Art Director

Creature Art – Gaming Pioneers – Huge Clients

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Art Director in Shanghai 

Are you an expert in all things game art and have plenty of leadership experience? Do you like the sound of joining a pioneering studio? If so, keep reading for details of this exciting opportunity... 

As the Art Director at this thriving studio in Shanghai, you will be working to translate the vision to artistic assets, establishing the art direction and a lot more. You will be the key contact as well as the inspiration for the team who motivates and supports all members of the art team. 

This studio is a world leading creator and publisher of entertainment with an impressive portfolio of working with world-renowned brands and a passionate and dedicated team, working on the cutting-edge of gaming with 25 years of success, this studio is a great one to become a part of. 

Art Director key responsibilities: 

  • Define and drive the teams artistic vision in line with the overall art direction 
  • Create a consistent style for the team to follow 
  • Drive the creation of art and ensure a unified vision is maintained 
  • Lead the delivery of high quality assets 
  • Act as a mentor and role model for the art team 
  • Stay up to date with the latest advances in game art technique and technology 
  • Build the art team and foster their growth through recruitment 

Essential requirements for this role in Shanghai: 

  • Illustration and concept skills 
  • Foundations of art fundamentals in terms of colour, form, and light 
  • Understanding of 3D art pipelines and technical constraints for different game engines 
  • Understanding of 3DS Max and Photoshop 
  • Strong leadership skills 
  • Extensive experience in art or any other similar discipline with leadership experience 
  • Have worked on two or more shipped games (AAA) 
  • Experience with mobile game development 

Could this be the role for you? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Forrest on or apply using the form below. 

Tags: Art Director, Lead Artist, Game Artist, Game Art, Senior Artist, Game Art Jobs, China Jobs, Shanghai Jobs

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Country Manager - China Forrest Hu

Forrest is taking on a novel role with us as our Country Manager for China, working in the games industry! With ten years' experience in HR and recruitment, if you’re after a new role or you’re a studio seeking new talent in China, Forrest is your man.    He’s a big fan of all things Marvel and LOTR, however his favourite movie of all time is Forrest Gump – and yes, that’s how he got his nickname! His biggest dream is to travel the world, so we hope he’ll stop by and see the rest of ...

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