Art Director

Amman, Jordan


JOB PURPOSE/ SUMMARY:

The Art Director is a recognized expert in their field who can take the initiative in building AAA videos from the ground up. Have a wealth of knowledge about every artistic discipline (concept, character, animation, environment, VFX, UI, lighting, shading, and rendering), and can apply this knowledge to build a team and ramp up development from pre-production to full production.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Responsible for the quality of art and design across assigned creatives, directing other artists, and leading by example.
  • Work closely with the Creative Director to create the overall aesthetic of production as well as the details of the creative art.
  • Collaborate with leadership to understand and translate creative direction, to be aware of any plans that could affect the assigned task and to make recommendations and decisions concerning all artwork
  • Analyzes competing products and makes recommendations to leadership Identifies new tools and technologies to improve content production
  • Establish guidelines to maintain art style and quality throughout projects, creating style guides for creatives and updating it as needed
  • Oversee multiple art disciplines (2D/3D/Sound/Concept Art), providing detailed feedback to multiple parties
  • Drives the full establishment of art outsourcing capabilities within the studio, from identifying vendors/freelance artists to delivering final assets to our game teams
  • Help maintain a strong art team health and morale, without micromanaging
  • Help guide the creation of promo art and marketing materials as needed
  • Provides clear written and illustrated guidelines that communicate the artistic vision
  • Builds and maintains effective art team structure
  • Evaluates, hires, and assigns talent for all art disciplines
  • Promotes a culture of healthy critique on the art team with a focus on product quality
  • Handles performance evaluations, bonus reviews, career growth plans, and disciplinary plans for direct reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

 Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Art production or any related field.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of 5 years experience preferably in mobile gaming. 

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Leadership skills.
  • Time management
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to talk to artists, programmers and business leaders equally
  • Excellent decision-making capabilities.
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Excellent eye for graphical quality and knowledge of techniques used to achieve visual targets.
  • Strong work ethic, team-oriented attitude, flexibility, and aptitude to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Broad knowledge across all art disciplines, including concept, character, animation, environment, VFX, UI, lighting, shading, and rendering.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of art processes, asset management and production pipelines.
  • Experience with marketing campaigns of video games or applications is a plus.
  • Experience working with artists to define the vision for AAA videos.
  • Experience leading a team with emphasis on collaborating with senior leadership.
  • Experience working as an Art Director or outsource lead providing art direction and handling multiple art vendors concurrently.
  • Experience collaborating with vendors, including generating detailed documentation, video reference, and examples of art asset production
  • Ability to work on different artistic styles
  • Big plus: has been a hands-on game artist at a senior or lead level

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