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Art Manager

Guildford, UK
Art
Area

Job Overview

Based in Guildford, Wargaming UK is looking for an exceptionally skilled Art Manager to assist in creating the next big free-to-play PC title from Wargaming, the company that brought us World of Tanks and one of the strongest free-to-play PC game companies in the world.  

In this role, you will be expected to deliver a visually stunning product on-time, on-budget, and to specification. You will help to communicate the Art Directors vision to the talent across multiple studios, manage the insource/outsource requirements of an ever-growing product & ensure timing deliveries of assets to the highest standards.

The candidate will have to be a hardworking self-motivated team player who is able to communicate daily with the Art Director, Art Leads and Project Management to ensure that briefs are produced, feedback is given, and assets are tracked and delivered.

They will need to possess excellent verbal and written skills and be able to both take critique and give feedback to external partners, participate in group discussions on both a developer & managerial level.

This role is a job that requires strong communication between other production departments and the internal art department. The role is required to be a facilitator and provide mitigation to any problems that arise between schedule and quality.

We are looking for someone with a good sense of humor who can integrate themselves seamlessly into our team & studio culture, a solid singing voice, sweet dance moves, and an ability to pun will all stand you in good stead.

Applications without a portfolio will not be considered

 

Reports To

This position is in Guildford and you will report to the Art Director

 

What will you do?

  • In conjunction with the Development Director, and Art Director, coordinate the day-to-day activities for a large internal team. Includes coaching, mentoring, and developing core values that the team can align with and execute on.

  • Be a key participant in the hiring process for content creators

  • Conduct annual reviews and goal setting for all members of your team.

  • Help set schedule and visual expectations. Help maintain technical expectations.

  • Help define the content creation process from pre-production through completion.

  • Ensure communication and cross team coordination with the other regional studio management

 

What are we looking for?

  • 7 or more years of increasingly responsible experience in Art Management/Art Direction.

  • 3+ year’s management experience.

  • Possess excellent verbal and written skills and be able to both take critique and give feedback to external partners

  • Experience working with a broad range of high-end 2D and 3D third-party content creation tools.

  • Experience managing large teams of people with sensitivity towards all levels of art and art experience

  • Extremely organized and proficient overseeing large project schedules. Experience with Microsoft Project or similar software a major plus.

  • Must be passionate about playing and making video games for the PC and gaming consoles.

  • Worked on a couple of published games.

  • Ability to collaborate with others to manage a large group of highly motivated and creative people.

  • Proven ability to create high-poly and low-poly models and textures

 

What additional skills will help you stand out?

  • Traditional art skills (drawing, painting, sculpting, photography)

  • Concept skills – Ability to visualize and concept environments and props

  • Experience with Substance Designer and Painter

 

About Wargaming:

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.

Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.

Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming!

 

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