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2D Design Team Lead

Dublin

The position of 2D Design Team Lead requires someone with a very strong artistic eye for design, composition and architecture. They should have the ability to adapt to a variety of different styles. This profile will also serve as mentor for the 2D designers on their team within the Art Department. Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills, a positive attitude and excellent attention to detail. They should have the ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast paced production environment. Key Responsibilities *Works closely with the Art Director/CG Supervisor to set the required look for show. *Responsible for pushing designs to help define the look and feel of the show or concept. *Create colour artwork for 2D Asset Designs if required. *Communicates design style across departments, 2D through 3D phases, working closely with Directors & Art directors on main or complex designs. *Do draw overs on 3d Models ensuring clear direction of design changes. *Involved in script breakdowns to inform design approach and story requirements of sets, props, layouts, location designs. *Maintaining quality and style under tight deadlines *Works closely with the Production team, 3D & 2D Artists and Directors, Art Director and Client. Key Requirements Team Lead management responsibilities Act as line Manager for team of 4 to 8 team members. responsibilities include: *Team member performance issues related to workflow and pipeline. *Appraisals. *Weekly one to one's with DRs. *Mentor and train other 2D designer how to properly setup and organize Texturing tasks for their shows. *Collaborate closely with department coordinator, Head of art department, Art Directors on assigning the correct artist to project tasks when required. *Help reinforce that all technical guidelines and rules are followed correctly. *Ensure appropriate workflow for the department is being used, both technically and visually. *Provide leadership and support to 2D Artists, both creatively and technically, and ensure they partner effectively with Production and they deliver their goals. *Assists in the casting decisions for projects. *Collaborate with the head of department on recruiting to help identify top talent for the team. Person Specification: *Must have at least 4-6 years' experience working as a Lead/Senior Designer (or similar position) in either broadcast or feature film work. Equivalent experience will be considered as 'similar position': ( Should be highlighted in a cover letter) Minimum 2 years professional experience as a 2d artist AND demonstrable experience in a combination of the following: Administration experience, including but not limited to creation of tracking spreadsheets, informational documents, ability to read and review schedules, data entry and management of basic administration software Proven minimum 2 year's of teaching/mentorship of other artists in educational facility or studio setting Past manager experience of one or more direct reports either within Brown Bag Films or in former work environment *The ability to adapt and work in a variety of different visual styles. *A keen eye for design and composition. *Strong working knowledge of colour, preferable but not required. *Clear communication and follow through on tasks. *Task Driven, self-motivated, and proactive. *Good understanding of an 3D animation production pipeline and how 2D designs translate into 3D models for animation (a big advantage, but not required). *Must be able to communicate in an articulate and positive manner. *Must take direction well. *Must be comfortable with leading and mentoring a team of 2D designers. Contract type: Fixed Term Portfolio should show examples of a variety of different styles, environments, layout, props and turnarounds. Equivalent experience should be highlighted in Cover letter.



Date Approved

14/01/20

Deadline For Applications

17/01/20

Job Title

2D Design Team Lead

Location

Dublin

Salary/Rate

TBC

Duration

TBC

Industry

Animation

Minimum Experience

3+ Credits

Preferred Genre Experience

Not Specified
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