Environment Outsourcing Review Artist [CONTRACT]

Retro Studios
Austin, TX, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description


  • Review outsourced content to ensure final deliverables reflect the desired artistic vision.
  • Create and/or modify existing assets, as necessary.
  • Provide detailed and organized management of a high volume of assets related to art.
  • Ensure ongoing timely feedback to external vendors working on art content.
  • Accurately estimate the time necessary to complete individual assets.
  • Test levels in-game and assess both aesthetics and performance on the Switch.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to evaluate external teams’ proficiency in art production.
  • Generate detailed documentation and examples of art asset production, procedures, and engine requirements to support the external vendors.

*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.

Skills & Requirements

  • Prior outsourcing experience.
  • Thorough understanding of current artistic/technical requirements for video game production pipelines.
  • Artistic eye for core artistic principles including color, composition, structure and perspective.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback with gracious consideration.
  • Experience creating art specifically for video game software using current tools.
  • 5+ years' experience in AAA video game production, including several product cycles (or equivalent experience).
  • Undergraduate degree in art related subject; or completion of an intensive art training program; or equivalent independent study and experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity…celebrating strengths.

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About the Company

Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd.  Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms.  Retro Studios is in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life.  Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.