Art Director

Overview

Small teams of Tater Games are constantly developing new games and working together to bring their concepts to life. We’re looking for art directors who love, live and breathe games. You’ll be surrounded by game programmers, artists, producers, marketers, and others who do too. Together, you’ll work to build worlds, characters and games to be loved and enjoyed by millions of players for years to come! You’ll work closely with product leads to set and define the artistic style and vision within one of our games including theme, characters, and environments. You’ll bring our characters to life, building strong, lasting game brands. This is a highly collaborative role that works closely with our studio leadership and department leads where you’ll be deeply involved in helping shape and continuing to improve the artistic direction of our games.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and mentor a multidisciplinary team of artists and art leads to define the aesthetic vision and production execution
  • Provide artistic leadership and lead the team to drive the overall vision of the project
  • Be a mentor for the artists and coach them
  • Build a learning environment within the art team and implement processes of artistic research
  • Nourish the artistic vision by looking for sources of inspiration out of the video game industry
  • Participate in controlling the unity of all visual parts: models, characters, atmosphere, environment
  • Follow the work of the team and ensure they reach the expected artistic quality
  • Contribute to the art pipeline definition and develop milestones for the art team
  • Setting standards for the highest quality execution of in-game art
  • Report on the team’s successes, failures, and any operational areas for improvement; iterate creatively to optimize results

Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience of leading creatives
  • Excelled in prior Art Director or Art Lead roles with a proven track record of effectively managing teams
  • Thorough understanding of 2D and 3D art asset production pipelines and software tools, and have direct experience managing those pipelines
  • Ability to direct and provide feedback to a team of artists
  • Experience as an individual contributor producing 2D and/or 3D assets, and willingness to jump into asset production or cover other roles if needed
  • Experience working directly with other department leads, ensuring a collaborative and productive environment

Your Personal Attributes

  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with both your team members and management
  • Ability to effectively provide constructive feedback (both written and drawn) to drive the creative process and deliver superb results

You may also be asked to

  • Familiar with task management/organizational tools such as Jira, Confluence
  • Close attention to detail and results-focused
  • Proactive and able to take ownership of processes, projects, and issues
  • Ability to inspire, mentor, and supervise art teams

Employee Benefits

  • Playstation 5 Room: When you need some time to recharge yourself, there is a selection of games available to play!
  • Snacks: Communal fridge stocked with snacks and beverages + Espresso Machine
  • Tater Labs: Some Fridays we will spent learning and experimenting to improve our skillsets – expect lectures, workshops and presentations
  • Pitch Games: Pitch and run your own games supported by Tater Games
  • Teambuildings: Go-Kart Racing, Escape rooms, Hiking trips, Parties
  • Event Tickets: Game Conferences like GDC, Gamescom, E3, Reboot
  • Golem Gym Membership
  • Cool and creative office with a good location
  • 5 Sick days (in addition to the regular leave)
  • PCR test paid by the employer
  • Home Office

About Tater Games

Tater Games is a Slovak game development studio that balances out-of-this-world creativity with real-world data. We believe the best people make the best games, and that’s who we’re looking for. If you love games, possess the skill needed to craft them, and you’re looking for a job that provides ownership and independence, you’re in the right place. We keep our teams small so the talent has the freedom to make decisions without needless oversight.

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