Art Director

Art Director

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Type: Permanent
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Place:
Montréal (Mile End)
Quebec city
Description

About the position

The artistic director must show leadership and inventiveness in establishing a vision for projects that leads to or exceeds expected quality, according to studio standards, and in accordance with production parameters.  He therefore has an important creative and qualitative input within the framework established by the client and the creative director. He artistically and visually converts the client’s vision, under the supervision of the creative director and in conjunction with the VFX Sup. It monitors the overall artistic vision at key points during production, in conjunction with the CG sup and the production. 

Responsibilities

  • Complete and/or rationalize the creative vision (Art): builds the artistic bible from the brief elements received from the client and/or the creative director.
  • Supervise, guide and validate conceptual illustrations of characters and/or environments (references, moodboards, etc.); make assignments and follow-up accordingly (Set/Props Designers/Character Designers team)
  • Ensures at key times determined with the VFX sup that character and environment models, textures/shading, surfacing, lighting/compositing and 2D special effects match the graphic rules determined in the bible; supervises/performs paintovers if necessary; 
  • Work closely with the production manager and human resources regarding talent management, training needs, performance evaluations, downtime optimization to ensure that the departments he supervises develop, have the right teams with the right profiles to deliver projects on time and in quality (Lead role).

Profile

  •  Exceptional creativity, very sharp artistic sense ;
  • Team spirit ;
  • Flexible ;
  • Excellent communication skills ;
  • Great attention to detail and excellence ;
  • Rigorous ;
  • Excellent ability to adapt to change ;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines ;
  • Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of team members.

Requirements

  • Ability to work in a wide range of styles, with expertise in animation;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Reference pool in TV series and films, with high critical capacity for framing, compositions, colorimetry, lighting, and aesthetic style;
  • A minimum of 8 years in artistic direction, production design, conceptual work or illustration, in the field of Animation;
  • Very good communication skills and great sociability, for clear and concise communication of the artistic directions to be undertaken, both with the internal team and with the client;
  • Sense of initiative and surpassing oneself; ability to manage, prioritize and assign tasks and solve problems;
  • Ability to interact as a team;
  • Thorough knowledge of Photoshop;
  • Knowledge of After Effects or Nuke is an asset.

Apply online at: jobs@squeezestudio.com

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