Art Lead / Art Director (Mobile Games)

PeopleFun is the creator of the #1 mobile word game, Wordscapes. Founded in 2011, PeopleFun is a small, rapidly growing studio where development teams thrive on creativity, rapid prototyping, teamwork and fun. With our focus on casual, mobile, word games our mission is to bring delight to everyday life! 

PeopleFun seeks a multitalented Art Lead or Art Director to be the creative visionary for our casual word games. In this role, you’ll draw from a background of diverse styles to create a vision for each of our mobile gaming releases. You will collaborate with senior product leaders and industry veterans to create stunning visuals and help your team of artists to transform your artistic vision from concept to realization. 

Requirements:
Responsibilities:

  • Translate game concepts into fully realized games which bring vision to life.
  • Lead the marketing/graphic/art design team in creative & visual aspects of game art production.
  • Lead, manage a small team of artists while simultaneously producing as an individual contributor.
  • Ensure quality, consistency and compliance of the art production throughout the production process.
  • Communicate graphic themes of style and goals of a product to the team.
  • Guide art design team in creative designs with references, comments, and positive feedback.
  • Review graphic materials to assess their validity and appropriateness for our brand
  • Rapidly generate conceptual ideas -- then change gears, slowing down to polish assets to release quality.
  • Create a seamless gameplay experience for existing and new players using buttons, icons, widgets and other UI elements that represent the brand and the game’s established artistry.
  • Create 2d assets, effects, animations and characters.
  • Improve gameplay designs and user interactions by creating or improving wireframes, style guides and user flows.

Requirements:

  • YOU MUST HAVE 6+ years prior professional experience as a game artist.
  • Credited on multiple shipped mobile titles from beginning concepts to end of the production cycle.
  • Excellent conceptual and graphic design skills with a focus on clarity and usability and a proven track record of artistic adaptability.
  • You take initiative and will help lead a creative vision, understanding that creating great experiences is a team effort.
  • Expert level UI/UX design and animation ability, as it pertains to games.
  • Collaborative working style.
  • Experience conducting rapid prototyping.
  • Passion for games.
  • Knowledge of UI design trends and best practices.
  • Proficiency in user flow, graphic user interface and layout.
  • A proven ability to not only solve problems in collaboration with the broader game team, but to take initiative with excellent follow through.
  • An eye for quality and a high level of polish and execution, keeping current with gaming trends and styles.
  • Strong leadership and excellent communication skills with the exceptional ability to give positive and constructive feedback.

Preferred

  • Experience conducting rapid prototyping.
  • Passion for games.
  • Knowledge of UI design trends and best practices.
  • Proficiency in user flow, graphic user interface and layout.

Benefits:

  • PeopleFun is a small and lean mobile game company based in Richardson, TX.
  • The job roles and responsibilities will grow quickly as quickly as aptitude allows.
  • Benefits include an Unlimited Time Off Policy, Health insurance, 401K and potential bonuses