Head of Art & Animation

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Betting Jobs are working with a major international games studio, seeking a highly-experienced games design profile to lead their Art & Animation output. This role represents an exciting opportunity to work with a widely-respected studio and will be based from their growing Midlands office. This is open to both local and international applications. Contact us today for a confidential discussion.

Main Responsibilities:
• To set the overall creative direction for games design and to work cross-functionally to ensure that this is delivered, with consideration to the game’s budget
• To drive improvements to our Art and Animation processes with the objective of increasing quality and efficiency
• To create new concepts as well as developing new Inspired house-styles targeting mobile and retail players, as well as having B2B appeal
• To have responsibility for a team of Production Artists, with a view to mentoring and developing talent as well as day-to-day line management responsibility
• To manage the scope and quality of any outsourced production graphics

Required Skills and Experience:
• A minimum of 5 years experience in a Lead Artist role in the Video Game or Gaming industry
• Technical expertise in the tools used to create the Production artwork e.g. Photoshop, After Effects
• A passion for games and an understanding of what makes a game visually appealing and fun to play
• Ability to build relationships and communicate clearly with all stakeholders, including senior managers, designers, developers and testers

Beneficial Experience:
• Managing the outsourcing of Art Production
• 3D Expertise
• Spine Expertise
• Games design

Contact Details:
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 588 988
Contact: Mark Jardine

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