Art Director

Content Development Austin, Texas


Description

About PLAYSTUDIOS
 

PLAYSTUDIOS is the developer and operator of award-winning free-to-play casual games for mobile and social platforms. The company’s collection of original and published titles is powered by its groundbreaking playAWARDS loyalty marketing platform, which enables players to earn real-world rewards from a portfolio of global entertainment, retail, technology, travel, leisure, and gaming brands across 17 countries and four continents. Founded by a team of veteran gaming, hospitality, and technology entrepreneurs, PLAYSTUDIOS brings together beautifully designed mobile gaming content with an innovative loyalty platform in order to provide its players with an unequaled entertainment experience and its partners with actionable business insights. To learn more about PLAYSTUDIOS, visit playstudios.com

We’re looking for an Art Director to help aid the KONAMI Art team.  The ideal candidate will have an eye for quality. You will work with the creative team to help ensure the highest quality standards and reliability in our games. You are highly organized and a top-notch communicator and collaborator. Details are listed below.

Responsibilities

  • Directs the art concept, production, post-production of multiple projects to deliver on-budget, on-time, on-model, technically compliant, and performant game art
  • Provides guidance/direction for not only art, but UI, design, animation, sound, branding, typography, and CGI look & feel
  • Contribute to the further development of the content pipeline
  • Prepares Creative Briefs that include project summary, demographics/relevant data, moodboard, look & feel references, mockups, and timeline
  • Participates in creative brainstorming sessions in coordination with Creative Director and Product Managers
  • Present project proposals and team updates to company stakeholders
  • Meets with the Creative Directors, Producers, and Product Managers as needed for reviews, sprint planning, and roadmap planning
  • Has visibility into asset delivery dates; can speak to this in absence of Producer
  • Responsible for mentoring/training new hires to the team and stimulating a positive environment to ensure cultural cohesion is upheld

Requirements

  • 3-5 years’ experience in Game Art Management (casual casino highly preferred)
  • Demonstrable understanding of foundation art principles including drawing, color theory, anatomy, lighting
  • Demonstrable understanding of typography and graphic design
  • Experience in critiquing and clear communication of ideas
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced creative and collaborative work environment
  • Self-directed, driven; willing to ask for help or engage assistance
  • A good mentor to junior staff-- has applicable career experience and can speak to it
  • A team player-- open to new ideas and supportive of sharing & creativity
  • Able to work hands-on as needed to provide sketch layouts, concepts, drawover, and paintover

Benefits and Perks 

  • 100% health benefit coverage for you and your dependents! 
  • Performance-based bonuses. 
  • 401K plan and stock options. 
  • Flexible vacation policy. 
  • Great downtown Austin location with extensive nearby dining options and vibrant nightlife. 
  • Employee-driven entertainment, happy hours, and team-building events. 
  • Snacks and drinks are available in the kitchen. 
  • Casual work environment. 
  • An open, collaborative workspace. 
  • *** During COVID 19 we are currently working from home

PLAYSTUDIOS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.