The Art Department at Framestore:
Using our dedicated team of Concept Artist's and Art Directors we work with Filmmakers to help them visually realize their projects. Working closely with Film Directors, Production Designers, and Production development teams we engage in all aspects of the visual development.
This includes everything from initial pitch work, idea development, pre-production design
and film beats. All areas are covered, from Environments, set design, Props, Vehicles, Character and Creature design.
It is essential for Art director applicants to have extensive experience first-hand in all these areas of Film concept development, having been a Concept Artist themselves and have had direct interaction and collaboration with clients, and all with a great understanding of the filmmaking process. Though Film is the core area of work in the Framestore Art Department, we are also involved in other areas of visual development, these include TV, Advertising, and VR content.
We are looking for an experienced Art Director to join our team in LA. This role will work closely with the Head of Department in London to ensure that the Art Department within Framestore Film department has the correct tools, workflows, and resources to deliver the work required for our shows. The role of Art Director is one of leadership, team building, and creative ingenuity. As the Art Director, not only will you have the opportunity to interact with the clients directly, you are also responsible for working cohesively with a team of concept artists to create the outlined vision.
Responsibilities: Provide direction to generate inspirational, conceptual and creative ideas through the design team.
Briefing other members of the creative team and lead successful creative sessions for project kick-offs.
Create and design where necessary, in collaboration with others or individually to suit the task at hand.
Supervise and inspire the creative team to produce outstanding work.
Help to motivate, manage and produce effective results across the Art Department alongside the HOD, providing senior support where necessary.
Be involved throughout the project, ensuring a reliable contact with clients and the team. to deliver results that meet and exceeds expectations.
Present concepts and design ideas to clients, interpreting feedback and making recommendations where appropriate.
Stay up-to-date and be aware of current trends, wants and needs of the clients, and help coordinate deliverables using the best resources and talent available.
Responsible for overseeing the LA artists as well as maintain a consistent daily dialogue with the Head of Department in London.
Maintaining good solid relationships with all clients.
Minimum of 8-year Concept Artist experience and 3 years Art Direction.
Extensive and proven Concept Art experience.
Ability to work with Directors, Production Designers, Producers, VFX Supervisors and Concept Artists.
Capability to lead projects from conception to completion.
Clear presentations skills to inspire the creative team and to present company goals and creative vision.
Experience in leading and building a team.
Ability to mentor junior staff.
Experience working with concept artists and VFX teams, in both 2D and 3D.
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