Lead Designer/Creative Director - AAA - China

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Job Reference: BBBH3355
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Senior Development
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 now looking for a Lead Designer/Creative Direcor to work on their current projects.


About the position:

  • You should be able to successfully manage day–to-day production of all designers (and potentially concept/environment artists) in you team, providing clear guidance and instructions and promptly communicating information from Producer or Client to all team members; take all necessary initiatives in problem solving and potential risks identification; follow production schedule providing design deliveries on time and on quality.
  • You will also participate with preparing design-related proposals for clients.
  • You will report to Executive Producer or General Manager and is expected to work in cooperation with a dedicated project Producer, Art Director and Technical Director.
  • You should be an independent proactive person ready to lead by setting an example and having a long-term vision for the growth of the design team.


Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 4-8 designers potentially spread across multiple projects (mostly focused on level design)
  • Oversee and mentor their work in an efficient manner, as well as evaluate the design team performance and any need for tools & training
  • Set up a long-term direction for the design team growth and improvement
  • Review the clients' packages with Producer / Executive producer to check if there are any problems with reference materials or requirements
  • Ensure all designers understand requirements and specific needs of each project
  • Cooperate with Art Director, Technical Director and Producer to composite the team and estimate the time for projects
  • Check daily work according to this schedule and tell Producer about the risks and propose solutions
  • Perform daily checks of every designer's progress in order to find and eliminate any possible problems as soon as possible
  • Ensure that the designers know the client’s feedback perfectly and check whether the designers are able to implement the feedback
  • Cooperate with Art Director, Technical Director and Executive Producer to prepare proposals for clients


Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 4 years full-cycle console game experience as a lead designer/creative director with strong focus on level design, with at least two titles shipped in this position
  • Hands-on experience with current engines and tools (UE4 preferred) Deep understanding of level design principles and AAA game development
  • Work well in a large team environment, be proactive, and have excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills, ability to prepare client-focused presentations and design documents
  • Working knowledge in another area as art, audio, programming, animation, QA is a big plus.
  • Fluent reading and writing skills in English (daily communication with an international team)
  • A passion for making great games



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