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Associate Art Director - FIFA

Location
Vancouver, BC
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Full Time
A month ago
Requisition Number: 169569

Position Title: Associate Art Director

External Description:

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL® hockey, and EA SPORTS UFC .

The EA SPORTS ART team is a global community of content creators covering Characters, Environments, Lighting, Project Management, Technical Art, and Visual Effects. Fueled by imagination and a unified passion to grow the love of sports for players worldwide, we push visual boundaries and create leading edge content. Serving our broad portfolio of sports titles, we craft amazing games for hundreds of millions of sports fans worldwide through inspiring visuals and immersive experiences. We are a diverse group that encourages team members to bring their unique perspectives and expertise to the table.

The Associate Art Director will work under the guidance of the Senior Art Director and in partnership with FIFA's Production and Design teams to manage the visual quality, direction, and art development of some of FIFA's essential visual features.

Your Responsibilities

We ask that you have visual direction skills that span multiple disciplines and can provide clarity to your art team, empowering them to deliver their best work. You will work with external concept art teams and will translate those concepts into clear, compelling in-game features. Day to day, it will involve collaboration with the Development team to understand the feature goals and player motivations as they relate to your work, and a close working partnership with your artists, technical artists, and Development Director partners to ensure the creative vision is delivered successfully to the game. You will be supported with high-level vision and mentorship from the Senior Art Director, with the opportunity to provide regular feedback on your experience and suggest changes or improvements. You will guide alignment with the Senior Art Director, and communicate decisions to your development partners. You will work with a variety of art capabilities including environments, characters, animation, lighting, and vfx.

  • Direct involvement with visual feature planning and creative vision for FIFA
  • Represent the development team as an advocate for visual feature goals and quality standards when working with partner artists and art tech groups
  • Create comprehensive briefs for internal and external art teams
  • Lead visual prototyping initiatives for your feature areas
  • Daily art direction of visual features
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to your art team and ensure a positive, healthy working relationship
  • Contribute to the Style and Tone documentation for your feature areas
  • Oversee AAA art creation workflows and suggest improvements when needed


Your Qualifications
  • Expertise in at least one 3D domain (environments, characters, lighting, visual effects, concept art) and proficiency or developing proficiency in the others
  • Passion, organization, and enthusiasm
  • An inclusive leadership mindset
  • Experience as an Associate Art Director, Art Lead, or Senior Artist in digital media, familiar with setting and giving direction across multiple art disciplines
  • Experience with formal review processes and stakeholder alignment
  • Ability to direct and delegate to internal and external artists through visual targets, paintovers, and mood boards
  • Able to work with project management partners to manage delivery timelines in a fast-paced environment


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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates incredible experiences for millions ofplayers around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play.As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need innovative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams' careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they're taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn't end at the workplace-we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we're doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We're looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers-people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren't just keeping up-we're staying ahead of the game. Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2021-11-01 15:56:38.63

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams' careers.



We put our people first, and we make sure they're taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn't end at the workplace-we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more.



Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we're doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We're looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers-people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren't just keeping up-we're staying ahead of the game.



Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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