Associate Art Director

Full-Time
Pärnu
Posted 5 months ago

[PAID] [FULL-TIME] [RELOCATION TO ESTONIA] [STARTS REMOTE]

This role is expected to begin as a remote position, paid relocation to Pärnu will begin once the probation period has ended.

Job description

Gamecan is looking for an Associate Art Director to join our art team. Reporting to the Art Director, you will be a senior member of the leadership team helping to define, set and maintain a coherent art vision for the project as well as working with production to effectively plan art team delivery.
The Associate Art Director will problem-solve, organize, communicate, present, mentor and oversee external and internal teams of artists.
They will collaborate with members of interdependent teams in all stages of development.

Qualifications

  • Experience working in the Art industry (Games, Films, CG)
  • A portfolio demonstrating artistic direction capability and high competency in both 3D and 2D asset creation.
  • Provide leadership and solve creative problems intuitively through lateral thinking, pattern recognition, and innovative reasoning.
  • The ability to work through people and inspire others to excel.
  • A keen eye for visuals, understanding what good looks like in terms of composition, palette, silhouette, and motion.
  • An understanding of the importance of visual and thematic consistency, and how to achieve it.
  • An affinity and knowledge of the technical side of art production
  • The ability to thrive in and promote a culture of collaboration and transparency
  • Exemplary communication skills in conveying complex ideas in plain English, whether to team members, partners, or other parts of the organization.
  • The ability to work and lead remotely, as we would be working with a lot of external teams

Responsibilities

  • Work with Production to plan and prioritize the project’s Art deliverables alongside the Art Director.
  • Work with the art director, producer and core creative team to define the vision of a game.
  • Collaborate with external team leaders to ensure that visuals serve design and narrative needs while balancing artistic quality with technical constraints.
  • Represent the project and team to any external partners and/or stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with creative leads to craft and communicate the artistic vision and experiences of a diverse range of projects.
  • Create visual style guides, mood boards, art bibles, references, documentation and concept art.
  • Set quality expectations and provide visual benchmarks.
  • Facilitate and lead art reviews for internal and external teams
  • Develop and maintain a collaborative and positive creative team culture.
  • Regularly update the leadership team on status and progress.

Good to have

  • Experience shipping AAA games, or other experiences using Unreal Engine 4 & 5.
  • A genuine interest in a wide range of visual media and art forms beyond video games.
  • Passion for world-building and narrative experience.

What do we have to offer?

  • The office is in a new development right in the centre of Pärnu, providing an easy commute and proximity to all the stores and restaurants.
  • Adjustable desks – stand, sit, squat, or hang from the ceiling!
  • Powerful desktop machines to work on – the PC waits for you, not the other way around.
  • 1Gbit/s internet speed in the office, typically 300Mb/s at home.
  • We are crazy about taking time off with new and old video games, a day at the spa, sauna, or the beach (yes, Pärnu has a kickass beach!). A rested developer is a happy developer!
  • The team is phenomenal – nearly 40 people who are amazing to each other.
  • The living costs in Pärnu are extra low. Even the most expensive apartments in the center have their rent of around 400-500€ per month. 
  • The living environment is probably one of the best and safest in the region. Check it out yourself: https://youtu.be/vJEAY3e4TBI
  • We work in a nurturing company culture where personal growth is highly valued. Your professional skills will also get buffed at the speed of light.
  • We help you with relocation every step of the way to make sure it’s as smooth as possible. 
  • Because we care about our employees’ mental and physical health, we offer the chance for free visits to the psychologist, gym membership and Spa discounts.
  • In addition, we help you with everyday commuting by providing a monthly cab credit.

Apply through this link: Associate Art Director

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