Visual Development Art Lead plays a key role in providing artistic direction while overseeing a team of artists, ensuring the overall quality and consistency of the visual identity for Merge Mansion. In practice, this means (at least) the following:
Leading the Merge Mansion Visual Development Art Team, including Visual Development Artists and Illustrators, providing guidance, mentorship, and feedback to foster professional growth and maximizing their potential
Working with the Art Lead to shape the art direction, ensuring the team follows the overall artistic direction and vision for the project
Collaborating with the producers, product managers, and other discipline leads to establish realistic art production deadlines, and assess and allocate resources
Developing and maintaining efficient workflows, standards, and ways of working to ensure seamless collaboration and integration with other disciplines
Ensuring art assets meet the highest standards of quality, consistency, and artistic vision through regular reviews and providing feedback to the art team
Leading by example, actively contributing to the creation of high-quality art assets, including concept art and illustrations
Working closely with the design, marketing, 3D artists, and animators to ensure a cohesive and immersive visual experience, promoting effective communication and cross-disciplinary collaboration
Facilitating creative brainstorming sessions, coordinating meetings, and creating action points or tickets as necessary to share with the team
Working closely with 3D artists and technical artists to evaluate feasibility and uphold quality standards
Contributing to the creative processes of outsourcing agencies and partners by participating in brainstorming, providing feedback, and analyzing the results
Every role is eventually shaped to match our unique passions, backgrounds and strengths. Here are some of the key skills and experience you should already have when joining Metacore as a Visual Development Art Lead:
Previous experience leading an art team and a background in the games industry
Leadership and management skills, to successfully lead and motivate an art team
In-depth knowledge of industry-standard software and tools, such as Photoshop
Strong understanding of artistic fundamentals, including composition, color theory, and visual storytelling
Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively communicate artistic vision and feedback to team members and stakeholders
Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, effectively managing multiple projects and priorities
Knack for staying current with the latest trends, techniques, and technologies in the game art industry, constantly identifying opportunities for innovation and pushing the boundaries of visual quality
In addition to these, it would be nice but not mandatory for you to have these as well:
Blender, Zbrush and After effects skills
Familiarity with Unity and its art-related features
Our equal opportunity statement
To entertain hundreds of millions of people for decades, we need diverse teams that understand our diverse audiences. The key to unleash our creativity is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture of trust where Metacoreans from all walks of life can be themselves. We celebrate our differences and believe they are the strength that drives us forward.
We are committed to offering equal opportunities for all, regardless of background, age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, family status, education, socioeconomic status or any other characteristic. We build and maintain a workplace and industry free of harassment and discrimination.
We also aspire to have DE&I as a fundamental part of our game design process to enable us to create even better and more inclusive games, communities and entertainment.
If you require any support or have specific needs during the application process, please don't hesitate to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!
Our company is formed by great teams and individuals. Together, we work rather as Metacore than for Metacore – aiming for the same goal of entertaining our audience with world-class mobile games. As Metacore, we’re much more than the sum of our skills, experiences and knowledge.
Metacore is the game company where players are the closest thing to a boss. In other words, our teams and individuals enjoy a lot of freedom and responsibility in their work. Everyone can find the optimal way for reaching their goals – as long as it respects our company culture.
We are located in Helsinki and Berlin – two of the world's most vivid game hubs. We welcome game industry talents from all walks of life, around the world, and do our best to help them settle here.
Everyone in our team approaches mobile games with pure excitement. We play them and talk about them, but because that’s not enough, we also develop them. Read more about whom we hire and what our recruiting process is like.
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