Graphic Design Manager in Orlando, Florida

Company: Universal Studio's (SP)


Provides design guidance and management for all design related projects throughout Universal Parks & Resorts. Manage Universal Graphic Design team, outside consultants, and coordinate requirements of all in-house divisions through successful completion of project.

Universal Creative is the planning and development division of Universal Parks and Resorts , which is one of the many businesses within NBCUniversal . We are ideally situated in Orlando, Florida, which has become widely known as the theme park and resort capital of the world. We are responsible for the design, development, and delivery of all resort and theme park concepts for all of Universal vacation destinations worldwide - Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as a new destination coming in 2020 in Beijing, China. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world.

What sets Universal Creative apart?

We rarely wear suits. We think pop culture is fascinating and newsworthy. We are aware that possibilities are not limited by today's realities. We know that everyone has good ideas (and the occasional bad one as well). We know that the world is large and varied, and that we touch all of it. We know that most high school guidance counselors don't know our jobs exist. We know that if this were easy, everyone would be doing it. We know that there is an eclectic assortment of talented people from various professional backgrounds at the heart of Universal Creative. In addition, we embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion and continuously strive to maintain a team that is a reflection of our global audience.

We are a diverse group, but united by a common goal:
to dream and deliver the best possible out-of-home entertainment for people from every walk of life. In order to make that happen, Universal Creative relies on collaboration, hard work, synchronicity, a bit of luck, and a bunch of talented, experienced people who do not let ego and turf stand in the way of brilliance. We depend on a team of people who understand the task, the business implications, and refuse to be defeated by the challenge to fuse fantasy with physics. Universal Creative embraces 'The Universal Way' by not just meeting guest expectations, but exceeding them, every time.

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides design guidance and management for all design related projects throughout Universal Parks & Resorts. Manage Universal Graphic Design team, outside consultants, and coordinate requirements of all in-house divisions through successful completion of project.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages design staff and outside design firms.
  • Consults with requesting department and gathers information pertaining to the development of the project for consistency. Collaborates with internal divisions to maintain Universal's design intent of ongoing quality control design solutions. Integrate and coordinate all aspects of design intent achieve the highest quality product and guest experience within parameters given.
  • Performs concept design theme development and presentation materials as needed through Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, Quark Express, and 3D generating design software.
  • Develops graphics and sign packages for new attractions, as well as for the ongoing needs of all park departments through formal graphics package.
  • Interdepartmental and fabrication coordination on all design needs and packages working with cross disciplines.
  • Responsible for material and color specifications of all signs, graphics, details, etc.
  • Maintains quality control of existing park signage and graphics.

EDUCATION:
Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school is required. Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Graphic Design is preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 5-7 years field experience in design and management of Environmental Graphic Design is required. Themed environmental design is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Manic on all Adobe Software packages:
    Illustrator, Photoshop, In-Design; Quark Express; Typestyler; Microsoft office: Power Point, Word, Excel; and 3 D software.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Must be highly creative with a keen eye for graphic design. Have working knowledge of typography and computer design software. Have extensive knowledge of sign fabrication techniques and materials. Have drafting, rendering and presentation skills. Issue status reports to clients. Must be proficient in graphic software including PhotoShop; Corel Drawing; and Illustrator. Required to be familiar with industry color standards and limitations.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Parks & Resorts via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Parks & Resorts HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Parks & Resorts. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Parks & Resorts as a result of the referral or through other means.

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