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MZ

Palo Alto, California - United States
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Art Director, Current Projects

Description

MZ, the creators of the globally successful Game of War and Mobile Strike mobile games, is looking for creative, ambitious, highly skilled people to develop cutting edge next-gen Game Art for our massive scale mobile games.      

The Art Director is an integral part of the MZ Art team. As an experienced creative visionary, the Art Director has worked in highly creative environments, driving teams to produce stunning 2D/3D artwork and animation for AAA console/PC and/or mobile games. This person will work closely with the Design department to support compelling game features. The Art Director also understands the technical limitations required to create assets for mobile platforms and is able to converse with engineers to define technical specifications.

What you'll be doing:
  • Report to the Studio Art Director
  • Lead and manage a team of highly skilled Associate Art Directors and artists to deliver high quality art within production timelines
  • Mentor Associate Art Directors and artists to constantly increase quality
  • Collaborate with Studio Art Director to define and document visual direction on currently released games, Game of War, Mobile Strike and Final Fantasy
  • Maintain and expand upon a projects art style, while complying with the creative guardrails
  • Set visual expectations using visual references, concept art and production designs
  • Provide feedback to internal team members and vendors ensuring compliance with the vision and expected quality standard
Your background and who you are:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design/ Art or equivalent
  • A minimum of 7+ years of game experience in a senior or Lead role on AAA console/PC and/or mobile games with 4+ years experience as an Art Director
  • Experience leading and managing large teams consisting of various art disciplines
  • Experience creating games for iOS and Android platforms
  • Expertise with 2D/3D production tools
  • Can communicate with Engineers and understands technical limitations for 3D, 2D and animation in mobile gaming
  • Knowledge of or experience with 3D rendering engines 
  • Excellent artistic and technical skills (concept art, illustration, high-resolution sculpting/modeling, UI design)
Bonus Points:
  • Experience with Perforce, JIRA and other asset/ project management tools