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Art Director

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The role of Art Director at The Mill is one of creative leadership, an unwavering eye to detail, and using the design process as a method of solving creative challenges. As an AD, you are responsible for leading teams of designers, animators, artists, and technologists to deliver world class content that exceed the expectations of the initial client brief.
You are hands on. Your experience was molded by broadcast, print and digital works. You are comfortable with the process from the initial call through final grade and delivery. You are organized, an excellent communicator, and unafraid to ask challenging questions at any point in the process. You care about the people sitting next to you and want to see them grow and learn.

Responsibilities:
  • Project leadership that includes conceptualizing of design briefs, planning the approach, and leading teams through project delivery. Calm and respectful under pressure. Working closely with our Head of Design and Operations team to identify the strengths with our team and resource jobs
  • Experience bidding a diverse range of projects from 2D cell animation to C4D pipeline based jobs to interactive projects.
  • Comfortable writing your own treatments and adapting to solve the client creative brief
  • Organizing, identifying strengths within our team, and briefing other members of the creative team and lead successful client sessions for project kick-offs. Supervise and inspire the team to produce outstanding work.
  • Create, design and animate when necessary; you should be comfortable working in 2D and 3D design.
  • Mentor junior talent within the design department
  • Be involved throughout the project, ensuring a reliable contact with clients and the team to deliver results within tight deadlines.

  • Requirements

    Requirements:
  • 3+ years of Art Direction experience
  • Solid presentation skills and comfortable with being the client-facing representative of The Mill
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in design or related studies
  • Animation experience
  • Ability to translate concepts into creative design and mentor junior staff members. 
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe CC, C4D, and Affect Effects
  • Experience in AR/VR/interactive projects
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    Testimonials

    • Doug Kent

      Vice President and Head of Broadcast Sound and Localization, US

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    Doug Kent

    Vice President and Head of Broadcast Sound and Localization, US

    This is a big and rewarding job that sees me leading a team of 60 creative and administrative people making the world safe for comedy and drama. On a day-to-day basis, my team oversees sound editors, re-recording mixers, Foley artists, schedulers and project managers for about 30 episodic projects at any one time.

    I love a lot about my job. I enjoy the creative talent, the clients, the rush of weekly deadlines but most of all I enjoy being in the midst of the creative process. Technicolor is a place where creativity and technology meet. I really enjoy being at the intersection.

    Technicolor has best-in-class horsepower and clout. That combination of resources has built the finest post-production sound facility on the planet and afforded me the opportunity to give my clients great creative talent and technical solutions.

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