Art Director

Santa Monica, California 90404

Post Date: 01/23/2018 Job ID: 90776 Job Category: Game Design/Development

Title Art Director, Gaming

Company: Gaming Studio

Location: Los Angeles 

Compensation: Depending on experience


Skills and responsibilities: 
  • Solid understanding of popular games and their art direction
  • Ability to prioritize art deliveries based on changing project needs
  • Broad knowledge in relevant art disciplines including: concept, modeling, environments, lighting, VFX and UI/UX
  • Ability to effectively direct and delegate to art leads
  • Able to give effective critiques and take feedback and criticism
  • Open-minded, motivating, and inspiring personality
  • Demonstrate compelling vision and passion for the presented project
  • 10+ years of game industry art experience shipping AAA titles
  • 5+ years of game industry experience as an Art Director
  • Has shipped 2 titles as an Art Director 
  • Experience working in VR or an interest in VR required
  • Establish and communicate strong artistic direction via style guides and art targets
  • Work with internal and external partners to communicate and maintain product vision
  • Encourage artistic development of the art staff through training and mentorship
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, communicate and guide development’ s artistic vision
  • Manage and mentor artists on the team to reach their career goals, along with providing constructive feedback
  • Show technical depth maintaining visual quality while maintaining game performance
  • Track visual and artistic trends in the game industry, with an emphasis on next generation technology and techniques
  • Demonstrate excellent creative, analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work and contribute effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Passion for creating engaging, innovative, emotional and transformative player experiences
  • Strong all-round skills in both 2D and 3D

Pluses
  • Shipped games for both PC and console
  • Experience with UE4
  • Experience working with both internal and external IP and related stakeholders
  • Bachelor' s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Link to portfolio or demo reel required

 

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