Hornet Art Director Application
Hornet is seeking a full time Art Director to join the team in New York, NY. The Art Director must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources, with passion, enthusiasm and the ability to technically & creatively realize the Director’s vision. The Art Director must be creatively driven, well versed in executing various design styles based on Directors’ creative direction, have the ability to adapt to creative trends, explore & create new styles & techniques.

Requirements:

• Bachelor (4-Year) degree with a degree in Fine Arts, such as Illustration, Motion / Graphic
Design, or Film.
• Proven work experience as a Designer with at least 5 years in the commercial industry with at
least 3 years of Art
Direction.
• Extensive experience with digital technology and software packages (e.g. Adobe Creative
Cloud including Adobe
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and Maxon C4D.)
• Experience with color, lighting, special effects, 3D concept work, developing transitions and
compositing
• Experience with AR/VR software and hardware including interactive 360 a plus Print and Digital
Media experience
• Creative mind with strong storytelling skills
• Overall positive attitude, demeanor, that will contribute to a collaborative studio environment
• Desire to learn and discover new techniques through R&D
• Ability to take direction and feedback from Directors, Producers, in partnership with the Leads
• Keen eye for detail and a critical mind, with patience and concentration
• High level of self-motivation, commitment and dedication
• Strong organizational, time management and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, on multiple projects at any given time
• Maintain studio standards and work within studio pipeline


Responsibilities include and not limited to:

• Take direction from Executive team, Directors, Producers, and work with Leads
• Conceptualize and design for pitches and production
• Create concept and production art based on creative briefs, execute design work for 2D, 3D,
Stop Motion animation, Motion Graphic and Print projects which may include typography,
character design, matte paintings and photo real composites
• Work with Director and creative team to provide and develop design solutions
• Create, design, and animate when necessary
• Create templates, toolkits, pitch books and bibles
• Responsible for keeping an open line of communication with the design and creative
development team, working with the team to solve problems as they arise, and bringing related
issues to the Head of Production if additional assistance is required. Coordinate monthly &
weekly meetings / point person for design team for workflow, scheduling, job progress and
other issues / team building
• Work with designers to communicate creatively and efficiently with directors and clients to
produce the highest level of visual production on projects using the best available talent and
resources
• Work closely with head of production, exec. producer, producers, directors and leads to help
strategize and plan out needs for pitches, inquiries and current projects
• Participate in kickoffs, check in on projects as they progress and review with team as the
project finalizes (as needed), streamline and conform practices and workflows with other
departments

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