“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

Web Design Manager
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

In this role, you will be the key player in developing exciting, clean and innovative creative for emails and digital use across social and digital platforms. You are a confident leader who communicates well, works comfortably with others and stand up for the work you believe in. You are obsessed with beautiful design and passionate about delivering a cohesive and holistic customer experience. You are an experienced manager who enjoys developing and mentoring your team and pride yourself on growing and developing talent.

Responsibilities include:

  • Spearhead and oversee development and execution of digital brand creative for all Email and Web campaigns and digital marketing, driving engagement across multiple channels including social and mobile.
  • Provide design and photo direction leadership, including seasonal brainstorms, concept development, and overarching graphic direction.
  • Communicate concepts through sketches, diagrams, wireframes, visual comps, and other prototypes.
  • Use an understanding of best practices associated with a successful and innovative retail website and eCommerce enterprise. Understand and interpret competitor offerings, customer feedback, site metrics and usability reports to create user-centered designs.
  • Introduce, develop, and ensure best design practices and processes are in place.
  • Work in tandem with the Brand Creative Services Sr. Creative director and collaborate with key internal stakeholders to meet business objectives and bring forth fresh, elevated, ever-evolving best-in-class creative.
  • Drive unique creative campaigns and design concepts that meet the business objectives and advance our brand strategy
  • Collaborate with the web, marketing and copy team members on daily needs for digital channels.
  • Able to successfully translate written content into a compelling visual story to create emotional connections between the brand and its key audiences.
  • Flexible and agile in the face of changing business needs while delivering against aggressive business goals and high expectations.
  • Push conceptual thinking and the latest design and technology trends creating responsive experiences that connect with our customers.
  • Refine and enforce brand equity and brand voice; maintain a consistent aesthetic across all channels and brand differentiation.
  • Be an expert in typography, color, and composition with a hawk eye for details and consistency.
  • Supervise and develop small creative team and contractors while balancing personal workflow and priorities.
  • Inspire, give effective feedback and guidance to the creative team to drive successful designs
  • Strong, level-headed and confident team player, excellent at working across teams and presenting to senior level Executives

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.

Job Requirements

What You’ll Bring

  • Minimum 5 years of retail/E-Commerce experience
  • Previous Management experience
  • BFA or MA in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or Visual Studies.
  • Proficient in Adobe CS: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign and Dreamweaver. Solid understanding of HTML & CSS. Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite
  • 8+ years professional digital design experience (in an agency or in-house design team). Relevant experience (ideally in a retail or e-commerce environment) with a lifestyle-oriented “trend-setting” brand.
  • Extremely strong graphic design, layout, typography, image manipulation and color correction skills.
  • Detail-oriented, well organized and able to thrive in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills. Must be willing to be flexible in job duties and take on added responsibility when necessary.

* Please provide Portfolio URL with resume *

Gymboree Group, Inc. is unable to provide relocation assistance for this position.
Principals Only. EOE. No phone calls, please.


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71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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