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Lead Designer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 520921BR Location Shenzhen, Fujian, China Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Brand The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted 01/25/2018
Job Purpose :
  • In charge in product design and development process from artwork creative to finished product with focus on fashion and home categories.

Key Responsibilities :

  • To work closely with licensees, category managers and Creative Directors in developing new product lines
  • To involve in the approval process for in house approvals of licensees so as to ensure Disney’s standards are upheld.
  • To give design advise/suggestions internally to category Managers and externally to existing and prospective licensees on quality concepts and designs for their product, so as to increase the revenue for the Company.
  • To initiate and perform product line reviews, and new licensees’ induction meetings on a regular basis.
  • To provide support in marketing program / tie-in promotions, artworks & special project assigned.
  • To supervise and direct Local Content characters/design usage in products, print materials, advertising and promotional and retail projects.
  • To build and add into existing library and manage the distribution of art resources, i.e. style guides, art portfolios and brand manuals received from head office
  • To update and revise the manual for Category Managers and licensees on Disney character usage, brand knowledge and product approval procedures
  • To recruit and train freelance character artists, designers well versed in Disney standards for referral to licensees
  • To perform any and all other duties, as may from time to time be assigned from management team

Working Relationships

  • Internal – Category Managers / Directors, Creative Team, cross LOB projects with other regional creative teams within North Asia.
  • External –Potential / existing Licensees and other business partners
Outsourced creative house / design companies
Freelance character artists, designers and sculptors
Key local retail accounts
Leading consumer product manufacturers

Requirements

Education:
  • University graduate in Fashion / Graphic Design

Experience:

  • 3+ years experience with relevant design work in fashion, accessories or home deco; preferably with international company.
  • Bi-lingual English and Mandarin
  • Strong product knowledge for softline products.

Knowledge:
  • Computer skills on PC, Macintosh, and any related tools, e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Presentation Skills in Keynote or PowerPoint

Core Skills:
  • Creativity and aesthetics in Fashion / graphic design
  • Strong presentation skill to present ideas and concepts
  • Excellent co-ordination and communication skills
  • Product/market/trend research skills

Others:
  • Team player + strong work ethics
  • Business integrity + professional attitude
  • Design sense + high taste level
  • Initiative
  • Committed to excellence
  • Attention to detail
  • A creative flair and be able to work in a highly innovative and dynamic environment

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