Art Director (Hybrid)

Unbroken Studios logo
Posted 02 February 2023
Salary Negotiable
LocationLos Angeles
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

We’re working with LA based Unbroken Studios as they search for an Art Director to join their team.

Unbroken are a close-knit team with proven track records of working on some of the most memorable games franchises such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, God of War, and the Arkham Series.

The heart of Unbroken’s culture is creating a studio with a keen sense of community where everyone has an impact on their projects. They want people who are great developers but also great colleagues, creating a team that everyone loves to work in.

As an Art Director at the studio, you will be working with the Game Director and IP holders to set a vision and style for an exciting new multiplayer-focused project. Conceptualize and communicate your vision to the team to develop new content that players will love, whilst mentoring and developing artists across the studio.

Your responsibilities…

  • Develop and articulate each game’s unique aesthetic vision and standards through illustration and documentation
  • Direct concept artists to produce inspirational key art and model sheets for environments, props, characters, creatures, and UI
  • Supervise, review, and steer the development of assets across multiple art teams, whilst maintaining high visual standards in close coordination with producers and other art leads
  • Iterate closely with design and engineering teams to ensure all visuals support gameplay needs
  • Interpret the needs of all development disciplines, such as design and engineering, to produce amazing final artwork
  • Deliver effective feedback across all art disciplines
  • Collaborate with the team to identify great ideas and steer them through the pipeline
  • Build on a culture of inclusivity, empowerment, and growth through mentoring and leadership

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • Strong understanding of art fundamentals, multiple art styles, anatomy, and appeal
  • Experience directing and supporting artists across multiple disciplines
  • Ability to adapt to and innovate new styles and techniques
  • Strong collaborative nature when partnering with the Creative Director and discipline leads
  • Deep understanding of art disciplines and their workflow
  • Strong leadership skills in order to lead a large number of people toward a singular vision
  • Experience with effective feedback for outsourcing and contractors
  • Experience working on current-gen console or PC games, with AAA title experience being a plus

Perks and benefits at Unbroken include…

  • Fully remote working
  • Dental and Vision plan
  • Comprehensive Medical Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Free bike rentals
  • Four weeks of vacation time
  • Training and Development