Full-Time

OS Character Art Manager

Updated on 6/6/2024

PlayStation Global

PlayStation Global

1,001-5,000 employees

Designs and markets gaming consoles and accessories

Consumer Software
Hardware

Mid

Bellevue, WA, USA

Required Skills
Communications
Adobe Photoshop
Zbrush
Requirements
  • Passionate about the video game industry and knowledgeable about FPS.
  • Care deeply about creating and fostering healthy and strong teams.
  • Understand the importance of empathy and emotional intelligence in the workplace.
  • Able to move between long-range thinking and day-to-day issues.
  • Excited about learning and growing your skillset.
  • Ready to jump in and start problem-solving across multiple disciplines.
  • Care and consideration for the player experience.
  • 3+ years in a production-focused pipeline within the video game industry.
  • Shipped AAA title and direct contribution to game pipeline, live services is a plus.
  • An extensive background in Character Art.
  • Experience collaborating, building relationships and coordinating with Art Outsource vendors.
  • Demonstrated experience in game art asset creation in software packages including Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, Substance Painter, and UE4 or UE5.
  • Critical eye for core artistic principles including color, composition, anatomy, and perspective.
  • Exceptional written and visual communication skills.
  • Highly organized and self-driven with attention to detail.
  • Experience managing multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Proficiency with JIRA, Flow (Shotgrid), and other project management toolsets.
  • Strong character art portfolio is required to be evaluated.
Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the members of the art and development team to communicate the visual goals of the project and maintain the consistency of this vision with external vendors and teams.
  • Organize and prepare character art asset briefs, providing reference materials, documentation, and technical specs to external partners based on team and project requirements.
  • Review all deliverables for artistic quality and technical accuracy.
  • Provide clear character art guidelines and complete feedback to ensure all outsourced material meets visual and technical requirements.
  • Work closely with art leadership and production to track, organize, maintain, and document the status of outsourced character art assets.
  • Shepherd and improve the character art outsource pipeline between teams and enforce the process throughout the project cycle.
  • Import and integrate outsourced materials into the engine with proper setup and communicate readiness to the team.
  • Assisting in the development of documentation and ensuring it stays complete and up to date.
  • Define and execute creative strategies that improve quality, cost-effectiveness, and risk mitigation of products.
  • Maintain strong creative relationships with existing partners and internal teams.
  • Vet external parties for viability and make recommendations on external vendors.
  • Individual contribution in character art and outsource clean-up.

Working at PlayStation offers the opportunity to be part of a leading company in the gaming industry, renowned for its cutting-edge technology like haptic feedback and 4K HDR visuals. Employees are immersed in a culture of innovation and excellence that pushes the boundaries of gaming and entertainment. Contributing to a globally recognized brand that consistently delivers high-quality, immersive gaming experiences, ensures a dynamic and fulfilling work environment.

Company Stage

M&A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Foster City, California

Founded

1994

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-13%

1 year growth

-29%

2 year growth

-26%

Benefits

Health and wellness: Medical (PPO, HDHP, and HMO), dental, vision, disability, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, student loan repayment assistance, education reimbursement program, wellness reimbursement, identity theft protection, basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance, business travel accident insurance, 4.5% 401(k) match, commuter program, additional voluntary programs (group legal, pet insurance, auto and home insruance), onsite flu shots and biometric screenings

Family and time off: 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, paid parental leave, adoption assistance program, 529 college savings plan match, back-up child care, parental and elder care coaching

Perks: Sony product discounts, passport perks program, monthly $10 Playstation Network voucher, employee referral bonus, game launch events