Pocket Gems wants to build the greatest games and interactive entertainment in the world. That’s the mission our founders began with in an apartment above a pizza shop back in 2009 and we continue it today.
Pocket Gems has grown to over 250 people in San Francisco. With $155 million in backing from Sequoia Capital and Tencent, we’re constantly breaking new ground with graphically rich mobile games, fun new genres of mobile entertainment, and innovative technologies like our mobile-first Mantis Engine.
Our products have been downloaded over 325 million times by players around the world. Most recently, we’ve launched Episode, a mobile storytelling network and platform, and War Dragons, a visually stunning 3D real-time strategy game.
As an Art Director within our Core Studio, you’ll be the creative visionary for a new project in development. In this role, you’ll not only draw from a background of diverse styles to create a vision that breaks new ground in mobile gaming, but also collaborate with senior product leaders and guide a team of artists to transform your artistic vision from concept to a 3D mobile game that will be played by millions!
What You'll Do:
Work with team Leads to establish a clear artistic vision for the game and create an innovative and differentiated art style.
Execute and carry out direction by leading multiple art disciplines such as environments, characters, animation, VFX and UI.
Oversee hiring, training, and development of the Art team.
What You Bring to the Art Team:
An eye for quality and a high level of polish and execution, keeping current with gaming trends and styles.
5+ years working in game development and credited on at least one shipped 3D title as Art Director, from beginning concepts to end of the production cycle.
Strong understanding of 3D game development pipeline and familiarity with 3D game development tools.
Strong leadership and excellent communication skills with the exceptional ability to give positive and constructive feedback
A proven ability to not only solve problems in collaboration with the broader game team, but to take initiative with excellent follow through.
An avid gamer across multiple platforms
Bonus points if you’ve previously managed other artists and have experience with stylized games.
Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.