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Art Director

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The role of The Mill Art Director is one of leadership, team building, and creative ingenuity. The AD is someone who can build on our already beautiful aesthetic by creating engaging, thoughtful commercial advertisements. As the AD, you are responsible for working cohesively with a team of Designers and Illustrators to create the vision outlined for our clients. Your experience was molded by broadcast, print and digital works. You can work alone but also enjoy working with the Head of Design Production to ensure the aesthetics of the work is presented to the client in its finest form, since you understand that such collaboration is a way to better the creative. You understand and have thorough knowledge of the VFX/commercial advertising industry and can relate it to our clients in the most unique artistic ways. You feel confident that you can walk into a company that is among the most award-winning of its field and guide it to its next level.

  • The Art Director will help provide direction to generate inspirational, conceptual and creative ideas through the design team. 
  • Working with the CD and existing Design and After FX department the AD will create a solid, productive and award winning creative team, constantly improving and refining creative output.
  • The role will involve project leadership, and will include conceptualizing and origination of design briefs, and execution of the work, be it 2D / 3D animation and Motion Graphics.
  • Work with the CD to provide & develop design solutions.
  • Briefing other members of the creative team and lead successful creative sessions for project kick-offs.
  • Create, design and animate where necessary, in collaboration with others or individually to suit the task at hand.
  • Review and evaluate all creative output with CD.
  • Supervise and inspire the creative team to produce outstanding work
  • Help to motivate, manage and produce effective results across the design department alongside the CD, providing senior support where necessary.
  • Be involved throughout the project, ensuring a reliable contact with clients and the team to deliver results that meets and exceeds expectations. 
  • Present concepts and design ideas to clients, listening to feedback and making recommendations where appropriate.
  • Stay ahead and up-to-date with current trends, wants and needs of the consumer, clients, and help coordinate deliverables using the best resources and talent available. 
  • Weekly meetings with CD and Producers.
  • Requirements


    • Minimum 3-5 years of Art Direction
    • Ability to work with directors, modelers, producers and designers
    • Capability to lead projects from concept to completion
    • Clear presentations skills to inspire the creative team and to present company goals and creative vision.
    • Ability to translate concepts into creative design.     
    • Ability to mentor junior staff
    • Flawless presentation skills
    • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Affect Effects
    • Experience with teams of 2D and 3D

    The Mill will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring.

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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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