Art Director, NCR Nick

New York
Sep 13, 2013
Oct 13, 2013
Viacom Media Networks
Design, Other
Full Time
Conceptualize, execute and direct all in-house and freelance graphic design for all Nickelodeon Live Action Off-Air Property designs. Position reports to Vice President, Property Design


• Conceptualize, execute and direct design for Nick Live Action initiatives, as assigned by Senior Art Director
• Meet with Senior Art Director to forecast art, design and production needs, receive assignments and overall creative feedback
• Oversee and/or execute design to ensure all goals are met and creative quality meets a high standard
• Alert Senior Art Director of potential concerns, including creative challenges, deadlines, staffing, etc.
• Support Senior Art Director by ensuring workload is produced in the most innovative, creative and efficient method
• Work with Senior Art Director of Photography concerning talent photos, retouching and key art
• Brainstorm and partner with writers, artists and production team
• As requested by Senior Art Director, conduct performance reviews and help set goals for designers
• Meet with Project Manager to discuss project goals, schedules and deadlines
• Partner with other Art Director to share assets, designs and creative materials
• Partner with Kids and Family Marketing teams and provide creative that meet business needs
• Push the creative bounds of traditional promotion and establish creative standards that result in building our brand and solidifying our relationship with the viewers
• Ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget
• Communicate clearly and in a timely manner with all creative team members
• Research new talent and resources to support the brand and its growth including designers, production support and outside vendors
• Keep abreast of new media and publications
• Aid in the development and training of new designers / animators

Basic Qualifications:

• Approximately 7 - 10 years of design, animation and production experience
• Excellent in animation, typography, layout, design, production and use of color
• Should be proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Bachelor’s degree preferred

Desired Qualifications:

• Excellent creative abilities, design sense and aesthetic judgment
• Creative thinker and problem solver
• Sense of humor
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment
• Team player

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