Zynga is looking for an outsource lead/manager for icons and concept art to join their growing team! Icons will feed in to our Crafting and Quest systems as well as Facebook feed and viral images. Outsourced concept art will kick-off our 3D modeling pipeline. We are committed to developing high quality casual and multi-player games!
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Work closely with Art Director, 3D Art Leads, and Concept Leads to deliver quality, consistent assets from the outsource vendors
Manage domestic and international art vendors for Facebook games and mobile applications. Primary point of contact for outsource production; communicates deliverables, prioritizes work, gives continuous feedback and Art Direction
Visually and tech check files coming into the pipeline and help identify process issues and provide solutions.
Provide vendors with all necessary reference / specification for external development
Organize internal feedback on delivered assets and sign-off procedure
Manage feedback on asset corrections, modifications, and updates, and ensure that milestone obligations are met
Coordinate with internal resources on legal / contract issues.
A minimum of 3 + years’ experience directing outsourcing programs at a top-tier game developer or publisher
Advanced understanding of Adobe Photoshop - Well versed in Maya and 3DS Max (hypershade, texture painting, lighting)
Knowledge of Adobe Flash, Fliso Isometric Engine, Crytek Engine, or other game engines
Skilled in multiple art disciplines such as 3D modeling (character or environment), animation, 2D art, UI design, illustrations, matte painting, or visual development
Strong aptitude for art oriented software
A passion for the social gaming space
Solid understanding of social gaming titles and development needs
Strong technical background is desirable
Experience working on both sides of the outsourcing industry, as both an art vendor and a game developer or publisher
Zynga - 10 months ago