At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-sku titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, Austin, San Jose, Vancouver and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.
What We Need:
Our Austin, TX studio is seeking an Art Manager with deep and broad experience in building and leading an art team for the legendary NBA 2K franchise. In this capacity, you will report into the Director Art and help manage a portion of the artists on the team, as well as outsourcing responsibilities.
What You Will Do:
Manage features for the franchise
Assist in hiring to help continue to build the art team
Schedule and plan work for artists under your feature(s)
Manage and support personnel career paths
Mentor artists at all levels and help drive the creative vision for the game mode
Work with external studios on outsourced art assets ensuring we maintain top quality
Collaborate closely with the Game Director to help ensure unified goals and vision between the design and art for the game mode
Who Will Be a Great Fit:
At least 5 years of experience leading artists for AAA games
Strong outsource management experience
Deep understanding of all facets of game and art development
Experience “in the trenches” of creating AAA art assets.
Experience and a passion for building teams and guiding personnel along career paths
Self-aware, life learner, always keeping up with the latest technology, workflow tips and tools
A love for team culture and activities
Passion for video games (not just ours!)
Along with your application, please submit a portfolio or demo reel of professional or personal work samples, demonstrating successful understanding and application of industry standard practices.