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Art Director - Studio nDreams (Hybrid)

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Description

As Art Director, you will be hiring and mentoring a diverse team of artists to create genre leading games. You will be driving the artistic vision of our products, creating benchmark artwork and upholding the integrity of the studio’s visual identity.

Your exceptional visual communication skills and ability to build a team are what make you an ideal candidate. The role will encompass ‘hands-on’ exploration, concepting and implementation during the initial stages, before progressing to leadership, management and responsibility for the overall artistic vision. You will ultimately be responsible for forging your department from scratch with the exciting possibilities that entails.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Build and shape the team. Hire, manage & mentor a team of artists.
  • Forge our product’s brands from scratch, balancing creativity with commercial pragmatism.
  • Evaluate, select and oversee the use of all art tooling.
  • Define, implement and uphold art style guides and best practices.
  • Evaluate product requirements, raise potential risks and propose solutions.
  • Hands-on creation of mockups for characters, environments and gameplay features during the initial phase of studio growth.

Requirements

Who Are We Looking For?

  • A self-starter able to forge both a fully functioning team and art pipeline from the ground-up.
  • 7 years games industry experience, including at least 3 shipped titles.
  • A deep knowledge of common games engines (Unreal or Unity) and other industry packages (Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush etc.)
  • A deep knowledge of 3D and 2D art pipelines.
  • Experience achieving stunning visuals for constrained devices (e.g. mobile, VR, handheld).
  • An experienced people manager, able to proactively identify problems, propose solutions and enable their team to be the best
  • Comfortable working in an Agile environment and responsive to change in the face of uncertainty.
  • A diverse and all-round knowledge of the games industry and business trends.

Benefits

Our expanding company shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and leading the future of VR. We encourage an open and diverse culture and empower people to explore ideas and put their own stamp on their work. With humble beginnings as an independent studio, we combine amazing projects and considerable scale with a personal, caring touch.

We offer great perks, including flexible hours, duvets days, your birthday off, dedicated personal development time and support, as well as regular socials and parties. Beyond this, there’s an excellent holiday offering, pension scheme, health insurance, life cover and much more. Our newly refurbished nDreams studio space has some fantastic facilities and is built around collaborative work (and play!).

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