Art Director

Location: Austin, Texas, United States

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Requisition Number: 159381

Position Title: Senior Art Director

External Description:

Art Director | Maxis Texas

Maxis Texas, EA's newest Maxis studio, is looking for a visionary Art Director to lead our art team in the creation of a new, unannounced title. We're looking for candidates with a unique vision and the ability to promote that vision, providing stunning visuals at the highest levels of execution.

At Maxis we're pushing the boundaries on every front, so you'll get a chance to stretch beyond your comfort zone and learn while you contribute. Our team culture is collaborative and we expect everyone to think like game makers and approach development with a Player First perspective.

You'll report to our Senior Producer and your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborate and develop a cohesive aesthetic vision for our bold, new project
  • Team up with the Creative Director, Tech Leadership, and Production to accomplish key milestones
  • Extend the game's aesthetic vision beyond core game visuals to cohesively support UI/UX, Live Services and marketing considerations
  • Understand and navigate technical constraints to produce stunning results on every platform
  • Create and maintain style guides and high-level documentation
  • Nurture the development and well-being of the art team
  • Train artists to meet style guide parameters and iterate to improve results, pipelines and processes
  • Develop partnerships with external outsourcing partners to ensure assets hit style, schedule, technical and quality targets
  • Assemble requirements for the product and create an art plan that supports them
  • Align with producers ito hit sprints and milestones
  • Develop art team production best practices in collaboration with development directors

Qualifications

  • Accomplished CG artist with a minimum of 10 years experience in game development and at least one shipped title as a video game art director
  • A deep understanding of all aspects of contemporary 3D game development: concept art, character modeling, prop modeling, environment modeling, lighting, animation, visual effects and user-interface design.
  • Experienced at establishing art vision and guidelines, preferable on new IPs
  • Accomplished in leading and inspiring teams of artists and in delivering appropriate feedback as the team executes through pre-production, production and as a continually evolving live service
  • Experienced in working with team partners to create a content plan and backlog as well as a developing a hiring ramp and timeline required to execute
  • Prior experience ramping up and working effectively with external development partners
  • Proven solutions-orientation and prototyping ability
  • Strong sense of composition, lighting, form and palette
  • Deep, demonstrated passion for game development and game art

Bonus

  • Experience developing games for the mobile market
  • Experience in developing 2D and 3D assets for monetized live service games

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2020-01-16 19:12:58.83

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

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