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Art Director - UFC

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 166897

Position Title: Art Director

External Description:

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL® hockey, and EA SPORTS UFC.

The EA Sports UFC team is looking for an experienced Art Director, Associate Art Director, or Art Lead to join the team as Franchise Art Director to grow the future of gaming. As our Art Director, you will work with both Game Design and Production partners as well as your accomplished art team in bringing the UFC franchise to a new visual benchmark. Your unique background will bring a fresh perspective on art direction, leadership, and promoting the individuals from each domain to use their strengths in a collaborative and unified effort in delivering the best UFC experience yet. Experienced art leads are encouraged to apply.

The UFC team is a tight knit group of passionate combat sports fans & game developers. We have the compelling challenge of delivering a visceral video game experience capturing the nuance and detail of an extremely dramatic and dynamic sport all while applying the latest technical horsepower.

Responsibilities:

  • You will work directly with our game team leadership to understand the market opportunities and translate that into an aspirational vision for the visual experience and priorities for the franchise
  • You will collaborate in the execution of a shared vision for the visual development of the UFC franchise with our Animation, Experience, and Creative Directors
  • You will ensure that the visual goals and priorities are understood and followed by all members of the art team
  • You will lead regular art reviews, examine content, give feedback and motivate our team to the shared goals and vision
  • Oversee AAA art creation workflows and timelines and collaborate with domain leaders/experts on continual improvement

Requirements:

  • Expertise in at least one 3D art domain (environments, characters, lighting, visual effects, concept art) and a developing proficiency in the others
  • You show passion for leading and communicating inclusively with teams of artists and engineers
  • Experience as an Associate Art Director, Art Lead, or Senior Artist in video games, familiar with setting and giving direction across multiple art disciplines
  • A constant desire to grow and evolve as creative, a leader, and as a member of a team
  • Experience leading a team of any size from concept, through production and into final to ship a high-quality game
  • Experience working with project management partners to manage delivery timelines
  • You have direct experience in how video game artists work with and improve upon, large quantities of new and legacy visual content across worlds, characters, lighting, and visual effects
  • You have a rich and informed understanding of the current trends of real-time visuals and content-creation methods

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need innovative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. 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: 2021-07-08 19:03:18.25

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

 

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.

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