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Art Director - Game Team

Santa Monica, Los Angeles Interactive
Skydance Interactive, developers of the hit game The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, is looking for a talented, organized, and motivated Art Director to join our team of talented game developers. 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Design Director and Stakeholders to define the artistic vision of the project
  • Effectively communicate the defined vision to the team through research, concept art, whiteboard sketches, and discussion
  • Ensure all visual aspects of the game (models, characters, maps, lighting, FX, and UI) are stylistically aligned
  • Collaborate with the Leads, and Producers to establish – pipelines and develop milestones for the art team
  • Build a positive work environment that encourages learning, sharing, and expansion of artistic skill sets
  • Mentor and coach artists for success
  • Help review and recruit new artists
  • Requirements

  • Experience in art leadership for major console or PC releases
  • Game development experience in a senior artistic role
  • Strong documentation and communication skills
  • Identify risks early, and supply creative solutions to complex game development problems
  • Experience in current 2D and 3D applications such as Photoshop, Maya, Zbrush, Substance
  • Maintain clear lines communication between the creative director, producers, and the art team
  • Portfolio of current work and/or screenshots/reel of games you’ve art directed
  • Pluses

  • Experience working in Unreal Engine or other comparable game engines
  • Understanding of the various parts of the game development process and pipelines
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
     
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.