Art Director

Mid-City, Los Angeles


Skydance Animation is seeking an Art Director for an upcoming CG animated feature film. The Art Director is responsible for the look of the film. He/She will support the vision of the Director and Production Designer and collaborate with them throughout Development and Production.


  • Communicate and oversee the execution of the Director's vision for the look of the film throughout the filmmaking process, along with the Production Designer
  • Develop and communicate the style of the film, with a focus on sets, props, and color
  • Create assets and artwork contributing to the Development and Production process
  • Work with the Production Designer to supervise both the Los Angeles- and Madrid-based Art Departments, likely including occasional travel to Madrid
  • Provide notes and mentorship to artistic staff on your production, including regular feedback, guidance, and, when necessary, conflict resolution and performance reviews in partnership with Human Resources 
  • Partner with leadership to develop a thorough understanding of creative direction, timelines, tools, and budget
  • Prepare and present the look of the film to studio leadership and vendors
  • Advise on artistic staffing of key departments, working with production leadership and Talent Acquisition/Recruitment
  • Ensure open lines of communication between departments, elevating issues and solutions to the Producer and Associate Producer


  • Minimum 5 years of experience supervising an Art Department, preferably on CG Animated films
  • Ability to think and design from concept to finish independently
  • Strong understanding of design principles and color theory
  • Strong management and organizational skills
  • Exceptional communicator and collaborator
  • Ability to balance show, department and studio needs
  • General knowledge of production tools and pipelines, particularly Adobe Photoshop

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.

Skydance is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category.


Only applications submitted through the linked job form will be considered.


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