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Associate Art Director (Co-Development)


Playground Games Ltd


Royal Leamington Spa

United Kingdom

Art and Animation




Director Executive

Permanent | Full Time


Playground Games is seeking an Associate Art Director who will be responsible for overseeing the visual direction of art created by external partners and ensuring that it meets the quality and aesthetic goals for an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project.
As Associate Art Director focused on co-development, you'll work collaboratively with our Art Director to guide the implementation of our co-development art content according to the game's visual language and art style. You will be responsible for the subsequent completion of all art deliverables and inter-studio collaboration. You will share the objective of delivering stunning visuals for Playground's future titles, working with multiple art disciplines at our external partnering studios. You will champion the art team's co-development mandates, establish and refine clear communication channels with our external partners to maintain an understanding of project direction while forming strong, trusting relationships with external studio team members. You'll use your experience in the field to identify risks or opportunities for improvement throughout the team. You must be flexible, highly motivated and detail conscious.

In addition to candidates with professional Art Direction experience, we are also interested in speaking to candidates from a range of artistic disciplines who are seeking a move into Art Direction.
Skills Summary
- Must have 5+ years of experience in AAA video game development
- Experience in co-development management positions is preferred but not required.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent understanding of silhouettes, colour, tone and lighting
- Excellent 2D and 3D skills
- Demonstrable knowledge of bleeding-edge Art Production techniques
- Able to travel frequently
- A passion for games!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world's most exciting games studios, using leading technology to create world class games, within a successful, highly talented and collaborative team.

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