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2D Art Director (High-Profile Disney Junior Series)

Surfing Giant Studios Fixed-Term  Manchester, England, United Kingdom 9 May 2022

Job Description

Surfing Giant Europe is in search of new Creative talent to help them launch a brand-new animation project from their Manchester, UK based studios.

The studio will initially be based in Manchester City Centre before moving into its’ new innovative, purpose designed studio in South Manchester from September 2022.

Our production and recruitment drive is for the new high-profile Disney Junior Series, “Hey A.J”, which will be appearing on the Disney Jr. Channel and Disney+.

Inspired by Super Bowl Champion and children’s book author Martellus Bennett’s family, “Hey A.J.” is a high-energy adventure comedy about a curious and extremely imaginative 7-year-old girl, A.J. Whether imagining a long car drive is an exciting rocket ride or turning a grocery store line into a dance party, A.J. uses her big imagination to make any situation more fun and exciting.

Initially we are advertising for a Pre-Production design and storybook illustration team for the following roles. These roles will start as soon as possible (May/June 2022).

  • ART DIRECTOR
  • PRODUCTION MANAGER
  • LAYOUT SUPERVISOR/LOCATION DESIGNER
  • LEAD CHARACTER & PROP DESIGNER

We will not be reviewing speculative applications for the wider production at this stage so please refrain from applying until we advertise for the wider core production in the coming months. Core animation production using Toon Boom Harmony will commence in January 2023.

If you are passionate about animation and highly motivated to be part of this exciting new venture, then please apply by email to careers@surfinggiant.com and include your portfolio.

The closing date for these vacancies is Friday 20th May 2022. We will aim to reply to all applications within no longer than 4 weeks.

*A press release with more detail on this exciting studio will follow in June 2022.

 

Location:
Manchester city centre (UK) to start before transitioning to South Manchester in September 2022.

Job Title:
Art Director

Job Type:
Fixed term Contract

Start date/Duration:
ASAP (22-23 months)

Description:
Surfing Giant Europe is looking for an experienced Art Director to join our talented team and develop the world of a high-profile Disney Junior Series, “Hey A.J”, which will be appearing on the Disney Jr. Channel and Disney+.
The successful candidate will:
• Have previous experience of working on high profile animated series in a similar role for a minimum of 2 years.
• Be able to collaborate and take direction from the Executive Producers and Directors.
• A pro-active problem solver, collaborating with the wider production team to ensure designs are in line with the demands and complexities of the production schedule and pipeline.
• Be willing to take on constructive feedback.
• Be a strong, passionate, and proficient leader.
• Have a great sense of perspective and composition.
• Have excellent communication skills, high attention to detail and good organisation skills.
• Proficient software understating in Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
• Familiarity with Toon Harmony software.

Please send applications to; careers@surfinggiant.com stating the role you are applying for in the SUBJECT box, along with link containing your most recent portfolio and your CV.

Candidates without a portfolio or a show reel will not be taken in consideration.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE EEA NATIONALISTS & HOLD AN EEA PASSPORT

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