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Associate Art Director, Old Navy Photo Studio

Old Navy
San Francisco, California, United States
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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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 the Associate Art Director, through close collaboration with our Studio Creative Director and our San Francisco studio team, you will be responsible for the daily delivery and execution of on-brand, market leading imagery that both pushes boundaries in terms of creative execution and adheres to seasonal e-commerce creative direction and guidelines.
We are looking for an Associate Art Director with a proven record in leading studio based photoshoots at the highest caliber. A true visionary, willing to drive creative output and elevate the on-set Art Direction for PPOF (E-commerce) for Old Navy.

What You'll Do

  • Lead on-set art direction of our daily e-commerce photography shoots (PPOF)
  • Ensure our visual brand strategy and creative guidelines are interpreted in our daily photoshoots
  • Collaborate and drive effective communication with on-set photographers, stylists, hair and makeup artists and digital technicians to create shoots that are both on brand.
  • Edit daily photoshoots with on-set teams to ensure lighting and tonal consistency
  • Provide clearly notated PDF of shoot edits daily, complete with retouching notes for Digital Artists
  • Work alongside our studio Creative Director to inspire, influence and evolve our imagery for Old Navy
  • Ensure that product photography runs smoothly and efficiently and reaching daily shot count.
  • Collaborate with Studio Creative Director to support on the creation of seasonal guidelines for on figure and lay-down product photography
  • Daily quality control check-ins with Brand AD on all operating sets, when needed
  • Assist on marketing style shoots and content when required
  • Partner with production on planning shoots, bringing in new talent and sourcing new talent.

Who You Are

  • 3 years of studio art direction and/or creative direction experience
  • BA or BFA preferred in Arts, Fine Arts or Graphic Design
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Deep knowledge in on-figure site photography, motion and studio creative
  • Experience in directing photoshoot teams in an e-commerce environment
  • Operates with an elevated taste level and all round passion for fashion and imagery
  • 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
  • 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.*
  • 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. In 2022, we were recognized by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers and one of the Best Employers for Diversity.

Salary Range: $140,700 - $186,400 USD
Employee pay will vary based on factors such as qualifications, experience, skill level, competencies and work location. We will meet minimum wage or minimum of the pay range (whichever is higher) based on city, county and state requirements.

US CandidatesPlease 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.


Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that believes in the democracy of style, making high quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, while delivering incredible value, and fun, unique store experiences. Old Navy opened its first store in 1994 in the United States and since has expanded its international presence with Company-operated stores in Canada, China, and Mexico, as well as franchise stores in seven countries. Customers can purchase Old Navy products globally in Company-operated and franchise stores and online.

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