Art Director

Art Director

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Type: Full Time
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Place:
Montreal
Description

Digital Dimension is looking for an Art Director to join our creative team. Master of the artistic exploration that leads to the visual foundation of a production, the artistic director respects and expands the vision and creative angle established by the client and the creative director, while considering artistic, technical and budgetary issues and parameters.

Main mission:

The Artistic Director is responsible for the content and artistic quality as well as his team for the projects he is called to work on. Involved at the pre-production stage, he works upstream with the production team (designers, concept artists, technical supervisors and producers / project managers) to meet creative and artistic needs. The artistic director also makes sure to consider the technical constraints and the production parameters when achieving the quality objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for defining and documenting the art direction: mood boards, comparable and visual references (static and animated), posing and exploring characters, colour palettes, lighting (directions and intentions), atmosphere and background, materials and textures (callout sheets), intended to clarify artistic guidelines;
  • Supervise the artistic quality of the work done on one or more projects, in collaboration with the supervisors, the project managers and the producers;
  • Participate in the validation of the final images in collaboration with the CG supervisor;
  • Respect the producers and customers instructions and take all the necessary means to ensure a smooth progress;
  • Ensure that all stages of production meet the artistic quality criteria requested by the client;
  • Contribute to the creation and supervision of storyboards, as needed;
  • Provide artistic direction, approve and track all material created by CGI teams, according to the approval process agreement between the studio and the client;
  • Take part, if necessary, in the staging or production of certain shots or sequences;
  • Establish, in collaboration with the client, the “look development” of one or more projects and provide artistic support to the artists;
  • Take part, as needed, in the conceptualization or creation of CGI elements;
  • Collaborate in editing animatics;
  • Participate in internal and client approval sessions

Qualifications and skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in design and concept;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in animation production in a creative position;
  • Experience as a supervisor;
  • Ability to manage many projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to communicate and convey ideas and concepts;
  • Recognized leadership;
  • Is organized and meets deadlines;
  • Storyboard experience and traditional visual arts training are assets;
  • Perfectly bilingual (French and English), both spoken and written.

Profile 

Focused on quality and style, you are creative, original and innovative in your methods. Passionate about your art, new technologies and animation, you are on the lookout for what’s happening elsewhere in the industry and new trends. Focused on the client’s guidelines, you are a convincing negotiator with good influence. The sense of listening developed, you have a great ability to find solutions to different issues of production and show great creativity in your management methods.

About Digital Dimension

Digital dimension is an avant-garde 3D animation studio specializing in the creation of television series and feature films. The Montreal company was founded to create, develop and produce intellectual properties on various media and platforms. Digital dimension creates imaginative and captivating worlds in which everything becomes possible.

 

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