Art Director

    China, Xi'an
    Posted 8 months ago

    Job Details

    As an experienced leader in game development, a confident natural communicator to guide teams to success, the Art Director is an inspiration to the artists on the team. Setting the vision and direction, they support and lead the team to achieve the highest quality, making artists proud of their own work and delivering awesome games together!

    With a good background in game development and experience leading a team, the Art Director will work on exciting projects for the latest consoles and PCs, working with the latest engines and technologies.

    Experience what it’s like to live in Xi’an and experience what the city and our studio have to offer as you step into the shoes of a virtuoso. To that end, we are looking for an experienced Art Director who can join our team and help pave the way towards our new goals.

    Skills and Responsibilities


    • Manage junior and senior artists from different artistic disciplines on exciting new game projects
    • Foster positivity and team spirit to build a strong and cohesive team
    • Identify and support new and existing high potential artists, participate in recruitment and planning for staff expansion and career growth
    • Lead and inspire creative processes within a team, from concept to final product
    • Focus on visual development and set the vision and quality bar for the team
    • Regular art reviews to ensure quality, consistency and ensure the product meets the vision
    • Demonstrate strong design, visualization and prototyping skills
    • Must create or follow existing art direction of game titles
    • Help establish the art production pipeline, working closely with production, design and engineering
    • Instill best practices within the team and across studios through mentorship and best practice sharing
    • Review team artwork and ensure deliverables meet the highest quality expectations of artistic and technical standards


    • Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design or related major preferred, but outstanding portfolios and proven industry experience will also be considered
    • Excellent experience in one or more consumer 3D software packages (Maya, 3Ds Max, Photoshop, Zbrush, Substance Painter/Designer, etc.) and good knowledge of creating and optimizing artistic pipelines
    • Understanding of PBR workflow (PBR: Physics-Based Rendering)
    • Good understanding of UI, visual effects, modeling, character development and animation
    • Strong aptitude in several traditional artistic disciplines to complement leadership credibility
    • Highly organized individual with experience managing creative teams and collaborating effectively with other disciplines
    • Passionate about game development and able to demonstrate game sensitivity when making artistic decisions
    • Inspirational communicator, able to lead the team to achieve impressive results
    • Keeping pace with current demands and anticipating future trends and emerging technologies
    • At least 10 years of experience with various styles of play, including AAA titles on major platforms and a proven record of project completion
    • Experience working within game publishers such as UE4 and Unity, for PC and mobile console
    • Awareness and registration of game creation on time and on budget
    • Both self-organized and able to organize others, will have a good understanding of time management
    • At least 4 years of experience as a senior artist, lead artist or art team leader

    About the Company

    At Virtuos, we harness the latest technologies to make video games better and more immersive than ever. That’s why we pride ourselves on constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible since our founding in 2004. Virtuosi is a team of experts – people who have come together to share their common passion for producing high quality games. People who share the same enthusiasm for exploring new ideas and the constant desire to excel in their field. People who believe in success through their dedication. As a group, Virtuos has become a recognized leader in its field, has grown faster than its peers in recent years, and is pursuing an aggressive global expansion strategy.

    How to Apply
    Click on the link below to apply:

    Click Here

    All applications must include a Portfolio, CV/Resume, and any relevant documentation

    Job Features

    Job Category

    Art Director, Creative Director, Creative Technologist, Design Director



    Apply Online