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Art Director

First Contact Entertainment is seeking a well-rounded Art Director who is creative, with a highly developed eye and an in depth understanding of visual design, to drive the overall artistic vision of the project.

This role requires a dedicated and dynamic individual who can excel both as an artist and as a team leader. Candidates should have a strong understanding of game art creation and should strive to push the boundaries of next gen art standards. They should be organized, adaptable and understanding of technical limitations and budgets.

Area

Art

Job Type

Location

Full Time

Santa Monica, CA USA

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create and maintain a coherent art direction

  • Partner with Creative and Game directors to define the art direction for each project

  • Engage regularly and proactively with direct reports in order to make sure all assets meet quality standards and are delivered on time

  • Create visual style guides and define visual targets for the artists

  • Collaborate with technical artists to advance art creation workflows

  • Provide art direction to multiple art disciplines

 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Experience managing and mentoring artists

  • Experience providing constructive criticism and direction to art teams

  • Experience in developing and articulating artistic vision and guidance

  • Professional and effective communication skills 

  • High degree of proactivity and urgency 

  • Team player capable of adapting to changing production demands as well as ability to communicate clearly

  • Must be currently eligible to work in the USA for any employer

  • An interest in VR

DESIRED SKILLS
  • 5+ years of previous game studio experience with at least 1 shipped title

  • 2+ years experience in an Art Director role

  • VR Game Experience

  • Unreal 4 Experience

  • Working knowledge of Maya, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Zbrush, Photoshop, and other industry standard software

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all required documents listed below to:

jobs@firstcontactent.com

      

SUBMISSION / PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
  • Resume

  • Cover letter