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Associate Design Team Lead at Activision Publishing, Inc.

Posted in Art 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Santa Monica, California

Job Description:

Job Title: Associate Design Team Lead
Reporting To: Design Manager, Art Services
Department: Art Services
Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Mission
The Design Team Lead provides support services to all engaged departments: PR, Marketing, Production and development studios to produce high-quality print and online design, screenshots and other art assets. Typical end use will include editorial, packaging, advertising, manuals and more, as needed.  

  • Oversee multiple projects and team members managing timelines and communicating with engaged parties (customers) to ensure that their content guidelines and deadlines are met.

  • Lead team members assigned to the graphic design effort, including training, project assignment and coaching.

  • Communicate effectively to build relationships, increase efficiency and ensure premium quality

  • Oversee day-to-day operations including assigning tasks to team members, assisting in making decisions about title assignments, managing departmental workload by delegating tasks.

  • Understand distribution of assets and provide guidance on best ways to provide them to internal and external parties, both domestic and international

  • Serve as an expert on the titles assigned to Art Services, in terms of gameplay, technical issues, and graphic design standards

Player Profile

  • Must be even-tempered and able to interact well, under pressure, with multiple teams on multiple projects with tight deadlines

  • Individual must be extremely detail oriented, accurate and must work well independently

  • Candidate must be able to successfully prioritize multiple projects 

  • Individual must be able to apply knowledge, experience, and learnings to real situations to help solve problems

  • People management experience preferred

  • 4-year college degree preferred

  • Game industry experience preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator/InDesign/Photoshop)

  • Ability to deliver quality and creativity (with and without direction) within the context of a variety of game genres.  A portfolio demonstrating previous work is required. 

Your Platform
We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World
Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people. 

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty® and Crash Bandicoot™.

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.