Full Time Job

Art Director

Epic Games

Cary, NC 06-24-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

The Art Director will lead and collaborate with multidisciplinary artists - to help create and maintain Epic's vision. This person will have a balance of creative thinking and a strong ability to lead a team in developing content for our various projects. By working closely with the Product Art Director you will be accountable for identifying and communicating a high-quality visual style, you will also develop a team of artists and coach them to do the same.

In this role, you will
• Be highly creative. Imagine and communicate your vision to the team to develop new content that players will love
• Help Epic push the visual envelope by creating stunning and inspiring characters
• Direct and mentor a worldwide team of artists; delivering effective feedback across all art disciplines - modeling, animation, etc
• Interpret the needs of all development disciplines such as design and engineering into amazing final artwork
• Collaborate with the Product and IP teams on themes and cosmetic sets
• Deliver effective feedback across all art disciplines - modeling, animation, etc
• Create and iterate unique and stunning designs within a determined production schedule

What we're looking for
• Experience as an art director in a game studio
• A Deep understanding of the game development process and art disciplines
• Strong understanding of art fundamentals, multiple art styles, anatomy, appeal
• Experience designing characters of a wide variety and broad appeal
• Strong understanding of color theory and how color affects mood & focal points - with a focus on modern fashion-forward aesthetics
• Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills & experience with effective feedback for outsourcing and contractors
• Strong leadership skills in order to lead a large number of people toward a singular vision
• Experience directing and supporting artists across multiple disciplines
• The ability to adapt to and innovate new styles and techniques
• Strong collaborative nature to partner with senior art directors and discipline leads

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1m05v-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.