3D Art Director - Rooster Teeth

Austin, TX
Content & Production
Full-time

Fullscreen’s Rooster Teeth Studio is a fast paced, rapidly growing team that creates award winning shows and feature length productions targeting gamers, anime fans and a wide range of others for both it’s own web platforms and others including YouTube, Netflix, Go90 and CrunchyRoll. Rooster Teeth Animation is looking for an Art Director to inspire and lead the visual direction of upcoming 3D productions at the studio. As part of the Rooster Teeth family, RT Animation creates amazing content for our community and beyond. From the humble beginnings of “Red vs Blue” (the internet’s longest running online show), the animation department has evolved into an essential part of RT culture; delving into 2D animation with “Camp Camp” and 3D productions such as “RWBY” and “RWBY Chibi”. We believe passionately in attracting the best and creating the best animated productions online or elsewhere, while also having more than a little fun in the process.  This position in based in Austin, TX.

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Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the quality of art and design across assigned shows, directing other contributors and leading by example
    • Work closely with the show’s Director to create the overall aesthetic of a production as well as the details of the show’s assets
    • Work closely with internal creative production teams to help guide the logistics of the Pre-Production department
    • Collaborate with the Visual Supervisor for Post Production and help maintain the final look of the show
    • Establish guidelines to maintain art style and quality throughout projects, creating style guides for productions and updating it as needed
    • Oversee multiple art disciplines (2D/3D/Lighting/Comp), providing detailed feedback to multiple parties
    • Be current on industry trends and technologies to provide insight into current workflowsHelp guide creation of promo art and marketing materials as needed
    • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

    • 5+ years of production experience in a creative leadership role
    • Experience managing a team of artists
    • Strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment with multi-disciplinary teams
    • Outstanding 2D illustration skills, able to guide if not produce art for characters, vehicles, environments
    • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills
    • Passion for international art and animation, including anime
    • Online portfolioExpert level skills in Photoshop and other visual art tools
    • Experience with Maya/3D Studio Max
    • An understanding of hard surface industrial design and mechanical design
    • Must be willing to relocate to Austin, TX

Bonus Points

    • Outstanding skills in multiple art disciplines in both 2D and 3D art
    • Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university in Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation or related field

Perks + Benefits

    • Use What You Need paid time off
    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly

ABOUT ROOSTER TEETH: Rooster Teeth is a pioneering creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as "Red vs. Blue," the longest-running web series in history; globally acclaimed animated series "RWBY;" comedy gamer series, "The Gauntlet;" comedy series "Rooster Teeth Shorts;" and "Immersion," a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Rooster Teeth founded and operates "Achievement Hunter," the popular gaming website, and produces the award-winning "Rooster Teeth Podcast," voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2013 Podcast Awards. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX, an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX, which attracts tens of thousands of gamers, online video fans and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 4th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2013.  The Rooster Teeth multi-channel network has over 20 million YouTube subscribers and more than 5 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 3 million unique monthly visitors with 1.8 million registered community members. Founded by Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns, Rooster Teeth is a subsidiary of Fullscreen, Inc., a global media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at http://www.roosterteeth.com.