Art Director - Virtual Sports (3D)

Location Remote - Europe
Job Type Permanent
Salary Flexible to attract the best
Reference 29252

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 oversee a dedicated team of artists, modeller, riggers, animators and 3D developers in the creation of these market-leading games, decompose the concepts into specific requirements and manage their implementation. This is very much a hands-on role and you will be expected to work alongside the team in the creation of the assets and their integration into the Amazon Lumberyard 3D render engine.

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

Responsibilities

  • Design, conceptualize and storyboard an art vision and assist the teams in executing on designs
  • Work closely with the teams to establish the overall aesthetic of a 3D virtual sport game, as well as defining the methods and techniques to be used by modellers, riggers and animators within the Company
  • Assist in the creation of digital graphics and/or animations for 3D video-based virtual sports projects
  • Ensure clean and appealing looking graphical elements
  • Lead and facilitate discussions within 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 to the team
  • Lead and work with internal and outsource partners to ensure 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 of 3D engines, ideally Amazon Lumberyard, but candidates with experience or knowledge of Unity and Unreal will be considered
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art related field
  • Knowledge including Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Suite and a 3D Engine
  • Art skills in composition, colour, light, materials, etc.
  • Time estimating of art tasks and evaluation of the 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.
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