Art Manager

Specialising in AAA PC, console and cloud gaming development, Red Kite has a proven track record in the creation of cutting-edge games across varying genres.
 
Having set up home in the beautiful Grade-II listed Park Row House in Leeds city centre, Red Kite continues to develop top-quality games for multiple world-class AAA publishing partners such as Microsoft, Sony, Activision, 2K, SEGA, Epic Games, Warner Bros. 505, Remedy, Rare and Codemasters.
 
Several titles include Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Hogwarts Legacy, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Mafia III: Definitive Edition, Control Ultimate Edition, Two Point Hospital, Knockout City, Battletoads, Crackdown 3, Payday 2, Team Sonic Racing, DiRT 4 and God of War III: Remastered.
 
It’s a very exciting time to join Red Kite; not only are we working on multiple high-profile games for current-gen and new-gen platforms, we're also developing our own IP. Here’s what we can tell you about:
 
We’re helping to develop Hogwarts Legacy with the teams at Warner Bros. and Avalanche Software
We’re partnered with Mediatonic working on the smash-hit, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
We’re working on a new PvE 1st person shooter based on an award-winning IP for new gen-platforms
We’re working on an unannounced, high-profile AAA 1st person shooter for new-gen platforms in UE5
 
One of the most interesting aspects to working at Red Kite is the diversity of projects present within the studio. It's certainly never boring and we constantly find ourselves pushing the boundaries when it comes to the gameplay that we're creating and the technologies that we're engineering.
 
Come join the team, build a rewarding career, and help to make great games with a lovely bunch of people!

The Role @ Red Kite Games
 
Red Kite has a fantastic opportunity for an Art Manager to join our team. You will be influential in helping our studio develop original and innovative IP, alongside supporting projects across a multitude of platforms, genres, and game areas.
 
In this role you will be responsible for delivering projects to meticulous creative and commercial standards. You will champion art quality and help to create visually stunning game experiences in collaboration with our multi-disciplined development teams.

In your new role you will:

  • Oversee the production and delivery of all Art and Animation across our projects
  • Help to create and manage the schedule for Art and Animation
  • Be responsible for the management of our internal Art and Animation team, along with managing in-source studio and external Art teams
  • Liaise with Production and Art Leads on all art planning and milestone definition processes
  • Communicate and prioritise dependencies
  • Work closely with the Art Director and Development Director on project resourcing and studio-wide production requirements
  • Present best practices to Art teams, critiquing problematic assets and workflows
  • Be responsible for the personal development of our Art and Animation teams
  • Organise and manage Art documentation, supporting the creation and refinement of Art Bibles, Style Guides, and mood boards with key stakeholders
  • To be successful you will have:

  • Experience of managing Art teams through the complete life cycle of project development
  • Ability to organise and supervise creative teams to accomplish their assignments
  • Scheduling, budgeting, and outsourcing experience
  • Strong knowledge of art content pipelines and asset management
  • Broad understanding of contemporary processes and engine technology
  • Good verbal, visual and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Previous Discipline Lead experience
  • Red Kite is located in central Leeds, a major European city connected to London by rapid rail links and the M1 motorway – plus the rest of the world via Leeds Bradford airport. It's home to some of the best restaurants, bars and museums in the North of England, and is within easy reach of spectacular countryside (the Yorkshire Moors and Bronte Country), historical York and the Yorkshire East coast (you should definitely check out Whitby and Runswick Bay).
     
    We offer a superb flexible benefits package – which includes but is not limited to:
     
    Flexi-time – Including 'work from home and finish early on Fridays’
    Annual Bonus
    27 Days Holiday (Minimum) – Including your birthday, Duvet Days and Christmas Eve
    5 Learning & Development Days per year – Including Udemy Access
    Employee Assistance Programme – Including health, mental health and wellbeing support
    Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave
    Life Assurance & Income Protection
    Relocation Support & Visa Sponsorship

    Nurturing Red Kite's studio culture is at the heart of everything we do and has been proudly recognised by the following awards:
     
    GI.biz – Best Places to Work 2021 & 2022
    Best Companies – A World Class, 3 Star place to work for 2021 & 2022
    TIGA STAR Award for excellence
     
    Red Kite is a social studio – the team regularly gather for drinks, game nights, film nights, to play sports etc. – making this a great place to build a career whilst making friends...and let's not forget Red Kite's legendary Summer BBQ and our epic Christmas party – plus much more!
     
    Red Kite's studio is relaxed, friendly and built upon the belief that working smarter is better than working harder. Every team member has the opportunity to shine and we pride ourselves on providing a positive social atmosphere, facilitated by shared interest groups, afterwork clubs and charity fundraising events. Red Kite are proud supporters of the gaming charity SpecialEffect.
     
    Ultimately we’re looking for talented individuals that love what they do and want to make friends doing it!

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