Jillian Haney is an innovative Creative Director and leader based in New York City. A 15-year veteran of the creative industry and master of fast-paced multitasking, she combines strategic thinking, impeccable organizational skills, and serious design chops in one, guiding teams to turn big-picture thinking into beautiful, compelling, and coherent multi-platform campaigns.
Outside of work, I’m slowly renovating an upstate home, gardening, testing recipes from the NYT Cooking app, taking photos, and listening to hip hop and podcasts.


Section [2021]
Certified Platform Strategist  
Cultivating strategies for designing, launching, monetizing, and competing in a platform market.

Section [2021]
Certified Innovation Strategist
Unlocking the customer-centered insights and innovation frameworks needed to create unforgettable experiences that prevail over commoditized products.
Section [2020]
Certified Brand Strategist
Defining brand values and goals in order to tackle the pressing challenges facing leaders and strategists today.

Pennsylvania State University [2005-2009]
Bachelor of Design, Graphic Design

Full Time Experience

Walmart [2023-PRESENT]

Group Creative Director, Head of Style
  • Steward of brand design and all things style, fashion, beauty, and home for our in-house creative studio.
  • Leader of a robust and talented team, including creative directors, art directors, and designers. We develop breakthrough and distinctive design systems and creative conversations that drive business objectives and cement our Fortune #1 brand’s place in culture.
  • Partner to marketing, editorial & trend, merchandising, and product design, including our elevated fashion brands now under the leadership of Brandon Maxwell.

YARD NYC [2021-2022]

Creative Director
  • Creative captain within a fully integrated, strategically driven agency. 
  • Combined brains, beauty, and bravery to transform businesses and turn brands into cultural beacons. 
  • Managed art directors and designers, collaborated with strategy, production, and client services teams, and led client presentations and productions. 
  • Accounts: J.Crew, Rothy’s, Athleta, Modern Age

Cole Haan [2017-2021]

Creative Director
  • Brand Design creative lead managing, mentoring, and coaching various teams including copy/storytelling, art direction, shoot production, graphic design, digital design, and UX. 
  • Led cross-functional brainstorms, generated high-level concepts, and presented to executives. 
  • Partnered with Marketing, Product Design, Data & Analytics, and external agencies and teams.

Gap [2014-2016]
Art Director
  • Photo and video art direction lead managing a small team to create brand campaigns and seasonal marketing for Gap, GapFit, GapBody, GapKids, and BabyGap. 
  • Owned concept, crew, on-set direction, retouching, and brand guideline processes.

J.Crew [2011-2014]
Art Director
  • Art directed still life imagery for footwear, accessories, and clothing for printed and digital channels.
  • Designed the iconic monthly catalog.

Laird+Partners [2008; 2010-2011]
Graphic Designer
  • Comprehensive campaign development from pre- to post-production within a fast-paced advertising agency environment.
  • Accounts: Rag & Bone, CFDA, Tory Burch, CK One 

YARD NYC [2009-2010]
Graphic Designer
  • Comprehensive campaign development from pre- to post-production within a fast-paced advertising agency environment. 
  • Accounts: Equinox, Laura Mercier

Select Freelance Clients


Ann Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman, Chandelier Creative, DKNY, Gap, GQ, HUGO by Hugo Boss, Kohl’s, L’Oreal, McCann Worldwide, Nespresso, Pandora, Team Laird, Une Femme Wines, Urban Decay, YMCA
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