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Creative Director

Job Summary: BigStar Motion Design is seeking a full time Creative Director to play a key role in the growing creative footprint of the company. The Creative Director is involved in the creative and technical leadership of projects at BGSTR across all areas of the business. Our CDs need to have an entrepreneurial spirit, superior client handling skills, be accustomed to ideation of concepts through the entire pitch cycle, and have a passion for producing the most stunning and technically advanced visual work there is, in a hands-on capacity.

Our CD needs to be a great collaborator who can partner with Art Directors, Designers, Animators, and Producers, helping to ensure a strong design perspective is consistently represented across all projects. The CD must also be charismatic and effective drivers of BGSTR's creative achievements, as well as inspiring leaders for our artist and production teams.

This is a full-time staff role with benefits and will require working onsite in our New York studio.

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Responsibilities

  • Creative Direction of specific Animation, Design, and VFX. Taking full responsibility for a project partnering with a producer, including client communication and managing the internal creative + artist team.
  • Taking a significant role in the entire project cycle, from initial client brief, ideation, pitching and securing work across all areas of the business.
  • Working closely with the client(s) to ensure that their vision is met, constantly improving on client's ideas.
  • Working with the artist team, developing tools, methodologies and workflows ensuring best possible practice and delivery of the highest quality possible.
  • Working with the producer on project management, providing feedback on production schedules, crewing and working with the teams to deliver projects on time and budget.
  • On the box work as needed on style frames, concepts, setting overall look of pitches and projects.
  • Providing creative advice and involvement in challenging projects that require additional management support.
  • Taking some responsibility for the profitability of projects and contributing in any way possible to help with any creative and technical decisions that may affect this.
  • Providing feedback for artist and production reviews, and support for their lead when conducting staff reviews.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in Design and Motion Graphics for film and commercials and broadcast clients.
  • Being able to multitask and run multiple projects and teams. To ensure that each project is running smoothly and efficiently.
  • Superior client management skills.
  • An extensive portfolio of your own creative work, including directing experience, if applicable.
  • Passion and a broad knowledge of the Design, Motion Graphics and VFX industries with an eye for future developments and challenges.
  • Demonstrated excellent leadership skills across all levels, strong communication and problem solving skills.
  • A solid knowledge of Design, Animation, CG, VFX and shot production.
  • Strong creative and technical eye for photo-realistic CG animation and knowledge in all other areas of CG including modelling, texturing, lighting, FX and rendering.
  • Ability to remain calm and confident in a fast-paced environment whilst juggling multiple projects.
  • Ability to work within and inspire a team and also under your own initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, both on a technical and creative basis.
  • Strong time management & organization skills.
  • Experience with staff management including hiring, reviews and providing consistent and constructive feedback.
  • A genuine passion for sales and desire to attract the best projects and clients to the business.

Benefits / Perks

  • Competitive salary and benefits, including retirement.
  • Reimbursement for continuing education classes.
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off.
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A little about us

Were more than just a design shop or motion studio.

̸  Studio

An award-winning creative studio with a singular focus: telling the bigger story.

̸  Work

A multidisciplinary blend of design, animation and live action that elevates brands, campaigns, films and series.

̸  What we do

We bring stories to life. We create icons. We connect to people.

̸  Telling the bigger story

We're an award-winning group of artists and makers who love nothing more than creating something iconic.

Most of the time, we let our work do the talking. But we're also not afraid to talk about how our work can elevate yours. How we can take stories and make them into something bigger. Something that is going to resonate with your audience and make people stop and take notice. Whether it's through design, motion graphics or live action content, we do it all in service of telling the bigger story.

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