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10 Sep 2020

Full-Time Art Director

Insomniac Games – Posted by admin Burbank, California, United States

Job Description

Join us as our next Art Director, responsible for working with the Sr. Art Director, Creative Director, Gameplay Director, and narrative group to execute a project’s vision.  As an Art Director you’ll ensure excellence in all aspects of in-game visuals as applicable to the role and you’ll oversee artists contributions for one or more projects in the studio. If joining Insomniac as a leader in our art department sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, please read on!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Ability to clearly communicate artistic vision to team and project stakeholders and see the vision through to execution in the game
Consults and collaborates with The Senior Art Director and other subject matter experts across all disciplines to come to informed and educated decisions about visual direction
Ensures that art meets quality and aesthetic standards
Advises leads on production pipeline for project(s)
Advises leads on individual artist assignments for projects and tasks, including the review and critique of art assets for specific project
Responsible for setting the visual target and style on one or more projects
Creates style guides for various aspects of production
Assists in pre-production planning and new IP development with creative directors
Ensures that all complaints and concerns related to inappropriate or unprofessional conduct in the workplace, are address immediately to foster a safe work environment
Other duties may be assigned
An Art Director should be able to execute multiple aspects of art production in the following areas:
Graphics: Reviews in-game HUD, user interface (UI), icons, graphic design for logos, packaging, in-game graphics, motion graphics for logos, in-game graphics, and trailers
Character: Creates or directs concepts for all character assets including creatures, weapons, vehicles, outsourced assets, and key art. Reviews in-game and cinematic characters.
Environment: Creates or directs concept for all environment assets including props, vehicles, levels, outsourced assets, and key art. Reviews in-game and cinematic environments.
Post: Reviews post elements in-game and cinematics: color correction, fog, etc, and post elements for internally developed game trailers
Lighting: Reviews lighting in levels and in-game cinematics
Marketing: Reviews all internally created marketing art, including magazine covers, pack fronts, logos, renders, screenshots, websites, etc.
Reviews art from external agencies

Supervisory Responsibilities: An Art Director does not directly supervise a team of artists. Responsibilities however may include the following: interviewing, hiring, and mentoring employees; assist with planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance.
Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent; or ten plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects user, Microsoft Office Suite
Experience working with in-house engines and proprietary tools
Other Skills:
Team leadership, with experience navigating multiple simultaneous projects
Creative collaboration and problem solving, with an understanding that many times it’s appropriate to defer to the expertise of specialists
Effective time management, with the ability to delegate tasks and focus on larger issues while monitoring critical smaller details
Detailed knowledge of game design and production methods
Detailed knowledge of and practical ability with current game art creation methods, including surface transfer tools and lighting pipelines
Ability to learn new software very quickly
A strong critical eye for detail and the ability to communicate effectively with the team to resolve issues
Communication with both large groups and individuals, with excellent written and oral communication skills
Deadline-oriented approach, with the ability to get results even in difficult situations
Please submit your application for this opportunity using the link provided, we look forward to hearing from you.
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Job Categories: Character. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: -. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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