Welcome to Maxis, home to tinkerers, craftspeople, & storytellers. Our drive is to inspire everyone to make a better world through creative play. As the developer of The Sims, we create games and experiences for millions of people around the world and are always looking for new ways to inspire our players. Maxis is a place where you can do what you love and help others grow while doing it; a place where your unique voice can be heard and seen. We put creativity and inclusivity at the core of our work and don't settle for seeing the world only as it is, but strive to build a world as it could be.
Teams are building the next generation game and creative platform, Project Rene, and reimagining The Sims that players know and love with even more new ways to play.
We're excited you're interested to learn more about how you can join our team and dream big.
We are looking for a video game development Associate Art Director / Senior Concept Artist to lead the visual experience of some of our future Sims 4 offerings. You'll guide a clear aesthetic vision and promote it across our internal and partner organizations. You'll demonstrate a passion for what we do and the collaborative know-how to make dreams a reality. You will report to our European Senior Development Director and work closely with our North American Art Directors.
Sell each offering's visual experience to partners both within and outside of our game development team.
Collaborate with team leadership to deliver important results for high-level goals.
Foster and inspire creativity that aligns to high-level, cross discipline goals within the team.
Author theme guides and present high-level documentation.
Provide constructive, relevant feedback to artists that aligns to the vision of the project while helping hone each artists' skills.
Grow artists to oversee high level goals and improve results, pipelines and processes.
Help develop partnerships with external outsourcing partners to ensure quality, consistency and delivery.
Collaborate with other Sims 4 Art Directors to develop content that compliments existing content.
Establish and convey the product's aesthetic vision through a wide array of concept art, guides and paint overs
Create quick sketches to support the visual communication with our art, animation, UX and game design teams
Experienced at establishing and pitching an art vision and guidelines
Accomplished in leading and inspiring teams of artists and advocating for execution from pre-production, production and into an evolving live service
Experienced in working with team partners to create content plans.
Experienced developing unique and visually appealing designs.
Traditional illustration skills in multiple media and excellent drawing skills.
Experienced with asset creation from start to finish.
A strong ability to think in 3D and interpret it through 2D illustrations.
Experienced at providing providing feedback and partnering with a variety of internal art/production/design disciples
Experienced providing feedback to outsourcing vendor artists
6+ years of concept experience and multiple shipped video game titles.
About Electronic Arts
Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.
We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.
Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.