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Lead Artist with exp of dealing with external publishers LONDON Posted Nov 26
Interactive Selection , United Kingdom (London)
 
We are a leading independent developer, focused on building and operating live games.

We’ve been in business for 13 years and with a development team of over 120 people, we’re one of the largest independent studios in the UK.

Role:
We are looking for a Game Art Lead to manage the art team in a high performing mobile-focussed environment.

As Game Art Lead you are responsible for visually establishing, developing and maintaining the game artistic style and visual quality.
Responsibilities

A Game Art Lead is a highly creative thinker who establishes and maintains strong artistic direction which best fits the Game Design and business ambitions. They lead a game art team in delivering the game vision as directed in collaboration with the Studio Art Director. A talented an analytical artist, plus an experienced and respected leader.

Requirements:
Previous experience of managing relationships with external partners
A comprehensive portfolio showing wonderful examples of your craft in different styles
Experience leading a project or mentoring a team
Experience in estimating/scheduling (ideally within an agile environment)
Excellent organisational mind
Skilled in one or more of the craft areas - knowledgeable in all 
Excellent communication skills and a positive demeanour
Ability to understand business and product needs and ability to decipher and adhere to existing IP styles
Experience on multiple games and ability to work across varied art styles
Keeps up to date with visual trends in entertainment - able to reference popular and obscure cultural IP...not just games
 
Desirable skills / experience:
Industry experience at multiple game/entertainment studios an advantage
Experience building teams an advantage
Experience with outsourced art and external contract support an advantage
Experience on a successful free-to-play mobile game

Ref: 3136..We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency that values diversity and does not discriminate.  We encourage clients to welcome applicants from all backgrounds

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