Creative Director

Marketing Burbank, California


Description

Funko Overview 
Welcome to the Funko-verse, a world built on pure imagination, a land governed by the philosophy that stories matter, a universe comprised of characters from countless fandoms, a galaxy of once upon a times and happily ever afters.
But what does Funko do? 
Funko is a purveyor of pop culture and licensed-focused collectibles company. Funko currently holds thousands of lenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters – one of the largest portfolios in the pop culture and collectibles industry.  Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible on the market, selling millions of figures to fans around the world.
 
The Creative Director position is responsible for managing and directing the dept pool of artists and
the workflow and deadlines of the total dept. This role also involves pulling trend, concepting for all
categories Loungefly sells (as well as Funko softlines), and working on retail and licensor
presentations. This position is based in Burbank, CA, and requires a hybrid schedule with some in-office presence.

What You’ll Do
 
  • Work with VP creative to concept and direct projects for all accessory categories (and apparel
  • as needed)
  • Manage workflow and deadlines for total dept including art directors
  • Effectively communicate w VP Creative, PMs, Licensors and Sales on timelines and products
  • Create/ direct creation of trend boards and presentation decks as needed
  • Conduct trend research to identify latest trends in graphics, apparel and accessories
  • Partner w PD and be knowledgeable in bag construction and price point restrictions in order to correctly direct artists
  • Asist VP Creative w visual guides for Funko south Tee design
  • Create original artwork as needed
  • Manage all evaluations for designers and goal setting
  • Manage any freelancers used for any account
  • Manage the dept calendar and ensure all deadlines are met
  • Bring new ideas for efficiencies within the dept workflow and with individual artists
  • Lead and Participate in team brainstorms and design challenges
  • Be front facing with licensors and retailers
  • Collaborate w sales, licensing and PD to ensure constant visibility between depts where necessary

What You’ll Bring

  • 10 years + experience
  • A degree in graphic design, communication arts or illustration
  • History of effectively managing and directing creative professionals at the director level
  • Proficient in Adobe illustrator and Photoshop (expert level)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time while maintaining attention to details
  • Ability to concept for multiple styles of art/design for different customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and problem solve quickly
  • Able to demonstrate a pulse on what is trending at retail
 
Salary Information
The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $121,000 - 151,000 annually.​Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.

What Funko Offers
Funko offers a competitive compensation package with full benefits and a 401(K) plan with matching contributions from the company. Most importantly, we offer a creative work environment with people who love pop culture just as much as you do. Can’t wait to gush about your latest binge? Neither can we! Looking for a place where your favorite pop culture t-shirt will receive the compliments it deserves? We know how you feel!


What Funko Offers
Funko offers a competitive compensation package with full benefits and a 401(K) plan with matching contributions from the company. Most importantly, we offer a creative work environment with people who love pop culture just as much as you do. Can’t wait to gush about your latest binge? Neither can we! Looking for a place where your favorite pop culture t-shirt will receive the compliments it deserves? We know how you feel!

Funko is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.