Production Artist, Canada Marketing - #19503810

The Gap

Date: Dec 26, 2020
City: San Francisco, CA
Contract type: Full time
The Gap

About Athleta

For the past 22 years, we've committed ourselves and our brand to a single aim: to empower all women and girls. Inspiration. Collaboration. Connection. Inclusivity. It's what we do best, and we're on the hunt for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.

We use business as a force for good by putting people and the planet right up there with profit, which is why Athleta is a certified B Corp. Ready to make a move? Join us. Because we know that alone we're strong, but together we're unstoppable.

About the role

The production artist is a key player on our energetic and fast-paced creative team at Athleta. The core purpose of this position is to develop and deliver creative assets for the Canadian omni ecosystem (mobile and ecommerce, email, social, paid media, retail and print), contributing to a best-in-class customer experience. This will include working with a translation service to deliver final assets in French. The production artist is experienced in both digital and print production design, and has an acute attention to detail, with a drive for perfection down to the last pixel. This role requires a high level of collaboration with marketers, producers, merchants and translators, and takes art direction from the design team. It requires being open to feedback and capacity to make multiple rounds of changes.

What you'll do

  • Prepare, slice and deliver digital assets according to template specifications.

  • Provide digital styling guidelines to Web development team.

  • Q/A all site assets for Canada.

  • Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for several types of printing. Package and preflight files for release to media production, printers or media partners.

  • Work with our prepress department to achieve high quality, retouched product and lifestyle imagery, as well as manage color changes to ensure consistency and color accuracy

  • Collaborates cross-functionally with marketers, producers, merchants, translators, designers, copywriters, art directors, prepress, and developers.

Who you are

  • Solid knowledge of digital media and print

  • Highly proficient in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

  • Proficient in Adobe XD

  • Fluency in other Adobe CC applications

  • Highly proficient in Mac OSX (connecting to servers, organizing files, and sharing documents)

  • Ability to create GIFs and motion graphics. After Effects skills are a plus.

  • Understands responsive design, how to design for various devices, viewports and retina.

  • Understanding of photo retouching and color correction. Can also be hands-on.

  • UX design knowledge a plus

  • Understanding of typography and hierarchy skills

  • Has a sharp eye for design, an elevated aesthetic and maintains integrity and intention of designs

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Possesses a growth mindset

  • Ability to juggle many projects at once, while maintaining quality control with a quick turnaround

  • You're a self-sufficient problem solver

  • Experience working cross-functionally across many teams and departments

  • Open-minded and calm under pressure, with the ability to handle a high volume of work and deliver on fast turnarounds

  • Strong ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • Must be friendly, motivated, and a team player

  • Must be open to feedback and comfortable with making multiple rounds of changes

  • Establishes rapport and collaborates easily with designers and web developers

  • Resourceful, adaptable, creative, and results-oriented with high energy and a positive attitude

  • Knowledge of, or fluency is in the French language is a plus

Benefits at Athleta

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet.

  • 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.*

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*

  • See more of the benefits we offer.

  • For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we've been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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