CG ART DIRECTOR
Posted: November, 2018 . Start Date: January 2019

Position Overview:

Industrial Brothers is looking for an Art Director with CG Experience for a high-action Preschool Series.  The Art Director will be responsible for taking charge of the style of the show alongside the Director and Chief Creative Officer.  The Art Director will also be leading a team of Designers, and will be accountable for creative visual decisions.

 

Responsibilities:
· Working closely with the Series Director and Chief Creative Officer to ensure all visual aspects of the production are engaging
and adhere to the style of the show
· Establish and refine show style
· Oversee show-specific style guides and communicate them to the design team
· Ensure viability while maximizing artistic objectives
· Collaborate with clients on designs that need special direction
· Directly contribute to project design
· Attend breakdown meetings and provide input from the art department’s point of view
· Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables
· Provide detailed direction to design team
· Proactively ensure that concepts, designs and desired outputs are obtained within the project timeline
and budget
· Identify actions necessary to achieve task completion and to obtain results while meeting schedules,
deadlines and performance goals
· Adapt traditional methods, concepts, designs, technologies or systems to new applications and devise
new approaches to improve current processes and work flow
· Foster and enable communication and collaboration across departments
· Work with production team to identify appropriate staffing levels and needs
· Determine and understand the needs, interests, strengths and weaknesses of the design team and use
this information to contribute to the growth and development of the design team

 

Qualifications:
· Excellent understanding of Maya and Photoshop
· Excellent drawing ability and design for 3D animation
· Ability to create final designs
· A solid understanding of composition, colour theory, layout and design
· Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
· A positive attitude and dedication to the success of the project
· Capable of giving direction, nurture team development, and working collaboratively within a team
· Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
· Must be an Ontario Resident with Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
· 3+ years of art direction experience in animation or television OR equivalent experience
· BA/BFA degree in fine arts or commercial arts field an asset
· Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills
· Experience in supervising and training, as well as leadership qualities
· Able to identify strengths and weakness of design team
· Able to remain flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of production

 

All crew must have at least 2-5 years experience working in the animation or film industry. Working in pre-school or children’s TV is a plus.

Ontario residency and Canadian Citizenship required.

Please send detailed resume & samples of work with the position in the subject line to jobs@industrialbrothers.com
No phone calls please. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Thank you!