Kaiju US – Art Director
Location: Seattle and Los Angeles
Team Kaiju seeks an Art Director who can help us build the next blockbuster game for gaming communities around the world.
We are looking for someone who wants to make fun games to be played and enjoyed for years to come. We are passionate about players and about listening to their feedback to create new, compelling experiences. Are you someone who is engaged with players, understands what keeps them captivated, and cares deeply about gaming as a medium? Are you ready to channel your passion and energy into creating long-lasting fun games for global audiences? Then, come join us in our ambitious endeavor to create extraordinary games.
Start with a player first mentality, embedding an obsessive drive to know, understand, and serve the players who are engaged with the game
Work with the team to develop and manage an art vision and production plan capable of delivering upon the promise of the game
Keep up to date with the bleeding edge of art trends within video game development and evangelize ideas that will innovate both the player experience and the creative development of the product
Participate in the hiring of the entire art discipline
Responsible for the career growth and mentorship of the art discipline on the project
Act as the key art contact for the studio, representing the project and team to all external partners and stakeholders
Define and uphold art principles to ensure the artistic direction of the game is cohesive, inspiring, and with distinct style
Work side-by-side with all directors and leads to take a multi-discipline approach to creativity and problem solving
Proactively identify opportunities and risks to improve the work of the team, the quality of the project, and studio knowledge as a whole
Have a cross platform mindset up front and ensure that the art of the game can support an experience that can work seamlessly on different systems and form factors
Ensure that the artistic direction of the game starts with a Live product foundation, capable of regular updates and malleable to key changes if necessary
A portfolio of visionary, inspiring, industry-leading assets that demonstrate your artistic direction and capacity to execute on it within a game
At least 8 years of professional AAA game development experience
At least two projects shipped in a leadership position
At least one AAA action title shipped
At least one product shipped during the current generation of games (PS4/XBOX ONE)
Demonstrable, outstanding management and communication capabilities
Proven ability to define and manage the artistic direction and roadmap for large-scale projects
A team player who knows how to get the best out of everyone on the project and not just within art
Experience creating assets in and shipping a game using Unreal Engine 4 a plus
What is in it for you?
Create blockbuster games with ample resources and support: Bring incredible game ideas to players around the world with the support of one of the most successful studios in the world. We are backed by TiMi Studio Group, who has developed some of the most popular games worldwide.
Develop for global audiences and make an impression on the entire industry: Join Team Kaiju in making games as part of an ambitious, talented, and seasoned team.
Support passionate communities at a global scale: Join a team that cares about players and wants to reward their passion through openness, risk-taking, and novel game design. Help create the next great community of players that connect across borders, backgrounds, and cultures.