Creative Director Arkadium
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Arkadium, a premier developer, publisher and distributor of casual, social, and mobile games, has a unique career growth opportunity for a seasoned Creative Director to lead the visual design for our games on the Windows 8 platform. The ideal candidate will not only be an amazing artist/visual designer who can lead by example, they will also be an amazing manager.
This is a great opportunity to:
Show your creative leadership by managing/growing an exceptionally talented team of artists and guiding the visual development of several games on the Windows 8/WP8 platform simultaneously.
Work very closely with Microsoft, a world-class partner who demands a bar-setting quality level in each game we release together.
Raise the bar even higher for the visual direction of Arkadium?s own IP/titles.
Work closely with game designers and others to develop processes for optimizing user-funnels and maximizing player retention, virality, and monetization.
Work with Arkadium?s Marketing and Analytics team to collect and analyze play-testing and user data to help guide your team?s creativity.
Contribute game ideas to our R&D Team for prototyping and share the profits if your games are built and successful.
Work with a Company that has the stability and resources of a big player and spirit and flexibility of a start up.
What you need to be successful in this role:
5+ years of experience in the game industry as an artist/designer.
3+ years of experience art directing and managing other artists and designers including mentorship, performance reviews, hiring, etc. Experience working with outside vendors and art partners a plus.
You are a designer first and an artist second. You are a constant advocate for the end user and understand the need for clean, simple, intuitive interfaces and incredibly satisfying user experiences. You have experience creating wireframes and user-flows and understand how to optimize user-funnels to maximize success metrics related to retention, monetization, virality, etc.
You are a strong, natural leader and art director who stands up for what you believe in. You have a knack for getting others to see your creative vision but you also understand when to let your reports follow their creative vision to catalyze their passion and sense of ownership.
You have an online portfolio demonstrating strong creative skills and impeccable design instincts. You?re intimate with design best practices including designing for specific demographics.
You have excellent written and oral communication skills. You have experience working directly with high profile clients, partners and internal/external stakeholders.
You are an expert in Photoshop and other industry standard applications, have experience working with proprietary tools, know the best practices for preparing art for programming, and are a quick learner.
You are detail oriented and have impeccable organization skills. You can be relied upon to manage your own time effectively and know when to ask for help.
You won?t settle for anything less than perfection. You will do what it takes to proud of everything you?ve touched/are responsible for.
You have the ability to add value to disciplines outside of your purview including game design, production, audio, etc.
You are resourceful and can find creative solutions to any issues that you encounter.
You have a passion for creating engaging, fun games!
Experience with 3D modeling/animation tools a plus.
Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio or Expression Blend a plus.
In addition to this being a unique career opportunity, we offer:
Competitive salary and full benefits
A culture of support and team camaraderie
Annual company amusement park and beach days
Our NYC office is near Shake Shack!
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THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED