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Art Director

Banana Republic
San Francisco, California, United States
Closing date
15 Oct 2022

Job Details

About Banana Republic

Banana Republic was founded with an explorer's spirit and a desire to venture to new places, beyond the boundaries of the everyday. Our clothing is designed for a life with no boundaries.

We travel near and far in search of the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance, because we believe that what you wear should open a world of possibilities. And the people that make up Banana Republic share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, undaunted by boundaries. Sound like you? Join us for the adventure of what's next.

About the Role

The Art Director, through close collaboration with our San Francisco studio team, marketing, site merchandising team and styling team will deliver and lead the development and consistency of our seasonal site photography in line with the brand vision for E-commerce and additional Marketing programs.

What You'll Do

We are looking for an Art Director that is a dynamic leader that will inspires and guide and is a creative visionary to lead the execution of PPOF (Ecommerce) for BR Specialty and Factory.

This position will primarily lead the execution for the Banana Republic brand aesthetic photography for e-commerce, and work collaboratively across multiple cross-functional teams in creating a consistent holistic brand experience for the site.

The Art Director will work collaboratively across the Howard E-commerce studio team, Global site merchants, Marketing and Styling team.

  • Lead and oversee all E-commerce photography (PPOF).
  • Lead art direction and photoshoots, ensuring Brand visual strategy is compelling and consistent
  • Influence and activate creative strategies for Site and the seasonal development and changes with PPOF photography- props, lighting, casting, styling and over all art direction.
  • Support in the execution of the creative process across the team, collaborating to build concept boards, photo briefs and design assets.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and styling team to support the creation for seasonal art and style direction for on figure + laydown product photography.
  • Partner with VP Creative Director, VP Store Experience, in the evolution of the style guides for product page on-figure + new product categories for product page laydowns.
  • Art Direct ALL PPOF shoots + Video for BR Specialty and Factory.
  • Direct all on-figure product photography in partnership with the Marketing Photo Art Director
  • Edit shots, provide retouching requests to Digital Artists + give final approval.
  • Partner with Marketing Photo Art Director + Photo Producer in the selection of all models, stylists, hair/ makeup.
  • Ensure that product photography runs smoothing and efficiently and within budgetary guidelines.
  • Conduct weekly site reviews with the Howard Studio team and leads cross-functionally to identify areas to build on the creative and consistency of sets and the photography.
  • Review styling + lighting direction with full-time laydown team to ensure consistency + quality control weekly.
  • Inspire, challenge + encourage evolution with product imagery, both on-figure + laydown.

  • 8+ years of design, art direction and/or creative direction experience
  • BA or BFA preferred in Graphic Design or Communication Design
  • Deep knowledge in site photography, motion, digital platform's creative.
  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe CS, InVision, MS, MIRO
  • Experience concepting, designing, creating art direction for digital retail.
  • 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

Who You Are

Benefits at Banana Republic

  • 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 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. US Candidates - Non NYCPlease note that effective, June 30, 2022, Gap Inc. will no longer require any of its employees to wear face masks or require proof of COVID vaccination, unless required by local or state/provincial mandates or as part of Gap Inc's quarantine guidelines after being exposed to or testing positive for COVID. Therefore, please disregard any language in any job posting that refers to Gap Inc.'s face mask and proof of vaccination policy as said policy is no longer effective.US Candidates - NYCBeginning December 27, 2021 the City of New York requires all employees in the City who work on site to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability, a sincerely held religious belief or other legally protected basis (including status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offenses).


Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering versatile, contemporary classics, designed for today with style that endures. Through thoughtful design, Banana Republic provides a wardrobe of favorites to style and wear time and time again in new ways. Banana Republic offers fragrances, clothing, eyewear, jewelry, shoes and handbags with detailed craftsmanship and luxurious materials. Founded in San Francisco, Banana Republic is a division of leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS). Customers may shop Banana Republic in more than 750 company-operated and franchise retail locations worldwide and online. 

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