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Director, Art Development

Location: New York, USA

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Requisition Number: 173695

Position Title: Art Director

External Description:

EA Mobile's diverse portfolio features original and licensed IP titles like Covet Fashion, Design Home, FIFA Mobile, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Our culture is rooted in promoting creativity to deliver world-class mobile games for players around the world.

This is a rare opportunity to lead art development for a New IP. The team is tight-knit and supportive, and you will have a high level of autonomy and responsibility.

We value living up to and iterating on our team culture. We especially hold ourselves accountable to inclusion, feeling valued, and leadership through service. We invest time, care, and effort in your career growth, role evolution, and learning.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Designers and Product Managers to establish an artistic vision that fulfills the new project's goals and pillars, which may include partnering with existing teams and applying existing IPs or Brands.
  • Create character, prop, and background designs in multiple styles for early game concepts.
  • Create Requests for Proposal for deliverables and expectations to external art development partners around the world.
  • Manage a small team of internal artists.
  • Manage the art delivery pipeline, iterations, and feedback with external art teams, being the voice of the product vision and ensuring quality.
  • Work with Production to ensure delivery of quality assets to meet project milestones.
  • Bring your strategic artistic perspective to game design and technical discussions.
  • Direct the development of marketing art tests.
  • Be a translator between art and other departments.
  • Promote and build an inclusive work environment between internal and external teams.

Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years in mobile game development, including 3 years in a leadership role in an art department.
  • At least 3 years managing an external art outsourcing partnership.
  • Have shipped multiple hit mobile games from concept to live operations.
  • Experience with social and mobile gaming processes and requirements.
  • Experience developing games in Unity with working knowledge of asset implementation and best practices.
  • Comprehensive art skills and hands-on ability to support a small incubation team with quick placeholders and experimental assets.
  • Strong 2D skills. Comfort directing and reviewing 3D, UI, and animation.
  • Experience managing work with partners in different time zones.
  • Team-first mentality.

A portfolio is required to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!



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Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create 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 creative, 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: 2022-05-20 17:03:55.71

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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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