We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced creative executive to join us and run the Bungie Art Organization. This position requires extensive experience as an Art Director, and extensive experience managing large organizations. Your role will include working with our Art Directors to forge a powerful studio art vision and a future-facing strategy that will help Bungie continue to lead the industry. You will also work with our Art Directors to manage the organizational health and structure of all Art departments, and ensure high engagement, excellent craft, and quality management. Additionally, you will collaborate with creative leaders throughout the studio to ensure Art is meeting both the studio bar and individual project needs. This position will report to the Chief Creative Officer and will help define the studio’s larger creative strategy. The right candidate will create a compelling vision that will inspire our Art Directors and foster a happy, engaged, buoyant and ever-learning Art Organization!
Work closely with our Art directors to define a powerful, future facing studio strategy for Art
Work with the Chief Creative Officer to define how Art partners with design and narrative to create powerful player experiences
Serve as a mentor, advisor, and manager to the Art Directors
Help Art Directors structure their individual departments and set up strong succession planning for each business unit
Manage and grow art department managers from each business unit
Drive best practices in craft to artistically grow our talent
Oversee recruiting and talent acquisition process
Key Driver of Art as a “Language” to support Game Design, beyond compelling aesthetics
Collaborate with external publishers in Art related project matters as necessary
Represent the entire Art Organization to leadership groups across the studio
A strong desire to focus on a management/strategic role for the Art discipline, as opposed to a highly creative role
Extensive experience of AAA Art direction
Extensive experience leading and managing creatives on AAA console games or other Art/Design-related fields
Proven ability to drive large-scale studio initiatives and to manage a large organization
Experience in effectively managing personnel issues and developing a high-performance team
Excellent leadership and effective communication skills
So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!
Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion.