Hi-Rez Studios is seeking an exceptionally skilled and inspirational Art Director to help kick start a new IP and game in our Alpharetta studio.
Work alongside a team of talented / skilled artists, engineers, and designers; enjoying the support of a company whose culture is centered on iterative game development and delivering software as a service.
The ideal candidate possesses inspiring artistic vision, outstanding communications skills, strong leadership experience, and a proven track record of shipping AAA products in a lead artist role. Experience modeling and texturing assets for a diverse visual range of environments and a solid grasp of form, color, and light for both 2D and 3D art assets are also essential.
You must be experienced at mentoring teams, able to create and maintain a collaborative environment for artists who are passionate about making games, be skilled in one or more areas of art creation (illustration, modeling, texturing, animation, or concept art), and well-versed in related tools (Maya/3DS Max, Photoshop, etc).
What our Art Directors do:Own, articulate, and evangelize visual direction for this realistic styled IP.Work directly with a small team artists and leads to ensure smooth asset production through the content pipeline, through preproduction, growing the team as it nears shipping.Create concept paintings, models, textures, and other benchmark assets that help articulate or inspire visual direction.Work closely with game design to ensure art supports a gameplay-first player experience.Foster and maintain effective relationships inside and outside the art department
Who we are looking for:A minimum of 10 years’ experience in crafting video game artA minimum of 3 years’ experience as a lead artist or art directorIncredible communications and interpersonal skillsAble to build and develop a team of artist of varying skills and specialtiesStrong illustration and / or concept art skillsDemonstrated proficiency with popular 2D and 3D applications, such as Maya, 3DS Max, Adobe Photoshop, Painter, etc.Solid knowledge of current and next-gen art techniques as well as fundamental art principlesAble to motivate artists and collaborate well with other developers in a team environmentAble to excel in an exceptionally fast paced product release scheduleExperience with photo-realistic presentation and expertise in realistic pipeline and methods is preferredUE3 / UE4 knowledge preferred