Associate Art Director

San Francisco, California, United States
15 Oct 2021
17 Jun 2022
About Athleta

For the past 22 years, we've committed ourselves and our brand to a single aim: to empower all women and girls. Inspiration. Collaboration. Connection. Inclusivity. It's what we do best, and we're on the hunt for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.

We use business as a force for good by putting people and the planet right up there with profit, which is why Athleta is a certified B Corp. Ready to make a move? Join us. Because we know that alone we're strong, but together we're unstoppable.

About the Role

The Associate Art Director is primarily responsible for the strategic execution of omnichannel brand visual creative across marketing programs and channels.
This position will support the omnichannel brand visual strategy for seasonal campaigns and new programs, execute art direction and design of visual creative, assist in the concepting of seasonal campaigns and new marketing programs and work collaboratively across cross-functional teams in creating wholistic brand experiences.
The Associate Art Director will report into the Creative Director, Brand Visual and will work collaboratively across the team in creating omnichannel brand visuals for marketing programs and seasonal campaigns.

What You'll Do

  • In partnership with Creative Director and Associate Creative Director, execute upon strategic omnichannel brand marketing campaign concepts that meet business objectives
  • Influence and activate visual creative strategies across seasonal campaigns and marketing programs
  • Accomplish multiple creative projects simultaneously across all vehicles (digital, retail, print), through effective collaboration with cross-functional partners
  • Assist in the overall management of creative workflow, while keeping a pulse on team bandwidth, inspiring teamwork and ensuring resources are allocated according to project needs
  • Support in the execution of the creative process across the team, collaborating to build concept boards, photo briefs and design assets across multiple channels
  • Lead art direction and photoshoots, ensuring Brand visual strategy is compelling and consistent
  • Present creative in various settings, partnering with key business partners to garner feedback and cultivate consensus

Who You Are

  • 8+ years of design, art direction and/or creative direction experience
  • BA or BFA preferred in Graphic Design or Communication Design
  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe CS, InVision, MS, MIRO
  • Experience concepting, designing and art directing campaigns across marketing channels (including retail and digital)
  • Passion for wellbeing/fashion/lifestyle retail and understanding of current industry related trends
  • Goal oriented, with demonstrated success in managing through ambiguity and change in a fast-paced, complex environment
  • Strong critical-thinking, problem-solving and strategic-thinking skills
  • Well versed in short-term and long-range planning and execution of a portfolio of projects
  • Established skillset in relationship-building, presentation and communication (written and verbal); Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work with a variety of people in various disciplines

Benefits at Athleta

  • 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.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*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 Human Rights Campaign for the seventeenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fourth year in a row.