Art Manager, Amazon Game Studios

Employer
Location
Seattle
Posted
Sep 25, 2012
Closes
Oct 25, 2012
Contact
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Duration
Full Time
Amazon Game Studios, makers of Living Classics (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml-jlpds90o), offers a highly creative, fast paced, pioneering work environment where you will be working on both existing and new game titles for the casual, social, and mobile game space.

The Art Manager will be managing artists and driving the art direction of games. This person should have a passion for gaming, especially social games.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage a talented staff of artists and animators
  • Help set the artistic direction and define the style guide for new social games
  • Contribute to prototypes during early game design
  • Create 3D and 2D art

  • 7+ years industry experience in interactive design and/or game development
  • BFA or equivalent
  • 3+ years management experience

  • Quick sketching and storyboarding experience and ability to communicate well visually
  • Easily identifies and defines visual design issues and solutions
  • Excellent visual design skills, including the effective use of color, form, lighting and composition
  • Solid understanding of lighting principles
  • Advanced knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash
  • Experience in Flash including creating optimized movies, buttons, and animation; animation samples a plus
  • Experience with Maya
  • Strong ability to develop prototype and full scale production work in Flash
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of art
  • Eager to grow professionally and has a great attitude
  • Game development experience, especially in social games



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