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Art Director

Date: Jun 16, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-15160
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time


About the Role:

The Art Director helps drive the creative look and feel for our seasonal product launches via photography. The creativity executed by this role is integral in visually communicating product design and brand identity. Your design and art direction combined with the right content drives customer engagement with the brand. Visual content created from this role directly translates the brands marketing needs, ultimately driving revenue for the business. Our goal as a brand is to create impactful, and innovative design for the home and to engage and educate the customer on our key initiatives and our impact to the community

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Operate with a solid grasp of the brand's aesthetic. Elevate and evolve he photo aesthetic & storytelling while supporting the overall brand direction.
* Collaborate with the conception of each season in preparation for the executive presentation by collecting inspirational swipe, locations, set-direction, and talent recommendations. Partner with Photo, Editorial, and Merchant teams on story concepts to support key product initiatives for each season.
* Partner with Producer to manage shoot crew in the studio or on location and lead a shoot efficiently and effectively. Creatively manage shoot with internal team and production partners.
* Collaborate and clearly communicate with Stylist and Photographers to ensure concepts and brand vision are compelling & on the brand.

* Integrate editorial content into print material and collaborate closely with copy team to communicate brand messaging. Concept and design materials related to the catalog, digital marketing, and other direct to consumer collateral.
* Work with production at the earliest stage to ensure the most innovative creative yet cost-effective approach. Design and guide the production of marketing materials from concept to presentation to final execution.
* Understands page layout, type integration, and InDesign. Understands 360 marketing and the integration of content across platforms.


Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A technologically and data-driven business
* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
* We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
* We get to be creative on a daily basis
* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
* We believe in autonomy and reward taking the initiative
* We have fun!

We're excited about you because...

* You have a strong understanding of photo art direction and the ability to lead a team to beautiful, innovative concepts across channels.
* You have a passion for interiors, art, and fashion with a high taste level. You have a keen understanding of current trends, social media, magazines, art, design, and can find the best sources for inspiration, locations, and talent to keep the brand relevant and fresh.
* You have a flexible personality to be able to thrive in the fast-paced, reactive environment. Adept and agile in an evolving landscape of content creation.
* Bachelor's degree in art/design 

* 3-5 years of experience in photo art direction, furniture and/or interiors preferred

* Editorial design & photo experience preferred
* Strong storytelling/narrative capability

* Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
* Management skills a plus
* Strong time management, communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to multi-task

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. Our family of brands includes Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room, and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits. Our corporate vision--to enhance our customers' quality of life at home--extends to the lives of our associates. To that end, we offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:

* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program
* Tax-free commuter benefits
* A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health
* In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University, LearnIt and AcademyX
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Quarterly sample sales
* A business casual work environment
* A bike share program
* Time off to volunteer
* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
* Company-sponsored walks and runs
* Healthy, organic options in the cafeteria and an awesome salad bar
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses

WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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