Facebook Art Lead, Horizon in Topeka, Kansas
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.
As a part of that mission, we are pioneering the future of social virtual reality applications, and we need wonderful 3D art. Come join teams creating genuinely new experiences within virtual reality. This is a rare opportunity to use your artistic talent to help define the look and feel of this medium for a vast audience of future participants. Join us in creating the future!
Define and evolve artistic direction, vision and high production standard in the creation of products within the team in direct collaboration with creative, technical and production leaders
Provide artistic direction to both internal and outsource artists, in line with the creative vision
Responsible for the creation of style guides and related materials for internal and external teams
Communicate art direction goals on an executive level and external partners
Manage expectations for key stakeholders regarding the execution of quality VR experiences and content
Regularly meet with art leads to define art quality standards, direct, and modify production artwork
Use industry standards and proprietary tools to create content
Technical understanding of standard game engines such as Unity or Unreal and art pipelines
Proficient in industry standard art tools such as Photoshop, Maya, Modo, Zbrush or similar
Portfolio demonstrating an interest in games and/or VR
5+ years industry experience in games or other 3D interactive media
2+ years experience as a lead in charge of significant aspects of visual development
Organizational skills with experience managing multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines and expectations
Knowledge of art and visual design principles and techniques relating to character and environmental design
Understanding of game development including: art creation processes (both 2D and 3D), technology requirements and advancements, trade-offs, and challenges associated with development
Experience articulating visual vision and direct team of multidisciplinary contributors, technical artists, 3D artists, etc., to arrive at the desired visual goal
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