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Airbnb brings on Naz Arandi as creative director

Naz Arandi has joined Airbnb as creative director

Naz Arandi has joined Airbnb in the role of creative director at the company’s in-house team.

Based in Airbnb’s San Francisco headquarters, Arandi will report to executive creative director Tony Högqvist. She will be tasked with leading and mentoring cross-functional teams - from content makers to art directors to creative technologists - to develop holistic creative campaigns for product launches and community driven experiences.

She previously served as a creative/design director and consultant at Emerson Collective, an organization led by philanthropist and investor Laurene Powell Jobs. Before that, she served as senior global creative lead at Netflix.

“Airbnb is a place for big thinking, craftsmanship and innovation with a team that always wants to be better than the day before,” said Arandi in a statement. “It’s rare to find people who share a genuine passion for impactful creative work and who support an environment of belonging no matter who you are or where you are from - belonging is part of every single interaction here, starting with the leadership. At the end of the day, that’s why we do what we do, to empower the same thinking globally.”

Högqvist added: “Naz has this great agency background along with experience in navigating large innovative companies that push big ideas forward. Whether that translates into content, innovation or product launches, it’s her expertise in community centric storytelling that will drive the focus.”

Airbnb also recently promoted Alexandra Anderson and Samya Deb to creative director positions, based in the company’s San Francisco and Singapore offices, respectively. Anderson previously served as creative lead, while Deb served as APAC regional creative director.