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Art Director

Authentic Artists k

This is a Remote Position

Feb 18
Job Description

*** This is a Contract-To-Hire position with an immediate start date ***

As part of the core of our Creative Team, we are looking for an experienced creative leader reporting to the Executive Creative Director to help develop and maintain all aspects of the artistic vision of our brand and platform on a daily basis.

As a director, you will be a motivational catalyst and force multiplier for internal and external members of the creative team. As a hands-on artist, you will help define and create the aesthetic of the platform, characters, branding/marketing/sales assets, and all other creative components.

You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining inspiring, high-quality, and consistent visual creative, leading and mentoring our partners and collaborators through the establishment of processes and hands-on reviews and feedback, and owning / communicating the art vision & status internally to project and executive leadership.


# Essential Duties & Responsibilities

- Drive strong creative vision and execution for 3D character-based interactive music experiences, as well as all branding/marketing/sales collateral.

- Direct the conceptualization, development and execution of visually innovative 3D characters, environments, VFX, and UI/UX elements.

- Create compelling creative assets, based on your individual skillset(s), for a variety of the creative needs consistent with current and future design trends.

- Work with Product, Engineering, Audio and other Technical leaders to generate creative solutions to complex feature ideas that adhere to the product and technical needs.

- Develop and maintain an optimized art content creation pipeline.

- Collaborate with an external team & outsource partners to deliver the highest possible creative quality while adhering to production schedule(s).

- Provide strong artistic vision using 2D and 3D concept skills to communicate design ideas and features to stakeholders, collaborators and partners.

- Support and maintain the artistic vision of the platform’s character design style(s).

- Willingness to take feedback and rework material while maintaining a fresh perspective.

- Communicate progress of work to appropriate production staff and ensure all deadlines are met.

- Guide and mentor artists throughout all phases of development to create high fidelity art.

- Document art processes and communicate them to internal and external art teams.

- Ensure all artwork is properly backed-up, organized and stored appropriately.


# Qualifications/Requirements

- Experience working as an Art Director, preferably for a game developer or creative studio.

- Experience with creating and maintaining digital creative assets for brand, marketing and sales needs.

- Experience with creative development for video games and/or interactive music experiences, preferably with a background in 3D and experience with 3D characters and environments.

- Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

- Strong 3D modeling & texturing experience, preferably with software such as Maya, 3dsMax, zBrush and/or Blender.

- Strong Unity experience including asset import and management, optimization, 3D and 2D animation, material and VFX creation and UGUI.

- Preferably able to create high fidelity pre-visualization animations using Animate CC, After Effects, and/or other leading animation software.

- Very strong sense of layout, composition, graphic design, color, font, typeface.

- Must have developed and shipped experiences using Unity.

- Must have experience outsourcing creative assets including characters, environments and other interactive and/or game assets.

- People management experience including managing performance and career development for artists.

- Experience running complex art pipelines.

- Ability to work well with integrated creative, production and technical teams.

- Understanding of how to work and collaborate with high profile talent and partners.

- Highly motivated and eager to take on challenges.

- Ability to self-start and self-manage, providing an artistic POV while also being adaptable and willing to take direction.

- Responsive to deadlines and work well in a fast-paced, confidential production environment under pressure.


# Desired Characteristics

- 3+ years of experience as Art Director.

- 7+ years of experience in a creative field, preferably within videogames and/or creative studio settings.

- Bachelor’s degree in relevant area(s) of study preferred.


# About Us

Authentic Artists is creating virtual artists using deep learning technology. Designed for live streaming, gaming, and the metaverse, Authentic’s artists will deliver revolutionary new music experiences to fans. Authentic is a seed stage startup that will be breaking stealth in March 2021. Investors and Advisors include executives from 21st Century Fox, Live Nation, Microsoft, Roblox, and Vice Media.


# How to Apply

Does this role sound like a good fit? Email us at jobs@authentic-artists.ai

- Include the role's title in the subject line.
- Attach a resume and/or link to your LinkedIn profile.
- Send along links that best showcase the relevant things you've built and done.

We believe that principles of diversity and inclusion are integral to creating healthy, dynamic organizations, promoting innovation, and building great products. Our success is directly related to the employees that we hire, grow, and retain, and we believe that our team should reflect the diversity of the audiences that we will serve.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Authentic Artists is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

Application Details

- Include the role's title in the subject line.
- Attach a resume and/or link to your LinkedIn profile.
- Send along links that best showcase the relevant things you've built and done.

Authentic Artists

Authentic Artists is creating virtual artists using deep learning technology. Designed for live streaming, gaming, and the metaverse, Authentic’s artists will deliver revolutionary new music experiences to fans. Authentic is a seed stage startup that will be breaking stealth in March 2021. Investors and Advisors include executives from 21st Century Fox, Live Nation, Microsoft, Roblox, and Vice Media.