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Design Manager
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Activision | Santa Monica, CA
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Job Description

Job Title: Design Manager/Art Director

Reporting To: Senior Creative Director, Art Services

Department: Art Services

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Mission

* Serve as the primary leader on the team's screenshot and graphic design team, overseeing print, online and other forms of design; including screen capture, photography and archiving
* Ensure industry-leading quality through effective creative direction and feedback
* Partner with the department's other leads and creative producers to strategize content
* Be a champion in maintaining internal/external client relations
* Inspire as a leader through peer influence and example-setting


* Oversee multiple projects, managing timelines and communicating with customers to ensure that their content guidelines and deadlines are met.
* Be able to flex into multiple asset types on multiple platforms with an especially sharp focus on mobile and social platforms
* Act as the point person for, managing timelines and communication to ensure that content guidelines are adhered to and deadlines are met.
* Oversee the day-to-day operation of the entire design effort, including project and title assignment, quality control, training, and coaching.
* Participate in the interview and performance review process for members of the design team.
* Serve as an expert on the titles assigned to Art Services, in terms of brand identity, technical issues, and best practices
* Other duties, as required

Player Profile

This is a role that requires a flexible, adaptable, and calm creative individual that understands how small assets fit into a much larger ecosystem.

* Must be able to adapt creative style in order to address the needs of multiple audiences on multiple AAA franchises, in multiple genres
* Ability to deliver quality and creativity (with and without direction) within the context of a variety of game genres. A portfolio demonstrating relevant work is required.
* Able to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines; organized, detail-oriented and friendly
* Must be able to apply knowledge, experience, and learnings to real situations to help solve problems
* 5 years of people management and creative leadership required
* Experience in the Video Game, Entertainment, or Ad Agency industry experience preferred
* 4-year college degree preferred

Your Platform

We're headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the world's largest interactive entertainment company, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™-, and Bubble Witch™-. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

We're proud to be recognized as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies To Work For®" for four consecutive years and have earned a spot on FORTUNE's "Most Admired Companies," and "Future 50" lists. Our 10,000+ global employees are some of the best and brightest talents across entertainment, media, and technology.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

About Activision

Activision Blizzard Inc., formerly Activision, Inc., is an online and console game publisher. On July 9, 2008, the Company was formed by combining Activision, Inc., an independent publisher of interactive entertainment, and Vivendi Games, Vivendi SA's interactive entertainment business. It operates in four operating segments: Activision Publishing; which is engaged publishing interactive entertainment software and peripherals which includes Activision, Inc. and certain studios, assets, and titles previously included in Vivendi Games' Sierra Entertainment operating segment prior to the Business Combination (Activision), Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries, which are engaged in publishing traditional games and online subscription-based games in the MMORPG category (Blizzard); Activision Blizzard Distribution, which is engaged in distribution of interactive entertainment software and hardware products (Distribution), and Activision Blizzard's non-core exit operations. (Source: 10-K)