Senior Designer

Who We Are:

VStar Entertainment Group (“VStar” or the “Company”) is one of the nation’s leading multi-concept media and entertainment platforms and producer of family-friendly consumer shows and events. The company owns, operates and promotes multiple North American tours scheduled to visit more than 150 cities, including Sesame Street LIVE, a Broadway-quality musical production, produced in cooperation with Sesame Workshop; Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue, a Broadway-quality interactive experience produced in cooperation with Nickelodeon, and Dinosaur Time Trek, a dinosaur-themed, family-oriented, educational and entertainment touring exhibit. 

The Company also: (i) arranges international tours and operates tours for the USO; and (ii) owns a production shop that produces all sets, scenes, and costumes for its touring shows. Additionally, the company leverages these capabilities and services for the benefit of third parties including the building of the mascots for over 20 professional sports teams and organizations.

Cultural Values:

  • As a high growth, entrepreneurial company with 30 years of family entertainment history, we are anchored by the value of the prior journey with a firm, shared commitment to the road ahead
  • We are aligned around a shared vision of winning as one team, one company
  • We are dedicated to the growth, well-being and happiness of the individual

Benefits:

  • Health, Dental, Life, and Vision available
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid holidays and paid time off

Position We Are Looking to Fill:

The VStar Senior Designer – Production utilizes their creative skills and design experience to create original and innovative designs that meet and exceed internal and external client needs and expectations. Works collaboratively with all departments within the VStar structure to maintain a positive work environment and to ensure the highest quality products possible.

Responsibilities:

The VStar Senior Designer – Production produces all designs and creative work to successfully complete all projects, in part or, as assigned by the Director of Creative Services. They utilize appropriate computer programs (i.e. AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator) to create the needed level of design presentation as established by the Creative Director. 

The VStar Designer can handle multiple deadlines and projects with minimal supervision.   Accountable for designing within budget guidelines and providing Project Managers information necessary to administrate project budgets. Communicates any budget concerns, as soon as they are detected, to Design Director and Project Managers.

As a Designer, creates high quality computer designs, renderings and drawings that meet or exceed the client’s needs/expectations, as well as production and construction documentation. 

They are proficient at graphic design, graphic layout and manipulation. A working knowledge of graphic output process and materials a plus.

Good understanding of scenic fabrication process and methods.

Collaborates with clients in a concise and professional manner.

S/he will collaborate with the Director of Creative Services, Account Managers, Project Managers to define project needs, timelines and deliverables. 

Serves as Art Director during the production phase of a project. Creates painter’s elevations as needed for scenic artists.  Provides shops with design assistance and follow-through.  Collaborates with Production Leads to engineer various components of manufacturing projects.  Provides hands-on assistance in the shop, if needed, to facilitate timely completion of projects. Updates all design documentation as changes occur and sees that every project is archived upon its completion.

Establishes and maintains positive relationships with outside vendors and clients.

Must contribute to a positive, collaborative, team-oriented work environment.

Additional ability and experience that will catch our eye:

Ability to perform assigned responsibilities under minimal supervision while maintaining a positive attitude.

Strong computer drafting skills in 2d and 3d.  Preferably AutoCAD.

Computer experience using Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop

A highly developed level of hand sketching, drawing, and painting.

Establishes and maintains schedules.

Attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture.

Ability to travel if required.

High degree of flexibility, versatility and problem-solving skills

Helps others during peak workloads and short-deadlines.

Adheres to and enforces all established safety procedures outlined in VPS Safety Manual.

All other duties as assigned

If interested in the position please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@vstarentertainment.com.