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Associate Craft Director

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

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Requisition Number: 176783

Position Title: Associate Art Director

External Description:

Glu Mobile's diverse portfolio features original and licensed IP titles like Covet Fashion, Design Home, Diner DASH Adventures, Disney Sorcerer's Arena, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and MLB Tap Sports Baseball. Glu's culture is rooted in encouraging creativity to deliver world-class mobile experiences for players around the world. Find roles in game design, product management, engineering, art and more.

With teams in Canada, India, and the United States, we are powered by global talent and looking for passionate and creative team members to design the future of mobile gaming.

Passion, creativity and a love of games are what guide us. Join us in creating a player experience unlike any other on mobile titles at EA.

We are looking for an Associate Craft Director to join our mobile game team.

You will report and work under the guidance of the Senior Art Director and partner with our associate Art Director. You will train and mentor the art team, help improve quality and seek ways to spread knowledge about pipeline improvements and overall content quality. We would like to hear from someone who is experienced in live art production and has set quality goals for art teams and determined the best technical approaches to support the needs of our Product and Content teams.

As a leader, we would prefer that you will have shipped a high-quality game in a role where you were responsible for guiding artists, critiquing their work, creating visual targets, and mentoring them. You need to collaborate with other disciplines to support their goals and get support for the art team's needs.

We are looking for someone who can provide creative leadership and is committed to the planning process, hands-on artwork and people management.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain close working relationships with the Senior Art Director and Associate Art Director, producers, content, and engineers.
  • Your area of focus would include creating, improving, and approving live art and being the team's craft expert.
  • Provide feedback and guidance on best practices and new approaches to junior staff.
  • Career manage a team of artists.
  • Maintain the Art Director's vision of project goals and visual quality targets
  • Help support creativity and participation by promoting cross-department collaboration.
  • Encourage new ideas from more junior members of the team
  • Present new or complex ideas in a clear and informative way. Pitch new ideas and articulate revolutionary ideas

You'll be a great fit if you have the following:

  • At least three years of working as an art leader and manager for mobile games or similar digital products.
  • Excellent illustrative skills or concept art skills
  • Proficiency in Photoshop and the Adobe suite of tools
  • Love of creative collaboration
  • A passion for creating great entertainment products for women

Bonus points if you have:

  • A passion for fashion
  • Experience implementing with Unity or Cocos Creator
  • Some motion design and animation skills
  • 3D art creation skills and some knowledge of lighting and shaders

We would like to see a portfolio that includes examples of your latest work


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

BASE SALARY RANGES

• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
   $108,700 - $166,550
• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
   $107,450 - $166,550
• Jersey City, NJ :
   $107,450 - $166,550
• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
   $107,450 - $153,250
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
   $107,450 - $153,250

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby (following 1 year of service), medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also eligible for bonus and equity.

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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.

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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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