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Art Director

Req. Number: 57441

Location Information: Newport Beach, CA

The Art Director will oversee the development and all aspects of the visual look/feel for multiple projects being built from the ground up working on new prototypes, features, and games. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to get hands-on producing 2D and 3D artwork, managing/leading a small art team on process and the pipeline, while also managing up to executives creating artwork for GameCo Mobile’s next big unannounced mobile games.

   Work with artists, designers and the rest of the game team to define the visual direction of a product and maintain direction, consistency and quality

   Oversee the work of the artists across multiple projects simultaneously to ensure it meets company standard of high quality art

   Responsible for managing studio art team, including hiring, goal setting, performance reviews, and finding contract artists to suit project needs

   Supervise workflow of internal and external artists, and provide guidance, inspiration and mentoring as needed

   Develop and adhere to quality review processes

   Contribute art assets on projects when and where appropriate

   Work closely with producers and developers to ensure the art needs of each project are met in a timely manner

   Ensure the style supports the target demographic and consumer expectations

   Schedule resources and ensure art assets are organized and tracked

   Work with stakeholders to ensure proper representation of game to internal and external stakeholders

   Build confidence both within the team and with partners though effective and inspiring communication

What we need from you:

   10+ years’ experience as an artist or animator in a high-tech environment is required

   3+ years’ experience managing artists

   Ability to provide clear constructive feedback to artists on their work

   Capable of translating and communicating feedback

   Strong illustration, 2D and 3D art skills

   Wide range of experience in all areas of game art production, including creation of backgrounds, characters, game objects, user interface, animation, modeling and texturing of 3D assets, particle effects, etc.

   Good understanding of the mobile game production process

   Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects and 3D software packages

   Strong communication and writing skills, with experience communicating both creative and technical feedback

   Amazing portfolio required

   Must have a passion for games!

   Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or equivalent related experiences

Send your resume and req number to: info@gamecomobile.com

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