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Art Director in Austin, Texas
Posted June 16, 2022


Location – Austin, TX


  • Join a studio with 20+ year history of developing AAA franchises games and a team who encourages continuous learning and professional growth
  • Become an integral part of a recently created team who has shipped multiple AAA blockbusters across XB1, PS4, and PC
  • Help build a completely original story in a new world that gamers can play in for years to come


  • Lead and motivate the art team to realize overall goals and deliver a successful project on time
  • Create and update the projects Art Style Guide, ensuring that the art teams style remains consistent while maintaining the visual style and game/ art pillars
  • Mentor and serve as a technical and creative resource for the team through regular constructive feedback, assisting in the resolution of complex problems and empowering others to grow in their roles
  • Establish the art production pipeline and protect the process throughout the project cycle
  • Track and approve completed art assets
  • Collaborate with Executive Producers and Leads in the creation and overall management of the art schedule and resource plans, including adjustments of project goals and design revisions
  • Collaborate, inspire and manage external development teams and partners
  • Collaborate with Lead Programmer to brainstorm technical ideas and solutions 
  • Participate in managing project-related conflicts and disputes, and counsel marginal performers, according to HR policies
  • Support leads and producers to keep studio executive staff, the publisher and marketing staff up to speed on product status and vision through the preparation and presentation of appropriate project materials
  • Assist with staff plans, staff assessments and performance appraisals
  • Concept art direction/ creation experience, including assisting with the sourcing of concept art contractors


  • 7+ years of game industry experience
  • Shipped a minimum of 1+ video games as an Art Director
  • Proven AAA console experience in a dev side Art leadership position
  • Experience managing external art teams
  • Strong understanding of AAA game production, design process and methodology
  • Strong time management skills with a proven ability to focus on priorities, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines with an ability to maintain pacing in situations of intense schedules
  • Ability to work cooperatively on a cross-disciplinary team spanning artists, programmers and designers
  • Ability to communicate effectively with executive level staff on a broad range of topics: technical, business and creative
  • Demonstrates and understanding of storytelling, artisanship and continuity
  • Ability to balance impacts of deadlines and resources with style and art quality requirements on AAA products
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with peers, art staff and senior management
  • Employee Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Date Posted: June 16, 2022
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