on the Marketplace team helping brands sell their products on the Houzz Shop. Based in our Orange County office, Joni enjoys taking Norm (her Yorkie) on walks and helping him train for puppy school.
What do you do at Houzz?
I work closely with our sellers to help them upload products on the Houzz Shop, which includes vetting them for quality assurance, reviewing images and helping them to hone product descriptions to best represent their products for our customers.
What do you like most about your job?
I really enjoy building close relationships with our sellers. It’s exciting to work with them to showcase their products on the Houzz Shop. Watching these companies grow and thrive selling on our platform is an amazing part of the job.
What’s something that has surprised you about working at Houzz?
I’m surprised at how close I have become with my team. I don’t refer to my colleagues as “coworkers”, I call them “friends”. It’s a very supportive environment and we have fun working (and eating) together. It’s great to be part of a company that truly embodies the team mentality, having each others backs and helping out when needed.
What qualities are important for the role of a product coordinator?
Our quality assurance process requires rigorous data review, so it’s important to be detail oriented and have the ability to move seamlessly between tasks in order to review all information and make products available on the Houzz Shop.
What is your most productive time of day?
I like to finish the work day strong, so I’m most productive in the afternoons.
What are your favorite types of products on the Houzz Shop?
My favorite products on Houzz are the rugs because they add so much personality to a room and are almost like art pieces! This Nourison Contour Rug has always stood out to me because I’m a big fan of turquoise.
What is your favorite decor style?
Eclectic. I love spaces that show off your personality, including fun and unique pieces and items that have a personal connection or backstory. You can really see a person shine through their home decor.
How have you used Houzz at home?
Houzz provided incredible inspiration to my family when we moved into our current home a few years ago. Seeing photos of other homes helped us to identify what styles we liked and informational stories gave us great storage solutions.