Art Director

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation, Senior Management
Region:
USA
Area:
Texas
City:
Austin
Posted:
18-Dec-17
Company:
Arkane Studios
Job Ref:
1610

Art Director

Division: Arkane Studios Texas | Department: Art | Location: Austin , TX, US

As an Art Director at Arkane Studios, your primary responsibilities are to establish a cohesive art vision in support of the project's creative direction, manage the art team and the production of art assets, maintain the art schedule, and ensure that the production process is flowing smoothly.

In this role, the Art Director will manage a team of talented artists while working with other team leaders to ensure delivery to schedule of top-quality artwork while maintaining the creative vision of the department.  As the advocate for the art team, the Art Director will work with the development team on tools planning, and will help plan in the growth strategy of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with the Creative Director to define artistic direction, style, and high quality production standards in the development of a polished AAA cross-platform game
  • Review all art and ensure that it properly fits requirements for unifying the art look of the game
  • Set up and maintain guidelines and quality standards for the art department
  • Assist production in building and tracking art team budget, and provide time and cost estimates for budgeting
  • Partner with the Creative Director and Executive Producer to ensure that art priorities and processes are effectively defined to meet production goals
  • Define workflow of the art pipeline with the technical team, prioritizing and conducting risk assessment of new technology, practices and features under consideration while striving to remaining within performance budgets
  • Create and maintain project schedule, based on budget while providing the team with clear communication of work assignments and current status with respect to time remaining, upcoming goals, and changes
  • Manage art outsourcing pipelines
  • Manage all hiring needs for art, training, coaching and career development
  • Foster camaraderie and respect between Art and other parts of the team

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, or 3D Design
  • Minimum 5-7 years overall experience with 3+ years in a management role
  • Thorough understanding of the art department architecture and best practices
  • Should have at least 5 years in the computer game industry
  • Excellent at modeling, texturing, and lighting
  • Strong technical understanding of online games and their specialized art requirements
  • Strong ability to problem solve and to lead by example
  • Institute an environment of collaboration and learning
  • Experience working with and mentoring both internal art teams as well as outsourcing partners
  • Proven track record in art management with art credits on quality game products
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
     

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