Full Time Job

Senior Art Director, Brand Creative


New York, NY 10-23-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Overview and Responsibilities

Develop strategic design solutions for projects ranging from promotional content to short form marketing. Conceptualize, design, and produce style frames/final designs for our show launches, live events, seasonal branding, tent poles and overall Nick branding. Collaborate with Writers / Producers, Senior Designers, Creative Directors, Editors and other members of the team to develop strategic design communication solutions. Work with the motion graphics team to produce animated graphics and campaign pieces.

The Senior Art Director will assess requests, give art direction, track progress and provide creative feedback. They will also serve as the project lead for select assignments - guiding the design development. We will look to the Senior Art Director to maintain the top notch creative, conceptual and production standards - producing compelling work while constantly ensuring brand integrity and consistency. Applicants must have strong presentation skills and the ability to sell in creative ideas. Candidate must be a strong standout colleague with a highly collaborative work style in order to work with internal and external creative teams, as well as work with the network's senior team.

• Oversee and manage all aspects of design projects - ensuring deliverables are completed on time and within budget.
• Guide design development. Serve as the project lead for select assignments.
• Develop innovative graphic design that positions our company and brands in the most effective way possible.
• Act as a liaison to producing team. Partner with Designers and Animators from project inception through completion.
• Act as liaison to vendors – assuring they have all info and feedback necessary for completion.
• Design and direct graphic production for campaigns from start to finish: Taking Mood boards to style frames and then to final designs/animation.
• Maintain top notch creative, conceptual and production standards.
• Produce compelling work while constantly ensuring brand integrity and consistency.
• Demonstrate leadership across the design team and the department.
• Oversee designers and interns.

Basic Qualifications
• 8+ years of design/motion graphics experience
• Bachelors in Graphic Design, motion graphics, communication design or related field or equivalent experience

Additional Qualifications
• Strong organization skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Ability to prioritize effectively, multi-task and work well under pressure
• Accurate, detail and deadline oriented
• Articulate and collaborative great teammate
• Flexibility when working with various work styles; ability to work independently or as teammate
• Validated initiative to identify projects/tasks without being instructed
• Experience designing and directing production of branded materials
• Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
• On-set experience directing video shoots
• Successful experience in managing a graphic design team as well as junior staff
• Bachelors in Graphic Design, motion graphics, communication design or related field or equivalent experience
• Ability to perform in a fast paced, high pressure environment with the upmost integrity and respect
• Passion for design as well as ongoing awareness and knowledge of trends and pop culture.
• Familiarity with vendors in the industry
• Knowledge of directors, photographers and illustrators.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills

Company Profile

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does.