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Senior Art Director

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Requisition Number: 171565

Position Title: Senior Art Director

External Description:

 

Role Overview

CrowdStar is looking for a Senior Art Director on our premier lifestyle fashion application, Covet Fashion. In this role, you will manage a team of creative professionals, oversee in-house and external asset development pipelines, and work cross-functionally with discipline leads across the game to champion the vision and delight players while providing leadership, guidance, and feedback for the team. You will exercise your eye for the elevated, luxury aesthetic and leverage a deep technical knowledge of how to bring that vision to life on a mobile platform. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with experience managing teams, an established background in technical problem-solving, and a passion for the fashion and beauty industries. This position can be filled remotely but will work closely with art and development teams located in San Francisco, Toronto, and Hyderabad.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead with direct authority and influence in order to inspire the whole team in a bold direction.
  • Oversee the creative generation process in a fast-paced, live ops-oriented game development environment.
  • Mentor a team of globally-distributed artists, animators, art directors, and UI/UX designers internally and externally.
  • Distill abstract concepts and ideas into clear, cohesive visual imagery with actionable direction.
  • Collaborate with Content, Brand, Marketing, Product, and Development to ensure creative strategy is aligned with broader roadmap goals and game-wide initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities for new tools and scripts that can streamline work for the art team.
  • Be a champion for quality and provide creative leadership, vision, and guidance for the team on a day to day basis.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited Design or Game Art Program, with 10+ years related experience in a mobile game development or live operational environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with proven experience developing and mentoring teams at all levels.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a dynamic, cross-functional team environment. 
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, After Effects, and Dimension.
  • Expert knowledge in game art production in Cocos 2D, and working knowledge of Cocos Creator for UI, Particle Designer, and Spline.
  • Working knowledge of UI/UX design for mobile apps and games.
  • Experience directing the visuals of a player’s journey, from in-game art, to UI/UX, to animation, to graphic design, to ASO & UA assets.
  • A love of fashion and interest in garment construction, costumes, and women’s clothing.
  • A passion for hair and makeup design and current trends.
  • Dedication to helping players feel equally represented through expanded options in skin tones, hair textures, and facial features.

Please submit your portfolio with your application. 

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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: 2022-03-03 21:23:02.623

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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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