Holborn, London, WC1




Art Director
ILM are seeking an Art Director to be responsible for creating concept art, and photo and video reference, to communicate ideas and to develop goals for the design and look of shows.
About the Role
Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for creating or providing concept art, photo reference, and video reference to communicate ideas and develop goals for the design and look of a show(s): 40% 
  • Provides conceptual paintovers and look direction for sequences and key shots for directorial approval. Art work is then used as a template for CG artists to complete work: 15% 
  • Provides creative direction and feedback to a team of concept artists, supervising the creation of artwork and materials; leads team to stay on schedule: 10% 
  • Oversees the creation of CG assets from Concept art, ensuring design continuity through the production process: 10% 
  • Responsible for interacting directly with clients, including Directors and Production Designers during production periods and at spec and bid work phases; ensures first unit production design and aesthetic is carried through post production and refined according to the director’s vision: 5%
  • Partners with CG leadership, ensuring work is done according to the specifications of Director/Key Creatives: 5% 
  • Tracks and archives all work including project files, renders, source images, and textures: 5%
  • Partners with production on bids and scheduling, proactively raising concerns and offering solutions when necessary: 5%
  • Actively participates in dailies and transmissions: 5%.

Key Peers Or Relationships:
Sr. Art Directors, Creative Director, Art Department Production Manager, CG Leadership, VFX Supervisors, Global Art Department Management Team and Studio Creative Director. 

Job Requirements 
Education & Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or proven industry related experience\Experience in Film or Video Effects and/or Film production, including knowledge of cinematic techniques, language and shot composition
  • Full portfolio demonstrating high-level art skills and breadth of subject matter.

Required Skills / Competencies:
  • Developed “eye” and strong aesthetic 
  • Clear understanding of anatomy and motion of organic and mechanical forms
  • Demonstrated understanding and creation of a variety of styles and techniques
  • Experience creating environments, hard surface, and creature design 
  • Ability to work closely with CG leadership and within a production environment 
  • Ability to support different productions with various design needs 
  • Ability to work under pressure while implementing changes based on input from multiple sources
  • Excellent organizational skills. 

Technical Skills: 
  • Proficiency in design software required (Photoshop, ZBrush Sketch-up, Modo, etc.) 
  • Ability to assemble research and reference material that will be influential to clients and design team.

Next Step
To Apply:
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