Nickelodeon Animation

  • ART DIRECTOR, NICK PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT

    Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    SUMMARY:

    • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for an Art Director to help establish the style of a project that is currently in development. We are looking for someone who can bring a warm and natural approach to what will be a futuristic, technologically-advanced setting, i.e., a future that’s inviting.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • 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 Storyboard Supervisor. 
    • 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

    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 a plus.

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