• Art Director, Character Art & Illustration - Nickelodeon

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    iCIMS ID
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Supervisor of character artists and digital illustrators. Oversee the creation and execution of all character art for all properties. Open to candidates in both NYC and LA.




    • Execute character art that translates the attitude and values of the properties for off-channel use
    • Ensure a consistent presentation of the properties across all businesses categories
    • Ensure consistent character modeling
    • Explore new design styles and illustrative executions to enhance the properties and grow the business
    • Develop a pool of talent resources – both internally and externally
    • Educate and instruct all artists in the correct modeling 
    • Oversee execution of character art
    • Critique work submitted by internal and external character artists to ensure high quality of excellence and correct modeling
    • Work with creative leads to produce character art for styleguides, packaging, apparel, publishing, and other lines of business
    • Collaborate with Animation Studio to build relationships between on-air and off-air creative
    • Learn the modeling, styles and attitudes of all characters
    •  Maintain an awareness of all Nickelodeon animated properties, specifically those slated for franchise status.
    • Interface with designers during the creation of styleguides to ensure proper representation of character art
    • Oversee and steer creative on any character art/illustration exploratories.
    • Position reports to SVP Character Art and Product Development Design

    Basic Qualifications

    • 8+ years of experience
    • BA in Fine Arts or Illustration 

    Additional Qualifications

    • Expert in illustrating all character art properties.
    • Excellent creative abilities and aesthetic judgment
    • Extensive experience in licensed character art
    • Extensive knowledge and expertise in execution of animated properties
    • Expertise in illustration and character art
    • Knowledge of all relevant art mediums and styles
    • Ability to articulate creative vision and evaluate quality of creative products 
    • Ability to adapt to a variety of styles
    • Knowledge of kid’s culture and an understanding of their attitudes and issues
    • An innate kinship for the Nickelodeon brand
    • Excellent leadership skills; able to work with groups
    • Excellent communication skills




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