UI Art Director

Magnopus
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Magnopus is a content-focused technology company founded by a diverse team of Oscar-winning artists and engineers. We’re combining storytelling, art, and advanced technologies to create Hollywood-caliber experiences that connect the physical and digital worlds in new ways.

We are working on cutting-edge VR/MR/AR virtual production films and experiences which allow people to connect deeper to the world in order to feel touched, inspired, educated, and entertained. We are seeking an experienced UI Art Director to lead our team in creating cutting edge content for next generation hardware on real time and pre-rendered platforms.

A Few Things We’ve Done

Mission:ISS

Disney Pixar Coco VR

Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab

Responsibilities:

  • Inspire and motivate art teams to deliver their best work and provide effective and constructive feedback

  • Lead and manage a cross-functional design team in the conception, design, and execution of visual materials

  • Communicate and collaborate with multiple teams such as engineering and production to guide the products’ visual progress from beginning to end and deliver world-class visuals

  • Work closely with production to ensure schedules and plans meet business and project needs

  • Identify risks and strategic opportunities and clearly communicate them to your team and management

Only candidates with an online portfolio link will be considered.

Magnopus employees enjoy benefits and perks such as an open vacation policy, medical benefits including dental and vision, and access to top-of-the-line technology.

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of experience in computer-generated art

  • Expert at using 3D Art tools such as Maya, ZBrush, 3ds MAX, Vray, Substance Designer/Painter and 3D Coat

  • Proficiency in: physically based rendering, lighting, shading, environment and character design, FX, performance analysis, and graphics content optimization

  • Strong foundation in Graphic design and typography

  • Portfolio that demonstrates a keen eye for artistic and technical direction

  • Proven experience directing and supporting artists across multiple art disciplines

  • Experience working in Unity Game Engine (additional experience in Unreal is a plus)

  • Minimum of 3 console titles shipped, from concept to final

  • Outstanding communication skills and being able to lead via influence

Would Be Nice:

  • Love of video games and knowledge about industry trends and innovations

  • Working knowledge of programming languages like C++ or C#

  • Past experience working with VR/AR

  • Motion graphics design experience

How to Apply

About the Company

Magnopus is a VR/AR Experience Company forging art, science, and technology to create new experiences across virtual reality, augmented reality, and good ol' fashioned reality reality.Located in downtown Los Angeles, we are empowered by an Academy Award-winning team of artists, technologists, and "get it done" producers who bring a diverse body of experience and creative solutions to the field.  We're working on original and licensed IP for VR experiences that are game engine-driven, footage-driven, or a mix of both.  Our technology teams are developing AR platforms and custom VR platforms for clients on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, GearVR, and HoloLens using Unity, Unreal, and original software development.Our unique focus on story and content-driven technology development gives us advance access to some of our partner's over-the-horizon hardware and software developments in light field technology, holographic and translucent displays, HMDs, performance capture, and human computing interfaces.We're honored to have a diverse team of talented individuals building products and experiences that have a positive impact on people's everyday lives, whether in entertainment, education, industry, or government.