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Art Lead

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Location
Atlanta, GA
Salary
$75,000 - $80,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Jan 15, 2018
Job ID
2559403
The Art Lead would head a team of talented designers, 3D modelers, and production artists in the production of high quality creative materials. This person not only ensures the department runs effectively, but creates an environment that inspires creativity and the best designs from his/her team. The position requires the ability to respond quickly to changing priorities, deadlines, and new projects. The Art Director will act as a leader in contributing to our games’ visual strategy and vision and work closely with the leaders of game development to establish and maintain visual integrity, brand standards, and consistency across all titles.  

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Drive creative development, overall look and visual quality of game products
  • Provide constructive feedback and coaching to a team of designers, 3D modelers, and production artists
  • Guide and mentor team: hire, induct, and manage team members and assist with career and skills development
  • Define the game’s visual look and lead the team to delivering a consistent artistic vision
  • Research, explore, and communicate best practices in art and discern which competitive ideas are most effective; lead the development of goals, standards, processes, and feedback mechanisms
  • Establish a collaborative art culture that engages creative talent and maximizes team potential
  • Work with Producers to manage projections and assignments of all art projects
  • Establish, communicate, and manage department objectives to meet project schedules
  • Take an active role in developing, maintaining, and refining a vision for art direction
  • Lead inter-department communications as they relate to art
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Graphic Arts, or related field is required
  • Professional Mastery of the latest Adobe Creative Suite software, including Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, and Flash
  • 5+ years of experience in slot machine gaming/development
  • 5+ years of professional experience and advanced leadership including communication and project management skills required, with a minimum of 3+ years as a senior level professional
  • Successful track record in developing and managing multidisciplinary art teams of more than 10 people
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate clearly and concisely and a willingness to share ideas with individuals at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and multi-task effectively under pressure, while balancing speed and quality of the work
  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills
  • Strong conceptual thinking – both visual and interactive