BioWare: Art Director- Anthem Live

Location: Austin, Texas US

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Requisition Number: 151842

Position Title: Art Director 1

External Description:

At BioWare, our mission is to create worlds of adventure, conflict, and companionship that inspire you to become the hero of your story.  Our teams drive innovation using cutting-edge tech and tools such as the Frostbite engine and collaborate with thousands of world-class developers across EA’s network of studios.  We are passionate about games and their potential as a creative medium to reach and inspire people through emotion, artistry, and engaging storytelling. If you share this passion, this is an amazing opportunity to help shape the next generation of gaming.

What the Art Director for Anthem Live will do at BioWare:

The Art Director, you are responsible for the visual quality, bringing the team under a consistent and unified direction and utilizing groundbreaking techniques and tools.

 

Working closely with the Creative Director, Executive Producer and Producers, the Art Director will define the game’s visual direction using cutting edge techniques from film and games to deliver unprecedented visuals for our product.

Who You Are:

The AD facilitates and builds upon the game direction by driving the vision and pushing for high quality and creatively finding technical solutions in conjunction with Art Directors, Technical Artist and engineers.

 

Great communication skills are essential as the AD is expected to present to executives, Licensing team and the overall development team. This role also involves working closely with the marketing team on branding related materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely as a member of the Game leadership team to deliver world-class AAA games and experiences that delight users and meet business goals
  • As leader of the art team the AD inspires and motivates the team to deliver their best work and provides effective and constructive feedback to the Art Directors and art team.
  • Proficiency in documentation and communication is essential in sharing information and articulating the rationale behind the art direction decisions among the development team, outsourcing, internal executives and our licensing partners.
  • Prepare licensing submissions and quickly respond to feedback from artistic stakeholders within EA and external licensing partner.
  • The AD also works with external teams including outsourcing partners and is expected to communicate and maintain the vision on an international basis.
  • Encourage the artistic development of artists on staff through training and mentorship.
  • The AD also works with external teams including outsourcing partners and is expected to communicate and maintain the vision on an international basis.
  • As a master of their craft and experienced in this field, the AD will help in staff development from recruiting, training, and guidance.
  • Project planning and tracking skills & understanding are important to insure the team stays on track and priorities adapt to creative changes as needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 8+ years extensive games industry art experience in shipping AAA titles, 5+ years of which should have been as Art Director
  • Experience working with teams across multiple locations that requires frequent travel
  • HD console game development and / or film experience
  • Ability to effectively direct and delegate to Art Directors & Leads
  • Able to give effective critiques and also take feedback & criticism
  • Demonstration of strong all-round art skills in both 2D and 3D
  • Solid understanding of popular games and their art direction
  • Passion, energy and enthusiasm

 

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.

 

 

More about our location: http://careers.ea.com/our-locations/austin

 

Contact: Shannon Schlothauer - sschlothauer@bioware.com

 

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Company Profile:

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.

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Date Opened: 2018-07-31 21:33:27.553

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