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Art Manager



Title: Art Manager

Level: Project Management

Type: Remote, Home-Working

Location: Anywhere in the world

We are extensively growing our Global Art Team

1518 are searching for an exceptional Art Manager to help develop and grow our global Art Teams. You should be a confident, enthusiastic creative and inspirational leader unafraid to be an advocate for the Art Teams with the ability to have a holistic approach on how art impacts the gaming development lifecycle. With a passion for excellence, you will drive consistent working practices, set high standards, mentor and support the full Art operation.


  • Manage, motivate and grow a multidisciplinary team of art leads and artists who are chartered with defining the visual targets and the execution of art assets for the variety of projects.
  • Maintain a long-term view of the Art Teams project needs and provide solutions for resourcing.
  • Manage and support the Art Director and Art Leads to ensure that Art quality is maintained and improved
  • Review, direct and provide positive constructive feedback and creative leadership to identify and resolve any issues related to art production.
  • Evangelise and spread consistency in working practices both within the Art Teams. .
  • Work with the Art Director to ensure working practices are regularly reviewed and improved where needed.
  • Be an advocate and spokesperson for the Art Teams.
  • Regularly update senior management on status and progress of production issues.
  • Actively participate in multi-discipline stakeholder meetings and champion the Art Teams requirements/needs
  • Collaborate with Producers and other staff to identify and resolve art workflow and staffing issues.


  • 3+ years’ of experience as an Art Outsourcing manager, Art Manager or Art Lead within the Game Development arena.
  • Experience with a range of production toolsets and knowledge of 3D Art Tools (e.g. Shotgun, Jira, Trello, Pshop, Maya, Modo other)
  • Familiar with the language and the tools used to create art within the Gamedev space (Maya, 3ds Max, substance painter, etc)
  • Familiar with CRM systems (JIRA, Trello, Shotgun etc.)
  • Assigning and managing team individual tasks, tracking them on daily basis
  • Ensuring that project meets dead-lines, delivering product of required quality and staying within allocated budget
  • The ability to define a high calibre vision for AAA Art production working practices and ensure its implementation.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in games or analogous industry.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience of driving and supporting artists across multiple art disciplines and workflows.
  • Worked collaboratively and productively in cross discipline teams.
  • Be self-motivated and self-sufficient.
  • Excellent visual, verbal, and written communication skills to support delivery of a clear artistic vision projects both internally and externally.
  • Mastery in identifying workflow issues identifying resolutions and the ability to implement them.
  • A commitment to raising the bar for the art teams and the studio as a whole.
  • A strong understanding of current game technology and it’s future ambitions.
  • Be able to display example of previews production workflows and asset tracking that you have developed and implemented
  • Understand the importance of delivery and its impact on all disciplines.
  • Strong aesthetic judgement.

Nice to have

  • Shipped AAA titles as a Studio Art Manager or equivalent.
  • Developing games from existing IPs or franchises
  • High volumes of asset production and tracking
  • Basic knowledge of Game Engine technologies such as Unreal, Unity, etc.


  • Highly Attractive remuneration.
  • Dynamic and entrepreneurial global multicultural casual, fun environment.
  • You get to work with the latest technologies
  • You will be working for one of the worlds leading providers of specialist services to the games industry.

Who we are

35+ Studios | 26+ Years of Experience |1,000+ Products | 60+ Awards for Clients | 8,500 Employees

PTW is a video games services company that supports video game developers and publishers through outsourced production services. We started 25 years ago and since then, have grown exponentially year on year to where we are today. Our history is in gaming, and we are gamers at heart. In our time within the games industry, we have worked on over 1500 titles across all genres and all platforms, including 8 out of the past 10 Game-Of-The-Year-winning titles.

We have grown rapidly over the past few years and now have 35 sites spanning the globe. The PTW Family of Brands includes SIDE, 1518, and Orange Rock. SIDE works at the cutting edge of interactive media as a provider of audio services for the global entertainment market. Orange Rock is our in-house game and product development studio. 1518 is our award-winning global art studio providing art-related services at every stage of the game or app development process. 


Our in-house art team offers the highest-quality assets: from 2D concept design to 3D animation, in-game to package art, smartphone to VR, we make everything look amazing. 

1518 Ranged across time zones and countries, we’re a diverse group of tech wizards, engineers, and strategists, with over 25 years combined on-the-job experience. Alongside our internationally-acclaimed art directors, artists, and animators, we’re building immersive game worlds through Art and Co-Dev. Our client list includes Electronic Arts, Google, Jam City, Disney, Warner Bros, and Uber. No detail is too small or insignificant, and no vision is too big or ambitious. Let’s make beautiful worlds together! 

Our Values

Pole To Win's core values are imbued across our global organization: Reinforced by our actions and our attitudes. Echoed throughout our approach to our operations and our clients. Exemplified by our culture, and most of all, our people. We build people and their careers. We actively turn to team mates for counsel, inspiration, and diverse perspectives. Relationships are built on mutual respect. Personal and professional integrity is our guiding principle. We are honest, authentic, transparent, and ethically sound. Our primary goal is to advance our clients' businesses and their customers' satisfaction. We set the bar for generating imaginative and effective solutions for the most challenging problems. We move with speed and agility. We love what we do. We have unwavering loyalty to our DNA, our culture, our values, and ourselves.

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