We are a team of intrepid explorers, creating worlds that we’ve always wanted to experience. We are curiosity seekers, working together to solve the challenges that come with stepping into the unknown. And we know that we’ll get there faster if we stay together and embrace different perspectives and new ways of thinking. We invite those who share our vision for groundbreaking player experiences to explore our career openings and join us in this journey of creating new worlds together.

As the Outsourcing Art Manager, you will play a critical role in managing and overseeing the asset creation process through our network of external partners. You will act as the vital link between our internal art teams and external vendors, ensuring that the art assets created align with our vision, quality standards, and project timelines. 

Your expertise in asset management and tracking will be essential in coordinating, monitoring, and delivering high-quality art assets that elevate our gaming experiences.  This role requires a unique blend of exceptional artistic talent, in-depth technical knowledge, superior organizational skills, and a deep passion for video games.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee outsourcing strategies and implement best practices in managing external art,  vendor relationships, ensuring clear, consistent communication and alignment with project goals. 
  • Manage the entire lifecycle of outsourced art assets, from initial briefing, through production, to final delivery.
  • Implement and oversee asset tracking systems to monitor progress, maintain high-quality standards, guarantee timely delivery of assets and within budget.
  • Collaborate closely with the Art Director and internal teams to understand and communicate project requirements to external partners, ensuring all assets align with technical and artistic specifications.
  • Establish, review and provide constructive feedback on art assets, ensuring they align with the project’s artistic vision and quality standards.
  • Forecast resource needs, manage budgets, and work with the internal team to negotiate contracts with outsourcing partners.
  • Identify potential risks and implement mitigation plans before issues arise.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in asset creation and management, incorporating these insights into workflows.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Game Design, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in art production within the gaming industry, with at least 2 years in a managerial role overseeing outsourced art.
  • Proven track record of managing outsourced assets, with a portfolio showcasing completed projects.
  • Strong understanding of the art creation process, including 3D modeling, texturing, and animation.
  • Deep understanding of art & design fundamentals including composition, color theory, perspective, lighting. 
  • Proficiency in asset management software and tools.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and project management skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with AAA titles and familiarity with various game genres and styles.
  • Strong network of contacts within the art outsourcing industry.
  • Proficiency in additional languages, aiding communication with international partners.
  • Experience in using project management tools such as JIRA, Asana, or Trello.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine or other modern game engines.

Compensation Range: 110,000 - 183,000 CAD

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