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Nintendo of America Inc.

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold billions of video games and hundreds of millions of hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™, and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Support the graphic-design needs of the IP Team within Strategic Initiatives

  • Create overlay images to serve as feedback to external partners on IP usage

  • Create reference designs to help guide external partners on a variety of product types and Nintendo franchises

  • Create packaging template examples for all consumer-product categories

  • Edit style guides to be region-appropriate and category-specific

  • Provide support in educating external partners on Nintendo IP usage

  • Work closely with the global artwork and design teams internally to ensure alignment

  • Create onboarding decks and materials to communicate Nintendo IP

  • Participate in collaborative IP-usage and design meetings and discussions

  • Support consistent standards in character execution and in-depth storytelling

  • Stay informed and educate team members about up-front trends within the soft lines category

  • Manage assets within the external-facing asset library to ensure well-organized and up-to-date assets

  • Monitor competitors, product development, and market dynamics

  • Manage relationships with teammates and influence internal and external partners

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years of experience within related field(s)

  • Advanced skills with design tools, including but not limited to InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

  • A keen eye for detail and design, to detect and critique flaws and suggest improvements

  • A strong interest in Nintendo games and character IP A portfolio of art and style guides

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent experience

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