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Art Director - (Contract)

Rooster Teeth, Burbank, CA

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The Art Director will lead in the management of the animation team producing a Sci-Fi/Action/ CGI series.  This individual will work closely with the Head writer, Supervising Director, and team at Rooster Teeth to deliver the series to HBO Max on time and on budget.

Home base is located in Burbank and regular travel to 3rd party studio will be necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the quality of art and design across assigned shows, directing other artists and leading by example
  • Work closely with the show’s Director to create the overall aesthetic of a production as well as the details of the show’s assets
  • Work closely with internal creative production teams to help guide the logistics of the Pre-Production department
  • Collaborate with production leadership to understand and translate creative direction and to be aware of any plans that could affect the assigned tasks
  • Collaborate with the Visual Supervisor for Post Production and help maintain the final look of the show
  • Establish guidelines to maintain art style and quality throughout projects, creating style guides for productions and updating it as needed
  • Oversee multiple art disciplines (2D/3D/Lighting/Look Dev/Comp), providing detailed feedback to multiple parties
  • Be current on industry trends and technologies to provide insight into current workflows.
  • Help guide creation of promo art and marketing materials as neededPerform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of production experience in a creative leadership role
  • Experience managing a team of artistsExperience in Stylistic, Episodic Productions
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Outstanding 2D illustration skills, able to guide if not produce art for characters, vehicles, environments
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Passion for international art and animation, including anime
  • Online portfolio
  • Expert level skills in Photoshop and other visual art tools
  • Solid Experience with Maya/3D Studio Max/Nuke and other industry accepted software
  • A Deep understanding of Anime and Stylized Painterly  design for both Organic, Hard Surface Items

  • Bonus:
  • Outstanding skills in multiple art disciplines in both 2D and 3D art
  • Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university in Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation or related field
ABOUT ROOSTER TEETH:
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering media and entertainment company responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 3 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is a subsidiary of  Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.

About Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 35 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub, and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media, a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.

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