Art Director- Mobile Art Discipline Lead
Job Title:Art Director- Mobile Art Discipline Lead
Job Title: Art Director, Mobile
Reporting To: General Manager, Mobile
Department: Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Welcome to Solid State Studios. We’re a new in-house studio within Activision, dedicated to developing the best AAA mobile games in the world. Our first project is Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile, and we’re searching for great talent, passionate about their work, who share our belief in what AAA experiences on mobile can and should be. We’re incredibly excited to build out our teams and get to work, and invite you to join us in making something special.
Activision is looking an exceptional art director to help us drive quality and consistency for Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile. Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Lead the art discipline across all art teams involved in making and supporting Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile
Pull all the visual components of the project together into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts
Collaborate closely with cross-platform leadership, mobile artists and art leaders spread across our studios that cover the different dimensions of art to provide a cohesive and achievable artistic vision
Ensuring all the various visual dimensions of the game come together in the right proportions with the right tradeoffs, balance and consistency to ensure WZM is the best-looking game in the genre
Provide leadership and knowledge sharing across project art teams
Operate consistently with company and studio values to ensure a healthy culture and engaged teams
10+ years of experience as an Art Director or art lead on high fidelity projects
10+ years high fidelity mobile game experience required
10+ years experience developing games-as service required
FPS genre prowess required
At least one developed and shipped FPS title required
Ability to collaborate and communicate clearly and regularly to diverse groups across multiple studios
Expertise as an artist across all dimensions of game art from design, texture and modeling to VFX, lighting, weapons, characters and animation
High technical skills including experience with popular 3D art tools used in game development for AAA titles
Proven cross-studio collaboration, diplomacy and negotiation skills preferred
Comfortable and affective discussing the art and science behind making games look good, with engineers and technical artists
Passionate about games and have well understanding of what makes a game visually appealing and fun to play
Able to build good working relationships with other departments
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
Solid State Studio is an emerging team within Activision Publishing focusing on both publishing and live operations for Call of Duty Mobile along with Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile, dedicated to the development of AAA mobile titles.
Designed around the singular focus of creating the best games in our space, ours is a mobile studio like no other. Developing in collaboration with Activision studios around the world, work on a new AAA mobile game in the Call of Duty franchise has begun.
It takes the industry’s best talent to make entertainment history, and while we have world-class franchises, infrastructure and resources, our success comes from a driven and diverse team of people producing greatness together. We’re looking for developers from mobile and PC backgrounds passionate about their work and who believe in realizing the potential of mobile gaming as much as we do.
Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
- Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
- 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
- Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
- Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
- If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $134,000.00 - $247,900.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.