Art Outsource Manager Fri Jul 13 02:00:00 CDT 2018 Renton, WA 484584700 3811 Wizards of the Coast 1 Employee <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The Art Outsourcing Manager is primarily responsible overseeing the visual direction of art created by vendors outside the studio and ensuring that it meets the quality and aesthetic goals set by the project leads within the Studio.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS WIZARD</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Review deliverables for quality and accuracy and provide feedback to vendors.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Coordinate the production of art assets through 3rd party vendors, including concept, environment, character, UI, and animation assets.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Responsible for shepherding and improving the art production pipeline between internal and external productions and enforcing the process throughout the project cycle.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Collaborating with Producer and Art Leads to understand and communicate the visual goals of the project externally and maintain consistency of this vision with outside vendors and teams.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Organize internal feedback and sign-off procedures and act as the primary point of contact for communication with Outsource Vendors.</span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">AM I QUALIFIED?</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Experience Creating and Casting these Spells:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">At least 5 years prior game industry experience.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Proven track record of working with an established AAA franchise.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Shipped a minimum of 2 video game titles as a 3D artist.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Minimum 2 years of experience working with external vendors.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Proven multi-platform experience.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Previous experience as an artist a plus.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Demonstrated success in vetting external parties for viability and quality and making recommendations on choice of external vendor.</span></span></li> </ul> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Experience with outsourcing, managing external creative vendors or teams.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Reviewing and recommending fixes/improvements to models, textures, materials.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Balancing deadlines and resources with style and quality requirements of a title&#39;s art direction.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Working cooperatively with artists, programmers, and designers.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Demonstrable competence in problem solving, with an ability to overcome any resistance, setbacks, and obstacles that may arise.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Strong understanding of the art creation process from an aesthetic, pipeline, and technical standpoint.</span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Physical Requirements:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Office environment, able to work on computer or phone for long periods of time.</span></span></li> </ul> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position.&nbsp; It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Art Outsource Manager

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Date: Jul 13, 2018

Requisition ID: 3811