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Overview and Responsibilities


  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for an Art Director to lead the designers and painters on one of its animated series.


  • Create and maintain the style of the show.

  • Manage and direct a team of designers to accomplish that end, according to the production schedule.

  • Review storyboards for all visual elements, working in conjunction with the Storyboard Supervisor.

  • Oversee creation and maintenance of model packs and style guides, including but not limited to expressions, character construction, mouth charts, character turnarounds, props and main backgrounds.

  • Oversee workflow to ensure all deadlines are met.

  • Assist with the generation of creative retake materials.

  • Communicate appropriate creative notes to overseas studio.

  • With LP’s prior approval, assign any necessary overflow design or color work to freelance artists and supervise artists’ work.

  • Create rough and clean designs and color as necessary to ensure deadlines are met.

  • Liaise with Network, Executive Producer and Line Producer to manage the creation of any special artwork or materials needed for press art, on-air promotions or any other uses to ensure the style of the show is maintained.

  • Guide artists through the design process and communicate any special needs.

  • Rough Design:

  • Break down script and review design lists with artists and production staff to generate rough character, prop and background designs for storyboard artists to use.

  • Assign designs to specific artists.

  • Communicate any special design needs or directives to the artists and appropriate production staff.

  • Review completed designs with artists.

  • Communicate and supervise any necessary changes.

  • Meet regularly with appropriate production staff to communicate progress of department.

  • Communicate and manage schedules, deadlines and priorities – and any changes to same -- to the design team/artists.

  • Review completed designs with appropriate creative supervisors and ensure any further revisions are implemented.

  • Clean-up:

  • Direct clean-up process with artists, including monitoring schedule, deadlines and priorities.

  • Review clean designs and layouts with appropriate creative supervisors and oversee any revisions or changes, as needed.

  • Color:

  • Oversee color stylists and BG painters and communicate creative directives of the show, including special needs, such as lighting requirements, stylistic concerns and/or special color/palette needs. Review color models and BGs.

  • Communicate and supervise any necessary changes.

  • If necessary, assist with revisions.

  • Attend color correction sessions, as available.

Basic Qualifications


  • At least 5-7 years experience in an Art Director or Supervisor role.

  • Fundamental understanding of form, design, color principles.

  • Experience in Animation a plus.

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

iCIMS ID 2020-14148

Job Locations US-CA-Burbank

Job Type Full-Time Staff

Brand Nickelodeon Animation