Associate Art Director
Posted on 10/26/2023
Cloud Chamber
Montreal, QC, Canada
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Adobe Photoshop
Art, Graphics & Animation
  • A minimum 7+ years experience in AAA development with at least 1 shipped AAA title in a leadership capacity
  • Experience working with Art Directors/Creative Directors and spearheading translation of sophisticated art vision
  • Previous experience leading large art teams for AAA game development, working with hybrid/distributed teams, including co-dev, a plus
  • Profound knowledge of the AAA game asset creation pipeline
  • UE4-5 Experience
  • A caring and compassionate mentor and coach
  • Proficiency in industry-standard 2D and 3D software tools, such as Maya, 3DS Max, Photoshop, Substance Painter, and Substance Designer
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with a critical eye for detail
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to establish priorities, delegate, and multi-task effectively
  • Ability to partner with a diverse group of personalities effectively and constructively
  • In-depth knowledge of industry trends in interactive storytelling and AAA games
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing production situations
  • Mature outlook on work ethics and responsibilities
  • Positive mentor and model of best practices
  • Adept at building strong partnerships at all levels of the organization
  • Collaborative and team centric
  • Uncompromising ethics and unwavering integrity
  • Champion of high standards, pushing for progress, embracing change, and challenging the status quo
  • Willing to uphold the values of Cloud Chamber
  • Work with Art Direction and the Art Leadership Team to ensure alignment and support of the Art Vision in the World
  • Align your team's work with the Art Vision and Production Strategy for the project
  • Set and manage quality expectations to ensure the successful creation and execution of Character Art by your team
  • Establish the benchmarks for the Character Art realization in the game
  • Develop and maintain appropriate references and documentation to guide your team
  • Partner with stakeholders in other teams to ensure that requirements and needs are being met to deliver on the Character Art needs of the game
  • Partner with Tech Art, Animation, and Cinematics to ensure a cohesive and holistic approach to the realization of the Characters in support of the Creative Direction
  • Act as a stakeholder for the recruitment and hiring of artists for your team
  • Participate in reviews to validate the quality of the implementation of Character Art in the game
  • Train and empower artists to integrate art direction in their work to unleash their creativity and the ownership of their work
  • Assist in the preparation of documentation and presentations