• Art Director

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 6 days ago(11/14/2018 2:37 PM)
    Job ID
    743152
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    JOIN AMAZON GAME STUDIOS AND HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF GAMES!
    At Amazon Game Studios, we see gaming becoming the largest entertainment form on Earth. We are seeking the industry’s best talent to help us create, publish and support multiple games being developed in our Seattle studios. Join us, and you’ll have the power of Amazon’s tools and technology, including Twitch, AWS, and more, to shape the future of games. You will work alongside talented industry veterans, including key contributors from dozens of titles: League of Legends, Half Life 2, Left for Dead, Portal, Thief, System Shock 2, Age of Empires, Dawn Of War II, Halo, The Last of Us, Gears of War, The Sims, Bioshock, Fortnite, Borderlands, Command & Conquer, and many more.


    We’re looking for an exceptional Art Director to push the artistic vision and development of an exciting unannounced multi-platform game. You will be building and leading an art team as well as being part of the leadership team charting the overall direction of the game. You’ll need to have proven Art Director and leadership experience with a track record of shipping games across all major game platforms. You will work to continuously improve the quality and efficiency of our art processes, and actively be a hands-on contributor to the game project during the early stages. You’ll be sharing your hard-earned knowledge while working within a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team of designers, programmers, and PMs that are driven to make the best games in the world.


    Responsibilities:
    · Direct art concept development and other benchmark assets that establish quality expectations and inspire others
    · Build an art team providing day-to-day coaching and leadership, including career guidance, mentorship and overall culture development
    · Partner with production to ensure schedules and plans meet business and project needs
    · Partner with other disciplines to ensure the team is healthy and strong

    Basic Qualifications

    • 10+ years’ experience crafting video game art
    • Online portfolio that exhibits personal and project work
    • Experience working in 3d art pipelines related to animation, modeling, materials, vfx, and post process

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience hiring, managing and motivating a team of artists across multiple art disciplines (both internal and external)
    • Extensive experience developing a unique and cohesive visual style in a team environment
    • Experience shipping games across all major platforms including PC, console and mobile
    • Proven ability to visually tackle problems in collaboration with the broader game team, including other designers, programmers, and PMs
    • Proven track record of delivering clear and consistent visual feedback that elevates the art team’s work
    • You take initiative to solve problems and you have excellent follow-through
    • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
    • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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