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Art Director- Gaming

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Are you a GAMER? Do you spend more hours than you care to admit playing RPG games? Are you obsessed with World of Warcraft, Runes of Magic, Tera, and Rift? Do you want to live in SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA? If you're passionate about FANTASY MEDIEVAL GAMES AND a seasoned art director in the gaming industry read on, we have 2 positions available!

Position- Art Director, must be a gamer and have a portfolio full of WOW (World of Warcraft) style samples
Location- Irvine, CA- Southern California
Company will relocate an exceptional candidate. Work must be performed onsite. Remote is not an option.
Salary- DOE

Our client is the LEADER in the MMORPG industry.
Reporting to the senior art director, the art director will be their key partner in the execution of game art. The art director role requires you to ignite others both as a leader and as an artist. As a leader you will be a motivational catalyst for the art team. As an artist, you will help define the look of new characters, environments, and architecture in the World of Warcraft style. In addition to channeling the visual direction of our senior art director to the art team, the role will act as one of the key communications conduits for design and programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create concept paintings, models, textures, and other benchmark assets that inspire others.
  • A proven ability to visually solve problems in collaboration with the broader game team including other artists, art leads, and design leads.
  • Partner with the senior art director to own and define assigned aspects of the project as directed.
  • Excellent ability to art direct multiple art disciplines.
  • Partner with production to ensure schedules and plans meet business and project needs.
  • Partner with art management to ensure team is healthy and strong.

    REQUIREMENTS
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience crafting video game art
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a lead artist or art director
  • Genuinely enjoys working with others
  • Takes initiative to solve problems with excellent follow through
  • Thrives in a collaborative work culture
  • Experience working with an art director to develop a unique and cohesive visual style
  • Works closely with game design to ensure art enhances the player experience
  • Able to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the style
  • Passion for medieval fantasy games

    REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
    Resume
    Cover letter
    Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills
    Only digital artwork submissions such as website, blog or online album will be accepted
    An art test may be required if the work presented doesn’t adequately demonstrate a similar medieval fantasy art style

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