Art Director - REMOTE - UE5 Fantasy RPG - Console & PC

Permanent / Full Time
Depending on Experience
Art and Animation
11-06-2024 03:39 PM
Project: Open-World Action RPG in UE5
Contract Type: Full Time or Part Time Permanent
Location: REMOTE
Our client is building a next-generation open-world action RPG in Unreal Engine 5 for consoles and PC. This is a new Fantasy IP in the style of J. R. R. Tolkien, developed in collaboration with the seminal Tolkien artist. Player Agency, Non-Linear Storytelling, and Rewarding Exploration are the core design pillars.
The art style is grounded and authentic in the semi-realistic to realistic, akin to Hogwarts Legacy (environments) and Dragon's Dogma. Imagine if Elden Ring was made for a traditional fantasy setting with the design philosophy and colours seen in Peter Jackson's LotR films.
We are looking for a highly experienced Art Director with a passion for open-world RPGs and fantasy settings. You will have the opportunity to pioneer the next-generation Action RPG that fans have been waiting for!
  • Experience working on AAA titles.
  • Proven experience as an Art Director or Lead Artist in the gaming industry, with a strong portfolio showcasing your work.
  • Deep passion for open-world RPGs and traditional fantasy, especially in the style of J. R. R. Tolkien.
  • Proficiency in industry-standard software and tools (e.g., Unreal Engine 5, Photoshop, Maya, Blender).
  • Strong understanding of game design principles and how art supports the overall game experience.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and guide a team.
  • Ability and eligible to work full-time remotely.
  • Develop and maintain the artistic vision for the game in collaboration with senior leadership.
  • Lead the art team to create high-quality assets that align with the game's vision and style.
  • Oversee the creation of concept art, character designs, environments, and visual effects.
  • Ensure all visual aspects of the game adhere to the established art style and are cohesive across the project.
  • Collaborate with designers, programmers, and other departments to ensure the art supports the gameplay and narrative.
  • Mentor and guide artists to ensure their growth and the consistent delivery of high-quality work.
  • Participate in the hiring process to attract and retain top artistic talent.
  • Present art progress and concepts to stakeholders, including investors, to maintain excitement and support for the project.
  • Be part of a passionate and rapidly growing team of 40 experienced developers.
  • Work on an exciting and ambitious new IP with the potential to become a blockbuster.
  • Collaborate with renowned Tolkien artist to bring a new Middle-Earth to life.
  • Enjoy the creative freedom to shape the artistic vision of a next-generation open-world RPG.
Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now!

Benefits Package

Holiday Allowance
Flexible working policy

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