“The product is fun and lets me flex my creative muscles every season, but the best part of working here honestly, is the team. The people I work with are amazing, and that counts for a lot in the design industry!”

Sean, Designer

Senior Graphic Designer
in CA - San Francisco

Job Description

There’s a little bit of magic in the air at Gymboree Group. We’re focusing on our future, from evolving our brands to transforming the way we work together. We may be grown-ups, but we’re all about celebrating children and the people who care for them. We love to collaborate to find new ways to make our customers smile. Have great ideas? We want to hear them. Want to try a new approach? Let’s do it. Come join the fun at our home office!

What You’ll Do

The Sr. Graphic Designer will lead Graphic Designers, build a strong creative team culture, and inspire the team to push creative forward season over season. is position encompasses graphic design and production for custom retail packaging, print advertisements, direct mail pieces, point of sale signage, and retail window displays. This person must have experience working within set graphics standards and must have the ability to provide art direction while still pushing the creative envelope.

Responsibilities:

  • Mentor Designers and innovate creative and production thinking
  • Manage team through change in strategy/creative direction while keeping a healthy departmental morale
  • Develop, define and evolve the brand
  • Develop and maintain brand standards
  • Work lockstep with web team and deliver consistent creative feedback for the digital channels of business
  • Ability to be hands-on with design projects
  • Strong stakeholder role in seasonal brainstorming meetings; guide the creative development of multiple directions for the look-and-feel and art direction of campaigns, product launches, and partnerships
  • Participate in photography retouching process, including image selects, image management, retouching notes, and controlling quality on rounds of retouching
  • Take lead in creative presentations to leadership, framing work with the creative objective, giving context to what was done previously and when creative goes live
  • Manage all external marketing needs (national advertising, direct mail, etc.) in terms of consistency, brand differentiation, and brand appropriateness and share with appropriate teams
  • Build strong relationships with cross-functional partners (Visual, Copy, Merchandising, Web/Email, International, Store Operations, etc.), educating and advocating for the internal creative process
  • Enforce global process for asset sharing and creation
  • Attend departmental status meetings. Keep CD updated on project status, initiatives and key issues

Job Requirements

What You'll Bring

  • Professional graphic design experience in both print and digital mediums; retail experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience
  • Must have strong presentation skills, including ability to present to the executive team
  • Must have strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to work under tight deadlines and to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must maintain a high level of accuracy in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have great attention to detail with excellent verbal and written communication skills with both internal and external business partners
  • Must have expert knowledge of Adobe CS6 (with skill excellence in InDesign and Photoshop,) Microsoft Office and Mac OS
  • BA/BFA degree in graphic design (or equivalent)
  • Copywriting skills are a huge plus

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

  • The Product—so good, you’ll be using your employee discount more than you probably should
  • The People—ask anyone that works here…we have incredible people on our team
  • The Experience—you’ll enjoy a rewarding career at a respected global children’s brand
  • The Benefits—health insurance, 401k match, and onsite wellness services for your convenience

Let’s Talk Perks!

  • Generous Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contributions for individuals and families
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter benefits
  • Paid holidays and flexible time off
  • 30% off merchandise employee discount (Gymboree & Outlet, Janie and Jack, Crazy 8 & Outlet)
  • Gymboree Play & Music class discounts
  • Educational Assistance Development Program
  • Life insurance (self, spouse/domestic partner, children)
  • Additional corporate discounts at participating companies

More About Us

Gymboree Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer, operating stores with high-quality clothes and accessories for children. Our family of brands includes Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8. Since our start in 1976, we have grown from offering mom-and-baby classes in the San Francisco Bay Area to currently operating over 900 retail stores in the United States and Canada, along with franchises around the world. We believe that respect for the customer, respect for the brand, and respect for each other are at the core of everything we do.

Gymboree Group, Inc. is unable to provide relocation assistance for this position.

Principals Only. EOE. No phone calls, please.

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Job Attributes

Req Code

H8200

Job Category

CREATIVE/DESIGN

Job Type

FULL-TIME

Career Level

EXPERIENCED (NON-MANAGER)

Education

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Job Location

71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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