Associate Art Director
Maps
Posted on 1/31/2024
Turtle Rock Studios

51-200 employees

Independent developer of competitive, co-op, and VR games
Company Overview
Turtle Rock Studios, an award-winning independent developer, offers a collaborative and open work environment, fostering creativity and innovation in the gaming industry. The company's competitive edge lies in its commitment to iterative development, working closely with its community to refine and enhance gameplay experiences, as evidenced by successful AAA Competitive / Co-Op titles like Left4Dead, Evolve, and Back 4 Blood. With a team passionate about creating immersive game experiences, Turtle Rock Studios continues to shape the industry and its culture.
VR & AR

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

2003

Headquarters

Lake Forest, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

8%

1 year growth

22%

2 year growth

32%
Locations
Lake Forest, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Blender
CategoriesNew
Art, Graphics & Animation
Requirements
  • Experience as an Art Lead that has shipped at least one AAA title on Console or PC
  • Demonstrated experience working on environments from concept to completion
  • Demonstrated experience working with modern FPS engines (UE4, etc.) and modern art pipelines
  • Strong sense of design and thorough understanding of foundational art principles
  • Production sensibilities, ability to collaborate on timelines and communicate with Production, Leads and team members on task duration and prioritization
  • Strong leadership, mentoring, and teaching skills
  • Proficient in Maya, 3ds Max, or Blender
  • Passion for games and map building
Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with Art Director (Maps) other teams to help guide Maps through the pipeline from conception to completion
  • Work with Map Content Teams (Concept, World Builders, Props, Texture, and Lighting primarily), Audio, and VFX on all map specific work
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to junior artists and collaborate with them on specific tasks as they are related to Maps
  • Provide direction and feedback for map related content and maintain high-quality and consistency across all environments
  • Collaborate with Creative Director, Narrative Director, Level Design, and other Department Leads to ensure gameplay spaces are visually interesting, fun to play, and provide unforgettable experiences for the player
  • Work closely with the Production team throughout map pipeline from conception to completion to ensure timelines and other needs for the Maps team are communicated effectively
  • Maintain a high-level view of the map pipeline and provide creative solutions throughout the process regarding all map related aspects of the project
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in a similar role in the gaming industry