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MP 284/17 Creative Director (Animation Studio)

We are excited to release a number of roles for our client working within Animation and the Creative Arts. In this recruitment wave we are seeking a Creative Director.

Role Profile:
- We are looking for a highly versatile and creative lead designer who will develop new ideas and styles in various animation media including CGI, 2D and stop frame puppet
- First and foremost, the creative director will head the development team and studio in conceptualising, developing and taking forward into production new project ideas
- Will direct, manage and inspire the creative teams within the studio, ensuring deadlines and schedules are adhered to
- Will work closely with the management and production teams to contribute and help the studio achieve its aspirations and find creative solutions to challenges
- Will be an excellent and versatile all rounder who can take a project through from originating ideas, developing them, with a sound knowledge and experience of what is appropriate and fun for the target audience, to final delivery
- Will be responsible for the high standard and quality of design and content expected from the studio
- To assure “Best Practice” at all times
- Will be expected to oversee and manage the transition of a developed project into production and work with and along side the production team to ensure the series production continues to develop in the best way possible true to the original concept
- Will be required to travel internationally to consult with overseas production companies and represent the studio
- Will pitch and present new concepts, development and productions with co-production partners and broadcasters
- Will be part of the interview process as we build up the creative teams
- Will contribute to the training of new and inexperienced employees to prepare them for productive roles. The areas to be covered will be, 2D, 3D Character, props and location design, storyboarding, scripting, layouts and general film /production methods and techniques

Person Profile:
- Must have strong and versatile design skills
- Proven credits as an Art Director, Creative Head or Creative Director on three or more 2D and CGI series for Children
- Have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of animated production pipelines, including, 2D, CGI, stop frame and multimedia
- Will be requires to have a high standard of presentation skills
- Experience in working with a variety of clients including British Broadcasters and overseas companies in developing ideas and Art directing Kids animated CGI and 2D series
- Experience in Art Directing, designing and managing creative teams for animated projects that have been animated both in house and overseas such as China, India, Europe etc
- Must have excellent communication and leadership skills with the ability to lead, inspire creative teams both in development and on production
- Have experience in developing and directing an animated children’s series from concept to final delivery
- Must be stylistically versatile, open to experimentation and new media
- Have strong management skills and be able to clearly brief, inspire and encourage other creatives
- Have the ability to work well in a team both with the creative teams and the production and management personnel
- Be an excellent communicator and be prepared to construct training schemes and teach any skills that may be required
- Have experience with all narrative forms and storytelling
- Must be prepared to work in-house out of their studios on the Isle of Man

Salary: Excellent Package

Location: South

Sector: Art, Design, Architecture

Position: Permanent

Expires: 30/06/2018

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