Sr Designer Animator
Sony PicturesCulver City, CA
Full Time Job
Sr. Designer/ Animator, Creative Center, Culver City
The Creative Center is the global hybrid internal agency within Sony Pictures Television that also services businesses across Sony Pictures Entertainment. This role will evangelize the ''One Sony'' philosophy and elevate the brand vision, voice, strategy for all Sony IP, both new and existing. The purpose of this position is to provide ideation, creative and subsequent execution for all clients. We service a growing group of internal Sony Pictures Entertainment partners and projects including but not limited to Sony Pictures Television Studio and subsequent labels, Franchise Marketing, Sony Networks and FAST Channels, Games, Sony Global Marketing, PR, Theatrical Marketing, Corporate Comms, D&I, P&O, CPG, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, etc. Must master critical thinking, creative strategy and design and be a leader of the department. This position reports into the Creative Director and oversees and collaborates with other Creative Center team members across departments. This position is critical in establishing brand utilizing both staff and vendor/ contract resources.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
75% Ideates strategic design solutions specifically in regards to both Sony original and acquired properties - is a great storymaker . Ideate branding initiatives for Sony Global Marketing that includes servicing global networks . Ideate 360 campaign solutions for Sony Pictures Television Studios and its labels. Service constituents from Franchise Marketing, D&I, P&O, Corporate, etc . ideating and executing brand ( B 2 B , D2C ) campaigns and deliverables . In addition, Sr. Designer/ Animator (SD) must be able to work as a team member, but also be a resourceful self-starter and an adept leader and managing teams across all disciplines. Must be an effective liason between various groups within Sony Pictures Entertainment as well as external agencies and vendors. Must exhibit strong leadership skills and the ability to see projects from concept through execution with minimal supervision. SD should exhibit strong business acumen and impeccable presentation skills. Must have the ability and focus to mentor designers, vendors and creative staff. Proficient working knowledge of Abobe Creative Suite, C4D, Arnold, Keynote, PPT required. Excellent Photoshop, Illustrator, typography, AE, compositing, rendering skills a must. Strong brannding expertise in tandem with creative strategy should be the foundation of your work. Proficient knowledge of various social platforms preferred. Is able to take and give creative direction and relishes collaboration and growth. Required to meet budgets and quick turnaround deadlines. Agency experience is a must.
15% SD is a great communicator and is punctual. He/she maintains an efficient workflow and process and promptly communicates any issues regarding design and production to management. Accurately documents work related information via work orders, etc. Works hand-in-hand with Production and Operations. Manages assets and archives projects accordingly and understands delivery.
5% Exhibit willingness to take on responsibilities outside of his/her job description and has the ability to respond to business demands in a fast-paced environment. Presents a positive and professional attitude to stakeholders and co-workers.
5% SD is a great communicator and is punctual. She/he maintains familiarity with current culture, design and marketing trends, social platforms and the relevance of fans and audiences. Exhibits an innate sense of curiosity.
Work Experience Requirements
• Experience in a self-starter/ leadership role w/ management experience in an agency environment
• 6-8 years in design and production (broadcast, digital, print)
• Expert proficiency using Adobe CC, PowerPoint. Keynote experience a plus
• Ability to manage projects from concept through execution unsupervised
• Prolific storyteller
• Strong proficiency in branding initiatives
• Passionate about original, acquired and library content, social, events and global branding initiatives
• Experience in storyboarding narratives, concept creation and production execution
• Experience in live action, 2D animation, 3D and VEFX, compositing, sonic branding
Ability to work flexible hours.
Passionate story maker.
Deep knowledge of social platforms.
Bachelor Degree in Fine Art, Graphic Design or Film
Creativity, leadership, ability to think strategically, innovation, teamwork, ability to multi-task,
communication skills, time management and prioritization skills a must
In addition to having a passion for all types of content, this individual also has her/ his finger on the pulse of pop culture and social trends in design, marketing and advertising. She/ he is passionate about strategic branding and creative and the elevation of these brands. She/ he is interested in entering, creating and sustaining an informed dialogue with the fan base from existing platforms as well as discovering additional avenues to engage new audiences specifically regarding social content creation.
Background on Creative Center
Creative Center is a hybrid internal agency that is a hub for Sony Pictures Television Studio, Franchise Marketing, Global Networks, Sony One and Corporate Initiatives. We are also the digital agency of record for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Our focus is to service businesses across the globe within the Sony universe.
We are a design consultancy that brings best practices from the agency world into our corporate studio environment. We harness what's relevant from both and blend within our model. We apply high-end creative, strategy and intimate knowledge about our brands to every engagement with a sense of urgency, efficiency and fiscal responsibility. We are built to be nimble and customize teams based on the various creative needs of our constituents.
We currently ideate and execute the 360 marketing campaigns for original show launches, tent pole acquisitions as well as all B2B, B2C events for Sony Pictures Television. We are the branding agency for global marketing designing and launching Sony Networks around the world, global campaigns for Sony IP, One Sony initiatives and overarching Sony Pictures Entertainment campaigns for various corporate groups.
*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.
* Sony Pictures - CA - Culver City Area & Studios