Senior Associate, Visual Design

Old Navy
San Francisco, California, United States
05 Aug 2020
06 Sep 2020
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

The Senior Visual Design Associate works with the Visual Merchandising team in the execution of print and digital visual communications that includes style guides, maps, team web dashboard, presentations as well as creative projects. The Senior Visual Design Associate manages the day-to-day details for key initiatives that are aligned with Visual Merchandising strategies.

What you'll do

  • Supports the Visual Communications (VCOMM) Sr. Manager / Graphic Designer in all Visual Merchandising communications projects from concept to completion
  • Create and publish final interactive PDFs for visual merchandising communications, primarily monthly style guides.
  • Support the migration of all communications to digital platforms
  • Fulfills assigned tasks and manages accuracy of visual data across visual merchandising digital tools
  • Keep abreast of new communications technologies and solutions
  • Identify and solve workflow issues; actively implements process improvements
  • Maintain personal daily and weekly production/design schedule
  • Maintain VCOMM production calendar and publishing schedule - attend necessary meetings to assess adjustments to VCOMM team production calendar.
  • Actively participate in creative/production hand-offs, and maintain responsibility for special projects from creative hand-off through review process and ultimately final delivery
  • Adhere to naming and back-up procedures to ensure appropriate archiving and storage
  • Continually manage and work to improve the quality of department deliverables
  • Become an expert user of all enterprise technology tools and resources including Airtable, Miro, Zoom, Smartsheets
  • Propose and help to implement ongoing efficiency drivers using available technology

Who you are

  • BA in Design or related field required
  • 3-5 years of experience in fast moving marketing department managing multiple projects at a time
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details and deadlines
  • Participates in innovation discussions with design thinking and growth mindset principles
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, HTML, and expert knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of UI/UX principles
  • Willingness to re-think current processes for more efficient work-flow
  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Reacts to a challenging situation with the ability to quickly learn from mistakes
  • Acquires new knowledge to meet business needs
  • Experience using cloud-based project management tools preferred
  • Respond and provide support to colleagues, capable of building cross-functional relationships in a matrixed environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial
  • Web development and/or database management experience a plus

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.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees