Sr. Graphic Designer/Illustrator

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Our client is seeking a Sr. Graphic Designer/Illustrator to join the Global Consumer Products Creative Vision team, focusing on Girls Brands illustrations.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Designer will be responsible for developing illustrations for the consumer products Style Guides in a fast paced work environment.  The ideal candidate must have a strong character illustration sense and be able to communicate personality through pose and expression.

Responsibilities include:
-  Manage assortment of illustration poses for each of the characters
-  Character illustration knowledge and ability to art direct illustrators is a must
-  Make adjustments to the illustrations as needed
-  Create thumbnails and pose direction quickly and accurately
-  Must communicate with Lead Designer and team on development
-  Ensure timely development of all projects by adhering to tight time and action calendar
Skills              

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS REQUIRED
-  Keen understanding of proportion and perspective
-  At least 4 years experience in related industry, character brand experience a must
-  Strong knowledge/very proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop
-  Strong communication and presentation skills required
-  Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment, and perform well under pressure
-  Strong verbal and visual communication skills to translate all design ideas and concepts

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
-  Flexible team player working with a diverse group of talent
-  Sense of urgency:  this is a fast-paced, changing consumer products environment
-  Organization:  this position requires solid project management skills
-  Professional maturity:  ability to assimilate constructive criticism and execute accordingly
-  Self-Motivated, Proactive, and Positive
-  Work independently with a sharp eye for detail

EDUCATION        
BA degree preferred