Added by on 2013-11-10

Method Studios Recruiting Creative Director

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Creative Director

Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.

Built around an exceptional team of visual effects professionals, Method’s international facilities provide a full range of visual effects services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing and finishing. With our global reach accented by our boutique accessibility, we have the capacity to service clientele wherever production is situated.
We are looking for a Creative Director to join our busy growing Chicago commercial department creating visual effects for nationally broadcast campaigns. Ideally you will have experience of working in a fast paced environment both on your own and as part of a team. You will have a keen eye for detail and stylistic flexibility.

You will lead a variety of projects from the concept boarding phase through to delivery. Ideal candidate will have the ability to oversee and direct a team of designers, while also remaining heavily hands-on in the process. Experience with both commercial and film design is preferred. You must be well versed in the creation of styleframe boards for pitching as well as the 2D/3D production for a variety of formats and end deliverables. A thorough understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite is required, as well as familiarity in 3D (C4D or Maya). All candidates must have excellent communication skills and technical knowledge, and the ability to convey creative concepts and production processes to with clients, freelancers and staff.

You must have experience and desire to create the highest quality of work under tight deadlines. Any familiarity with traditional VFX and the pipelines it employs is highly beneficial.

Qualifications

5+ years of professional experience in design, motion graphics and production.
Finely tuned design aesthetics and the ability to execute “A Level” styleframes for pitch presentations.
Excellent conceptual thinker, employing “out-of-the-box thinking.”
Expert in Adobe CS including: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects. InDesign is a plus.
Must have excellent graphic design and typography skills.
3D knowledge and/or familiarity a plus, must be able to work together with 3D generalists and specialists to help drive creative.
Personal skill-set in 3D (C4D or Maya) during boarding process is highly recommended.
Ability to create multiple styles of concepts and to take creative direction/revisions when needed.
Good ability to communicate, and equipped with problem-solving skills.
A portfolio of both design boards as well as motion examples of work in production.
Ability to articulate design concepts in a clear and conversational manner is crucial.
Experience in searching for reference imagery, and the ability to create it as part of concepting process.
Must be self-motivated and a collaborative team player.
Ability to work under tight deadlines in an artist driven collaborative workplace.
Must be dependable and flexible, dedicated to creating the highest quality images possible.
Candidates must provide reels or online reel links for consideration.

To apply, please visit http://www.methodstudios.com/careers#/chicago

Please bear in mind that due the number of applications we receive, you will only hear back from us regarding suitable applications to open positions.

Contact
For general recruitment enquiries please contact: chi-recruiting [at] methodstudios [dot] com

Please bear in mind that due the number of applications we receive, you will only hear back from us regarding suitable applications to open positions.
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