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Associate Creative Director

Country : USA USA

State : California

County : San Francisco County

Town : San Francisco

Category : Design

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

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Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Hill City — have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.

But we’re more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it’s why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It’s why we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us.

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About the RoleAbout This Team
At Athleta, our mission is to ignite a community of active, healthy, confident women and girls who empower each other to reach their limitless potential. We're looking for those who continually push themselves to be their best while celebrating inclusivity & diversity, sustainability, innovation, and equality. We conceptualize and create solves with the customer at our core. We work as a team and recognize the value of being a part of something bigger.
About the Role
The Associate Creative 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, oversee/execute art direction and design of visual creative, inspire/mentor/coach designers and art directors, concept for seasonal campaigns and new marketing programs and work collaboratively across cross-functional teams in creating wholistic brand experiences.
The ACD will lead art directors and digital/print designers and will report into Creative Director, Brand Visual in leading and creating omnichannel brand visuals for marketing programs and seasonal campaigns.What You'll DoWhat You'll Do
- Develop and facilitate, in partnership with Creative Director, strategic omnichannel brand marketing campaign concepts that meet business objectives
- Influence positioning and visual creative strategies for seasonal campaigns and marketing programs
- Accomplish multiple creative projects simultaneously across all vehicles (digital, retail, print), through the management and motivation of direct reports and collaboration with cross-functional partners
- Effectively manage creative workflow, while monitoring team bandwidth, inspiring teamwork and ensuring resources are allocated according to project needs
- Oversee and execute 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
- Collaborate with strategic agency partners to execute omnichannel campaign concepts against the Brand visual strategyWho You AreWho You Are
- 8+ years of design, art direction and/or creative direction experience, including people management
- BA or BFA preferred in Graphic Design or Communication Design
- Proficient knowledge of Adobe CS: including Adobe XD, 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
- Experience in recruiting, hiring, managing, developing and motivating 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
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