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TCG Design Director

Company: The Pokemon Company International
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Get to know The Pokemon Company InternationalThe Pokemon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokemon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokemon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokemon website. Pokemon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.Learn more online at and on Facebook (, YouTube (, Twitter (, and Instagram ( to know the roleJob Title: Director, TCG DesignJob Summary: The TCG Design Director is responsible for the design of the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) localized products and packaging for markets and languages outside of Asia. This position leads and develops design teams responsible for creating Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) cards, packaging, marketing assets, and more primarily for print production purposes. The TCG Design Director will collaborate with the team to design high quality products, while executing them efficiently and on-time.FLSA Classification (US Only): ExemptPeople Manager: YesWhat youll do

  • Manages teams of TCG graphic and production designers.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Oversees the preparation and file delivery of TCG cards, packaging, marketing assets, and more for multiple languages
    • Work with teams to document and implement new systems or processes with lens toward continuous improvement
      • Partners with product development, production, marketing, and other departments to design high quality products & experiences for various TCG customer segments.
        • Ensures accurate representation of brand values, brand guidelines, and legal requirements What youll bring
          • Twelve+ (12+) years of relevant professional experience, plus five (5) years of management experience.
          • Bachelors degree required.
          • Expertise in creative management, print production, and print techniques.
          • Functional proficiency in graphic and production design.
          • Comfortable with project management administration.
          • Proficient use of graphic design software and Microsoft Office Suite.
          • Knowledge of Pokemon, gaming, or entertainment products is a plus.How youll be successful
            • Passion for Pokemon: Develops an understanding of the Pokemon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
            • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.
            • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
            • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve.
            • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a team first mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.
            • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokemon experience.What to expect
              • An employee first culture
              • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokemon
              • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
              • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
              • Generous paid family leave
              • Employer-paid life insurance
              • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
              • Fitness reimbursement
              • Commuter benefit
              • LinkedIn learningThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.Internal Job Code: MK.CSDB.M5Internal Job Profile: Graphic Arts Mgmt (M4)#LI-DR1by Jobble

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