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Director, Brand Designer - Uta Brand Studio

United Talent Agency

Los Angeles, CA 02-24-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
UTA Brand Studio seeks a passionate, collaborative, and experienced Design Director to join its leading team of researchers, strategists, designers, and creative specialists. Reporting to the Creative Director and into the agency's Head of Design, the Design Director will be a thoughtful and connected creative strategist as well as an inspiring, detail-oriented internal brand manager, all wrapped in the modern cloth of a passionate graphic designer. With a proven background in corporate identity design, strong concept development skills, excellent typographic touch, and strong communication principles, the individual will be given a wide range of responsibilities and design opportunities as you lead project teams and spearhead initiatives on behalf of clients and the agency.

The ideal candidate will play a lead role in developing culturally relevant, progressive creative solutions on behalf of the agency's largest clients as they seek to build and launch new companies, IP, and initiatives in collaboration with other business development groups within the agency. You'll also work across the company's global offices to expand on the innovative design systems and brand marketing applications of the agency-built in collaboration with various department groups including Communications, People (HR), Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Data & Analytics, and the UTA Foundation.

UTA Brand Studio is UTA's in-house strategic design and brand management team.The studio delivers award-winning, best-in-class creative solutions on behalf of the agency, as well as its top tier of its industry-leading client roster of actors, athletes, musicians, writers, producers, directors, gamers, and digital creators. We have been incubated within UTA-one of the world's largest talent, sports, and entertainment agencies-since 2012.

The salary range for this role is $160,000 to $170,000 commensurate with experience and skills.

What You Will Do
• Lead design teams in conceptualizing and building relevant and engaging visual identity programs from the ground up, creating the emotional and resonant worlds for our clients and their brand initiatives
• Manage and expand on in-house, global collateral systems, including PR, Corp Comms, specialty programing, events, and presentation materials for internal groups and executive leadership
• Work closely with team members and agency partners to realize print, packaging, and digital implementation design
• Lead development of all stages of the design process, from sketching, brainstorming, and initial concepting, through final production and building assets and guidelines for delivery to clients and their partners

What You Will Need
• 7+ years of prior work experience in a design or branding agency or in-house design studio
• Bachelor's Degree in in graphic design or relevant field of study strongly preferred
• Demonstrated portfolio that shows strong conceptual thinking and a clear understanding for the execution of relevant design ideas
• Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and entrepreneurial with a passion for working in a collaborative, entertainment-driven, fast-paced, consumer-culture environment
• Ability to prioritize and meet competing project deadlines
• Ability to inspire as well as learn from teammates -taking initiative and meeting various design challenges
• Excellent typography and drawing skills and expertise using Adobe Creative Suite (experience with Keynote, a STRONG plus)
• Experience with motion graphic or 3D cinema programs also a plus
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage your time and hit delivery deadlines

What You Will Get
• The unique and exciting opportunity to work at one of the leading global entertainment companies
• Access to the tools, leadership, and resources you will need to create and drive a center of excellence
• The opportunity to do the best work of your career
• Work in an inclusive and diverse company culture
• Competitive benefits and programs to support your well-being

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn1ebm-44-201-97-224-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $160,000 to $170,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
United Talent Agency

Leading global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency represents many of the most acclaimed figures across film, television, news, music, sports, theater, fine art, literature, video games, podcasts and other social and digital content.