Full Time Job

Art Director

Insomniac Games

Burbank, CA 09-02-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

Join us as our next Art Director, responsible for working with the Sr. Art Director, Creative Director, Gameplay Director, and narrative group to execute a project's vision. As an Art Director you'll ensure excellence in all aspects of in-game visuals as applicable to the role and you'll oversee artists contributions for one or more projects in the studio. If joining Insomniac as a leader in our art department sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, please read on!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
• Ability to clearly communicate artistic vision to team and project stakeholders and see the vision through to execution in the game
• Consults and collaborates with The Senior Art Director and other subject matter experts across all disciplines to come to informed and educated decisions about visual direction
• Ensures that art meets quality and aesthetic standards
• Advises leads on production pipeline for project(s)
• Advises leads on individual artist assignments for projects and tasks, including the review and critique of art assets for specific project
• Responsible for setting the visual target and style on one or more projects
• Creates style guides for various aspects of production
• Assists in pre-production planning and new IP development with creative directors
• Ensures that all complaints and concerns related to inappropriate or unprofessional conduct in the workplace, are address immediately to foster a safe work environment
• Other duties may be assigned

An Art Director should be able to execute multiple aspects of art production in the following areas:
• Graphics: Reviews in-game HUD, user interface (UI), icons, graphic design for logos, packaging, in-game graphics, motion graphics for logos, in-game graphics, and trailers
• Character: Creates or directs concepts for all character assets including creatures, weapons, vehicles, outsourced assets, and key art. Reviews in-game and cinematic characters.
• Environment: Creates or directs concept for all environment assets including props, vehicles, levels, outsourced assets, and key art. Reviews in-game and cinematic environments.
• Post: Reviews post elements in-game and cinematics: color correction, fog, etc, and post elements for internally developed game trailers
• Lighting: Reviews lighting in levels and in-game cinematics
• Marketing: Reviews all internally created marketing art, including magazine covers, pack fronts, logos, renders, screenshots, websites, etc.
• Reviews art from external agencies

Supervisory Responsibilities: An Art Director does not directly supervise a team of artists. Responsibilities however may include the following: interviewing, hiring, and mentoring employees; assist with planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance.

Education and/or Experience:
• Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent; or ten plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects user, Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience working with in-house engines and proprietary tools
Other Skills:
• Team leadership, with experience navigating multiple simultaneous projects
• Creative collaboration and problem solving, with an understanding that many times it's appropriate to defer to the expertise of specialists
• Effective time management, with the ability to delegate tasks and focus on larger issues while monitoring critical smaller details
• Detailed knowledge of game design and production methods
• Detailed knowledge of and practical ability with current game art creation methods, including surface transfer tools and lighting pipelines
• Ability to learn new software very quickly
• A strong critical eye for detail and the ability to communicate effectively with the team to resolve issues
• Communication with both large groups and individuals, with excellent written and oral communication skills
• Deadline-oriented approach, with the ability to get results even in difficult situations

Please submit your application for this opportunity below, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Insomniac Games
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.
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