Senior Designer, Brand & Events- Nickelodeon

New York
Apr 16, 2014
May 16, 2014
Talent Acquisition
Full Time
Nickelodeon is seeking a Senior Designer to aid in the creative vision for the uber /umbrella nickelodeon brand and all high profile events, and to establish and provide design for all those projects. Needs to be able to Act as a team leader on specific projects.

This position reports to Design Director of Brand and Events, Nickelodeon Creative Resources.


-Execute and provide direction for excellent design that translates the attitude and value of the brand across all lines of business
-Adapt new designs and integrate personal design strengths with established styles to extend and refresh brand design aesthetic
-Function as primary designer and artist on major projects
-Function as design leader for creation of brand and various other style guides
-Work with the Nickelodeon LOB’s and outside partners in brand development
-Work with the Nickelodeon LOB’s in creating and executing art and graphic materials to fulfill their business needs
-Determine if product and graphic materials are aesthetically and conceptually appropriate for the brands sensibilities/program
-Establish a high level of design and aesthetic excellence that will enhance the brand
-Maintain a consistent interpretation of the brand for all off-channel use
-Safeguard and promote the Nickelodeon brand and maintain the creative visions of the company
-Help to train and manage new and junior designers
-Explore and initiate new and exciting ways to communicate the brand sensibilities
-Supervise and review some jr design work to ensure that all goals are met and creative quality is upheld to a high standard
-Design and execute graphics for brand and events
-Explore new design avenues that will enhance the brand and its vision
-Research and source new design elements to enhance the brand (including fonts, color palettes, patterns, and other graphic materials etc etc)
-Review product and graphic material relative to concept, design, art style, typography, composition and color
-Approve art and design of submissions; may be trusted to be final authority on minor issues
-Stay current in design trends and new technology
-Research new talent and resources to support the brand and its growth including designers, character artists, production support and outside vendors
-Work with Creative Directors and Art Director to develop concept boards for new business based on creative strategy
-Assist the Art Director by periodically conducting design team meetings to discuss the brand, projects and other design issues
-Establish, monitor and maintain style guide budget in cooperation with the Project Manager
-Meet with Project Managers to discuss new projects including goals, budgets and delivery date
-Meet with the Art Director to forecast art and design needs, receive assignments and overall creative feedback
-Aid in training other designers and junior designers in the Nickelodeon businesses
-Meet with junior designers to train, instruct and direct them in Nickelodeon businesses and practices

Basic Qualifications:

-Designer experience of 3 years
-Computer knowledge in major design applications (Adobe Creative Suite)
-Significant experience with print production
-Strong written and oral communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

-Sense of humor
-Excellent creative abilities, design sense and aesthetic judgement
-Excellent in typography, layout and use of color
-Creative thinker and problem solver
-Strong ability to receive creative direction and feedback
-Ability to interpret creative visions and execute
-Demonstrates leadership capabilities
-An innate feel for the Nickelodeon style and attitude
-Ability to consider clients concerns while maintaining the creative excellence and integrity of the brand
-Ability to identify with kids, their issues, and their culture and to understand their mentality
-Ability to articulate creative visions and evaluate quality of creative products
-Ability to take a project from initiation through completion; experience in all phases of development and execution
-Ability to work in a pressured and constantly changing environment

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