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Art Manager

Sumo Digital

Specialising in AAA PC and console development, Red Kite has a proven track record in the creation of cutting-edge games across varying genres.
Having set up home in the beautiful Grade-II listed Park Row House in Leeds city centre, Red Kite continues to develop top-quality games for multiple world-class AAA publishing partners such as Sony, Microsoft, Activision, 2K, SEGA, Epic, Warner Bros., 505, Rare, Codemasters, Mediatonic and Remedy.
Several titles include Hogwarts Legacy, Fall Guys, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Mafia III: Definitive Edition, Control Ultimate Edition, Two Point Hospital, Knockout City, Battletoads, Crackdown 3, Payday 2, Team Sonic Racing, DiRT 4 and God of War III: Remastered.
It’s a very exciting time to join Red Kite; not only are we working on multiple high-profile games for gen 9 platforms, we're also developing our own IP. Here’s what we can tell you about:
·       We’re helping to develop the much-anticipated Hogwarts Legacy with the teams at Warner Bros. and Avalanche Software
·       We’re partnered with Mediatonic working on the smash-hit, Fall Guys
·       We’re working on a brand new PvE 1st person shooter based on an award-winning IP
·       We’re working on a high-profile AAA 1st person shooter in UE5
One of the most interesting aspects to working at Red Kite is the diversity of projects present within the studio. It's certainly never boring and we constantly find ourselves pushing the boundaries when it comes to the gameplay that we're creating and the technologies that we're engineering.

The Role @ Red Kite Games
Red Kite has a fantastic opportunity for an Art Manager to join our team. You will be influential in helping our studio develop original and innovative IP, alongside supporting projects across a multitude of platforms, genres, and game areas.
In this role you will be responsible for delivering projects to meticulous creative and commercial standards. You will champion art quality and help to create visually stunning game experiences in collaboration with our multi-disciplined development teams.

In your new role you will:

    • Oversee the production and delivery of all Art and Animation across our projects
    • Help to create and manage the schedule for Art and Animation
    • Be responsible for the management of our internal Art and Animation team, along with managing in-source studio and external Art teams
    • Liaise with Production and Art Leads on all art planning and milestone definition processes
    • Communicate and prioritise dependencies
    • Work closely with the Art Director and Development Director on project resourcing and studio-wide production requirements
    • Present best practices to Art teams, critiquing problematic assets and workflows
    • Be responsible for the personal development of our Art and Animation teams
    • Organise and manage Art documentation, supporting the creation and refinement of Art Bibles, Style Guides, and mood boards with key stakeholders

To be successful you will have:

    • Experience of managing Art teams through the complete life cycle of project development
    • Ability to organise and supervise creative teams to accomplish their assignments
    • Scheduling, budgeting, and outsourcing experience
    • Strong knowledge of art content pipelines and asset management
    • Broad understanding of contemporary processes and engine technology
    • Good verbal, visual and written communication skills
    • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
    • Previous Discipline Lead experience
Red Kite is located in central Leeds, a major European city connected to London by rapid rail links and the M1 motorway – plus the rest of the world via Leeds Bradford airport. It's home to some of the best restaurants, bars and museums in the North of England, and is within easy reach of spectacular countryside (the Yorkshire Moors and Bronte Country), historical York and the Yorkshire East coast (you should definitely check out Whitby and Runswick Bay).
We offer a superb flexible benefits package – which includes but is not limited to:
·         Flexitime – Including work from home on Fridays
·         35 hour working week
·         Early finish Fridays
·         Annual Bonus
·         27 Days Holiday (Minimum) – Including your birthday, Duvet Days and Christmas Eve
·         5 Learning & Development Days per year – Including Udemy Access
·         Employee Assistance Programme – Including health, mental health and wellbeing support
·         Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption pay
·         Life Assurance, Income Protection and Critical Illness
·         Relocation Support & Visa Sponsorship
Nurturing Red Kite's studio culture is at the heart of everything we do and has been proudly recognised by the following awards:
· – Best Places to Work 2022
·       Best Companies – A World Class, 3 Star place to work for 2022
·       TIGA STAR Award for excellence
Red Kite is a social studio – the team regularly gather for drinks, game nights, film nights, to play sports etc. – making this a great place to build a career whilst making friends...and let's not forget Red Kite's legendary Summer BBQ and our epic Christmas party – plus much more!
Red Kite's studio is relaxed and friendly. Every team member has the opportunity to shine and we pride ourselves on providing a positive social atmosphere, facilitated by shared interest groups, afterwork clubs and charity fundraising events. Red Kite are proud supporters of the gaming charity SpecialEffect.
Come join the team, build a rewarding career, and help to make great games with a lovely bunch of people!
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Location: Red Kite Games, Leeds
Date found: 2022-11-06

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