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Crytek Recruiting Art Director, Concept Artist & UI Designer

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Art Director

Category: Art Director
Company: Crytek
Location: Frankfurt (Germany)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Crytek is looking for an Art Director to support our Warface team in our Frankfurt, Germany based studio.
As Art Director you will be responsible for the visual style, look and feel of the title, as well as managing the art department and ensuring the artistic vision is carried through into the game to the highest quality. You will drive, inspire and mentor the team in the execution of the visual bar.

*Please make sure to submit your portfolio*

Responsibilities:

Create and maintain the artistic and stylistic vision of the game from concept to ship including marketing efforts and IP definition.
Responsible for leading the entire art department including concepting, lighting, SFX, artistic design and 3D modeling.
Hands on with team members to mentor, educate and ensure the direction is met and executed.
Responsible for creating pitches, style guides and art notes.
Responsible for ensuring the game art is delivered on time and to quality.
Work with technology developers to create and use new features and work flows that improve the quality of the title.
Excellent understanding of lighting, mood, composition and color theory.
Creating, communicating and executing the visual language for the entire team.
Creating and maintaining the branding of the project as a whole.
Champion exceptionally high visuals and production values.
Ensure game ready assets adhere to the product vision.
Facilitate communication and focus with artists.
Coordinate with internal technology groups as it relates to pipeline and process.
Along with the art leads, ensure the timely delivery of art assets.
Regularly review levels, scenes, lighting effects etc. for maximum impact.
Provide creative input, direction and mentoring / support to art leads and artists.
Work with studio executives and department leads for continual process improvement.

Requirements:

A minimum of 5+ years of experience, with at least 3 years in an Art Director capacity
2 or more shipped titles as Art Director. Preferentially AAA titles. (Please list all game credits to date)
Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main area, Germany
Ability to self manage and work in an open structured cross discipline team.
Responsibility for you own actions and be able to admit your own mistakes.
Contribute with innovative ideas towards all aspects of game development.
Able to easily present ideas and information to the team.
Ability to deliver and receive constructive feedback.
Excellent written and spoken English skills.
Open-minded to new ideas and concepts.
Analytical eye for game design.

Preferences:

Passion and knowledge of games.
Agile development knowhow
Knowhow of technology and pipelines
Bachelor’s degree in fine arts

Apply here:- http://www.crytek.com/career/offers/overview/frankfurt/art-animation/art-director
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Concept Artist

Category: Concept Artist
Company: Crytek
Location: Frankfurt (Germany)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Crytek is looking for a Concept Artist to support our Warface team in our Frankfurt, Germany based studio.

Responsibilities:

Creating concepts based on written GDD descriptions
Creating concepts for day to day production of in-game art assets
Creating a unique and consistent style for a complete games world
Completes all work in a timely basis
Remains focused, motivated and effective on all tasks through completion
Demonstrates a desire to learn and grow professionally

Requirements:

3+ years professional production experience in Cinematic/games production.
Ability to create concept drawings based on written or verbal notes from the responsible superior / director.
Helping to shape the Art vision of a project.

Sample pictures or link to webpage, with recent sample work which should show a:

#Strong artistic skills.
#Strong emphasis on production concept art.
#Strong drawing and design skills.
#Keen eye on detail, style and realism
#Strong understanding of games technology limitations but also knowledge when to push it.
#Collection of concepts tailored to your specialty: characters, props, environments.

Preferences:

Passion and knowledge of games.
Agile development knowhow
Knowhow of technology and pipelines
Bachelor’s degree in fine arts
Storyboarding an asset

Apply here:- http://www.crytek.com/career/offers/overview/frankfurt/art-animation/concept-artist
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UI Designer

Category: Other
Company: Crytek
Location: Frankfurt (Germany)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Crytek is looking for a UI Designer to support our Warface team in our Frankfurt, Germany based studio.

Responsibilities:

Develop UI for a high profile game.
Work together with Artists, Designers, and Programmers to design and develop innovative UI elements.
Established interpersonal and organizational skills. Must work well in a team oriented environment.
Take initiative and willing to expand own horizon.
Report to: Lead Designer.

Requirements:

Expert knowledge of ActionScript as related to the development of Flash applications and UI design (3+ years professional experience).
Strong artistic, as well as technical background.
Expertise on user interface design principles and usability.
Experience with image editing (Adobe Photoshop preferred).
Experience integrating Flash with server technologies.
Good understanding of how flash renders graphics and video.
Basic familiarity with C++.
Strong portfolio showcasing UI, HUD, Motion Graphics, Graphic Design, Web Design, etc.
Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main area, Germany.

Preferences:

BFA in Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, 3D art or similar background/traditional training.
Additional language experience (good knowledge of C++ a strong plus).
Familiarity with ScaleForm is a plus.
Version-control systems (Perforce, SVN, CVS, VSS) familiarity.
Experience in the games industry.
Shipped-title experience.

Apply here:- http://www.crytek.com/career/offers/overview/frankfurt/design-content/ui-designer
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