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Art Director – Hybrid/Flexible – AAA Games

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #26133 Posted: 6 months ago

Project: AAA Games

Are you an experienced Lead Artist or Art Director looking for a new opportunity where you can make a real impact?

You will be responsible for defining art styles while specifying the visual standards and being actively involved in the day-to-day art production. It is the Art Director’s responsibility to collaborate with discipline leads to set quality standards for the game using in-depth knowledge of techniques and technical approaches.

You will be working on an exciting AAA project within an experienced team with a proven record of delivering quality products. The ideal candidate should have a strong history demonstrating an exceptional eye for detail, creative flair, and a drive for excellence.


  • Experience managing artists remotely or in a hybrid working environment
  • Extensive leadership experience, shipping 3D game titles on multiple platforms
  • Strong knowledge of all art pipelines (Characters, Environments, Animation, VFX, Shaders & Materials, Lighting, UI, Rendering, and Performance)
  • Have a creative eye and aesthetic judgment to help drive and critique the visual quality
  • Exceptional understanding of game development process from concept and pre-production, through production, to finalising and optimisation
  • Strong technical understanding of common and proprietary tools and technology used for content creation
  • Diligence with individual and team tasks, considering scheduling and budget limitations
  • Solid knowledge of industry standard task tracking software such as Jira, Excel, and MS Project
  • Experience managing suppliers such as mo-cap, outsourcing, and testing


  • Collaborate with the Code, Design and Art teams to identify, research and help implement innovative ideas and technical approaches needed for each projects vision
  • Drive research and development into new software and art techniques through an understanding of emerging trends and technologies in games, media, and visual effects
  • Establish a solid creative vision in a variety of art styles
  • Define best practices, workflows and pipelines as well as develop and improve existing processes
  • Accurately scope a projects art requirement
  • Inspire, mentor and train artists to ensure solid working foundations and career development
  • Establish clear in-game budgets and ensure proper game performance and optimisation.
  • Be involved with the recruitment needs of your team

  • 26 days holiday + Bank holidays (increasing with service at 5 years – one day each year until you reach 31 days)
  • Private Medical Insurance, healthcare cash plan, including dental and Vision
  • Life Assurance, Income Protection & Critical Illness Cover
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • Interest Free, Tax-Free loans
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • EAP a range of Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
  • Plus loads more… including a wide range of discounts, freebies, and social events!


Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 413!.

Tagged as: AAA, Art Director

Tags: AAA , Art Director Categories: Art , Creative


Claire Ramshaw

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