Art Director, Crowdwave Games, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

October 6, 2010

CrowdWave is the world’s first mass-participation motion-controlled game platform. Our clients are some of the biggest teams in pro sports and we’re looking to add top talents in the field of animation and design to our creative roster. With 20+ thousand fans controlling your game every night, you’d better go big or go home.

We’re looking for people who want the challenge of creating premium content for some of the leagues’ leading teams,  and developing video game entertainment for a platform at the leading edge.

We’re currently seeking an Art Director with experience in creation of quality digital artwork for the video game or broadcast market to join our game development art team in Ottawa.

The Art Director will lead the design team in establishing the visual style for slate of games, under guidance from the Creative Director, while being responsible for the development & production of relevant pre production and in-game assets. Focus is placed on storyboards, character designs and creation of game screen comps.

The Art Director will also supervise game production via off-site studios, communicating priorities, calling revisions, and maintaining quality control.

Qualifications

Ability to animate a wide variety of elements, from objects to characters to visual effects
Demonstrate the ability to create within a wide range of styles
Strong sense of timing, lighting, colour, composition & visual language
Ability to set the look & feel of a project
Demonstrate a history of consistent high-end aesthetic and technical execution

Ability to liase and direct offsite suppliers

Excellent ability to work with a digital pipeline and it’s related tools

Experience with video game market, from conceptualization to asset production & integration a plus

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required

The ability to be creative and meet deadlines within a fast-paced production environment is a must

Proficiencies:
Excellent drawing skills, sense of dynamic movement and 3 dimension
Strong sense of visual story telling
Photoshop & Flash
Digital painting packages an asset
Toonboom package an asset

Contact:
mikev@crowdwavegames.com

http://www.CrowdWavegames.com

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