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Art Director

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7085382020220403 Location Burbank, California, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 11, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

At Disney, we are storytellers. We make the impossible, possible.  We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Disney’s Corporate Alliances team develops and holistically manages complex, long-term, multi-dimensional relationships with select brands and companies.  Corporate Alliances is dedicated to driving incremental value for TWDC and its Partners through development of innovative marketing and sponsorship programs, management of partner and business unit relationships, and creation of new partnerships aligned with TWDC’s businesses and strategic goals.  TWDC’s Parks & Resorts (WDPR) is a critical value driver of Corporate Alliance relationships, so the Alliances Parks Promotions team will manage the negotiation and execution of high-quality, co-branded promotional campaigns across multiple distribution channels for a robust portfolio of Corporate Alliance partners.

The Partnerships & Promotions organization is looking for an Art Director with a strong eye for visual design and a passion for the Disney brands. The ideal candidate will be able to conceptualize and enhance high-level partnerships between Disney and major partners across retail, auto, tech, etc. The Art Director must pay strong attention to visual details and be able to excel under tight deadlines. This role will report into the Director, Alliance Partnership Marketing Creative and will be tasked with using their design and rendering skills to support a large team in efforts to secure and execute promotions and partnerships.

Responsibilities:

  • Translate the visual identities of Disney into collaborations with big-name third-party brands.
  • Bring concepts to life via digitally rendered comps and illustrations
  • Develop and enhance the look and feel of co-branded productions, digital executions, and on-the-ground activations.
  • Manage graphic design for pitch materials and presentations – inclusive of moodboards, storyboards, and visually-dazzling background information.
  • Effectively present ideas to project partners and executives.
  • Develop custom content ideas for brand-specific pitches across Parks & Resorts, and Disney Corporate Alliances.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to tap into pop culture trends, creativity, executional approaches & techniques.
  • Possess a keen understanding of the Brand Partnership space across film, television, streaming, theme parks, social, and OOH. 
  • Balance assignments from a diverse group of executives across Corporate Alliances with separate priorities and workflows.
  • Spearhead occasional sizzle reels, special projects, creative strategy pitches as needed for department.
  • Assist Project Managers across the team with developing and enhancing new and ongoing partnership programs.
  • Ability to build strong internal organization and external relationships, be a team player, and proactively provide assistance whenever/wherever needed. The desire to learn and grow is a must.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years’ experience developing, producing and delivering creative output as central role in an Advertising Agency or internal Creative Services Department
  • Knowledge of partnership marketing + multi-platform media campaigns
  • Experience working with brands and developing impactful ad campaigns
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent visual storyteller
  • Ability to influence brand partners and sell through ideas.
  • Experience working with Keynote and Apple systems a must
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility switching between styles and skillsets
  • Adhere to a high level of confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Partnerships experience
  • Creative Agency Experience
  • Illustration Experience
  • Conceptual Rendering Experience
  • Environment or 3D rendering capabilities
  • Illustration skills
  • MAC computer proficiency
  • Graphic design knowledge
  • Experience with Keynote and other deck-building software
  • Some production experience.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Certificate in Graphic Design or Motion Graphics Design, Portfolio School training, and/or comparable field experience required.
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Illustration/rendering skills

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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