Art Director – Certain Affinity

Published On: 19 December 2023Categories: Careers

Certain Affinity is a well-established and growing independent developer with locations in Austin and Toronto. Our culture reflects the values and the vibrant nature of the cities we call home. This includes a commitment to diversity, excellence, and work-life balance. We're best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though now we are creating exciting new games of our own.

The Art Director reports to the Studio Art Director and will be the leader in visual direction for a new original IP within CA. This role requires a proactive verbal and visual communicator who can work with other Project Directors and Discipline Leads to define and execute on a compelling visual language that elevates the game experience.

● 10+ years experience in the entertainment industry with at least 4 years experience in AAA brand and IP development as an Art Director or Associate Art Director

● Deep understanding of all phases of game development from concept phase to post game launch

● Experience working with leaders across a project to achieve consensus and maintain a consistent art style across a large range of art assets

● Strong understanding of realistic art styles but able to work within other styles as needed.

● Strong understanding of building new and working within established IP and Brands

● Partner closely with art leads to promote collaboration and ownership within their disciplines

● Experience building successful visual guidelines for outsource initiatives

● Collaborate cross discipline to identify and resolve project roadblocks

● Strong foundational knowledge in traditional art

● Demonstrated ability to communicate and maintain high-level art vision to all stakeholders.

● Experience managing and mentoring artists at all levels

● A desire to work in and support a diverse and inclusive environment.