Lead Digital Designer @ Sanrio, Inc. - Torrance, CA 90504

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a year ago

Lead Digital Designer

Sanrio, Inc. - Torrance, CA 90504

Welcome to Sanrio! Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty. Home to many endearing characters including Chococat, My Melody, Badtz-Maru and Keroppi, Sanrio was founded on the 'small gift, big smile' philosophy - that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique products and experiences. About the Role As Lead Digital Designer for Sanrio, Inc., you will develop innovative digital marketing experiences and drive engagement to grow audiences across all digital platforms. This role is a core contributor to Sanrio’s new Digital initiative and will require excellent collaborative skills and the capacity to “think big”, while remaining true to the essence of the brand. What will you do here: Delivery of effective, aesthetic, on-brand and on-strategy creative for all Video Game and Digital related content. Effectively communicate and manage brand guidelines, comply with contractual arrangements with game developers including timeline, deliverables and lead overall plan and periodic meetings and presentations; primary liaison with headquarters and interdepartmental functions such as PR, marketing, and brand management. Oversee the development of Video Games, Digital, and Animation and provide creative direction. Collaborate with Brand Marketing and execute Brand direction within digital projects to ensure brand voice, storytelling, scripts, music content, etc. accurately portrays Sanrio characters. Provide feedback and creative guidance for YouTube content. Manage and produce digital design work to ensure consistency across all consumer touch points for in-house elements. Oversee creation of in-house animation, AR, digital graphics, and video elements to support the Marketing department. Provide support across other design areas such as collateral, print, social media, photography, storyboards, animatics, and event spaces. Thorough understanding and experience of the animation and video game industry pipeline in order to give clear direction and feedback for development. Project management, including coordinating calls/meetings with internal/external partners as needed. Facilitate information/communication to external/internal. Establish project calendars/deadlines for each project. Supervise Jr Digital designers. Other projects and duties as needed and/or assigned. Requirements - what do YOU bring to the table? Passionate about the digital space, including video games, streaming, and the latest industry uptakes. Required program knowledge: Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects Plus, but not required: Understanding of Z-brush, Maya workflows Knowledge of 3D and Animation pipeline and knowledge of or willingness to learn VTUBER creation a plus. Knowledge of Sanrio characters and passion to work with them. Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, UI/UX Design, Interaction Design, or related field preferred. Minimum 5 years of experience performing in the same or similar capacity as the job duties listed above. Must be highly organized, and detail-oriented with an ability to multitask and work under strict time constraints. **Submission Requirements: Portfolio or website with most current work on display, preferably dated 2019 or later. Work Remotely Hybrid working, with 1 day per week in Torrance office (due to COVID-19) Job Type: Full-time Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Employee discount Flexible schedule Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Parental leave Referral program Retirement plan Tuition reimbursement Vision insurance Schedule: 8 hour shift COVID-19 considerations: Employees allowed to work from home, coming into the office only for necessary meetings (subject to change). The office is currently not hosting any outside visitors except for when necessary. Cleaning and disinfection takes place on a daily basis. Work Location: Hybrid remote in Torrance, CA 90504

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