Art Director - Games Studio

Remote, United States /
Gaming – Boss Fight Entertainment /
/ Remote
The Art Director will be the key partner in the execution of new high-fidelity, groundbreaking mobile games. You will be the motivational foundation of the Art team on the project and will help define the visual direction of the game. Additionally, you will be one of the key communications conduits for design and programming. You will act as both a manager and a mentor, fostering a team culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and empowerment. You will strive to develop processes and solutions that help to support a sustainable work life for your team.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

    • Direct, lead, and guide multiple art disciplines on a project team through all phases of development
    • Provide art direction and give feedback to team of artists and external vendors
    • Supervise, train, mentor, motivate Artists
    • Coach team members to their optimum performance levels, and ensure the team receives regular reviews and one-on-one meetings
    • Manage performance within the team in a way that encourages autonomy, mastery, and purpose
    • Create visual touchstone assets that inspire and set visual direction and vision for others (concepts, models, paint-overs) • Manage art production and push the visual quality of art assets so they are hitting and surpassing internal quality bars
    • Maintain current and working knowledge on industry/market trends, make recommendations as appropriate
    • Partner with the Studio Art Director to own and define assigned aspects of the project as directed
    • Contribute to developing pipelines for project with specific creative and technological needs in collaboration with engineering
    • Anticipate, identify, and present problem areas and develop preventative solutions for the team
    • Partner with production to ensure schedules and plans meet business and project needs
    • Partner with senior management to ensure team is healthy and strong
    • Work closely with game design to ensure art enhances the player experience
    • Present designs to clients, partners or upper management for approval
    • Exemplify reliability, accountability, and professionalism in all work-related interaction
    • Lead by example, creating a strong sense of purpose and community, promoting a culture of excellence and inclusivity, encouraging a sustainable work/life balance 

Skills and Abilities:

    • A proven ability to visually solve problems in collaboration with the broader game team including other artists, art leads, and design leads
    • Strong foundation in concept art skills, traditional art skills, knowledge in graphic design principles.
    • Strong eye for light, value, composition, color, anatomy.
    • Able to adapt to a great diversity of visual styles whether stylized or realistic.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication. Comfortable interacting and presenting to all levels of the company, key stakeholders, and publishers.
    • Excellent attention to detail and strong desire to iterate and improve on processes
    • Demonstrate fundamentals of leadership, including clear and proactive communication, meeting moderation, and oversight of large cross-disciplinary initiatives
    • Ability to manage multiple, competing tasks and be self-directed to meet deadlines in a quickly evolving environment with little to no supervision
    • Positive attitude and ability to receive and provide objective and constructive feedback
    • Ability to coach, manage, mitigate, and prioritize through stressful situations for you and your team

Education and Experience

    • 7 years’ experience crafting video game art
    • 3 years’ experience as a lead artist or art director
    • Experience working with an art director to develop a unique and cohesive visual style

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    • Our core hours are 10am to 6:00pm cst, which means you should be available for meetings etc. during this time.

Other Duties

    • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 
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