Art Director - Sheffield, UK

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Sheffield

Job Title Art Director - Sheffield, UK
Job Category 2D / Concept / Texture Artist
Job Description Art Director – Sheffield, UK

This is your chance to join one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers. As the new Art Director you will be designing and developing artwork, as well as managing and supervising the environment, character, visual effects and animation teams.

Working in conjunction with the Creative Director and Design Lead, you will set out the quality standards for games, based on your expert knowledge of techniques and technical limitation requirements.

Our client is a studio of over 280 staff, and has worked closely with partners including Microsoft, SEGA, Sony and Disney. With a stable of quality titles, they have also recently released their own original IP to critical acclaim.

A stunning role for an experienced industry veteran.

Why You Should Apply:
This is a studio that believes in looking after its staff with a range of appealing perks including:

  • Excellent benefits package
  • Relaxed and friendly environment
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexi-time
  • Free on-site gym
  • Numerous studio parties
  • Studio Game Jam

Key Skills:

  • 7+ years’ experience in game development
  • 3+ years’ experience in an art management role
  • Excellent Knowledge of current game art production pipelines and practices
  • Deep understanding of all a wide variety of art software packages
  • Excellent Knowledge of colour theory, composition and staging techniques
  • Knowledge of possible future software packages that may help during production and the ability to bring them into the current workflow
  • Knowledge of possible outsource vendors and the ability to integrate them into production
  • Working knowledge of engine and tool sets required to generate assets

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage art teams to establish the visual content/art for each project
  • Take an active role in the planning of projects and project pitches
  • Ensure art teams have the proper techniques and tools to deliver top quality art on a project
  • Run regularly reviews and provide feedback to art staff
  • Mentor and provide strong career guidance to art staff
  • Establish art staff best practices and methods

Interested in this role? Contact Max Stuart at or on +44(0)1709 834777
Salary £60000-70000
Location Sheffield
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 29/01/2018
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