Art Director

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April 30, 2021
Full Time

E-Line is looking for a forward-thinking passionate Art Director to join our team and help us establish and drive the art style and visuals of our next game. As a leader of a talented and passionate art team, you'll work with the character, environment, animation, VFX, and UI artists. Our ideal candidate has an impeccable eye for aesthetic quality, excellent visual and verbal communication skills as well as a deep, hands-on understanding of current-gen game development from concept to launch.

We are open to exploring the possibility of the position being remote for the right candidate

As our Art Director, you will …

  • Collaborate with the Creative Director to define the artistic vision.
  • Establish and refine a unified artistic vision, style, and quality standards by creating the character and environment concepts.
  • Provide clear, concise, and timely visual direction, guidance, and feedback across all aspects of art development.
  • Manage the art team to define art deliverables and schedules that will fulfill the creative vision of the project within ‘indie budgets’ and timeframes.
  • Support, mentor, and inspire the art team to realize overall goals and deliver a successful project on time.
  • Communicating effectively both with the game development team as well as domain experts, marketing, and company management.
  • Staying on top of industry trends to ensure the game art direction is compelling and relevant.
  • Helping to raise the sector of impact gaming through developing innovative models for aligning game design, positive social impact, and business outcomes.
  • Contribute to an exciting, innovative, and supportive work environment;

We’re looking for someone who has …

  • Strong hands-on abilities in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration, and/or concept art.
  • 7+ years full cycle console or PC game development experience on products demonstrating a high visual bar, with one or more shipped commercial titles as Senior or Lead Artist from concept through release.
  • Broad experience across real-time art disciplines including concept, character, animation, environment, VFX, lighting, and shading.
  • A keen understanding of technical constraints and the ability to adhere to them to achieve the artistic vision.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills with a collaborative, team player attitude.
  • Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment, while delivering under deadlines and time constraints.
  • Ability to articulate complex visual ideas with clarity and conviction.

Key Benefits

  • Collaborate with leading game developers, educators, researchers, artists and storytellers
  • Inspire the developers, makers, pioneers and dreamers of tomorrow
  • Do well by doing good

Further Information

  • Salary will be industry competitive, based on candidate experience.
  • The company also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

E-Line Media values diverse perspectives and voices on our teams, and encourages applications from people of backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the games industry. E-Line Media provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veterans in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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About E-Line Media

We’re E-Line Media, a video game developer and publisher that’s passionate about harnessing the power of games to help players understand and shape the world. You might know us from games like the BAFTA award-winning Never Alone, Beyond Blue, Gamestar Mechanic, and The Endless Mission.

We use what we call an “inclusive development process” to make games with the communities and cultures we explore. We’re hand-in-hand from the start of the process through to the end to bring as much authenticity to the medium as possible. We are a mission-driven, for-profit enterprise whose investors seek market-level financial returns and positive social impact.

Want to work for a company that is actively trying to make a difference and change the world through video games and creative storytelling? We’d love to hear from you.

About Our Games

Beyond Blue takes players into the near future, where they will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. She and her newly-formed research team will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted. The game features an evocative narrative and exploration of an untouched world.

Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat community and drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across the generations. Available now in 16 languages, Never Alone has helped connect millions of players around the world with Alaska Native culture.

We are currently hiring artists, engineers, and designers. You can view (and share) all of our current openings here.

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