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Art Director - London

Art & Animation
Job Type:
United Kingdom
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Post Date:
14-08-2021 09:45 AM

Benefits Package

Gym membership
Holiday Allowance
Life Insurance
Pension scheme
Private medical insurance
Profit Share
Relocation Package
Training Courses
Travel Supplements
We are looking for an experienced Art Director to be a key addition to our product leadership team and to drive forward a succesfull live game team. 

You will be driving the artistic direction of one of our most popular live games. You will work closely with the game designers to come up with creative solutions to game design problems.

You will manage a diverse team of talented artists, mentoring and coaching them towards excellence. You will inspire and motivate the artists, leading by example and nurturing a collaborative environment.

Using a thorough knowledge of art production process and best practises, you will be responsible for the quality of the art in the game, giving concise and constructive feedback to the art team. You will have ownership over the internal art team’s schedule as well as building a strong relationship with our external art partners.

As the spokesperson for art in the game’s leadership team, you will collaborate closely with producers, game designers, developers, business performance managers, player insights and marketing.

Skills Required:
•    You possess a true passion for games and game making.
•    You have a proven track record leading art on several top tier games preferably in the casual mobile space.
•    You are a player advocate that understands how to deliver high quality art that meets the players needs.
•    You are a strong visual and verbal communicator with the ability to give concise and meaningful feedback.
•    You possess strong organizational skills and feel at home with project planning, art pipelines, style guides and other necessary documentation and tools.
•    You are an expert in Adobe Creative Suite and have experience with other relevant industry tools such as Jira, source control etc.
•    You have demonstrable understanding of foundation art principles including drawing, shape language, colour theory, anatomy, lighting etc. (Portfolio required).
•    Ability to create, and direct creation of, appealing art in the relevant style within appropriate time frames.
•    You have a keen understand of technical constraints, optimizations and the implementation of content.
•    You’re an experienced people manager who understands which mix of competencies you need in your team to excel and drive great performance

Desirable skills:
•    Interest in visual and interaction design.
•    Skills in Maya or similar 3D software.
•    Experience working in an agile project environment.
•    Previous experience creating casual and/or mobile games.

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