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Art Director - Electric Square, Ireland
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Electric Square
Europe
Ireland
Permanent

Art Director - Electric Square, Ireland

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At Electric Square, we understand that the worlds we build are pivotal to the success of our games and the enjoyment of our players. With our diverse portfolio, which includes acclaimed titles like 'Diablo 4', 'Lords of the Fallen', 'Assassin's Creed VR' and several other exciting AAA console games currently in progress (and even more surprises on the horizon!), we strive to deliver unforgettable gaming experiences.

Working in collaboration with four innovative studios, our team of 350+ talented individuals are dedicated to creating world-class projects. We foster a unique studio culture that empowers and inspires our teams, ensuring everyone feels motivated to bring their best ideas to life.

We can offer you an award-winning working environment. At Electric Square, we don't just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Electric Square is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace.

Electric Square Ireland is our brand-new 5th studio. It has big ambitions and a forward-thinking approach to game development, following in the footsteps of its world-class HQ in Brighton.

Electric Square Ireland is seeking an experienced Art Director to join them as a founding member and embark on an exciting new journey to building an exceptional art department from scratch. This role offers a great career challenge where you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the visual identity of our projects from the ground up.

[Please note: For this role we are seeking applicants based in, or who are able to relocate to, the Dublin area]

An Art Director at Electric Square Ireland-

  • Takes a hands-on approach with any artwork the studio requires while working toward building a well-rounded and exceptional art team
  • Complete understanding and alignment with clients on creative vision and art direction
  • Works with Art Leads delivery and implementation throughout the game's whole lifecycle
  • Comes from an art leadership background, able to lead by example in multiple areas and manage multiple teams
  • Drives the development of skills and knowledge to support the game's vision and keep the team focused
  • Builds strong client relationships representing the art department
  • Collaborates with other Studio Directors in owning the aesthetic vision and core pillars for all projects in the studio
  • Supports the art team's leadership to help organize, grow and guide artists across multiple disciplines and at various development levels
  • Conducts regular one-to-ones to evaluate, align expectations and mentor artists at various development levels
  • Reviews and verifies the art schedules for all projects in the studio and develops resource plans with studio management

Benefits

When you join Electric Square Ireland you can expect to enjoy a unique culture. The Studio knows that it’s the best people that make the best games and this is what Electric Square invests in. Below you will find all the benefits and perks you can enjoy as an Electric Square team member:

• Life Assurance: The Company operates a Life Assurance scheme for permanent employees, from the moment they join the company. This is available to flexi employees on successful completion of probation.

• Private Health Insurance subsidy: Keywords will cover up to 50% of the cost of scheme participation on successful completion of probation.

• Pension: The Company offers access to a Personal Retirement Savings Account, through monthly payroll deduction.

• Referral Scheme: This program encourages and compensates Keywords Dublin employees who refer professionals. An employee is eligible to a sum of €100.00 for the referral of a suitable candidate who takes up a position with us.

• Tax Saver: Keywords offers a tax saving option for the use of public transport at significantly reduced prices for all employees in Dublin.

• Bike to work scheme: Keywords takes part in the bike to work scheme, where employees can buy a new bicycle and equipment, tax-free. The employee pays back the purchase of the bicycle through a salary repayment.

• Dell Advantage Program for Keywords Employees: This program allows employees access to exclusive discounts on Dell products for personal use.

• Employee Shares Purchase Plan: Keywords employees can purchase shares in the company at a favourable discount.

• Snacks and Sweets in the office, as well as coffee and fruit.

• Crave Store: great selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, and meals to choose from. Food is subsidised at 50% and drinks are cost price.

• Studio events: our committee “Craic Pack” organises a great variety of events (competitions, breakfasts, board games nights, parties).

• Team bonding: every department organizes meets up, lunches or dinners to get to know each other better.

• Keywords Sports Groups: employees meet every week to play football or Badminton.

• Monthly online/in person wellness webinars.

• Monthly coffee morning.

Experience & Requirements

  • 10+ years of game development experience
  • Shipped at least 5+ commercial products of reasonable size
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of AAA art production techniques, processes, and technology
  • Broad experience in multiple areas of games art development
  • Superior level of expertise in art workflows, documentation, and team-wide communication
  • Experience with running multiple teams

For this role, we will be requesting a portfolio of work to support your application.

Keywords Studios is dedicated to following a well-established Equal Opportunities Policy. We endeavour to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

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