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Art Director, New Product Development - TA0R056 Renton, WA 
Posted:  11/6/2018
Category:  Technology
Job Type:  Contractor
Job Description

AltaSource Group is seeking an Art Director, New Product Development for our South King County Gaming Client!  Work for a company with great stories, great art and innovative game play.

Position Summary
Our client has an immediate need for a digital-savvy Art Director with an eye for sophisticated design, a passion for visual storytelling, and a deep connection to sci-fi entertainment. Do you have what it takes to capture attention and motivate fans? Their world-class artwork, intriguing characters, engaging worlds, and tales of fantastical adventure are waiting for you.
The Art Director will work with freelancers, external vendors, and in-house creative teams at all stages of development from conception through production. Under the direction of the Client’s Brand Manager, the Art Director will work to create concepts, pitch and produce materials to support Brand product, meet the goals of the brand, and enhance our client’s gaming experience to excite and inspire both of passionate brand fans and gamers alike.
The Art Director will apply the Brand’s look and feel using all the tools of the modern creative – brand identity, structural packaging, graphic design, typography, photography as well as the Brand’s world-class illustrations. This is a tactical, hands on design role in which the Art Director is responsible for ensuring that the style and quality of all assets conforms to the vision and requirements defined by the product owners.

You will…

  • Work with Brand Manger to develop, define, and communicate the Brand’s look & feel
  • Develop and pitch creative concepts and strategies to team members, particularly the client’s Brand Team. Refine based on team feedback.
  • Commission a 3-4 batches of illustrations per year, with each batch containing approximately 100 illustrations
  • Work with existing illustrators and studios, identify and sign new talent, maintain relationships with those partners and provide direction via feedback to illustrators or studios for each commissioned piece
  • New product and packaging design through collaboration with Packaging Engineers and Graphic Designers
  • Collaborate with the Production Engineer to ensure all printed materials are produced to a consistently high standard
  • Provide direction for graphic designers on card treatments and iconography and individual graphic elements
  • Work together with Project Managers, Production Engineers, and Brand Managers to ensure high quality design
  • Work within budgets and schedules set forth by the Brand team and Project Managers
  • Understand and stay current with department and company processes
  • Present creative direction and providing constructive feedback in meetings and stand-up critiques
  • Review print-ready files to ensure final card quality

You should have…
  • Familiarity with the materials and manufacturing processes relating to consumer packaging/products
  • Comfortable communicating using modern commercial illustration as your medium
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft Office

Pay Rate: Up to $30/hr DOE

This position is an onsite contract role with the potential to extend or convert full-time.  Our client is unable to consider candidates who require visa sponsorship for this role.  Please no corp-to-corp.
AltaSource Group provides paid medical, dental, vision benefits for all of our consultants!  We are one of the NW’s unique TaaS (Talent as a Service) vendors that pride ourselves in individual, specialized attention not mass marketing.

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