Nickelodeon Animation


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


    • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for an Art Director to lead the designers and painters on one an upcoming feature film to be released on streaming platforms. Style is cartoony, Harmony, slapstick.


    • Create and maintain the style of the show. 
    • Manage and direct a team of designers to accomplish that end, according to the production schedule. 
    • Review storyboards for all visual elements, working in conjunction with the Director. 
    • Oversee creation and maintenance of model packs and style guides, including but not limited to expressions, character construction, mouth charts, character turnarounds, props and main backgrounds. 
    • Oversee workflow to ensure all deadlines are met. 
    • Assist with the generation of creative retake materials. 
    • Communicate appropriate creative notes to overseas studio. 
    • With LP’s prior approval, assign any necessary overflow design or color work to freelance artists and supervise artists’ work. 
    • Create rough and clean designs and color as necessary to ensure deadlines are met. 
    • Liaise with Network, Executive Producer, and Line Producer to manage the creation of any special artwork or materials needed for press art, on-air promotions, or any other uses to ensure the style of the show is maintained. 
    • Guide artists through the design process and communicate any special needs.
    • Rough Design:
      • Break down script and review design lists with artists and production staff to generate rough character, prop and background designs for storyboard artists to use. 
      • Assign designs to specific artists. 
      • Communicate any special design needs or directives to the artists and appropriate production staff. 
      • Review completed designs with artists. 
      • Communicate and supervise any necessary changes. 
      • Meet regularly with appropriate production staff to communicate progress of department. 
      • Communicate and manage schedules, deadlines and priorities – and any changes to same -- to the design team/artists. 
      • Review completed designs with appropriate creative supervisors and ensure any further revisions are implemented.
    • Clean-up:
      • Direct clean-up process with artists, including monitoring schedule, deadlines and priorities. 
      • Review clean designs and layouts with appropriate creative supervisors and oversee any revisions or changes, as needed.
    • Color:
      • Oversee color stylists and BG painters and communicate creative directives of the show, including special needs, such as lighting requirements, stylistic concerns and/or special color/palette needs. Review color models and BGs. 
      • Communicate and supervise any necessary changes. 
      • If necessary, assist with revisions. 
      • Attend color correction sessions, as available.

    Basic Qualifications


    • At least 5-7 years experience in an Art Director or Supervisor role.
    • Fundamental understanding of form, design, color principles.
    • Experience in Animation - 2D and CG - is a must.


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