Illustration Lead
Snap Inc.
Toronto
3d ago

Illustration Lead

Snapchat is the camera used by millions of people every day to Snap with family, watch Stories from friends, see events from around the world, and explore expertly curated content from top publishers.

In short, we are a passionate team working hard to build the best platform in the world for communication and storytelling.

Bitmoji is the digital you a living cartoon character to instantly express who you are and how you're feeling, in the moment.

We believe that the magic of cartoons can improve everyone’s online lives, and empower people to communicate in ways that words alone can’t capture.

We're looking for a creative leader to support our teams and help expand our art library. As an

Illustration Lead, you will establish and maintain the standard of our design and content quality as well as lead and inspire our talented artists to do what they do best.

Working from our Toronto studio, you’ll collaborate with other designers and engineers to deliver the highest quality for our product.

What you’ll do :

Understand and communicate your team’s goals as put forth on the company's roadmap

Assign creative tasks and provide art direction

Collaborate cross-functionally in organizing processes, workflows, and project allocations for the team

Learn and master the processes involved in product delivery

Communicate technical needs of new projects

Train new employees

Conduct regular 1-1s with direct reports to provide continuous mentorship, feedback, and support

Continuously evaluate each project's overall look, feel, and aesthetics

Prioritize hands-on design work and art direction, as needed

Elevate their team’s capabilities and morale

Take an active role in cultivating a dynamic and creative environment

Minimum qualifications :

Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in illustration, graphic design, animation, or a related field

5+ years of experience in a character art, illustration, or animation-focused role

3+ years of experience in people management

Portfolio of exceptional illustrative and character design skills with strong style adaptability

Preferred qualifications :

Expertise in representing form in 2D through cartooning, illustration

Expertise in graphic design and typography

Ability to quickly learn new programs and processes

Experience working in fast paced cross functional environment

Comfortable developing and implementing new pipelines

Excellent communication, and organizational skills

Proficiency with Adobe Animate

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and G-suite

Demonstrated leadership skills including mentoring a team and delegating tasks

Technically agile, excellent problem solving skills

A passion for Bitmoji, Snapchat, and creativity!

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