Art Director

2 weeks ago
Project Management/Program Management


At Cumming Corporation, you will work on some of the world's most exciting projects in a dynamic environment where your success is measured by the impact you make. We are one of the fastest growing Project and Cost Management Consultancies in America. We’re ranked in the ENR Top 40 and voted one of the best companies to work for out of our HQ in San Diego. With over 20 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double digit year to year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are endless!


In this role, you will be a member our rapidly growing Program & Project Management team. The PM team's standard is to manage each project like we own it. We are unique in that we provide in-house cost management and project scheduling along with program and project management, in a fully integrated package. With client needs and ethics put above all else, coupled with our inherent competitive advantages, it’s no wonder why we've achieved such immense success. 


We are currently looking for an Art Director based in Osaka, Japan to work within our Themed Entertainment sector. This is a great opportunity to be involved in a variety of themed entertainment attraction projects.  This is an excellent chance to grow your project management experience within the themed entertainment sector. 


  • Participation in all phases of design (conceptualization through completion), to provide assurance that visual environments are consistent with design intent, and adherence to quality/brand integrity standards.
  • Creates conceptual and schematic design by participating with team of in-house creative team to develop a concept or design direction for each individual project.
  • Generates design ideas through hand sketches, imagery, research, SketchUp modeling and scale drawings to communicate the design intent and details to internal and external resources.
  • Provides creative design & development, including communicating visual ideas to Senior Management in Osaka & Core Creative in Orlando.
  • Develops and expresses the concept designs responsibly & thoroughly so that they can be translated into the necessary design & construction documentation including coordination with project creative director and facility design manager.
  • Provides input on colors, materials, finishes and specifications for design & bid documentation, vendor submittals & in-field art direction.
  • Upholds the creative vision and Universal standards at all USJ venues.
  • Communicates key information and design decisions to Core Creative regularly.
  • Reviews & coordinates regularly ongoing design development with Director, Creative.



  • 7 – 9 years of Art Director, Production Designer or Show Set Design experience in the Entertainment industry or related theme park architectural design group.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Design, Theatre, Film/Production, or related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of 2D and 3D Digital Graphics Software, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, 3D AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office – experience using REVIT and Bluebeam Revue a plus
  • Ability to deal well with ambiguity and constant change
  • Must be highly creative with a keen eye for environmental design and detail.
  • Ability to visually translate story into environment.
  • Ability to provide accurate and detailed drawing documentation with quick turnaround.
  • Ability to achieve results through flawless execution of strategies & objectives.
  • Strong visual communication skills including sketching, rendering, drafting & presentation.
  • Ability to effectively communicate across all lines of business, and with all levels of management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, organizational & multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong organizational, planning, delegation & mentoring skills.
  • Strong passion for delivering the highest quality of guest experience.
  • Self-Motivated and a team player who can lead by example.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with multi-level corporate management structure.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Professional license in architecture and/or engineering is preferred.

CUMMING offers a comprehensive benefits package as well as competitive compensation and bonus structure.

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CUMMING is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified Team Members without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.


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