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Assistant Art Director

Obsidian Entertainment is looking for an accomplished, creative, cooperative Assistant Art Director to aid our Art Director on Grounded with asset creation being done by the internal art team and external partners. 

The ideal candidate will be an expert in their craft and possess a keen eye for quality. They will be comfortable coordinating teams of artists to execute on the creative vision of the Art Director. If you’ve got powerful collaborative abilities, enjoy managing artists, and have in-depth knowledge of art creation pipelines, then let’s talk!

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Art Director and team to establish art outsourcing needs, goals, and requirements
  • Manage the art outsourcing communication chain including collaboration with internal and external art teams
  • Create and maintain detailed instruction workbooks, maximizing the documented re-use and optimization of content
  • Provide clear and concise feedback regarding technical and visual goals
  • Create production-level concept art and feedback paint-overs to assist with asset creation

Requirements

  • 5+ years of game development experience with at least one shipped project
  • Good understanding of modern game development with a keen artistic and technical eye for detail
  • Demonstrable knowledge of quality game art and art creation pipelines with optimization for performance
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively prioritize multiple internal and external needs
  • Demonstrated skills using Photoshop CS as a concept artist
  • Working knowledge of design, architecture, human and animal anatomy, composition, perspective, color theory, and lighting

Pluses

  • Experience developing with Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience using 3ds Max or Maya to create game art
  • Experience with Perforce, Confluence, and Jira
  • Experience with defining milestone deliverables for contracted work

Portfolio Requirements

  • A web portfolio that demonstrates visual quality with performance in-game asset creation 
  • Samples, demonstrations, or documentation of art style guides or initiatives
  • A web portfolio that demonstrates concept development skills in the following areas: Environments, Characters, Creatures, Weapons, and Props

Portfolio Pluses

  • Graphic icons
  • Graphic design examples

Obsidian Entertainment is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. We only accept electronic applications

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