Art Director

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Posted
December 18, 2020
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

We are looking for a full time Art Director to lead the art department at a yet to be announced indie studio founded in 2020. Join at the very beginnings of a new game studio and be part of our exciting journey in building the company, team, and games. We have a highly creative group built on trust, expertise, and a love for video games; this is a place where we accept ideas, not egos.

We are building a game at an intersection of action and social gaming for the HD space (PS, Xbox, Switch and PC). We want to bring players together to play alongside one another in stylistic worlds and share common goals, all with enduring gameplay that is pure unabashed fun.

The ideal candidate would be an experienced AD, but we are open to a high potential candidate with experience as a Sr Concept Artist, Associate Art Director, or Lead Artist.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish the visual style and identity for the entire game including: environments, characters, and effects
  • Deliver initial concepts to communicate the art direction
  • Desire and/or experience to work within the stylized space
  • Create the asset pipeline for use by internal and external developers
  • Manage, outsource, and quality control content from external partners
  • Help in recruiting top art talent to studio
  • Help the team and the final product to succeed

Experience we would love to see:

  • Previous work as an AD, Sr Concept Artist, or Lead Artist on a launched gameideally in HD space)
  • Experience creating and implementing 3D assets
  • Experience in Unreal
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, esp. in a leadership role
  • Experience working with outsourcing
  • Solid communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to help build the company and team from the ground up
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Potential for equity incentives

 

Studio Location And Size:

  • Based in Los Angeles, currently working 100% remotely and open to remote hires
  • Looking to grow to ~25 people

Interested?

Apply by sending your CV/LinkedIn and portfolio to stealthindiegamestartup@gmail.com, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Who we are:

Our studio is focused on creating games that connect players across generations within universes of curiosity and excitement. We aim to combine the joy of creation with the thrill of AAA action.

We are an experienced and versatile team of industry veterans with AAA backgrounds from studios like Microsoft, Ubisoft, Bungie, and EA. Our development philosophy is around dreaming big, but building smart – maintaining a pragmatic, flexible, and down to earth approach focused on shipping games.

Our experience has led us to realize that the high AAA costs hamper innovation and result in lower willingness to take risks. There is a healthy and growing indie game market where smaller teams with low production overhead can stand out through innovative mechanics and eye-catching aesthetics. By focusing our vision and capitalizing on the speed of a small team, we aim to build awesome games for the mass market where the big publishers won’t.

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