Saturday, October 3, 2009

JOB ALERT: World Art Lead

World Art Lead
Location: NetDevil-Louisville / Denver, CO
Job Code: 191 # of openings: 1

Description: World Art Lead

NetDevil, located in Louisville, CO, was founded in 1997 with the mission of developing massively multiplayer games in unique settings for wide audiences. The studio is currently developing Jumpgate Evolution and LEGO Universe as well as an original IP.

This position will lead the art team responsible for the production of levels and all assets needed for their completion on LEGO Universe, a large scale MMO.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain look and feel as defined by Art Director
  • Approve work of individual artists ensuring high quality of execution and following project art direction
  • Train new artists to use our tools and processes
  • Help solve problems for individual artists
  • Ensure art team adheres to technical constraints
  • Final Arbiter of art related issues within the team
  • Maintain close interaction with the Project Manager for schedule tracking.
  • Must be an effective listener, able to resolve problems, empathic and decisive
  • Must take advantage of new technology and features
  • Must motivate co-workers and foster a positive work environment
  • Maintains a balance of leadership and art production
  • Must participate in game play test sessions
  • Works with art team and Art Director to help create Media Design Document
  • Must be an active participant in a bi-monthly art team meeting discussing
  • Position reports to Art Director


  • Must have excellent 2D/3Dart skills
  • Must have confidence and ability’s to lead an art team
  • Must be able to assess risks
  • Must be organized and process oriented
  • Must be able to anticipate art related requirements from design documentation
  • Must be able to take responsibility for decisions and actions
  • Proven Oral & Written Communications Skills
  • Proven Organizational and Analytical skills

Superior Knowledge:

  • Photoshop
  • MAYA, or 3DSMax

Functional Knowledge:

  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Version Control Software
  • Must have a base understanding of scripting language. i.e. xml

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have lead experience in creating computer games
  • Must have an art degree or equivalent work experience
  • Must have strong understanding game development and implementation
  • Must have strong people skills
  • Must be willing to relocate to Denver, CO area for full-time employment