Art Director

  • New York  
    perm  
    Undisclosed  
  • Company
    Framestore  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    17 July 2019  
    Posted on
    18 June 2019  

We are looking for a staff art director to join our NY Studio. The AD’s primary role will be to work between creative directors and junior artists to craft and showcase the visuals necessary to win and execute premium, world-class design work under tight deadlines.

Candidates for this hands-on, senior design position should be client-facing design generalists with experience pitching, steering look development, leading junior designers and creating style frames across a wide range of aesthetics. The AD will work with creative directors to curate references and create style frames that clearly and effectively communicate multiple diverse design solutions to any given brief.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills, technical knowledge, and a sharp editorial eye for quickly distilling visual concepts down to their appropriate form. This role primarily involves bringing designs across various aesthetics to vivid, pitch-worthy completion from scratch.

2D/3D animation experience, C4D, general illustration skills, and storyboarding skills are all plusses.

We ask that you have 5+ years relevant experience in a commercials or similar design environment. Candidates will be asked to show a range of pitches they’ve worked on, applicable style frames or concept art, and explain their process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize design directions with directors and creative directors.
  • Create style frames, motion tests and mood boards for pitch presentations.
  • Assist junior artists in executing stills and animations for all projects.

Essential Skills:

  • In-depth skills in Adobe Creative Suite (photoshop, illustrator, after effects).
  • Quality Image Compositing.
  • Lightweight illustration skills.
  • Graphic Design/Typographic Expertise.

Desirable Skills:

  • In-Depth Illustrative Skills.
  • CG Skills (C4D/Maya).
  • Storyboarding.
  • Animation Skills (2D/3D).

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.

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