Posted on: September 16, 2020 | Job#: 338947

Sr. Graphics Designer, Graphics Artwork

Full-time | 550 Terry Francois Blvd., San Francisco, CA, US 94158

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About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season. 

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

About the role

As the Old Navy Sr. Graphic Designer, Graphics Artwork, you have a proven background as an artist and illustrator, as you will be at the helm of the Apparel Graphics Creative Hub responsible for directing and designing season-after-season of fun, optimistic and original art. Reporting into the Senior Director, your team will be the ‘go to’ for innovative, inspirational and trend driven graphics elevating and energizing artistic expression not only for all areas of our Graphics businesses, but also for key Marketing initiatives and other special projects. Coaching, time management, collaboration and agility are the FUNdamental pillars of this role, you will lead with inspiration and vision, motivating your team to meet tight deadlines in a challenging and fast paced environment.

What you'll do

  • Create world-class on-trend apparel graphic concepts and artwork that support Old Navy seasonal family messages and align with divisional design concepts.
  • Identify seasonal graphic trends providing analysis through online /in-store research and gather relevant inspiration outside of apparel that speaks to over-arching aesthetic trends. Author tools to communicate these trends to the cross-functional team.
  • Partner with Sr. Director towards creating graphic stories for Seasonal Concepts, Creative Kickoff and the execution of related materials. Align to brand and divisional positioning within the established aesthetic for the season.
  • Manage day to day cadence, communication and execution of division’s graphics process from concept to production.
  • Nurture, guide and develop talent of direct report(s) within the division.
    Partner with other Senior Graphic leads within the team to ensure brand cohesion across the Family.
  • Drive opportunities for newness and innovation; exhibiting expert knowledge in graphic layout, technique, color and detail.
  • Prepare and maintain graphic artwork production files as needed against seasonal milestones and pipeline production considerations.
  • Utilize FTP / DropBox for delivery of graphic artwork files and maintain updates within the system. Clearly communicate updates with GIS and apparel design partners.
  • 70% concept & design / 30% production & tactical.

Who you are

  • BA Graphic Design preferred, or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years apparel graphics experience
  • 5+ years managing and leading others
  • Thorough knowledge of graphics production (e.g., eprinting methods, apparel graphic techniques, etc.).
  • Strong time management, interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Expert computer skills (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.)
  • Expert hand skills (Illustration, painting, drawing)
  • Expert sense of image and type

Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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