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Art Director

Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
Location: MALIBU
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Disneys Corporate Alliances Partnerships & Promotions team is responsible for uniting third-party brands with theatrical films, direct-to-consumer content, and Parks experiences to create best-in-class global campaigns. We manage and develop the overall creative vision of some of The Walt Disney Companys most valuable brand partnerships with a focus on Marvel Studios, Disney Parks, the library of 20th Century Studios content, and Disneys Corporate Alliances. Our ideation and development of innovative and cutting-edge campaigns invites brands to spend incremental revenue and provide advertising support for priority programs.


The Partnerships & Promotions organization is looking for an Art Director to with a strong eye for visual design and a passion for the Marvel and Disney brands. The ideal candidate will be able to conceptualize and enhance high-level partnerships between Marvel, Disney, and major partners across retail, auto, tech, etc. The Art Director must pay strong attention to visual details and be able to excel under tight deadlines. This role will report into the Senior Manager, Marketing Partnerships & Promotions and will be tasked with using their design skills to support a large team in efforts to secure and execute promotions and partnerships.

Key Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Translate the visual identities of Marvel and Disney into collaborations with big-name third-party brands.
  • Develop and enhance the look and feel of co-branded productions, digital executions, and on-the-ground activations.
  • Manage graphic design for pitch materials and presentations inclusive of moodboards, storyboards, and visually-dazzling background information.
  • Effectively present ideas to project partners and executives.
  • Develop custom content ideas for brand-specific pitches across Marvel, Parks & Resorts, and Disney Corporate Alliances.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to tap into pop culture trends, creativity, executional approaches & techniques.
  • Possess a keen understanding of the Brand Partnership space across film, television, streaming, theme parks, social, and OOH.
  • Balance assignments from a diverse group of executives across Corporate Alliances and Marvel Partnerships with separate priorities and workflows.
  • Spearhead occasional sizzle reels, special projects, creative strategy pitches as needed for department.
  • Assist Project Managers across the team with developing and enhancing new and ongoing partnership programs.
  • Ability to build strong internal organization and external relationships, be a team player, and proactively provide assistance whenever/wherever needed. The desire to learn and grow is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of partnership marketing + multi-platform media campaigns
  • Ability to influence brand partners and sell through ideas.
  • Experience working with Keynote and Apple systems a must
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility switching between styles and skillsets

Required Education

  • Bachelor of Arts or Certificate in Graphic Design or Motion Graphics Design, Portfolio School training, and/or comparable field experience required

Keywords: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate), Malibu , Art Director, Other , MALIBU, California

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