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Technical Art Director

Keywords / Skills : Technical Art Director, 3D graphic design, 3D real-time projects, 2D and 3D graphic softwares, asset management systems, programming language, Max Script, 3D graphic designing

10 - 20 years
Posted: 2019-11-18

VP - Creative/ Creative Director
Other Media/Journalism
Posted On
18th Nov 2019
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Job Description
The Offer
Leadership opportunity with a market leading video game company

The Employer
Our client is a leading game development studio in Asia Pacific with a presence in Singapore more than a decade. The Singapore office has a multicultural team with over 30 different nationalities and is rapidly expanding as a result of the company's continued success in creating memorable gameplay experiences.

The Job
As a Technical Art Director, you will act as the team lead responsible for your team's development, adaptation, and implementation of the graphic tools and methods to carry out the artistic vision of the game within the defined technical constraints. Your main focuses are development of team members, conversion of art direction into technical requirements, implementation of art technologies, tools, pipelines and budgets for the project. 

Your key responsibilities include:
  • Managing and helping build a team that works together smoothly and collaborates well with external partners.
  • Guiding, providing constant support, and mentoring technical artists. Playing a key role in their career development.
  • Ensuring team productivity: assigning, organizing, and prioritizing the work within his team.
  • Helping construct a credible road map to reach target dates.
  • Working closely with HR recruitment and producers to identify, hire, and grow promising candidates in your area of expertise.
  • Acting as a gatekeeper of a solid bridge between art and tech teams.
  • Understanding art direction requirements and converting them to new features and improvements.
  • Having regular sync-ups with the tech direction and art direction to align on options, choices and priorities.
  • Proactively foreseeing problems and technical needs.
  • Working closely with Rendering, Engine, Tools, and Art teams to ensure requirements are properly prioritized.
  • Fostering inter-team coordination. Helping coordinate communication between groups and achieve consensus for the requirements necessary to ship a high quality title.
  • Establishing an open communication with your peers on the project.
  • Owning up the art technologies, tools, pipelines and budgets.
  • Testing and confirming that the intended techniques are possible with the tools chosen. Validating the quality of the product with the Art Director and Lead Programmer.
  • Producing a technical reference and/ or technical constraints document, keeping it current, and communicating it for the team's guidance.
  • Assuring the homogeneity of the technical quality throughout the game.
  • Proposing and creating the right tools to accelerate certain procedural tasks.
  • Looking out for innovation and networking with other experts to benchmark solutions used on the project.
  • Providing insights and value add to the project and group.

The Profile
  • You possess Bachelor's Degree in 3D graphic design or related field and have solid experience in 3D graphic designing in video game development.
  • You have significant experience in 3D real-time projects, and you are well acquainted with work related to - Level Artist, Model Artist, Texturer, Associate Technical Director, Graphic team etc.
  • You have served as a lead of artists through a creation process, in previous projects.
  • You possess in-depth knowledge of the jobs required to produce a video game and you are well aware of the technical constraints of engines and the different game platforms.
  • You have solid knowledge of 2D and 3D graphic softwares and asset management systems.
  • You possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of a programming language (like - C++) and Max Script would be a significant plus.

Ref No: 01680081

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