Full Time Job

Art Lead

Epic Games

Cary, NC 11-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Art Lead (Events)


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

Epic is looking for an experienced Art Lead to work on our Events in Fortnite. The Events Art Lead will lead and collaborate with multidisciplinary artists - to help create and maintain each Event's vision. This person will have a balance of technical capability, creative thinking, and a strong ability to lead a team in developing content for our various Events. By working closely with the Sr. Art Director you will be accountable for understanding the direction for the Event, assisting with reviews offering initial rounds of feedback, interfacing with Design Leads, and ensuring the team maintains a high-quality technical foundation, and visual style.

In This Role You Will
• Assist the Art Director with rounds of feedback to streamline work process across all disciplines
• Work with discipline Leads and Outsource partners to keep progress going forward and facilitate engaging player experiences
• Be highly creative. Imagine and help drive the vision of the Events Art Director forward
• Lead the development for a group of art Leads, collaborating with them to identify great ideas and steer them through the pipeline
• Ensure the core narrative goals are being achieved
• Represent the Art Director when necessary
• Understand the high level goals of direction, and help guide implementation

What We're Looking For
• Low ego collaborative who can rally a team around a set goal
• Experience shipping games on multiple platforms, including mobile
• Deep understanding of performance and optimization trade-offs for best quality
• Deep knowledge of technical art creation
• Strong understanding of art fundamentals, lighting, composition, multiple art styles, anatomy, appeal
• Experience as a Lead overseeing an entire development team, including providing effective feedback for outsourcing and contractors
• Experience working with designers around core game loops
• Strong collaborative nature to partner with Senior Art Director and Discipline leads
• Core understanding of what makes for an engaging player experience
• Desire to grow your leadership skills
• You're user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do

Nice To Have Skills
• Unreal Engine experience
• Blueprint experience
• Scripting experience
• Pipeline and tools experience
• Houdini experience

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb13xk-52-23-219-12-42 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.