Art Director - 3 positions - AAA China

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Job Reference: BBBH3350
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Artist & Animator
Location: ??
Salary: Competitive Rate

This AAA outsourcing studio based in China employs over 1500 staff and works with 18 of the top 20 game companies in the World. They are looking for Art Directors to work on their current projects.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team or teams of Junior and Senior Artists of various ranks on a wide spectrum of projects including AAA, VR/AR, Mobile titles
  • Manage communication with the team and clients on artistic and technical matters
  • Establish and or improve Art production pipeline in coordination with other disciplines and clients
  • Eagle eye QC at ensuring deliverables are of expectant artistic and technical standards
  • Effective writer and speaker at briefing, critiquing, discussion, reportage and problem solving
  • Instilling best practices in the team through mentoring and experience sharing
  • Advocating game-developer mind-set in the team beyond mastery of artistic and technical subjects
  • Fostering positivity and team spirit for building up a strongly bound and cohesive team
  • Identifying and nurturing new or sprouting talents, participating in recruitment and planning for expansion and personnel career growth

Qualification & Requisites:

  • Excellent experience in one or more mainstream 3D packages (Maya, 3Ds Max, Photoshop, Zbrush, Substance Painter/Designer, etc.) and well versed in creating and optimizing art pipelines
  • Strong aptitude in multiple traditional artistic disciplines to complement directorial credibility
  • Highly organized individual with experience in managing teams of creative minds and effective at collaborating with other disciplines
  • Passionate about game development and exercises game sensibility when making artistic decisions
  • Persuasive leadership at enforcing directive and in steering the team to achieving expectant standards
  • In sync with current demands and with the foresight into future trends and emerging technologies
  • Bachelor degree in Arts, Graphic Design or related major preferred but outstanding portfolios and a proven industry record will also be considered
  • At least 10 years’ experience with various game styles including AAA titles across major platforms and a proven project completion record
  • At least 4 years’ experience as a Senior Artist, Lead Artist or Art Team Leader and a proven record of supervising a team to greater competency and efficiency
  • Good working knowledge in English is a must and bilingual in Mandarin Chinese is an advantage

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