• Director, Creative Services – Consumer Products

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    ID
    2019-11369
    Company
    Paramount Pictures
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    The Viacom & Nickelodeon Consumer Products Creative Services Director is responsible for providing “best in class” creative solutions that support our Product Development, Brand, and Marketing teams to promote Paramount IP by creating innovative design solutions to be used across all lines of consumer products and at retail. The Director leads a team of in-house and freelance design professionals creating projects that include but are not limited to: Logos, Launch Kits, Style Guides, Property Exploratories, Packaging Concepts, various marketing assignments, and Presentations. This role reports to the VP, Property Design.

    • Develop, establish and help maintain a properties creative/branding aesthetic throughout its lifecycle.
    • Supervise, direct, and review designs produced by the team to ensure all goals outlined on brief, and brand strategy are met and creative meets the established best in class VNCP standard.
    • Help develop, foster, and maintain a dynamic work environment, in which creativity and design innovation is encouraged, and team members are challenged to meet and exceed potential.
    • Ownership of and responsibility for all Paramount CP designs projects, from concept to delivery.
    • Oversee creative solutions for several, simultaneous projects.
    • Ensure design workload is produced in the most innovative, creative and efficient method
    • Seek out freelancers and design agencies compatible with the VNCP aesthetic, hire, train and manage these design partners efficiently.
    • Partner with all teams within the Global Creative Group to build relationships with Editorial, Character Art, Strategy, Production and Project Management.
    • Partner with and support other Art Directors to share assets, designs, creative materials, and ideas.
    • Partner with VNCP Product Development, Franchise, and Marketing teams and provide creative that meets business needs.
    • Partner with Paramount Movie Development teams to ensure CP design programs reflect the sensibility and aesthetic of the source material
    • Conduct performance reviews, aid in conflict resolution, and set goals for design staff
    • Stay current in design trends and new technology, stay continuously aware of our competition.
    • As assigned by SVP/Creative Director or VP Property Design, oversee exploratories and/or special projects to keeping our creative current and innovative.
    • Present work to Executive Creative, Marketing, and Strategy teams.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 7+ years of design and production experience, with a strong understanding of the licensing/consumer product business
    • The ability to design with characters both animated and live action
    • Strong understanding of branding, experience developing styleguides, and logos
    • Advanced proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
    • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred OR equivalent experience
    • Excellent creative abilities (including typographical skills), design sense and aesthetic judgment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to create compelling presentations

    Additional Qualifications

    • Creative leader and problem solver
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment
    • Team player who is a creative thinker and problem solver

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