Video Game Art Director
Job Details
Scope

The Art Director, Digital Games will oversee the entire artistic production process involved in video game development, providing artistic guidance from early concept phase throughout a games life cycle. They will work with internal and external creative staff to ensure all visuals used in a game are of the highest quality, reinforcing the overall vision of the product.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Work with executive management team to establish initial vision and creative ambition for game titles, taking ideas from early concept through launch, and beyond.
  • Lead the creative vision on medium to large size game projects, helping to shape and drive requirements, finding the balance between artistic aspects and technical constraints.
  • Collaborate with design disciplines within and external to the org.
  • Present and defend visual design solutions to leadership & team owners.
  • Effectively synthesize performance data (analytics, UX studies) to inform the creative direction.
  • Have a command of Visual Design / UX best practices for web & mobile design.
  • Influence the development of new research practices to test ideas.
  • Create and manage design documentation, style guides to represent AMUs visual voice.
  • Contribute to the game art pipeline definition and develop milestones for art teams.
  • Excellent presentation, and interpersonal skills and the ability to gracefully defend your design decisions to executive management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience as an Art Director in video games (5+ years experience preferred).
  • Experience working with 3rd party game development studios.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and the ability to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Ability to work cross-team, synthesizing feedback and providing detailed creative direction to other artists.
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Sketch, and InDesign

Please Note: At this time, Andrews McMeel Universal is unable to sponsor applicants who require visa sponsorship.

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