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Director, Creative at The Walt Disney Company (Greater LA Area)

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Design at Disney is at the forefront of creating intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that our fans love and crave. We strive to design high-quality end-to-end experiences while maintaining an inclusive and collaborative culture. To us, team-fit and attitude are as important as hard design skills. DMED Technology Design is the unified design org for 90+ customer-facing websites/apps and hundreds of enterprise products in the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Technology organization. We are the storytellers responsible for adding “something special” to our consumers’ experience every day through exciting design, artwork, branding and UX globally. We are responsible for driving the product design, user experience, creative direction, graphic design, motion design, content design, UX research and UX engineering across a broad portfolio of products. It is our job to create a framework that delivers consistent, creative and innovative user experiences for people – whether they are using Disney’s consumer-facing products, or the platforms, products and tools that help power our business. Crucially, how we do that work must be both imaginative and efficient, allowing us to also free our team to devote energy to using design to drive innovation. The consumer portfolio we design for includes many of the most trusted and beloved brands in the world – ABC, ABC News, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Marvel, National Geographic and Star Wars. These are great products, and our charge is to always imagine ways to make them even better; to deliver happiness and magical moments through artistry and inventive design, reinforcing the emotional connection between consumers and Disney’s brands. The enterprise portfolio we are responsible for is also critically important, and our colleagues, partners and businesses rely on us to bring the same kind of imagination, ease and consistent excellence to those experiences.
Design Services:
The DMED Technology Design Services team develops the fundamental building blocks and insights that activate a brand's identity, purpose, and expression and enable best-in-class product experiences across the complete user journey. Design Services is a multidisciplinary team that includes Content Design, Graphic Design, Motion Design, UX Research, and UX Engineering functions. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate across disciplines and with other groups within the organization to create innovative products that people love to use.
Job Summary
The Director, Creative oversees a multi-disciplinary Creative team of designers including Content Design, Graphic Design, and Motion Design disciplines. This team delivers creative content that goes into 10+ unique brands and 90+ consumer- facing websites/apps as well as hundreds of enterprise products. S/he is passionate about a best-in-class craft, storytelling, graphic design, branding, logo, typography, color, copywriting, and visual design.
Responsibilities :
  • You will be responsible for managing, leading, inspiring, and growing the Creative team of Content Designers, Graphic Designers, and Motion Designers
  • You possess a clear vision of the future of Creative team and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking design solutions
  • You understand consumers and can solve their problems through creative innovation and forward-thinking design solutions
  • You understand how to activate and deliver on a brand strategy, brand guidelines, and the voice and tone of individual brands within the portfolio
  • You will direct a disruptive and innovative approach to define the future of content across DMED Technology
  • You will provide day-to-day creative leadership that builds a shared understanding of the holistic user-centric intersection of content and design
  • Your creative work sets an example that all designers want to follow
  • You will lead efforts to disrupt, innovate, and delight the way consumers interact with content
  • You will be a design activator, partnering with fellow design Directors to deliver a platform vision and strategy that balances revolutionary framework projects along with a plan for evolutionary, iterative updates to realize a more extensive vision
  • You will operate as the primary point-of-contact on strategic initiatives for design leadership and cross-functional partners
  • You will partner with a variety of teams, inspiring confidence that your team will deliver compelling user experiences that are cohesive, inclusive, and well-informed on time.
  • With fellow design directors, you will contribute to the creative ethos of the design team’s culture, community, processes, diversity, and inclusion while setting new standards in excellence

Basic Qualifications :
  • 10+ years of relevant industry experiences, of which 7+ years of management experiences
  • You have managed, led, and inspired a team of designers
  • You have resource planned and staffed projects and groups based on the available skills to deliver excellent design solutions on time
  • You are a true innovator, and enjoy creating designs that disrupt conventions
  • You have experience delivering consumer-facing innovation that transformed the way consumer interacts with media
  • You have a broad and comprehensive understanding of different systems, theories, and practices of design leadership
  • You have identified and activated brand strategy through design work and inspired teams to push the boundaries of what’s possible
  • You have delivered innovative creative work within a short timeframe and can share the process of how you initiated the work and directed it
  • You have brought cross-functional teams together
  • You are hungry for innovation, eager to challenge the status quo
  • You have partnered with Product Design teams (Product, Platform, or Enterprise) and have partnered with UX Research and UX Engineering teams to define and realize a shared design strategy and goal in a fast-paced environment
  • You have been proactive in bringing together groups of individuals to solve a problem
  • You can communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization
  • You have managed multiple stakeholders and priorities simultaneously

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