As a global specialty retailer, Banana Republic is focused on delivering versatile, contemporary classics. Our customers seek to make the most of every moment. How we do it is just as important as what we do. We value people who are confident, optimistic and curious, because we believe in unleashing creativity and greatness every day.
Banana Republic Creative Team is seeking an exceptional Senior Web Designer to hire as soon as possible. This individual must be a polished designer interested in leading the Banana Republic Brand in the digital experience.
The Senior Web Designer is responsible for leading creative execution and output within the design team. The position requires a highly motivated individual who can manage, inspire and mentor junior designers. Candidates should possess a sophisticated visual style, flexibility, and a compelling portfolio. Creative work will include brainstorming and designing new look/feel of the Banana Republic site, coming up with new concepts for email and site, and designing email and site projects from start to finish with very limited direction. The candidate will oversee junior web designers and assist them with their design layouts to reach the optimum look/feel of the site. In addition, you will be responsible for presenting your work to the team, routing files for approval and releasing organized files to production management when approved. In this role, the Sr. Designer will frequently be tasked with delivering multiple creative solutions to complex business problems, while partnering closely with other Designers, Marketers, Merchants, Project Mangers, Content Developers and the UI/UX teams. This individual reports under the Head of Design/Creative Director.
Design materials that enhance the BR brand and the overall customer experience
Ensure design reflects the BR brand look-and-feel by following brand standards and actively help develop graphic standards
Drive innovation with editorial approach
Concept stories that work across digital + print platforms and transition them from concept to final production-ready digital assets
Present work to business partners and senior management
Manage junior designers and their individual development. Set clear roles, responsibilities, and expectations of all projects to ensure that the design output is brand appropriate and all marketing requirements are completed on time with the highest standard possible for both internal and external reviews.
Work closely and collaborate with cross-functional teams including marketing, production, photo, and merchandising
Be responsible for presenting your work to the team, routing files for approval and releasing organized files to production management when approved
Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes creative leads, merchandising, marketing, project management, content developers and the UI/UX teams.
5+ years of web design experience in all phases from start to finish with minimal direction. Work in experiential graphic design and design for web +social media is a plus.
Strong project management skills and ability to function as project leader influencing others as well as individual contributor. Able to work well in cross-functional teams.
Extremely detail-oriented, flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment simultaneously contributing to multiple projects each with aggressive development schedules.
Must be organized and able to prioritize, multi-task and work independently through ambiguity.
Strong communication skills. Able to present concepts in a clear and convincing manner to a broad range of audiences – from executives to software developers.
Expert knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Experience in responsive design and knowledge of HTML, CSS a (+) plus,
Acute attention to detail including pixel perfect layouts and the ability to follow graphic brand standards.
At least two references and portfolio demonstrating type and layout skills as well as variety.
BA/BFA in Graphic Design.
On-line Portfolio required when submitting your resume
- Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta.
- 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.*
- Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
- Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.*
- Family care programs.
- Commuter benefits.
- Pet Discount Program.
*For eligible employees
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