Art Director - Virtual Sports (3D)

Location: 
Salary: 
Flexible to attract the best
Job Reference: 
29252
Published date: 
24 March 2020
Job Description: 

Exciting opportunity to join a leading multi-product content provider to the iGaming industry, offering innovative, regulated and mobile-focused gaming products. We want you to be part of the team.

About the role

You will seize the opportunity to conceptualize genre-leading Virtual Sports games. You will lead a dedicated team of artists, modeller, riggers, animators and 3D developers in the creation and development of these market-leading games, overseeing the decomposition of the concepts into specific requirements and managing their implementation. This is very much a hands-on role and you will be expected to be involved in each stage of the game creation, including the final review and internal acceptance of the products.

You will have typically worked in a art management role in the computer gaming or virtual sports fields.

Responsibilities

  • Design, conceptualize and storyboard art visions to assist the teams in developing the designs
  • Work closely with the teams to establish the overall aesthetic of a 3D virtual sport game, as well as approving the methods and techniques to be used by modellers, riggers and animators within the Company.
  • Ensure the final games set the state-of-the-art for virtual sport games’ graphics and remain ‘believable’ throughout the game
  • Ensure realistic, clean and appealing looking graphical elements which remain ‘believable’ throughout the game reinforcing viewer perception of watching a live event
  • Lead and facilitate discussions between the art team and development teams for art reviews and technical discussions to build selected concepts from beginning to completion.
  • Creating mood boards, style guides and previews to communicate concepts and progress
  • Coordinate between internal and outsource partners to ensure the vision is delivered
  • Proactively communicate work status, blocking issues, and possible workflow improvements

Key Skills

  • 3D graphics design and implementation, ideally within a virtual sports or gaming environment
  • Knowledge and experience with 3D engines, ideally Amazon Lumberyard, but candidates with experience or knowledge of Unity 3D and Unreal Engine will be considered
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art related field
  • Knowledge and experience with tools-of-trade ideally including Autodesk Maya and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Art skills in composition, colour, light, materials, etc.
  • Time estimating of art tasks and evaluation of whole project scope
  • Passion for gambling, gaming and games is highly desirable
  • Excellent people skills, with a friendly and flexible approach
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) in English.