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Visual Development Artist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10009421 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Aug. 09, 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:

The Walt Disney Company’s Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a global business segment for The Walt Disney Company with the mission of providing highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly-evolving consumer habits deliver.  

Disney Streaming encompasses the teams leading the Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Star+ streaming services within Disney’s Media & Entertainment Distribution group. We sit at the intersection between entertainment, sports, and technology and seek to connect viewers with the stories they love, while driving the streaming industry forward with consumer-first innovation.

Job Summary:

The Visual Development Artist will be responsible for developing illustrations and visual solutions for our brand’s marketing and social platforms. The position requires a versatile and imaginative artist to provide creative solutions to extend and interpret a properties’ or character's story. It requires an expertise of numerous styles and experience with major brands and properties.  Must be able to concept and sell ideas via visualization and then execute or provide guidance for the approved design.


Knowledge and application of graphic design, motion graphics, animation and creative trends is a plus. In addition to it being a hands-on role, the Visual Development Artist will have opportunities to grow and develop Art Direction and communication skills through interactions with our Social content and strategy partners as well as across division partners and the various agencies and artists we work with across the globe.


This role requires working in a fast-paced environment alongside other designers, artists, marketing team partners and vendors, so having excellent time management and communication skills is critical. We are looking for someone who is highly collaborative and will never let their ego get in the way of a project. They should also understand how to work smarter, not harder, and have a positive outlook when facing challenges and changes. Above all, we want someone who can develop solutions that are visually true to our brands (Disney, Disney+, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel) ensuring these creatives are of the highest quality that adhere to marketing strategies and our ever-evolving business goals.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

-Focus on major areas of work, typically 20% or more of role

% of Time

Provide illustration and design solutions to support various marketing campaigns


Ideate and initiate new formats of content in response to performance reports and social media trends


Provide concept sketches and works in progress for partner approval


Write creative briefs and Art Direct vendor-led projects and work with vendors to complete art and design projects


Collaborate with our team of artists, designers, animators, and motion artists to create stunning visuals for our tentpole social media channels


Create finished artwork and some light motion/animation work as needed


Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:Preferably 1-2 Years professional experience

  • Strong drawing skills with an emphasis on proportion, perspective, likeness, and appeal

  • The role requires someone who can think quickly and can adapt to change thoughtfully

  • Highly organized, self-motivated, good visual and verbal communication skills, & team player looking to grow while checking their ego at the door

  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite (PS, AI, AE, etc,) Procreate and other creative tools

  • Knowledge in productivity apps such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace


About Disney Streaming:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 DTC LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

Disney DTC LLC 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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