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Art Director - AAA Gaming

Remote | El Segundo, California
Permanent | Job ID #69742 | $175,000 - $200,000 yearly | Posted 3 months ago

Onward Play needs a full-time, direct-hire Art Director for a AAA Game Studio Client.

You’ll join the Art Team team to work with the Game Director and IP holders to set a vision and style for an exciting new multiplayer-focused project.

To learn more about this Art Director opportunity, apply now and chat with a recruiter today!

As an Art Director you’ll:

  • Develop and articulate each game’s unique aesthetic vision and standards through illustrations, documents, or any means necessary.
  • Direct concept artists to produce inspirational key art and model sheets for environments, props, characters, creatures, and UI.
  • Supervise, review and steer the development of assets across multiple art teams to schedule, budget, and high visual standards in close coordination with producers and other Art leads.
  • Iterate closely with Design and Engineering teams to ensure all visuals support gameplay needs.
  • Deliver effective feedback across all art disciplines - modeling, animation, etc
  • Collaborate with the team to identify great ideas and steer them through the pipeline
  • Build on a culture of inclusivity, empowerment, and growth through mentoring and leadership.

Skills & Experience Needed:

  • Strong understanding of art fundamentals, multiple art styles, anatomy, appeal
  • Experience directing and supporting artists across various disciplines
  • The ability to adapt to and innovate new styles and techniques
  • Strong collaborative nature to partner with Creative Director and discipline leads.
  • Deep understanding of art disciplines and their workflow
  • Strong leadership skills to lead a large number of people toward a singular vision
  • Experience with effective feedback for outsourcing and contractors
  • Experience working on a current-gen console or PC games (AAA title experience a plus)

To learn more about this Art Director opportunity, apply now and chat with a recruiter today!

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $175,000 - $200,000 yearly


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