Senior Character Art Manager

NBCUniversal, LLC, Universal City, California

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)

The Senior Character Art Manager primary role involves a variety of tasks that include but are not limited to managing the team of artists tasked with the creation of illustrations and concepts for visualization, presentation and style guide purposes; research and reference gathering of images and content as well as general art support across all our products.

Responsibilities include:
  • Manage the day to day operations of a team of highly skilled character artists
  • Track and document progress on all Product reviews, Visual Development tasks and Production art tasks
  • Manage licensees, manufacturers, and creative service, vendors, and agencies.
  • Collaborate with the Design managers and various Business managers.
  • Mentor and train junior artists in their growth and best practices
  • Meet the Supervising Director‘s aesthetic requirements on final designs.
  • Broad knowledge and ability to execute various illustrative styles from photorealism to highly stylized
  • Review and provide feedback on a variety of “character based” product ranging from food items, to toys, to publications to interactive games.
  • Oversee and maintain art naming conventions and organization within projects

• Minimum of 7 years experience working as a character designer and as a project owner/lead
• Expert level proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
• Excellent communication skills in presenting ideas in formal and informal settings
• Have a broad understanding of character design and development
• Clear and diverse visual development skillset
• Knowledge of manufacturing processes
• Highly detail-oriented
• Strong understanding of anatomy and perspective required
• Strong artistic knowledge with understanding of forms, materials, composition, perspective, color, anatomy and lighting.
• Familiarity with the Animation process and Storytelling as a medium
• Strong sense of initiative and motivated self-starter
• Able to effectively and quickly build relationships and establish trust among team members and peers
• Receive and give feedback in a motivated and invested way focused on what is best for the product
• Friendly, people oriented, team player
• Sense of humor, passion for your work, and a desire to grow yourself and those around you

Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

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About NBCUniversal, LLC

We are one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a premium ad-supported streaming service. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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