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Art Director

Universal City, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Art Director

Jobid 23768-385411

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36807BR

**Job Title** Art Director

**Business Segment** Parks & Resorts

**Sub-Business** USH Creative

**Posting Category** Theme Parks

**About Us** Universal Studios Hollywood is the Entertainment Capital of L.A. featuring a movie-based theme park and Studio Tour, and bridged by Universal CityWalk, a dynamic entertainment, shopping and dining complex. Universal Studios Hollywood is an industry leader due to its impressive talent base of highly creative professionals who inspire and produce compelling entertainment and innovative attractions that immerse guests in an authentic Hollywood experience. Universal Studios Hollywood’s team of professionals enjoys a unique culture where fun, hard work and high-quality results are priority, resulting in an employee base that is proud to work here. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. The company offers equally unique opportunities for employees to expand their careers within Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Parks & Resorts, and the broader NBCUniversal family. It’s a big universe, where do you fit in?

**Country** United States

**State** California

**City** Universal City


The Art Director is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the creative process for area development, place making and themed attraction projects for Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) and CityWalk (CW).

• Responsibilities include participation in all phases of design (conceptualization through completion), to provide assurance that visual environments are consistent with design intent, and adherence to quality/brand integrity standards.

• Creates conceptual and schematic design by participating with team of in-house creative team to develop a concept or design direction for each individual project.

• Generates design ideas through hand sketches, imagery, research, SketchUp modeling and scale drawings to communicate the design intent and details to internal and external resources.

• Provides creative design & development, including communicating visual ideas to Senior Management in Hollywood & Core Creative in Orlando.

• Develops and expresses the concept designs responsibly & thoroughly so that they can be translated into the necessary design & construction documentation including coordination with project creative director and facility design manager.

• Provides input on colors, materials, finishes and specifications for design & bid documentation, vendor submittals & in-field art direction.

• Upholds the creative vision and Universal standards at all USH/CW venues.

• Communicates key information and design decisions to Core Creative regularly.

• Reviews & coordinates regularly ongoing design development with Director of A&E.


• 7 – 9 years of Art Director, Production Designer or Show Set Design experience in the Entertainment industry or related theme park architectural design group.

• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Design, Theatre, Film/Production, or related field.

• Thorough knowledge of 2D and 3D Digital Graphics Software, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, 3D AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office – experience using REVIT and Bluebeam Revue a plus

• Ability to deal well with ambiguity and constant change

• Must be highly creative with a keen eye for environmental design and detail.

• Ability to visually translate story into environment.

• Ability to provide accurate and detailed drawing documentation with quick turnaround.

• Ability to achieve results through flawless execution of strategies & objectives.

• Strong visual communication skills including sketching, rendering, drafting & presentation.

• Ability to effectively communicate across all lines of business, and with all levels of management.

• Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, organizational & multi-tasking skills.

• Strong organizational, planning, delegation & mentoring skills.

• Strong passion for delivering the highest quality of guest experience.

• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

• Professional license in architecture and/or engineering is preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Click Here to view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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