Art Director

Job title: Art Director

Salary: £100,000 - £120,000 + benefits

Location: UK fully remote

Keywords: Art Director, 2D, Art, Artist, Artwork, Game Artist, 2D Art, Game Art, Gaming, Illustrator, Character Art, Concept Art, Creative, Spine, Adobe, After Effects, Photoshop, Layout, Composition, UI, Remote.

The snapshot

Art Director with previous experience in an Art Director role, with excellent skills in illustration, animation and design, with excellent artistic judgement, and a positive track record in terms of developing, mentoring, and managing multidisciplinary creative teams (2D artists, animators and designers)is highly sought by an online gaming and entertainment technology solutions provider with over 350+ members worldwide across multiple (8) international office locations.

The Role:

TheArt Directorwill be overseeing a highly skilled team of artists, animators and designers and have remarkable leadership skills with the ability to share his/her knowledge and be a skilled communicator with excellent team management skills, working with people from all over the world. He or She will also have to be able to work independently under pressure to produce results under a tight schedule.

As a key member of the development team, youll take charge of the initial concept and game design and see it through to final delivery.You will define the artistic direction and drive team to deliver excellence in the build.

You will oversee the quality and content of the games graphic design production and must ensure that the visual elements are credible and in line with the games vision.

The company

Established in 2012, they are a gaming and entertainment technology solutions provider who have brought together the industrys best talent to create world-class games, back-office and content management systems, hosting solutions, infrastructure, a proprietary deep learning engine, as well as a revolutionary suite of player retention products

The team

Highly skilled Art team (comprising of Game Art, Technical Art and Animation) creating art for games, being involved in visual style development for new games, and creating and preparing 2D artwork for characters, environments, UI, loading screens etc.

The culture

First and foremost, culture fit is of the utmost importance for roles at this studio. The team have established an excellent culture of trust, collaboration, fun and an enjoyable team spirit where each member play an important role in each titles success. As such, theyve established a culture of trust where members have high levels of initiative, have a strong work ethic and are, relatively speaking, self-managing.

The requirements

Were looking for a highly skilled and experienced Art Director who has a real talent for developing, mentoring and managing multi-disciplinary creative teams.

Its super important that the right person is a self-starter, has a strong work ethic and has bags of initiative whilst also remaining very open, collaborative and has a flexible and friendly approach to delivering artwork in a studio and/or production type environment.

Key skills were looking for

Previous experience within the same role, of 2 years+ in the iGaming industry

Excellent artistic and technical skill sets

Passionate about games

Excellent artistic judgement

Demonstrates mastery of illustration, animation, and graphic design

Possesses a positive track record in terms of developing, mentoring, and managing multidisciplinary graphics teams

Excellent knowledge/reasoning when it comes to game development and the realities of production, both from technical and conceptual standpoints

Tactful and a strong communicator, able to mobilize and inspire a team

Critical with a keen sense of observation, and able to express their ideas

Independent, rigorous and equipped with excellent organizational skills

The process..

First, a short call with me :) my job is to ensure we find the right type of people to collaborate and compliment the current set up. Again, culture fit here is key!

Next, a Teams call with the Head of Art and Innovation where he will give you a run-through of the current teams, projects, roadmap and culture at the studio. He will also talk through your background, experience and current role. This call with be informal and two-way, so you can both get to know each other and ask any questions you want to.

Then a final Teams call where you can meet some of the team, get to know each other and go into a little more depth to ensure both the role, company and yourself have well aligned attributes to ensure a good fit all round.

Then, either an offer or a run through as to why they didnt move forwards to offer Ill get detailed feedback if unsuccessful which hopefully youll find useful moving forwards to help you get closer to securing that dream role :)

London, England, UK