As Senior Lead Artist you will be responsible for leading the art team in the development of AAA environments and assets while ensuring adherence with the creative vision of the game.
- Help establish, develop and maintain the game artistic style and visual quality
- Help build a successful and proactive team of artists by pushing the quality bar with seasoned artists to mentoring and helping junior staff with their first ever game.
- Inspire and motivate the art team to achieve their best, driving artistic quality by example and successful teamwork, giving feedback and direction where needed.
- Work closely with the art director, product owner, designers, and engineers to establish the production pipeline and best practices for the game.
- Create and maintain the brand/art style guides and technical documentation.
- Mentor artists along their career paths, setting challenges to encourage growth.
- Assess and manage all staff members career progression by helping with training and mentoring by continuous appraisals and feedback.
- Take ownership of the milestone planning, day-to-day feedback communications, and final quality of deliverables from various external partners (outsourcing)
- Understand and work within project requirements and constraints.
What it takes to make it
- Extensive experience creating artwork for games with at least 1 shipped title as an Art Lead.
- Excellent communication skills as a leader, collaborator, and mentor.
- Excellent 2D and 3D skills – 3D modeling, texturing and lighting
- Proficient with industry tools like 3DS Max and Photoshop, with an ability to learn new tools.
- Pro-active & collaborative work attitude toward achieving results under pressure.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent communication skills as a leader, collaborator and mentor with a proactive approach to collaboration and feedback from others.
- Excellent communication skills, never afraid to ask questions and to help teammates with answering their own.
- Enjoy the feedback process as the best way to create fantastic visuals and collaboration when working with outsource and external contractors.
- A proven track record in the delivery of high performance, high quality 3D assets for AAA titles.
Artists should enclose a portfolio or link to an online portfolio to their application.