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Art Director - RETRO Studios|
Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd. Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms. Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life. Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.
Qualifications & Requirements
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
art developed both internally and by third parties.
as a liaison between Art Team and Parent Company to support effective and
with Tech Art, Design, Engineering and Art teams to make recommendations and
decisions regarding overall art vision.
and mentors managers and artists and serves as internal art critic, to achieve
hires, and assigns talent for all art disciplines.
and maintains effective art team structure
clear written and illustrated guidelines that communicate art vision to both
internal and external teams
artistic vision and provides feedback and direction to further that vision
with Development Team to make sure art priorities are effectively defined and
processes meet both artistic and scheduling goals.
cohesive and holistic solutions to problems.
day to day artistic feedback and mentorship of individual contributors and
performance evaluations, bonus reviews, career growth plans, and any necessary
disciplinary plans for direct reports
recommendations for promotions for individuals within team
for having 1-1 meetings to understand career goals for individuals in group
recommendations to Development and Studio Management Groups regarding long-term
strategic planning, and shaping and cultivating studio culture.
job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to
identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position
may be required to perform other duties.
The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice
or in writing.
SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
- Experience working with artists
defining attractive vision for AAA titles.
- Thorough understanding of interactive
entertainment methodology and the video game production pipeline.
- Experience leading a team with emphasis
collaborating with Senior and Executive level leadership.
- Extensive experience and knowledge of
art processes and production pipelines.
- Excellent eye for graphical quality and
knowledge of techniques used to achieve visual targets.
- Ability to foster a dynamic and
collaborative team environment.
- Broad knowledge across all art
disciplines, including concept, character, animation, environment, VFX, UI,
lighting, shading, and rendering.
- 10 years' experience in art production
for interactive entertainment, including minimum of three product cycles as an
- Previous experience managing or
mentoring artists/animators through at least one complete production cycle as
an Art Director.
- Excellent decision making capabilities.
- Experience working with outsourcing
- Effective written, verbal and
- Undergraduate degree in art related
subject or equivalent
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