Art Director

The Art Director will guide the development of a strong artistic team developing games for the global market. This is a senior management position working with other senior personnel and executives. The Art Director reports to the Lead Game Designer.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the project manager, design leads and programming leads as well as the art team to guide the vision and artistic direction of the game
  • Build and maintain the art schedule with the project manager
  • Manage and mentor a team of internal and external artists to produce superior quality work
  • Design, implement and maintain the art pipeline for both internal and external teams
  • Develop art style and reference guides for use by internal and external teams to maintain a consistant theme
  • Frequently interface with the concept art team to ensure consistency between concept and game character assets.
  • Help to develop and maintain a healthy and positive company culture
  • Contribute to asset creation as necessary in addition to management responsibilities
  • Provide clear, consistent, and constructive feedback to subordinate artists and senior management
  • Demonstrate, communicate, and exemplify clear expectations for quality of work, productivity, communication, and professionalism to the art team.

Experience

  • 5+ years professional game development experience
  • At least 1 published title
  • Experience with concepting, animation, modeling, texturing, lighting, and other game related art duties
  • Management experience leading a team of artists
  • Familiarity with industry standard tools and software
  • Experience in working with diverse art teams and art integration

Education

  • A Bachelors Degree in Art or equivalent

Applicants with website portfolios and resumes should submit the URL for their website to jobs@waywardsouls.net with "Art Director" as the subject line. Please do not send large attachments.