Artist en chef / Lead Artist
Square Enix Montréal
Montréal, Québec
1h ago

DUTIES :

  • Understand and communicate the Artistic direction of the project to ensure that the Artistic team executes this vision as faithfully as possible.
  • Work with 3D artists, Technical artists and Programmers to ensure the best possible visual quality, while respecting the technical constraints of the game.
  • Support, inspire and coach artists while providing a clear, well-considered direction and feedback on their work.
  • Participate in the definition and prioritization of artistic milestones and define the workload of artists.
  • Follow up with the art team to ensure that everyone delivers their work on time and with expected quality.
  • Optimize the work methodology and the artistic processes, so that the contribution of each artist is optimal.
  • Follow up with the outsourcers, evaluate their work and give them feedback in order to reach the objectives of the project.
  • Help recruit and welcome artists to the team.
  • Create art for the game itself, from concept to marketing.
  • EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS :

  • College or university diploma in 2D and 3D art, or equivalent education
  • 5 years’ experience as a Concept, 3D or Graphic Artist; Experience leading art direction Team on a project, big or small
  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Good knowledge of mobile artistic production pipelines.
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS :

  • Strong fundamental knowledge of art, visual communication and design principles
  • Excellent hands-on artistic skills : From pre-visualization and concept art, to color correction and polish
  • Strong creative mind for ideation, innovation and world building
  • Familiarity with tablet games and related creative crafts such as animation, audio, game design
  • Familiarity with Substance Painter and / or Designer
  • Familiarity with 3D Max and3or Maya
  • Familiarity with Unity
  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS :

  • Positive leader with an ability to present ideas clearly and inspire a team
  • Good sense of responsibilities, constraints, and schedules
  • Ability to clearly express his vision of the Artistic direction
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to think synthetically and analytically.
  • MOTIVATION AND INTERESTS : Passion to make new thoughtful work - and an ambition for the videogames medium - are essential.

    Enthusiasm for the mobile / tablet medium is a must!

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