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We're Studio Wildcard, developers of the smash indie hit ARK: Survival Evolved -- one of the most popular and original video games in recent years. Despite our massive success, we've been able to stay independent and steer our own future in games —and beyond. There's never been a better time for you to join this adventure and help us build ARK II, the next chapter of our original hit franchise!

We're expanding and updating many of the ARK community's most beloved features, while taking full advantage of the latest tools and technologies. We are currently looking for an exceptionally talented and dedicated Art Outsource Manager to join our diverse Wildcard family. The ideal candidate will collaborate with the internal development team and external vendors to deliver world class assets for ARK II.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with internal art directors, leads and producers to understand and communicate visual goals of the project to external vendors
  • Create documentation, asset specs, and supporting reference materials with clear instructions
  • Identify and improve our outsource pipeline to help streamline asset integration
  • Maintain asset tracking throughout the stages of production
  • Partner with internal artists to validate art asset delivery and provide production support
  • Provide detailed feedback and approvals to external partners to ensure assets achieve our desired visual target

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3+ years prior game industry experience in an art source manager, art lead, or content producer role
  • Ability to communicate art direction in an effective, efficient & positive manner
  • Deep understanding of art production across all relative disciplines
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate well with cross disciplines teams
  • Experience working with outsourcing partners and freelancers across different locations and time zones
  • Strong team player mentality and positive attitude

Pluses:

  • Proficiency with latest art tool applications: Zbrush, Maya/Max Blender, Photoshop, Substance Painter
  • Experience with Jira, Shotgrid and/or similar asset tracking software
  • Experience integrating assets in-engine Unreal 4 or 5
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