Lead Artist

DUTIES

  • The Lead Artist will have a balance of artistic talent, technical knowledge and leadership skills.
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director to implement a strong artistic vision that will enhance the creative direction, story, and design of the game
  • Work along with studio directors, managers and producers to ensure the highest visual and artistic quality possible
  • Create art for the game itself, from concept to release
  • Support, inspire and coach artists and colleagues as needed, giving thoughtful direction and feedback
  • Help recruitment and onboarding of artists to staff the game teams
  • Support focus testing, and other consumer research groups with assets to help understand audience reactions to our products
  • Ensure that visual quality and tonality is understood by external partners (web teams, marketing departments, and outsourcing)

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • College or university diploma in 2D and 3D art, or equivalent education
  • 5 years' experience as a Concept, 3D or Graphic Artist; Experience leading art direction on a project, big or small
  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of written and spoken English

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Extensive experience in establishing art assets production pipeline for mobile platforms
  • Extensive knowledge of modeling techniques, texture mapping and materials
  • Extensive knowledge of animation and rigging
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of art, visual communication and design principles
  • Versatility and comfort working in a broad range of styles and genres

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • Positive leader with an ability to present ideas clearly and inspire a team
  • Good sense of responsibilities, constraints, and schedules
  • Ability to clearly express own artistic direction
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to think synthetically and analytically.

MOTIVATION AND INTERESTS

Passion to make new thoughtful work - and an ambition for the videogames medium - are essential. Enthusiasm for mobile games is a must!

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