• Art Director, Character Art & Illustration - Nickelodeon

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Brand
    Nickelodeon
    iCIMS ID
    2018-9471
  • 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.

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • 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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