2D ART DIRECTOR (LATIN AMERICA)
Devoted Studios is a production management company for the external development of video games headquartered in the USA.
With a mission to create equal opportunity for all talents to work on the games of their dreams, Devoted Studios aims to decentralize game development.
We partner with external vendors to deliver the best services to our international clients. We are looking for a 2D Lead with work experience in the video games industry to support company activity.
Major zones of responsibilities:
- Managing the Art team
- Review other project from quality and tech consistency and provide
- Vetting and managing vendors
- Direct communication with the art teams, clients and partners
- Providing the video and delivery template feedback for art teams
- Creating guidelines and technical requirements, pitch guidelines / presentation to the clients
- Resolves workflow problems for production projects
- Identifies work process improvements
- Inspire, motivate, and mentor other artists in best practices, processes, and procedures pertaining to production
- Ensure that all assets created by the art team and outsource studios conform to the style and technical guidelines
- Estimation of Pre-production requests
- Evaluate art content and perform final polishing if required
- Maintain accurate documentations for the production methodologies and techniques
- Help to develop best practices for art creation
- Participate in onboarding process and project setup
- Trains, assigns, schedules, and coaches internal team
- Timely Time Tracking
Collaborate with US-based ADs to ensure best quality of the production and delivery on time and on budget
Working with team on the projects (Art Director, Lead Artist, 3D Modeler)
Working with the internal team on quality improvements on the projects
Communicate in advance to the Producer in case Change Requests are needed or if out of initial estimates, providing reasoning.
Providing guidance to the team in case they are behind on way to speed up, optimize production, solve problems
Support building and driving the creation of unified production requirements, support streamlining onboarding processes for freelancers (design manuals/videos)
Producing proposals, estimates, templates
When new requests come in, review database and suggest most fitting talent for the production
Based on client materials, put together clear RFPs for the Producer to send out to vendors that will ensure accurate estimates. Come up with and suggest average estimates to vendors for those projects. Review estimates and give recommendations to Producer for the most fitting vendors
Interprete external documentation and feedback for the production team
Make sure vendor submissions are compliant with Client Delivery Guidelines, Specs and Submission documents.
Forward Deliveries to the Producer or Local AD with relevant notes
Polish Artworks if they don’t meet the client’s requirements
Review deliveries and provide clear feedback, including directions and overpaints
Confirm and make sure the deliveries from vendors incorporate fixes from previous feedback rounds.
Design tests to quickly understand the skills of artists to get them set up for the projects
Building strong, motivated, and loyal production teams
Illuminating inefficiencies throughout the production process to grow and support distributed asset creation
Maintain high-level satisfaction of clients and vendors at all times
Maintaining Brand of caring and supportive company around vendors, communicate through established company values
Participating in local events, artists gathering to support talent acquisition
Motivation through results
Support. We are a tribe and we only talk to each other to rise each other up
Teamwork. The role requires exceptional communicative and leadership skills, the ability to find a compromise with the team
Constant growth and learning
Education and Experience Requirements:
5 years of experience as an art director or creative director
3 years within a game studio environment
Background in (Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator)
Strong and enthusiastic team – you will have the opportunity for knowledge sharing, learning, and professional self-development
Interesting and challenging tasks – solve diverse and challenging issues, communicate with people within the company as well as with our partners;
Convenient working conditions – remote work, opportunity to build your own working day with flexible working hours
А chance to work in a highly professional and dynamic team working with a wide range of International Game Production projects, attractive remuneration package, and opportunities to develop professionally
This is a remote, full-time contracted position.
We are an equal opportunity company and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for a contract without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.