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.


Company Profile
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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