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Associate Art Director

Posted 16 days ago
London, United KingdomAttractive & great benefits Job Reference: 36102
Our client is looking to recruit an Associate Art Director to their our in-house Design team. As part of the ongoing, structured growth of the company they are keen to add someone who is experienced, ambitious, and ready to help them meet the challenge of growing the business and maintaining their position as the leading supplier of online games and content to lotteries around the world.

The role involves maintaining and supporting their production pipeline by directing and creating game art from external studios and also internal art direction as required. You must be able to direct art and animation for games, guiding artists through technical and fundamental art issues. The role will also require you to have a strong understanding of workflows, proprietary tooling, and problem- solving skills in that field to ensure the pipeline between art and development is as efficient as possible and standards are maintained.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Art Director: Work closely with the Art Director and Studio Art Director to help game artists implement the artistic vision for our products. Assist in establishing and maintaining the visual style, design guidelines, quality and consistency.
  • Creative Direction: Contribute to the creation of visually compelling concepts, artwork, and assets for gaming products. Ensure that the creative vision aligns with the target audience and project requirements.
  • Design Oversight: Review and provide constructive feedback on visual assets, including illustrations, animations, UI elements, and marketing materials, to ensure high quality and adherence to the project's artistic standards.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate closely with other cross-functional teams, such as game designers, developers, and product managers, to ensure seamless integration of the artistic vision within the overall game design and user experience.
  • Industry Research: Stay up to date with industry trends, competitor analysis, and emerging technologies related to iGaming and lottery gaming. Apply this knowledge to enhance the studio's creative output and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Workflow Optimization: Identify opportunities to streamline processes and improve the efficiency of the art pipeline. Propose and implement solutions to enhance the overall quality and productivity of the creative team.

Key Skills:

  • Professional Experience: Demonstrable experience (typically 3-5 years) in a similar role within the iGaming industry. Prior experience in a leadership or supervisory capacity is desirable.
  • Artistic Skills: Strong artistic and design skills, with proficiency in digital art tools such as Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) A solid understanding of colour theory, composition, typography, and visual storytelling is essential. Any experience in 3D software (such as Maya, 3ds Max, or Blender) would be beneficial but not a necessity.
  • Technical Knowledge: Familiarity with the technical aspects of game development, including knowledge of game engines, asset optimization, and file formats. 
  • Leadership Abilities: Excellent leadership and communication skills to guide and inspire the creative team. Ability to provide constructive feedback and mentorship to foster a collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Creative Vision: Strong conceptual thinking and the ability to translate ideas into visually stunning designs. A keen eye for detail and a passion for creating immersive and engaging gaming experiences.
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with changing priorities. Strong problem-solving skills and the capacity to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Portfolio: A portfolio showcasing a diverse range of visual design work, preferably including examples from the iGaming or gaming industry. The portfolio should demonstrate both artistic and technical proficiency.