Key Responsibilities :
To work closely with licensees, category managers and Creative Directors in developing new product lines
To involve in the approval process for in house approvals of licensees so as to ensure Disney’s standards are upheld.
To give design advise/suggestions internally to category Managers and externally to existing and prospective licensees on quality concepts and designs for their product, so as to increase the revenue for the Company.
To initiate and perform product line reviews, and new licensees’ induction meetings on a regular basis.
To provide support in marketing program / tie-in promotions, artworks & special project assigned.
To supervise and direct Local Content characters/design usage in products, print materials, advertising and promotional and retail projects.
To build and add into existing library and manage the distribution of art resources, i.e. style guides, art portfolios and brand manuals received from head office
To update and revise the manual for Category Managers and licensees on Disney character usage, brand knowledge and product approval procedures
To recruit and train freelance character artists, designers well versed in Disney standards for referral to licensees
To perform any and all other duties, as may from time to time be assigned from management team
Internal – Category Managers / Directors, Creative Team, cross LOB projects with other regional creative teams within North Asia.
External –Potential / existing Licensees and other business partners
Outsourced creative house / design companies
Freelance character artists, designers and sculptors
Key local retail accounts
Leading consumer product manufacturers
University graduate in Fashion / Graphic Design
5+ years experience with relevant design work in fashion, accessories or home deco; preferably with international company.
Bi-lingual English and Mandarin
Strong product knowledge for softline products
Frequent travel to Guangdong, or head office in Shanghai
Computer skills on PC, Macintosh, and any related tools, e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
Presentation Skills in Keynote or PowerPoint
Creativity and aesthetics in Fashion / graphic design
Strong presentation skill to present ideas and concepts
Excellent co-ordination and communication skills
Product/market/trend research skills
Team player + strong work ethics
Business integrity + professional attitude
Design sense + high taste level
Committed to excellence
Attention to detail
A creative flair and be able to work in a highly innovative and dynamic environment
The Walt Disney Company (Hong Kong) Limited is looking for the following position in Hong Kong :