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Date:  Jul 3, 2019

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Art Director

Job ID165704 
Location Name: CA-FSC SF Off (0174)
Address: 525 Market St, 32nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States (US)
Job Type: Full Time
Position Type (Regular/Temporary): Regular
Job Function: Creative


Our Marketing organization includes a strategic team of big thinkers and creatives who truly work interdependently. Whether supporting our digital initiatives, planning our loyalty program, developing multi-pronged marketing strategies, writing copy, building exciting in-store experiences, or designing national advertising, we are constantly finding ways to underscore our promise to partner with our clients to make the beauty world feel like it’s theirs—and our place as the industry leader. The pace is fast, the learning is constant…but as part of a team this driven, the possibilities are endless.


Your role at Sephora:

As an Art Director, you’ll be supporting Senior Art Director in building Sephora brand, and concept development/execution of marketing campaigns and programs, from concept to execution across media, that supports overall Sephora business goals. Reporting to the Senior Art Director, you will play a key role in bringing branding and campaign initiatives to successful fruition. In addition, you will: 

  • Partner with Senior Art Director to develop and build strong brand. Support in brand management and execution to ensure consistency across brand through all channels. Develops visual design standards for brand and its sub programs.
  • Partner with Senior Art Director to develop strategic marketing campaign concepts. Understand both marketing and creative needs to provide creative solutions that meet business objectives. Drives integration of art direction and design across all channels including, but not limited to: 360 animations (store, dot com, app, email, paid & organic social, print & digital OOH, print & digital ads), CBG design, print & digital collateral/DMs, in-store graphics and event materials. Develop visual design standards for brand animations and sub program campaigns.
  • Partner closely with Editorial and Visual Merchandising teams to develop creative concepts for robust 360 client experience. Partners with Content Production to align on appropriate talent to ensure accurate execution of creative vision: including but not limited to photography, retouching, illustration, typography, and video development.
  • Build relationships with cross-functional partners to ensure strategic objectives are met. Collaborate with various cross-functional teams including Marketing, Merchandising, Store Operations, Program Management, Procurement and Loyalty.  
  • Partners with outside agency and vendors including: production agencies, UI/UX agencies, and video vendors. Be their thought partners and provide brand guidance.
  • Actively work with junior members of the team to make sure that all executions are of the highest quality and adheres to the brand. Educates team in creative expertise and knowledge including art direction, photography, design, typography, print & digital production.
  • Represents creative team in a variety of settings: large/small groups, direct reports, managers, formal presentations.
  • Demonstrate our Sephora values of Passion for Client Service, Innovation, Expertise, Balance, Respect for All, Teamwork, and Initiative.



  • 5+ years of creative experience, especially in omni channel, multi-brand retails, beauty/fashion industry.
  • College degree; BA or BFA preferred in Graphic Design or Communication Design.
  • Passion for design and art direction
  • Understanding of design, typography, photography, layout principles, and production process.
  • Understanding of current industry related trends.
  • Fluent understanding of current digital trends and social landscape.
  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe programs: Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop are must, After Effects (video editing tool) is a plus.
  • Ability to produce high level art direction/inspiration presentation that are appropriate for omni (in-store/digital) channels.
  • Solid organizational skills, detail-oriented. Capable of working on multiple projects concurrently in a very fast paced environment, ensuring that deliverables are achieved on time, on brand creative quality.
  • Strong relationship-building skills. Ability to work with a variety of people in various disciplines. Enjoys working with others and collaborating with positive attitude.
  • Exceptional communication & presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • The drive to excel and succeed; self-motivated.
  • Passion for Sephora, our programs, clients, cast and marketing.


You’ll love working here because:

  • The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, and kind leaders and teams – people you can be proud to work with.
  • The product. Employees enjoy a product discount and receive free product (“gratis”) various times throughout the year. (Think your friends and family love you now? Just wait until you work at Sephora!)
  • The business. It feels good to win – and Sephora is a leader in the retail industry, defining experiential retail with a digital focus and creating the most loved beauty community in the world…with the awards and accolades to back it up.
  • The perks. Sephora offers comprehensive medical benefits, generous vacation/holiday time off, commuter benefits, and “Summer Fridays” (half-days every Friday between Memorial and Labor Day)…and so much more.
  • The LVMH family. Sephora’s parent company, LVMH, is one of the largest luxury groups in the world, providing support to over 70 brands such as Louis Vuitton, Celine, Marc Jacobs, and Dior.


Working at Sephora’s Field Support Center (FSC)

Our North American operations are based in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, but you won’t hear us call it a headquarters – it’s the Field Support Center (FSC). At the FSC, we support our stores in providing the best possible experience for every client. Dedicated teams cater to our client’s every need by creating covetable assortments, curated content, compelling storytelling, smart strategy, skillful analysis, expert training, and more. It takes a lot of curious and confident individuals, disrupting the status quo and taking chances. The pace is fast, the fun is furious, and the passion is real. We never rest on our laurels. Our motto? If it’s not broken, fix it.


Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law. #LI-SCR

SEPHORA has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997 then launched stateside in 1998, and is currently home to 200 world-class brands - including its own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, and FRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty destination.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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