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Senior Art Director - Unannounced Survival Game

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 23, 2022

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R014893 Job Description: Senior Art Director - Unannounced Survival Game Position Summary A new world and a new journey await you. It is a world different from any other Blizzard has created. If you're a passionate game developer, and, well, a good human being, then we'd love to talk to you. We have a new AAA survival game in the works, set in a new IP for PC/Console. It's going to be amazing, and we'd love to bring you along for the ride. Together, we'll build something big, bold, and beautiful. As the Sr Art Director you'd be joining a world class team to be instrumental in the leadership and illustration of the game's vision. This position would be responsible for leading a growing team, establishing direction, consistency and helping to establish the game's Identity. As part of studio leadership, this director will report to the project Executive Producer and will collaborate with the Creative Director, Tech Art Director and Design Director to ensure alignment and continuity across teams. The Sr Art Director will provide feedback and communicate execution standards to guide the vision of the game; allowing the team creative flexibility and support wherever needed. Finding and maintaining the right balance between quality and speed is a top priority - this director will ensure that our assets are both on time, at quality bar, and performant in engine. COVID-19 Hiring Update: We've transitioned to a work-from-home model, and we're continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person's circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options. Responsibilities Actively define, evangelize, and evolve creative direction for the IP.
Act as direct supervisor for Art team leads and set standards for ART team members
Direct and lead the creative delivery of visual benchmarks.
Direct and lead the creative delivery of all Art deleiverables.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
Work with other directors, team leads, and studio leadership to define and help implement franchise and/or studio-wide initiatives
Partner with Cinematics Directors to establish continuity between gameplay and cinematics
Work with production and leadership to manage project scope, including managing the balance between optimization and visual quality
Anticipate future project challenges, spearhead solutions, and set high-level goals for the team
Identify and drive forward next-gen technologies and R&D efforts for the studio.
Productive feedback and brainstorming
Strong cross-departmental communication and ability to work with teams in different locations
Positive attitude, strong work ethic and the ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment
Extremely strong Artistic and interpersonal problem-solving skills Requirements Experience providing strategic leadership for gameplay animation as world-building leader on AAA titles.
Proven experience leading a specialized team of individuals in your field to meet goals on time and at quality
Able to guide an entire team, ensuring the quality/vision are consistent and the appropriate style over the course of a project, with emphasis on fantasy.
Understanding of Open world and survival game asset and production requirements.
Deep understanding and ability to work inside of game engines
Ability to evaluate and solve workflow inefficiencies. Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We've worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything, and our core values are real. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply. Come help us bring the world together through epic entertainment!

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