Head of Art & Design

6 Openings – US, Japan, UK, France – High Level Role – Build a Team From Scratch

Location
Los Angeles
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
Salary on application
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Head of Art & Design in LA 

If you’re a talented Game Artist with extensive games industry experience as well as a track record of leading art teams to success, this role is calling your name! Read on to find out more and apply today... 

As Head of Art and Design at this thriving games giant, you will have the opportunity to work onsite in either the USA, Japan, The UK or France as you take on an executive position in managing art production out of China as you set up the vision and lead the team to achieve high quality work and ship some amazing games. 

With two decades of development on their back, this studio is set for plenty of future success with their brand-new upcoming IP! If you like the sound of working with a veteran team, you’ll fit right in at this studio. 

Head of Art & Design responsibilities: 

  • Manage other artists of different disciplines for new projects 
  • Build a strong, cohesive team 
  • Identify and nurture new artists, working on recruitment and planning for expansion 
  • Lead and inspire creative processes in the team 
  • Set the vision and quality bar for projects 
  • Conduct regular art reviews 
  • Review the team’s artwork 

Key requirements for this role in LA: 

  • University degree (or equivalent experience) in Arts, Graphic Design or similar 
  • Strong portfolio and industry track record 
  • Experience in one or more mainstream 3D package such as Maya, 3DS Max, Photoshop, Zbrush, Substance Painter/Designer, etc. 
  • Experience creating and optimising art pipelines 
  • Understanding of PBR workflows, UI, VFX, modelling, animation and character development 
  • Stays up to date with current trends and demands as well as emerging technologies 
  • Extensive prior experience with various styles across major platforms 
  • AAA experience 
  • Experience working on completed projects 
  • Experience working with UE4 and Unity for console, PC and mobile 
  • Experience as a Senior or Lead Artist 
  • Experience leading an art team 
  • Must be fluent in English, fluency in Mandarin is a bonus 

If you think you could be a good fit for this role, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Forrest today on fh@skillsearch.com or apply through the form below now. 

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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 (Games) Forrest Hu

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