Art Director

Art San Francisco, California


Description

KIXEYE seeks an exceptional Art Director to provide creative and organizational leadership to one of our highest performing teams, Battle Pirates. The candidate must have a clear and concise art vision as well as technical skills to manage the art pipeline. They must have experience working with product, design, and dev teams while being collaborative and deadline-focused on business objectives.

 

Specific duties include:

 

         Collaborating with the Executive producer and leads to create and develop the product’s visual direction while maintaining brand consistency

         Own the project’s vision and maintain the style guide and process documentation

         Establish best Art practices and optimize pipelines

         Sets specific strategic Art direction for their team to meet business objectives

         Estimating art production and working with project management to schedule out sprints

         Strong time management skills with a proven ability to focus on priorities, juggle multiple tasks and meeting deadlines

         Working with Executive producer on staffing needs and outsourcing work

         Working with Design and Dev for implementation of all art assets

         Ensuring that the look and consistency of all artwork meets and exceeds the quality standards of the brand and is cohesive with the story arcs

         Responsible for day-to-day management of art staff as the team leader and be the voice of the art department

         Provide status reports at team meetings and responsible art presentations

         Conducting critiques with clear and consistent direction to  art team

         Actively mentoring, coaching, and training artists

 

Required Experience and Skills:

 

         7+ years video game development experience

         2+ years experience as an Art Lead/Director

         Proven track record of working with Mobile Titles and F2P

         Understands game production design process and methodology

         Extensive portfolio displaying mastery of color, composition, form and design within various mediums, with an eye for detail

         In-depth knowledge of all aspects of asset creation including modeling, texturing, animation, sprite production, and VFX

         Extensive knowledge of Photoshop and Maya or relevant 3D software. Unity a plus

         Ability to motivate others and maintain a positive professional attitude

         Superior communication skills

         Driven, focused, and won’t settle for mediocrity

         Working with UI & UX artists to maintain game flow consistency

 

**Applications must contain a link to a portfolio displaying work samples**