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Senior Art Producer

Production | Mountain View, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Pixelberry Studios is looking for a Senior Art Producer to manage the art production process on Choices: Stories You Play.

With frequent releases to coordinate across several interactive narrative games, the Art Production Manager should feel comfortable providing leadership, guidance, and support to internal creative teams in a fast paced environment. The ideal candidate for this role is a highly-organized, detail-oriented individual who is comfortable with production pipelines of the gaming industry, has an art background in gaming or similar, and has outsourcing partnership experience.

This is a full time position based in Mountain View, CA. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the team is currently working remotely until the studio finalizes plans to eventually work on-site.

Responsibilities

  • Establish, create, improve processes to help the art team and art production team run efficiently and smoothly 

  • Oversee the process of coordinating and managing creative feedback and approvals

  • Manage the team’s workload while providing guidance and support

  • Mediate conflict amongst teams

  • Regularly communicate and coordinate with the production staff and management team

  • Work as a point of contact between internal teams and outsourcing partners

  • Independently own budgets, external vendor relationships and workload, craft and inform SOWs

  • Manage and mentor art producers 

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience managing creative production teams (i.e. junior and mid-level Producers), specifically in console/mobile/PC games

  • At least one shipped title credited as producer

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent communication skills; ability to collaborate and resolve conflicts among teams

  • A thorough understanding of and demonstrable experience working within a game development process, including identifying bottlenecks and dependencies, evaluating work quality, and anticipating and proactively solving problems

  • Experience managing external vendors 

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with common scheduling applications (e.g. Google Suite, Jira, Asana, etc)

  • Good understanding of traditional art principles and theory

  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop

  • Experience managing and mentoring direct reports 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on building productive relationships with external partners, managers, and peers

Positives

  • Experience working as an artist in games, film, or similar  

  • Good eye for aesthetics, composition, fashion, and graphic design

  • Defined and built production pipeline for new projects in the creative department

  • Experience with narrative gaming content

  • Established network of outsourcing partners

  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, 3D software 

  • Google scripting knowledge 

Materials Requested

  • A cover letter indicating why you’re interested in the position

  • A current resume highlighting relevant experience

Benefits & Perks

  • Health, Dental, and Vision plans

  • 401k with matching program

  • Relaxed, open office environment

  • Free food and snacks

  • Work from home Tuesdays and Thursdays (Pre-Covid)

  • Board game nights, movie field trips, and murder mystery parties!

  • That warm fuzzy feeling that you’re not just making a difference at a company, but in the lives of people all over the world.

Pixelberry values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, Black/BIPOC, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Pixelberry Studios is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.