Art Director

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA | Creative Studio | Reports to Art Director

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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 and headquarters in San Francisco. Since 2016, we’ve been on a mission to prove that comfort, design, and sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive. Our commitment to creating better things in a better way is fueled by a belief that the fashion industry needs to focus less on flash and more on thoughtfulness. We're a certified B Corporation, meaning we meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’re dedicated to making the most sustainable products we can using premium natural materials - designed for life’s everyday adventures. In fact, TIME 100 named us for being one of the most innovative companies. Already calling our first shoe, the Wool Runners, the most comfortable in the world, and there is much more to come.

We take our craft seriously, but not ourselves. As part of the Allbirds family, you can look forward to team lunches, product tests, fun company events, inspiring guest speakers, comfortable shoes, sheep puns, and lots of creative ideas.

Where we need help

Allbirds is seeking a talented Art Director to join our growing team. We're looking for a creative, forward-thinking, and highly skilled creative leader to be responsible for developing concepts, designing into campaigns, and partnering with creative leadership on developing the brand. You will be executing on a variety of creative projects from ideas to production to post-production. This role will support our creative, marketing, and performance teams and produce world-class campaigns that will live across our digital channels, from email to youtube to TV.

What does the job entail?

  • Collaborate with ACDs, Creative Director, editors, film directors, and graphic designers to bring stories and concepts to life.
  • Create original concepts for a variety of Allbirds’s creative campaigns, overseeing these projects through from conception to execution.
  • Manage a small team of designers, ensuring their work is aligned creatively with the brief and brand, while managing their career development.
  • Build and maintain networks of world-class photographers, directors, stylists, and creatives.
  • Develop the technical capabilities of the creative studio inline with the brand's ambition to capture and present our brand and products.
  • Create style guides for particular campaigns as it relates to lockups, graphics, and motion treatments.
  • Maintain a constant eye on visual, conceptual references to build the vision of the brand.
  • Develop thoughtful, creative work that relates to the overall strategy.
  • Help evolve and elevate the Allbirds' brand by creating and maintaining a high visual bar across all digital touch points.

What kind of person are we looking for?

  • You have 7+ years of experience in the creative industry, with previous experience as an Art Director.
  • You have previous managerial experience, and enjoy developing the careers of those on your team and around you.
  • You’re experienced in being a thought partner with senior creatives to brainstorm and collaborate on concepts and direction.
  • You understand the process that takes the insights from the product, markets, and customers and takes it from concept to execution - storyboard - location - casting - styling - photography and film.
  • You are a clear communicator, have excellent presentation skills and the ability to verbalize ideas and concepts.
  • You are up to date with cultural moments and ideas in fashion, art, design, photography and can translate those into original ideas within our brand.
  • You are an expert in all creative tools (Adobe Suite, Figma, etc); Motion design skillset a big plus.
  • Strong typography, visual, and experience design sensibilities.
  • You’re an independent, collaborative partner who can handle multiple projects with minimal oversight.

What can we offer?

  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • One Medical Membership
  • Mental Health and Financial Wellness Benefits
  • 401k employer match
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Paid parental leave
  • Cell Phone and Wellness Stipend
  • 50% Discount on Allbirds Products
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program


Allbirds is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Allbirds policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.


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