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Art Director needed @ Ripstone (inhouse, Liverpool )

The time has come for me to move on, Chess ultra is complete and Ripstone is in need of a new art director. It’s a lovely company filled with sound individuals. Crunch has been absent in my time here and i’m sure it will be kept at bay into the future as well.

Here is the ad itself:

[FONT=Arial Black]Company: Ripstone
Open Position: Art Director
Location: Liverpool (UK)

**Overview: **

We are looking for an experienced Art Director to join our team here at Ripstone®.

Ripstone® is an independent games label that offers a fairer, better deal to developers. Founded in 2011 by publishing and production veterans, their focus is getting indie games onto the digital stores of home consoles and PC, making sure gamers know about it, and rewarding the talent for it.

A finalist for the MCV Indie Games Label 2016 award, Ripstone has published 15 games including Ironcast, Stick It To The Man, Pure Pool and Extreme Exorcism.

At their home in Liverpool, England they also have a first-party development studio, and their stunning first title Chess Ultra launches in the Summer of 2017. The development team is looking for an experience Art Director to join them for their next project, an undisclosed new IP.

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[FONT=Arial Black]Responsibilities:**

Lead a small team of artists and provide vision for a new title

Deliver high-quality 3D art on­ time and within budget

Collaborate with programmers, producers and QA

[FONT=Arial Black]Person Specifications:

Experience with a variety of programs including Maya, Photoshop and ZBrush

A strong background in traditional art is very beneficial

Experience creating textures for a Physically­-Based Rendering (PBR) engine (ideally Unreal Engine 4)

Ability to create 3D assets to a high standard

Flexibility – ability to perform well within a broad range of areas

Competent at working effectively within a deadline­-driven environment

At­ least 3 year’s experience creating 3D art in the video game industry

Self­ motivated and possessing a desire to continue learning

A strong portfolio showcasing your most recent work

Great communicator and team player

BA (Hons) degree in Animation, CGI, Game Art, Illustration or a related field is very beneficial

Extensive environment art experience is very beneficial

Previous experiences in a leading position is very beneficial

Please contact Ripstone here if interested: info@ripstone.com