Art Director - Remote Role (UK Only)

Roll7
London, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

We are looking for a collaborative problem solver who wants to dive into something new and create remarkable experiences for our players. The project is an original IP and ‘full 3D’, but highly stylised, so we are looking for applicants with ground-breaking visual flair.         

This role is a ‘hybrid’ between Art Director (30%) and hands-on Lead Art Role (70%), you’ll be leading a team of around 6 to deliver something that truly pushes the boundaries of independent games. 

Responsibilities

  • Define the vision for the art teams consisting of different disciplines and levels of experience
  • Ability to make a direct contribution to the creation of art visualization through hands on examples
  • Collaborate with Creative Director, Tech, and Production teams to deliver on key milestones
  • Actively accepts and provides direction to the art team
  • Ability to work with the Creative Director to ensure consistency between vision of all art and game design
  • Influence the technical and aesthetic processes in order to realize the vision
  • Understanding of modern games and their artistic range
  • Excellent communication, time-management and organizational skills
  • Task driven, self-motivated, proactive
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal abilities

Remote work

Roll7 is a remote studio, and this role requires the applicant to undertake the vast majority of their work at home (nine out of ten days). Appropriate equipment, dev kits and software licenses will be supplied as required. One day a fortnight we work from central London as a team, therefore applicants MUST be based in the UK.

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications

  • Exceptional portfolio that exhibits personal and project artistic accomplishments
  • Exceptional visual and technical understanding in rendering and asset creation
  • 3+ years art direction leadership experience across industry leading games
  • Unity Engine experience (ideally strong!) 

Portfolio Submissions

  • Examples of personal and professional artwork
  • Examples of understanding of the work flow of concept to creation
  • Examples of work you directed but did not create

Additional Information

  • Working remotely is an option

How to Apply

Applications - portfolio, cover letter, cv etc. are to be sent by email to jobs@roll7.co.uk 

About the Company

Roll7

At Roll7, we create exciting and critically acclaimed video games - including the BAFTA-winning OlliOlli franchise. Innovation, freedom, and a real sense of fun are at the heart of everything we do, from creating award-winning original IPs to the everyday business of running our unique distributed workplace set-up.

Being a distributed studio – the majority of our employees work from home nine days out of ten - allows us to offer a high degree of freedom and autonomy to our motivated and creative staff. Everyone at Roll7 can work in a way that allows them to balance impressive workplace achievements with their own responsibilities at home.

Fortnightly meetups in our London office, combined with a robust online communication system, mean that we still retain all the positives of a welcoming and friendly office environment - without the downsides of a long and expensive commute. After all, most of us would rather be at home with our families and pets (or our game consoles) than crammed onto an overcrowded commuter train or stuck in traffic.

We love to give every employee a chance to play and contribute to the games we make, we love giving people the freedom to pursue their own path to success, and we hate crunch.

Equal opportunities

At Roll7, our team is at the heart of everything we do, and it matters to us that everyone feels comfortable and valued at work. We are an equal opportunities employer, and we have a keen commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where all of our employees are accepted and valued as part of the team. We hire based on talent and suitability for the role - regardless of race, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, pregnancy, marital status or veteran status.

Remote work

Roll7 is a remote studio, and this role requires the applicant to undertake the vast majority of their work at home (nine out of ten days). Appropriate equipment, dev kits and software licenses will be supplied as required. One day a fortnight we work from central London as a team, therefore applicants MUST be based in the UK.

Check out our website for a complete list of staff benefits and more details on our company culture.