Skydance Interactive

Art Director - Marina del Rey

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Active since 12-01-2018 Job category Art / Culture
Location Marina del Rey Level Management
Educational level Vocational / Diploma / As... Employment type -
Hours 0 Salary -

Job Description

Skydance Interactive, known for Archangel, a futuristic mech combat game in virtual reality and PWND, a high-flying, pulse-pounding, multi-player rocket arena shooter, is now bringing the iconic phenomenon of The Walking Dead to the VR realm and is looking for a talented Art Director to lead the art team.

The Art Director will oversee the entire art vision, pipeline and production on a project, partnering with the lead designer and technical director to achieve creative goals at a high level of quality.

We believe small, focused, close-knit teams can move mountains, and strong but collaborative creative leadership is a key to that success. *Must have videogame experience.

Skills We Look For:

  • 10+ years of game industry art experience shipping AAA titles
  • 5+ years of game industry experience as an Art Director
  • Has shipped 2 titles as an Art Director 
  • Experience working in VR or an interest in VR required
  • Establish and communicate strong artistic direction via style guides and art targets
  • Work with internal and external partners to communicate and maintain product vision
  • Encourage artistic development of the art staff through training and mentorship
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, communicate and guide development’s artistic vision
  • Manage and mentor artists on the team to reach their career goals, along with providing constructive feedback
  • Show technical depth maintaining visual quality while maintaining game performance
  • Track visual and artistic trends in the game industry, with an emphasis on next generation technology and techniques
  • Demonstrate excellent creative, analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work and contribute effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Passion for creating engaging, innovative, emotional and transformative player experiences
  • Strong all-round skills in both 2D and 3D
  • Solid understanding of popular games and their art direction
  • Ability to prioritize art deliveries based on changing project needs
  • Broad knowledge in relevant art disciplines including: concept, modeling, environments, lighting, VFX and UI/UX
  • Ability to effectively direct and delegate to art leads
  • Able to give effective critiques and take feedback and criticism
  • Open-minded, motivating, and inspiring personality
  • Demonstrate compelling vision and passion for the presented project
  • Shipped games for both PC and console
  • Experience with UE4
  • Experience working with both internal and external IP and related stakeholders
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
*Link to portfolio or demo reel required
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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Art / Culture
Industry / Industries Entertainment
Region United States
Keywords Art Director, Management, Videogames, VR

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