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Character Art Director

The Believer Company

The Believer Company

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Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Character Art Director

We're building a world-class team of game-makers: folks bursting with creativity, who balance candor with compassion, and hold themselves and their peers accountable to what's best for players.

The goal for the Believer Character art team is to create visually stunning, memorable, and emotionally engaging characters.We are looking for a Character Art Director to lead the development of that process and discover the characters for our brand-new IP. You will report directly into the Game Art Director.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with the game Art Director, Concept Artists, and other game leads to establish the in-game visual direction for the game’s characters and ensure it aligns with the project’s creative vision

  • Work with the character art team to define the look and feel of the game’s characters, including their design, style, and personality

  • Create visually stunning, unique, and memorable character designs that align with the game's creative vision, and set the bar for the team

  • Develop the art pipeline for character creation, ensuring efficiency and consistency across all characters

  • Manage the character art team, providing feedback and guidance to ensure high-quality work

  • Review and approve character art assets to ensure that they meet quality standards and are consistent with the game’s visual direction

  • Work with other departments, such as concept art, animation, and tech art, to ensure that character assets are integrated into the game and meet all technical requirements

  • Stay up to date with industry trends and advancements in character art, and provide recommendations for new techniques or tools that could improve the quality and efficiency of character art production

You're a great fit if:

  • At least 8 years of experience in character art creation for AAA games, with at least 3 years in a leadership role

  • Proficiency in industry-standard 2D and 3D software such as Photoshop, ZBrush, Maya, or 3DS Max

  • Experience working on stylized character art for games with a strong art direction

  • Experience managing and mentoring a team of artists while leading multiple projects

  • A passion for gaming and the ability to bring a unique perspective to character design to enhance the overall game experience

Please note - research shows that certain groups of candidates may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. If you see yourself at Believer but don't check every requirement, we would still love to be in touch with you for current and future opportunities.

What we offer:

Annual salary range: $202,000-$272,000 USD

Making great games is hard, so we do our best to make the other parts less hard.

  • Great compensation package and equity

  • Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. Believer pays 100% of monthly costs for these plans

  • 401(k) with 100% employer matching up to 6% of salary

  • Access to Rightway service to help you navigate health insurance

  • Spring Health mental health services

  • 10 observed holidays + 10 days for Winter Break and "Take What You Need" PTO policy

  • Remote-friendly team #LI-Remote

  • We are committed to continuing to expand our benefits and perks to support all Believers

Diversity

Believer is committed to creating a diverse environment where Believers of all backgrounds can do their best work and grow professionally. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About The Believer Company

Believer is a global games company with developers all over the world, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

We've built our lives around creating and serving games we're proud of — from Words With Friends to League of Legends, from Destiny to Plants vs. Zombies. We hope you've enjoyed them, and if our wishes have come true, you're still playing them today.

We still think this is just the beginning.

We are Believers, bonded together by a deep love for players, and a commitment to put them at the center of the games we create, the worlds we build, the stories we tell, and the business we run to keep the fun going for as long as players keep believing.