Art Director

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Creative Director and Product Lead, taking an active role on new game concepts, features and prototypes.

  • Be instrumental in defining the art direction and maintaining a consistent visual style.

  • Establish language and vision for each project.

  • Manage large and diverse teams, supporting all levels of the department.

  • Ensure art teams have the proper techniques and tools to deliver top quality art on a project.

  • Motivate and inspire the art team ensuring they keep the artistic style and mood consistent with defined visual style.

  • Mentor and provide strong career and technical guidance to art staff.

  • Drive innovation, establish best practices and methods for art staff.

  • Keep abreast of upcoming innovations in the industry and identify how we can continue to progress the department.

  • Define and maintain art production pipelines for efficiency and state of the art assets.

  • Clearly and effectively communicate with all levels of the business

  • Carry out performance follow ups and assessments.

  • Participate in the selection of team members.

  • Manage any conflicts that arise within the team.

  • Create a work environment that is motivating for team members and which fosters development and creation.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years industry experience.

  • Previously held Lead Artist or Art Director positions

  • Previous experience of managing multiple teams

  • Multiple shipped high-profile titles

  • Demonstrable experience in Agile project management

  • Experience of working to budgets and managing a large departmental budget.

  • Experience managing a team through challenging time constraints and delivering to set deadlines.

  • Solid art foundation in traditional and digital art, anatomy and perspective and be able to teach and communicate these elements to art staff.

  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication.

  • Able to grow junior staff members to senior level.

  • Strong graphic and UI design skills.

  • Strong understanding of asset and UI optimisation for mobile platforms.

  • Working understanding of Unity.

  • A quality games focused portfolio of previous work.