Art Director

Art Director

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Type: Full Time
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Place:
Montreal
Description

About MOOV 

MOOV is a division of Squeeze dedicated to the production of high-end animation and mature themes, from stylized content to hyper-realism. MOOV’s focus is to amaze the public with bold and bigger than nature characters and worlds, whether from trailers, game cinematics, episodic content or film works. For more information visit our website: https://www.moovstudio.com/services-fr.html

About the position

MOOV is looking for an Artistic Director to join its team. Through his or her leadership and inventiveness, the incumbent will have the mandate to establish the artistic vision of MOOV’s projects and to lead them to the expected quality, if not surpassing it. He/she will have the mission to reflect our client’s vision and to ensure that this vision is maintained and consistent throughout the projects.

Responsibilities

  • Converts, establishes or completes the artistic vision of projects: builds the artistic bible from the brief elements received from the client and/or the creative director ;
  • Supervise, guide and validate conceptual illustrations of characters, environments, and/or visual styles of projects (concepts, references, moodboards, etc.); proceeds to assignments and to the related follow-ups(Set/Props Designers/Character Designers team) ;
  • Ensures, at key moments determined along with the CG Supervisor, that characters and environments models, textures/shading, surfacing, lighting/compositing and 2D and 3D special effects correspond to the artistic and visual direction determined in the Bible; supervises/performs paintovers if necessary ; 
  • Works closely with the Production Manager and Human Resources regarding talent management, training, performance evaluations, downtime optimization to ensure that the departments he supervises grows, have the right people and skillsets among the team to deliver projects on time and in quality (Lead role).

Profile

  • Unifying ;
  • Outstanding creativity, very sharp artistic sense ;
  • Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of team members ;
  • Team spirit ;
  • Flexible ;
  • Excellent communication skills ;
  • Great attention to detail and excellence ;
  • Rigorous ;
  • Excellent ability to adapt to change ;
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines.

Requirements

  • Ability to work in a wide range of styles, with expertise in the field of hyper-realism ;
  • A vast pool of references and culture in video games and visual effects, with a great critical mind  for framing, compositions, color grading, lighting and artistic styles ;
  • A minimum of 5 years in artistic direction, production design, conceptual work or illustration, in the field of video games or visual effects ;
  • Very good communication skills and great sociability, for clear and concise communication of the artistic directions to be undertaken, both with the internal team and with the client ;
  • Sense of initiative and surpassing oneself; ability to manage, prioritize and assign tasks and solve problems ;
  • Ability to manage, supervise and mentor a team ;
  • In-depth knowledge of Photoshop ;
  • Mastering of French and English languages ;
  • Knowledge of After Effects or Nuke is an asset.

Contact us: jobs@moovstudio.com

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