FREELANCE UGLY DOLL ART DIRECTOR

Category: Art Director
Company: Reel FX
Location: Santa Monica (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Summary

The Art Director/Visual Development Artist develops and creates the designs concepts, and style of a project. Establishes the quality bar required for the production, while working within the schedule and budget set down by the production team.

Responsibilities

• To work with the Production Designer to develop the design concept, style, and quality bar required for the production, taking into account the advantages and restrictions of 3D animation, and the production schedule and budget.
• To oversee all designers and conceptual staff within the production’s art department, on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that the goals of the production are being met.
• To organize the day to day work of the production’s Art department, while working with the production department to ensure proper ordering of work, and setting of priorities for the benefit of the subsequent modeling, animation, and lighting departments.
• To work with the Production Designer to create and maintain a locked color palette and render style for the project, ensuring its adherence through design, texturing, lighting and final renders.
• To meet and communicate with the modeling and animation supervisors / departments to ensure design is meeting the requirements of the animation and modeling schedules.
• To work with the modeling, and lighting supervisors / departments, to ensure that the look, style, and quality being created falls within the Production Designer’s directives, and within the ultimate goal, schedule and budget of the production.
• To ensure that creative ideas and suggestions regarding design and styles being conceived on the production, whether it be within the design, modeling, animation, or lighting departments, are properly heard and evaluated to ensure the highest quality production possible.
• To build strong communication and consistency across the film’s creative departments, aiming at creating a strong, inspiring, and productive team atmosphere.
• Oversee and direct in-house or freelance creative personnel involved with the Art Department (graphic designers, illustrators, etc.)
• Provide creative direction, supervise, train and mentor staff

Qualifications

• MS/BA/BFA Degree in Fine Arts or Commercial Arts Field. (Asset, not necessarily required.)
• Experience as an accomplished Art Director on a 3D animated production – preferably a feature length production, but not required.
• 5 years of designer experience. Some feature designer experiences an asset.
• A strong understanding of design and the issues inherent in creating characters, sets, props, vehicles, lighting setups, and render styles for a 3D CGI feature length production, worthy of a theatrical release.
• Must have strong 3-D and 2-D character modeling, and creature design experience.
• Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills.
• Proven abilities in conceptualizing, organizing, and managing projects from concept to completion.
• Ability to create a positive, productive, and exciting work environment through his/her own ability to inspire others.

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Created on the 06-09-2018
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