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Facebook Art Director - Downpour Interactive in Phoenix, Arizona


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.


Downpour interactive is looking for an experienced leader in game development with excellent communication skills and a strong artistic eye. As Art Director, you will be setting the vision and direction for the studio's title, Onward. Your role will involve supporting and leading the team, pushing the visual bar and ensuring assets are consistent and of the highest quality. You will have a proven track record within the games industry, experience in leading a creative team and a passion for VR gaming.

Required Skills:

  1. Manage and mentor a multidisciplinary team of art leads and artists who are chartered with defining the visual targets and the execution of art assets for the variety of projects

  2. Recruit and hire talented contributors

  3. Lead the creative process from concept art to final product

  4. Strong understanding of conceptual, visualization and prototyping skills

  5. Collaborate with production, design, and programming to help identify and implement ideas and features for the project’s vision

  6. Foster a positive and cohesive working environment

  7. Help guide and support artists while also participating in the hiring process

  8. Review artwork regularly and provide constructive feedback while ensuring expectations are of high quality and meet the technical requirements of both mobile and PC VR technology

  9. Share and implement best practices through mentoring to deliver high quality art throughout the project

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. At least 10 years of relevant experience on multiple shipped titles, with 4+ Art team management experience in game development

  2. Communication skills with a proven track record of supervising and managing creative teams

  3. Experience in several mainstream 2D/3D packages such as 3Ds Max, Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush, Substance Suite etc. and well versed in creating and optimizing art pipelines

  4. Well versed in creating and optimizing art pipelines with an understanding of Physically-based Rendering and modern art techniques

  5. Understanding of UI, Visual effects, 3D Modelling, Character art and Animation. Skilled in traditional artistic disciplines

  6. Knowledge about game development and VR technology

  7. Experience working within game editors such as UE4 and Unity, for Console/PC and especially mobile

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.