Nickelodeon Animation

  • Senior Art Director, Character Art and Illustration

    Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
    # of Openings
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Creative supervisor for the entire department of digital illustrators and character artists. Oversee the creation and execution of all Character Art and Illustration. Set the direction and tone for any artwork being generated by the team for all of VNCP



    • Develop Character Art and Illustrations that translate the attitude and values of the VNCP properties
    • Ensure a consistent artistic presentation of all VNCP properties across all businesses categories
    • Partner with show creators to ensure consistent character modeling for all VNCP properties
    • Explore new design styles and illustrative executions to enhance/extend current brands and grow globally the VNCP business
    • Develop a pool of talent resources – both internally and externally
    • Continuously seek out and apply trends in illustration styles to keep VNCP relevant and competitive



    • Oversee execution of character art and custom illustration across all VNCP categories
    • Critique work submitted by internal and external artists to ensure high quality of excellence and correct modeling
    • Ensure all artwork aligns with both business and property strategies
    • Collaborate with Animation Studio to build relationships between on-air and off-air creative
    • Learn the modeling, styles and attitudes of all characters. Share this knowledge with the teams
    • Maintain an awareness of all VNCP properties - specifically those slated for franchise status
    • Partner with Property Design VP during the creation of style guides
    • Build relationships with VNCP business teams
    • Oversee and steer creative on any character art/illustration exploratories
    • Grow and mentor the internal creative team


    Reporting Position

    • Position reports to SVP Character Art and Product Development Design, VNCP Global Creative Group

    Basic Qualifications

    • Strong leadership skills.
    • Able to collaborate and devise creative solutions.
    • Excellent aesthetic skills and judgement
    • Extensive experience in licensed character art
    • Extensive knowledge and expertise in execution of animated properties
    • Expertise in Illustration, Character Art and Animation
    • Knowledge of any relevant art mediums, styles and software
    • Ability to articulate creative vision and evaluate quality of creative products
    • Ability to adapt and provide creative direction on a variety of art styles
    • Knowledge of kid’s culture and an understanding of their attitudes and issues
    • An innate kinship for the Nickelodeon brand
    • Seasoned communicator




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