Associate Art Director (Hybrid)

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Posted 22 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

d3t are on the lookout for an Associate Art Director to provide clear, concise visual direction and guidance to the art team, review digital assets, and providing feedback in a timely manner.

d3t is at the cutting edge of technology and creativity, delivering co-development video game services to their global triple-A clients. As part of the Keywords Studios Group, their studio’s projects have included Hogwart’s Legacy, Vampire: The Masquerade - Blood Hunt, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Alan Wake Remastered, Mafia II: Definitive Edition, and Assetto Corsa Competizione.

In this role, you’ll share your passion for excellence, creating inspiring artwork and style guides to clearly promote the high visual quality standards they are aiming for and ensure the artists are working together to meet these standards.

Your responsibilities… 

  • Drive the vision forward by aligning with and fully understanding the client's art direction and then working alongside our internal art team to ensure creative cohesion
  • Continually look for opportunities to innovate and improve the visual quality on all projects
  • Assist with project pitches and be comfortable dealing face to face with external clients to discuss opportunities for working with them on their games
  • Help to build and raise the profile of the growing art team
  • Mentor Artists on the team, providing support and nurturing to encourage their continued growth, helping to improve their skills and build their knowledge and confidence
  • Oversee and provide detailed feedback to multiple art disciplines including UI, Environment Art, Lighting, VFX, Character, and Concept Art

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

  • Impeccable eye for aesthetic quality, visual excellence, and a high attention to detail demonstrated through an art portfolio
  • Experience in using the current development tools and software including Unreal, Maya/3DS Max/Blender, Zbrush, and Substance
  • Confident art leader with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to articulate visual ideas with clarity and conviction and provide clear feedback and guidance
  • Good understanding of fundamental art principles, colour, lighting theory, composition, and staging techniques
  • Ability to creatively supervise and drive artwork, directing the other artists and leading by example
  • Agile, with the ability to oversee artwork on more than one project and from varying disciplines
  • Good leadership skills, being a collaborative team player, ideally with some game art management experience
  • Calm, positive, and professional attitude alongside excellent interpersonal skills

Perks and benefits include…

  • Company pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Private medical insurance scheme including dental and eye care scheme
  • Employee share scheme
  • Income Protection
  • Annual Bonus 
  • Technology and bike scheme
  • Company share scheme