Creative Director

Old Navy
San Francisco, California, United States
06 Nov 2021
17 Apr 2022
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 a Creative Director, this position is responsible for oversight of omnichannel brand visual creative across marketing programs and channels, as well as preserving and enforcing brand codes.

This position will create omnichannel brand visuals for seasonal campaigns, oversee art direction and design of all visual creative, inspire/mentor/coach designers and art directors, concept for seasonal campaigns and new marketing programs, work collaboratively with all creative teams in creating holistic brand experience and collaborate with strategic agency partners.

This is a leadership role on our creative team. You are an inspiring leader, mentor and coach for art directors and the design team. Reporting to this role will be associate art directors and graphic designers.

This position will report into the Senior Creative Director.

What You'll Do

What You'll Do
  • Leadomnichannelbrandandproductmarketing campaign concepts to provide creative solutions that meet business objectives.Specifically, campaigns will execute home page, email, digital advertising,e-command store assets.
  • Execute elevated fashion and still-life photography shoots and video content.As an expert photo art director, you have a keen eye for style, fashion and fun and can execute elevated fashion and still life photography and video content.
  • Direct photo-planning from concept ideation to post-production- including proposing photographers,videographers,stylistsand casting, pulling relevant image references, andproviding clear post-production direction.
  • Effectively delegate work, while monitoring team bandwidth, finding synergies where possible and collaborating and inspiring teamwork
  • Present creative in various settings, partnering with key senior leaders to garner feedback, create alignment and attain resources
  • Direct and manage the work ofdigital mediaagency partners, ensuring thebrand visual strategy is preserved and reinforced.Must have extensive experience in paid social media with a focus on video content development,treatment creation,directing and editing.
  • Research competitive landscape across global markets to identify seasonal trends, fashion trends, artistic inspiration and references.
  • Provide the team with insights and background behind goals and required action.
  • Drive Creative team to creative excellence with on-brand, innovativecollateral.

Who You Are

Who YouAre
  • 10+ years of design,proven photoart directionexperience, including people management
  • 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 channelsand digitalmedia, with a focus on video/motionand stillphotography.
  • Passion forfashion/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 to synthesize, develop, present and build consensus around clear and concise recommendations
  • Well versed in short-term and long-range planning and execution of a portfolio of projects; Experience handling budgets and formulating resourcing plans
  • Experience in recruiting, hiring, managing, developing and motivating large teams of talented and diverse professionals
  • 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 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 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.