Full Time Job

Art Director

Activision

Remote / Virtual 07-28-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Toys for Bob, a collaborative team of stellar individuals that have inspired love, joy, and laughter through epic AAA entertainment for more than 30 years, is open to remote work! Our passion for developing award-winning games with diverse genres includes the Crash Bandicoot®, Call of Duty®, Overwatch®, Spyro®, Skylanders®, and Tony Hawk® franchises. We are constantly evolving and support our growing employees to be as innovative as they can be. Toys for Bob's experienced developers are looking for creative individuals ready to tackle exciting and new projects. Join us!

Toys for Bob is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, visit us at www.toysforbob.com and @ToysForBob on Twitter.

Your Mission

Toys for Bob is looking for an Art Director to help us inspire, conceptualize and develop bold, new visual directions for our games. As a director, you will establish aesthetic vision and steer the team's growth and development. You will be the catalyst for inspiration and be a force multiplier for the art team.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
• Develop and articulate each game's unique aesthetic vision and standards through illustrations, documents, or any means necessary.
• Direct concept artists to produce inspirational key art and model sheets for environments, props, characters, creatures and UI.
• Supervise, review and steer the development of assets across multiple art teams to schedule, budget, and high visual standards in close coordination with producers and other Art leads.
• Iterate closely with Design and Engineering teams to ensure all visuals support gameplay needs.
• Collaborate with publishing teams to create product and marketing assets.
• Support internal and social comms with inspiring art assets.
• Partner with studio leadership to grow the team through new hires and development strategies.
• Attract the best talent and external partnerships for multiple art teams across the globe.

Player Profile
• Strong understanding of art fundamentals
• Strong familiarity with modern art tools, techniques
• Able to communicate feedback quickly and flexibly through briefing sheets, diagrams, mockups, draw-overs, call outs or whatever best connects with the recipient
• Comfortably collaborate with distributed team members
• Create strong sense of purpose, community, and calm
• Lead by example
• Attention to detail
• Protects work-life balance

The ideal candidate will also have:
• Shipped game(s) as an Art Director
• Experience with live game production
• Experience leading multiple projects simultaneously
• Experience vetting and partnering with external support teams
• Able to iterate with technical artists to develop techniques and tools to achieve aesthetic aspirations and efficiencies
• Able to direct both photorealistic and stylized looks
• Able to pitch/present to executives and the press
• In the habit of incubating ideas for future pitches

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Toys for Bob is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm82e2-44-197-230-180-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Activision

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.