We are expanding our art department and are looking for an experienced and motivated Art Director/Concept Artist to work with our passionate team on a diverse range of enquiries. The role will also encompass supporting the EPs and pitch team on responding to new briefs.
Take a look www.nexusstudios.com to see the breadth of work you’ll be involved in.
For this contract we are specifically focussing on conceptualising design briefs at the pitch and development stages. You may be client facing and will engage in the brief from the early stages.
The role primarily involves realising the Director’s vision via 2D and ideally with some 3D concepts that really sell the idea. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys a fast paced, dynamic and creative environment. The role is super diverse, requiring strong organisation skills, ability to exploit opportunities and be able to form great working relationships with key internal and external contacts.
Support our Directors and EPs with the creative output of the Art Department
Add creative and imaginative input to design work across character, environment and hero ‘poster’ concepts
Visual reference and designer research for others in the art department, studio, directors and pitch team
Act swiftly on feedback from either the client or director
be creative, passionate, continually curious and proactive.
have the artistic skill and imagination to produce original and high-quality designs
have an understanding animation pipelines: be able to understand what is going to be achievable further down the line on an animation production by the animation and post-production teams
be able to plan and work to a schedule and budget, be able to prioritise, use initiative and self-manage, remaining calm under pressure
be an excellent communicator, briefing and translating requirements and feedback between director, client and artists
Minimum 3 years previous experience in Art Direction, Production Design, Illustration or Conceptual Artist roles.
Extensive Portfolio showing breadth of work and styles e.g across Concept design, Illustration, Colour scripts, Matte painting.
A keen and critical eye for framing, composition, colour, lighting, design, style and impact, with excellent attention to detail.
In depth knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator.
To apply, please send an email briefly explaining why you’d love this job, along with your portfolio, CV and your availability, to email@example.com, with the subject line ‘Art Director’.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this role will be primarily independent home-working with working in the London studio if beneficial.
Based in London and LA, we make talked-about work in film and interactive media. Be it handcrafted or high-tech, we create heartfelt stories and experiences that transform brands and engage audiences through the power of entertainment and culture.
Our world-class roster of directing talent is backed by our 180-seat studio and team of experienced production staff, creative thinkers, animators, technical directors, coders, illustrators, designers and makers.
Our work includes BAFTA winning and Academy Award and Emmy nominated animations, Grammy nominated music videos, D&AD pencil and Cannes Grand Prix winning commercials and Lovie and Webby winning digital and immersive experiences.