Art Lead (Art Director)

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Art and Animation
Certain Affinity Inc.
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Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? How about more than one? Certain Affinity is an exclusive, independent Austin studio comprised of a tightly-knit group of industry veterans working on multiple AAA games at any given time. We have been growing steadily and purposefully since 2006, defying the industry norm of countless layoffs. We are stoked about the bright future here and are currently looking for a very senior lead artist to join the team.

The Art Lead (Art Director) reports to the Studio Art Director, and will provide art direction and art team leadership for the project and department. It requires a proactive communicator that can work with the other project leads to define the vision, be a consistent source of artistic direction and qualitative feedback for the project, as well as the external voice of the art team to partners. If you thrive on new challenges and can define and communicate clear and compelling artistic direction and feedback, we’d like to hear from you.


-Provide a consistent source of artistic direction and qualitative feedback for the project, and be the voice of the art team to partners
-Provide concise, actionable feedback to the project’s art team across multiple art disciplines, as well as understand and integrate artistic solutions that meet the needs of engineering, design and production
-Provide ongoing communication and relationship development with diverse development partners and publishers, creating strategies for artistic direction across a wide range of titles, franchises and game types
-Provide project and overall team leadership to continue the development of a world class art team
-Incorporate key brand touchstones into the artistic direction in a way that is fresh and exciting while maintaining the qualities that make the IP unique in the marketplace
-Collaborate with the project leads and key studio stakeholders to create, implement and manage direction and quality of art assets for AAA console games
-Collaborate with art discipline leads and technical teams to define and maintain processes and pipelines
-Collaborate with internal design, production and engineering teams on art content and user interface design
-Collaborate with production staff to create and maintain project schedules and deliverables


-10+ years experience in the game industry with at least 4 years experience in AAA console development
-3+ years in a leadership role as a game developer
-Shipped at least one title as Art Director or Art Lead
-Experience working with Art and Creative Directors to achieve consensus and maintain a consistent -art style across a large range of art assets
-Experience using proprietary editors, software and tools
-Bachelor’s degree in Art or an art-related field
-Strong foundational knowledge in traditional art

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Certain Affinity Inc.
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Contact: Recruitment Team

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