Framestore is hiring a

Creative Director - Design

New York, United States
Framestore's Design Studio is a multi-talented team of directors, designers and artists creating beautiful images for all platforms. They are highly adaptable and can work across all stages of a project from conception and storyboarding to production, art direction, direction, motion graphics and visual effects.

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

This is a full-time staff role with benefits, and although we are currently working remotely, this position will eventually require working onsite in our New York studio.  

  • Creative Direction of specific Animation, Design, and VFX/Immersive projects with heavy Design components, taking on the responsibility for the project partnering with a producer, including client communication and managing the internal creative + artist team
  • Taking a significant role in the entire project pitch 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 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

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