Art Director

PLAYSTUDIOS
Austin, TX, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

We're looking for an ambitious ART DIRECTOR to lead entire projects from start to finish in multiple creative tracks, providing vision and clarity for the internal and offsite production staff. 

  • Directs the art concept, production, post-production of multiple projects to deliver on-budget, on-time, on-model, technically compliant, and performant game art 
  • Provides guidance/direction for not only art, but UI, design, animation, sound, branding, typography, and CGI look & feel 
  • Contribute to the further development of the content pipeline 
  • Prepares Creative Briefs that include project summary, demographics/relevant data, moodboard, look & feel references, mockups, and timeline 
  • Participates in creative brainstorming sessions in coordination with Creative Director and Product Managers 
  • Present project proposals and team updates to company stakeholders 
  • Meets with the Creative Directors, Producers, and Product Managers as-needed for reviews, sprint planning, and roadmap planning 
  • Has visibility into asset delivery dates; can speak to this in absence of Producer 
  • Responsible for mentoring/training new hires to the team and stimulating a positive environment to ensure cultural cohesion is upheld


Skills & Requirements

  • 3-5 years experience in Game Art Management (casual casino highly preferred) 
  • Demonstrable understanding of foundation art principles including drawing, color theory, anatomy, lighting 
  • Demonstrable understanding of typography and graphic design 
  • Experience in critiquing and clear communication of ideas 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced creative and collaborative work environment 
  • Self-directed, driven; willing to ask for help or engage assistance 
  • A good mentor to junior staff-- has applicable career experience and can speak to it 
  • A team player-- open to new ideas and supportive of sharing & creativity 
  • Able to work hands-on as-needed to provide sketch layouts, concepts, draw-over, and paint-over

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Applications must include a link to your online portfolio. 

About the Company

PLAYSTUDIOS: 

PLAYSTUDIOS is the developer of award-winning casual games for mobile and social platforms, including POP! Slots, myVEGAS Slots, myVEGAS Blackjack, and my KONAMI Slots. The apps are powered by the company’s groundbreaking playAWARDS loyalty platform, which enables players to earn real-world rewards from more than 70 iconic hospitality, entertainment, and leisure brands across 15 countries and four continents. playAWARDS partners include MGM Resorts International, Wolfgang Puck, Norwegian Cruise Line, Resorts World, Gray Line Tours, and Hippodrome Casino, among others. Founded by a team of veteran gaming, hospitality, and technology entrepreneurs, PLAYSTUDIOS apps combine the best elements of popular social games with exciting casino gaming mechanics. To learn more about PLAYSTUDIOS, visit www.playstudios.com