Art Director

Posted 11.21.22
San Francisco, CA

Art Director 

San Francisco, CA / Portland, OR | Creative Studio

Who is Allbirds?

At Allbirds, we believe in using business as a force for good. We’re a global footwear and apparel brand with roots in New Zealand, global offices, and our headquarters in San Francisco. Since 2016, we’ve been on a mission to help people live life in better balance. Our commitment to creating better things in a better way is fueled by a belief that the fashion industry needs more thoughtfulness. And as a certified B Corp, we’re dedicated to making the most sustainable products using premium natural materials.

Where do we need help?

The Allbirds Creative Studio is a multidisciplinary group of talented creatives that obsess over bringing the Allbirds brand to life. We are looking for an Art Director to come join us along this journey. We’re looking for an AD to lead the artistic output from concept to completion. This person is responsible for developing concepts into creative solutions while ensuring objectives are met across key brand channels. You are a forward-thinking powerhouse and highly skilled designer that will support the creative director in developing the brand. This role will support our creative, marketing, and performance teams in creating world-class assets, content, and campaigns.

What does the job entail?

  • Responsible for conceptualizing the campaigns and the visuals of the brand
  • Support the global and local teams in asset and content creation
  • Concept, design, and art direct high-impact assets and content for product launches, including product photography for digital, studio lifestyle, still life photography, advertising banners, video content, and 1-2 tv ads annually
  • Collaborate with both strategy and channel leads to understanding channel best practices to deliver creative that meets our business goals and satisfies our brand approach from top to bottom
  • Partner closely with other disciplines within the Creative team (including Brand Design, Copy, Production, and UX) as well as other key stakeholders throughout Allbirds to ensure cross-functional integration and strategic implementation of the Allbirds brand
  • Set an example of creative excellence that inspires and guides a team of creatives to always reach for the highest brand standards
  • Leading and participating in brainstorming sessions
  • Design and development of creative materials

What are we looking for?

  • 8+ years of creative design work experience, with a proven track record of high-quality design and content creation
  • Demonstrated creative expertise in a broad array of areas, including multi-channel campaigns, retail environment, packaging, and web design 
  • Understanding of the process that takes the insights from a product, markets, and customers and pushes it from concept to execution – storyboard – location – casting – styling – photography, and film
  • Proven ability to lead and mentor a diverse creative team of designers and writers, as well as develop designers from a technical perspective 
  • Strong, creative design sense for premium products.
  • Practical experience managing a global brand and collaborating with various stakeholders to balance global consistency with local relevancy
  • Good eye for detail, without losing sight of the big picture
  • Experience managing third-party partners, agencies, and freelancers
  • Highly organized with good project management skills. Able to juggle multiple, and sometimes, conflicting priorities with limited oversight
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Can thrive in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment
  • Skilled in Adobe Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, as well as Keynote



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