Lead Artist
We are actively seeking a Lead Artist. As a Lead Artist, you will be working directly with our game designers at prototyping, content design and feature development with a metrics-driven mentality. You will be working with a team of game developers to develop large-scale games for multiple platforms and social networks.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Define visual and art standards/systems and ensure all creative material is consistent
  • Evaluate multiple concepts and solutions for various projects and determine which ideas are worth pursuing
  • Identify inconsistencies and opportunities for improvement within the creative process
  • Manage projections and assignments of all art projects
  • Ensure accuracy of art scope, schedule, and budget
  • Establish, communicate, and manage department objectives to meet project schedules
  • Lead inter-department communications as they relate to art
  • Take an active role in developing, maintaining, and refining a vision for art direction
  • Direct the evolution and maintenance of art pipeline workflow
  • Guide and mentor team: hire, induct, and manage team members, freelancers and external studios as needed
  • Research, explore, and communicate best practices in art and discern which competitive ideas are most effective; lead the development of goals, standards, processes and feedback mechanisms
  • Lead formal and informal critique, and provide effective feedback
  • Develop/manage expense budgets, adjusting cost estimates on an ongoing basis
  • Develop and provide continuous quality improvement on processes for planning, execution, approval and reporting

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Solid experience in the entertainment and/or game markets
  • Bachelor's degree in Arts, Graphic Arts, or related field is required
  • 4-5 years of professional experience and advanced leadership including communication and project management skills is required
  • Successful track record in developing and managing multidisciplinary art teams of more than 5 people
  • Expertise in arts/design, and a demonstrated ability to direct, mentor and enhance the efforts of a creative team
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Experience managing multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills
  • Excellent grammatical skills and the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and multi-task effectively under pressure, while balancing speed and quality of the work
  • Expert understanding of art direction and storytelling
  • Proven ability to think conceptually and broadly about projects and the brand as a whole, and to develop and evolve creative systems
if you meet these requirements, please send your resume to jobs@zilliar.com. Principals only
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