The Creative Director, Design (CD) is involved in the creative and technical leadership of projects at Framestore 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.
Our CDs need to be great collaborators who can partner with Supervisors and Directors across each division of the company from Framestore Pictures, to traditional VFX, as well as Immersive experiences, helping to ensure a strong design POV is consistently represented across all projects and divisions of the company. The CDs also play a significant role both internally and externally across our Integrated Advertising offices, and must be charismatic and effective drivers of Framestore's creative achievements, as well as inspiring leaders for our artist and production teams
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 highest quality images as 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
Taking active responsibility for the quantity and quality of work we win
On the box work as needed on style frames, concepts, setting overall look of pitches / 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
Be a known face for Framestore, taking part in speeches, conferences and client functions representing Framestore
Being able to multitask and run multiple projects and teams. To ensure that each project is running smoothly and efficiently.
Superior client management skills.
A portfolio of your own creative work, including directing experience, if applicable.
Passion and a broad knowledge of the VFX, Design / Motion Graphics industry 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 VFX/CG/Design shot production and its iteration process
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 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
Must have valid US work authorization