Art Director for SEGA Studios Australia

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The Art Director is responsible for the visual style and quality of all assets created by the team. This includes in-game and front-end menu assets, web sites and branding.

Responsible for the initial high concepts behind visual style, the Art Director communicates their vision by creating key drawings, concept images, mood boards, colour swatches, documentation and example assets.

Key Responsibilities

The Art Director works with the project’s Creative Director to ensure the art direction fits with the overall project goals and they also work closely with the team’s game and web artists to realize this vision.

Given this is a small, nimble team, the Art Director needs to be ready to get their hands dirty by also contributing to the production of game and menu assets.

You will also be actively involved in hiring new art staff into the team, developing existing staff, as well as liaising with contractors and outsourcing groups.

You have a deep understanding of several 2D and 3D software packages. During your 6+ years of professional experience you have been responsible for leading and inspiring art production teams. To join our team, you must demonstrate solid communication and problem solving abilities. You must be strategic, as well as have an eye for detail and commitment to deadlines, delivering high quality art on time and on budget.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

· Prior games industry experience as Art Director or Lead artist is preferable
· A background in high definition realistic humanoid characters and environments is essential.
· Solid understanding of art and development practices
· Broad interest in aspects of visual art outside of video and computer games

Demo reel requirements

· Conceptual communication
· Composition
· Colour
· Light
· Motion
· Front End and Typography
· Presentation skills
· Craftsmanship
· Breadth of creative styles.

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About the Studio

SEGA’s Australian studio is looking for talented, motivated individuals who are passionate about making great games. We facilitate a collaborative team environment because we believe that to produce the best games, we must work together to reach creative goals and be constantly improving the results of our efforts.

Positioned in the sub-tropics, Brisbane’s has achieved international recognition for having one of the most desirable climates in the world. Queensland is home to many renowned leisure destinations including tropical rainforests, relaxing rural retreats, and some of the world’s best surfing beaches. Combine the outdoor lifestyle and low living cost, Brisbane provides an exceptional quality of life.

In addition to our commitment to make quality games, SEGA offers a number of benefits. These benefits include highly competitive salaries, highest level of private health insurance, relocation assistance to overseas candidates, annual bonus scheme, referral award program, studio parties and outings, free SEGA games, income protection, and 25 annual leave days. We also care about our employees’ quality of life. So far this year, none of our employees have been asked to work late, on weekends, or on public holidays.

*** THIS POSITION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ***