Associate Art Director
d3t is at the cutting edge of technology and creativity, delivering co-
development video game services to our global triple-A clients. Our successful
studio is continuing to grow and we are looking for an Associate Art
Director to join the expanding Art Team. Our studio, part of the Keywords
Studios Group, works on multiple exciting projects at any one time offering
plenty of variety and involvement. Our studio projects have included Hogwart's
Legacy, Vampire: The Masquerade - Blood Hunt, Marvel's Guardians of the
Galaxy, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Alan
Wake Remastered, Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Assetto Corsa Competizione.
Our studio is based near Runcorn in Cheshire and we offer an amazingly
professional, fun and supportive working environment. We are passionate about
what we do and pride ourselves on our anti-crunch mentality, mentoring ethos
and have been awarded 'Best Places to Work' multiple times by
gamesindustry.biz including 2021 and 2022. In addition, we recently won ‘Best
Creative Service Provider‘ at Develop 2022.
Responsibilities – Associate Art Director:
Provide clear, concise visual direction and guidance to the art team,
review digital assets, providing feedback in a timely manner.
Share your passion for excellence, create inspiring artwork/style guides
to clearly promote the high visual quality standards we are aiming for and
ensure the artists are working together to meet these standards.
Drive the vision forward by aligning with and fully understanding the
client's art direction and then working alongside our internal art team to
ensure creative cohesion.
Continually look for opportunities to innovate and improve the visual
quality on all projects.
Assist with project pitches and be comfortable dealing face to face with
external clients to discuss opportunities for working with them on their
Help to build and raise the profile of the growing art team.
Mentor Artists on the team, providing support and nurturing to encourage
their continued growth, helping to improve their skills and build their
knowledge and confidence.
Oversee and provide detailed feedback to multiple art disciplines
including UI, Environment Art, Lighting, VFX, Character and Concept Art.
An impeccable eye for aesthetic quality, visual excellence and a high
attention to detail demonstrated through an art portfolio.
Highly proficient in current development tools and software including
Unreal, Maya/3DS Max/Blender, Zbrush and Substance.
A confident art leader with good verbal and written communication skills.
You will have the ability to articulate visual ideas with clarity and
conviction and provide clear feedback and guidance.
Good understanding of fundamental art principles; colour and lighting
theory, composition and staging techniques.
Able to creatively supervise and drive artwork, directing the other
artists and leading by example.
The Associate AD needs to be agile, with the ability to oversee artwork on
more than one project and from varying disciplines. Plus, be able to adapt
to a variety of art styles.
Have an understanding of up-to-date game development technical processes,
you will take a keen interest in latest workflows and have an interest in
learning, evaluating and evangelizing appropriate usage of new software,
tools and technologies.
You will have good leadership skills, be a collaborative team player,
ideally with some game art management experience.
You will have a calm, positive and professional attitude alongside
excellent interpersonal skills.
Some of the many benefits and perks offered by d3t :
25 days holiday (+ bank holidays + up to 5 days extra for length of
Company Pension Scheme
Flexible working hours
Private Medical Insurance Scheme (including dental) & Eye Care Scheme
Employee Share Scheme
Anti-crunch ethos - an amazingly professional, fun and supportive working
Annual Bonus – be rewarded for great teamwork!
Tech and Bike Scheme
Company Share Scheme
Company Socials, Project Launch/Wrap Parties + Annual d3t Events
Breakout Areas – filled with perks such as games, BBQ area, complimentary
snacks to suit all dietary preferences etc.
We offer a flexible working policy - this Associate Art Director role will
ideally be hybrid or studio based at either d3t (Runcorn, Cheshire) or
Coconut Lizard (Gateshead, Tyne & Wear).
Initial interviews will be help by video call with a second interview held
at the studio.
Don't meet every single requirement? Not a problem - please apply. At d3t we
are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace and
culture. If this opportunity excites you but your current skills or past
experience don't align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to
still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles
within our team.