Added by on 2014-05-23

Art Director Needed

Art Director needed at casual game art studio.

location: San Francisco

Our growing studio is looking to fill an Art Director position. This is a hands on position. The primary responsibility will be to oversee creative teams and ensure individuals are delivering a style consistent with the aesthetic and budgetary wants of the client. Often that means demonstrations of techniques and hands on adjustments to artists’ works to bring them in line with the project.

The ideal candidate has the following skills and attributes:


• Direct, mentor and enhance artists in fluid creative teams
• Strategize with Project Managers to meet or exceed a client’s quality expectations without compromising project margins
• Work with team of artists to hit quality bar efficiently
• Understand and estimate length of projects and help design art pipelines to meet deadlines
• Communicate style concepts to artists through storytelling, analogy, or any other effective method
• Art Direct multiple projects simultaneously
• Think through technical pipelines and recommend build paths to keep the project on budget and in spec with different engineering needs
• Direct communication with clients to lead them through the creative process

Desired Skills and Expertise

Minimum Requirements:

• Experience managing/ art directing multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines
• Ability to evaluate and recommend team members for different projects based on strengths and costs
• A demonstrated ability to direct, mentor and enhance the efforts of a creative team
• Ability to estimate project lengths and help design art pipelines to meet objectives
• Experience in the entertainment and/or game industry
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• A very strong attention to detail
• A love for video games
• Comfortable working in an open office environment
• Expert use of Photoshop, Illustrator, and rendering in multiple styles
• Internal drive to constantly be learning new techniques and technologies to better understand how art is created and delivered for different development environments

Ideal Candidate:

• 5+ years experience in the entertainment and/or game industry
• Successful track record in developing and art directing teams of more than 5 people (both internal and remote artists)
• Confident use of: Maya, 3ds Max or Cinema 4D, Unity, After Effects, Flash, Animation

reach out to if interested.
Art Director Needed