Posted on: May 3, 2021 | Job#: 358022

Associate Design Director, Marketing

Full-time | Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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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 Associate Design Director, in partnership with the Senior Creative Director and Art Directors, you will be responsible for and manage the design direction of seasonal omni content from big idea to secondary/tertiary product campaigns. You love how design, typography, and graphics work together with photography and layout and you use those tools to support clear product and brand storytelling messages. As a master of hierarchy, you will mentor, inspire and work with a team of designers to put forth a clear and evocative creative. As marketing and creative go hand in hand, you will partner closely with our marketing team to creatively concept design solutions that build client love and drive purchase.

You will also collaborate with and manage agencies that we partner with to ensure that Old Navy brand tone and design visuals are consistent. You thrive in coming up with solutions that are brand right, engaging and innovative and can scale across multiple channels. Reporting to the Sr Creative Director, you will help lead a team to innovate and build the Old Navy brand from concept to execution.

What you'll do

  • Support Sr Creative Director/Art Directors and lead your team to develop strategic marketing campaign concepts, promotions and provide creative solutions that meets business objectives.

  • Lead multiple projects and manage/motivate multiple teams of designers

  • Direct the design team to build concept presentations and seasonal design toolkits across multiple channels.

  • Delegate/Assign work, including monitoring team bandwidth and finding synergies where possible.

  • Presents work and displays effective communication to business partners and senior management.

  • Partner closely with other Creative leadership, Editorial, Program Management, Production and Marketing to develop and deliver creative for robust 360 consumer experiences.

  • Build relationship with cross-functional partners across the organization at the Sr. Managers/Director and above level.

  • Direct the work of strategic agency partners

Who you are

  • 7+ years of design and art direction experience across omni-channel content (digital + print)

  • At least 4+ of those years managing creative teams.

  • Portfolio that shows graphic system/toolkit experience across email, direct mail, site assets, paid media and paid social.

  • Experience creating design direction for campaigns.

  • BA or BFA preferred in Graphic Design or Communication Design.

  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and Apple: Keynote

  • Ability to apply user interface and interactive design best practices to projects

  • Strong knowledge of mobile usability and best practices. Responsive design experience extremely helpful.

  • Solid organizational skills, detail-oriented; time management skills, ability to juggle priorities.

  • Strong relationship-building skills; ability to collaborate and work with a variety of people in various disciplines.

  • Strong presentation skills, and strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong leadership, negotiation and consensus-building skills.

  • Knowledge and experience in retail, beauty/fashion and understand current industry related trends

  • Ability to work in a very fast paced environment and meet very tight deadlines.

  • Proven inspirational, thoughtful leader

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Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet 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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