We are looking for an up-and-coming talent to join our team as an Art Director. The ideal candidate has a strong background in design, and is looking for the next step in their career.
You will work closely with the Creative Director, Art Directors and Producers to target and deliver the aesthetic elements of the project. You will both contribute and guide the creative project team to produce mood boards, graphics, 3D models, illustrations, renderings and other visualisations based on the creative strategy, concept narratives, and overall direction. You will also review the design and build of themed elements produced by our vendor partners to ensure that the artistic vision is carried through to the final installed product.
The projects range from tight turnaround design briefs through to full turnkey attractions and experiences. The ideal candidate will be a natural at building great working relationships with our clients, team and suppliers.
Location: HQ Derby, UK, with flexible & remote working
Management and direction of all creative deliverables, ensuring quality
Presenting creative progress and deliverables
Brand guardianship, alignment and quality control
Collaborate with vendors, freelancers and partners
On-site art direction
JOB SUMMARY & REQUIREMENTS
(WHAT YOU WILL DO)
Create moodboards and design briefs.
Assemble presentation decks, concept packs, and design packs.
Concept, sketch, develop, art direct, pitch and execute big-thinking ideas alongside the Creative Director.
Contribute ideas and work as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary design team.
Be organised, practise good file keeping, provide clear notes and feedback.
Stay on top of your professional development and emerging themed entertainment technologies and trends, using them to further develop unique creative concepts.
Effectively communicate ideas both internally, and with clients, listen to feedback and iterate effective creative changes.
Be a brand guardian for the IPs and brands that trust us to partner and collaborate with them.
There will be a requirement to travel for attending project meetings and on site art direction.
2+ years of experience working in themed entertainment or with major brands/IPs.
Experience with spatial design.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.
Highly proficient / specialising in at least two of the following: Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Blender, Rhino, or Revit.
Strong communicator; verbally, written, and visual.
Passionate about design.
Eager to learn.
THINGS THAT WOULD MAKE YOU
Background in concept art, interior design, illustration, theatrical set design, graphic design, or narrative writing.
Using your free time to explore leisure and entertainment, such as theme parks, museums, art galleries, theatre, and festivals.
Curating beautiful and exciting Pinterest boards.
Reports to Creative Director
Works closely with the Project Producers and Art Directors
Katapult designs themed attractions and experiences that amaze and engage visitors globally. Our work is enjoyed by 50 million visitors, at 81 attractions, in 18 different countries, every year. As well as increasing guest experience, we thrive on helping clients generate more income, more fans and bring the vision for their attraction to life.
You will thrive on building relationships. We are all about the people. Creating and building genuine connections is the lifeblood of our business. We don’t just work together; we connect and grow together as a team and with our clients, we socialise and have fun and we rely on one another. All of our people are important to us: our fellow collaborators, our clients, our team, our partners, suppliers and our community.
Flexible working hours
Open holiday entitlement
Paid sick allowance
Free professional mental health services
Bring your dog to work
Coffee, tea, fresh fruit, and other snacks while in the office
Use of electric office car
Electric car charging
We believe in creating things responsibly, sustainably and for everyone. That is why we continue to instigate and support projects that have a positive community impact that does good in our world.
Social justice and responsibility have long been valued at Katapult. As our company has grown, we have similarly expanded our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our values of Relationships and Authenticity mean that we welcome and celebrate different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Diverse backgrounds and experiences bring new Creativity, and new ways to explore Continuous Curiosity.
We are an anti-racist organisation, a Ban the Box employer, and welcome all ages and gender identities. Everyone is supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us. We strive to create an environment where everyone can be their authentic selves at work and make it easy for others to do the same.
Diversity and inclusion begin with recruitment. We encourage you to openly share what makes you unique and what new perspectives you would bring to the team.