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Art Director

11705

New York, NY, US, 10036

Other
New York
Full-Time

Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA; PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, its portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, Paramount provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

 

Overview:

The Art Director’s responsibilities include developing, guiding and supporting the design and fabrication of licensed consumer products across multiple categories for US-based Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) and Direct-to-Retail (DTR) e-commerce businesses. The AD must ensure designs are best-in-class and aligned with Paramount Consumer Products trend, retail and franchise creative strategies!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain deep understanding of VNCP franchises including characters, story worlds and creative strategies. Act as Paramount franchise creative guide and authority for external DTC/R product development teams.
  • When necessary, collaborate with internal Creative Strategy team to develop strategies and Style-guide/asset Tool kits for Opportunistic properties.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners in determining ideal assortments for each corresponding franchise being sold through DTC/R channels.
  • Using trend research and strategy, align with overall product development and retail strategy and establish unique design direction for DTC/R assortments, ensuring differentiation at different retail distribution.
  • Work with external product development teams to develop original products for DTC/R channels in accordance with established design directions.
  • Use strategic opportunity to test trends, designs and concepts via these channels. Monitor and communicate any/all findings that can be used to improve product design and assortments in these channels as well as in the wider VNCP retail landscape.
  • Maintain deep awareness and expertise in retail trends and assortments, particularly with competitive franchises, in both e-commerce and physical retail channels.
  • Stay abreast of global franchise fan trends, designs, memes and social media feedback and how those can inform more successful product design and execution.
  • Stay aligned of new style guide creative and be familiar with what is in creative archives.
  • Research new design elements including fonts, color palettes and technology.
  • Attend CP Creative meeting on a monthly basis to report on findings from DTC/DTR designs.
  • Maintain, update and innovate virtual brand shops.
  • Communicate project objectives with all personnel clearly and in a timely manor.
  • Develop, cultivate, and maintain a dynamic work environment through which creativity and design innovation is encouraged, personnel are supported and challenged to meet and exceed their potential.

REPORTING POSITION

  • VP, Global Trends Paramount, Global Creative Group

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years creating apparel products for licensed entertainment

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experienced knowledge of the DTC/DTR/Ecom markets
  • Experience with Men, Women and Kids demo
  • Strong creative abilities in 2D product design and development
  • Strong in typography, layout and use of color
  • Computer knowledge in major design and 3D applications: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Capacity to interpret and implement creative direction, and receive feedback
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment!
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in a creative field or fashion design preferred

 

 

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


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