Art Director - Series
Start and End Date: 4th January 2021 – 5th September 2022, but start date asap for additional work pre-Christmas.
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience
Location: Remote working, but based at Aardman’s studio in Bristol when required, abiding to current Covid protocols & procedures.
We are looking for an Art Director to become part of Aardman’s first fully in-house CG/mixed medium series. The series will be 52eps x 11mins.
The purpose of this role will be to provide Art Directing services, having overall visual direction for the series – including locations, characters and props – in collaboration with the Series Director, Producer and Clients, to a high quality. The Art director will oversee the main character designs from the Series Director’s brief – becoming the Main Character Design Pack, amending in line with internal and client comments.
The successful candidate will oversee the creation and amendments on all episodic characters (new and key SPCs) and props, whilst working with other HODs to find solutions for scheduling and technical issues to ensure the production runs smoothly and on time.
You will need to have Art Directing experience on a broadcast series and have experience of running a team in a production environment. We are looking for someone with strong communication skills and artistic sensibilities, with experience using Illustrator and Photoshop being essential.
For more information please refer to the attached Role Profile. To apply please email your CV, CV Coversheet and Diversity form to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ‘Art Director – Series’ in the subject.
Closing date for all applications is 5pm Friday 27th November 2020. Please note we will review applications as they are submitted and may contact applicants that are of interest before the closing date.
Aardman strives to be the most inspirational animation company in the world creating world class entertainment to a diverse and intergenerational global audience. We aim to lead the way in both our content and our professional principles, ensuring diversity and inclusion is inherent to the development and production of all our content – both on and off screen. Aardman is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals and are always happy to discuss flexible working needs.