Illustration Lead

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Santa Monica, CA, United States
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powertofly approved What Snap Inc. Has to Offer:

Snap Inc. calls themselves a camera company but you know them as the people behind Snapchat! Snap Inc. aims to improve the way people live and communicate by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. They offer their employees great benefits like:

  • 401k
  • Paid maternity, paternity, and family caregiver leave
  • Comprehensive medical coverage
  • Programs to encourage all kinds of fitness: financial, mental, & physical
  • 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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    Illustration Lead
    Snap Inc.