Art & Animation

Art Lead (Events)

WHAT MAKES US EPIC?

At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

ART AT EPIC

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic is looking for an experienced Art Lead to work on our Events in Fortnite. The Events Art Lead will lead and collaborate with multidisciplinary artists - to help create and maintain each Event’s vision. This person will have a balance of technical capability, creative thinking, and a strong ability to lead a team in developing content for our various Events.  By working closely with the Sr. Art Director you will be accountable for understanding the direction for the Event, assisting with reviews offering initial rounds of feedback, interfacing with Design Leads, and ensuring the team maintains a high-quality technical foundation, and visual style.

In This Role You Will

  • Assist the Art Director with rounds of feedback to streamline work process across all disciplines
  • Work with discipline Leads and Outsource partners to keep progress going forward and facilitate engaging player experiences
  • Be highly creative. Imagine and help drive the vision of the Events Art Director forward
  • Lead the development for a group of art Leads, collaborating with them to identify great ideas and steer them through the pipeline
  • Ensure the core narrative goals are being achieved
  • Represent the Art Director when necessary
  • Understand the high level goals of direction, and help guide implementation

What We're Looking For

  • Low ego collaborative who can rally a team around a set goal
  • Experience shipping games on multiple platforms, including mobile
  • Deep understanding of performance and optimization trade-offs for best quality
  • Deep knowledge of technical art creation
  • Strong understanding of art fundamentals, lighting, composition, multiple art styles, anatomy, appeal
  • Experience as a Lead overseeing an entire development team, including providing effective feedback for outsourcing and contractors
  • Experience working with designers around core game loops
  • Strong collaborative nature to partner with Senior Art Director and Discipline leads
  • Core understanding of what makes for an engaging player experience
  • Desire to grow your leadership skills
  • You’re user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do

Nice To Have Skills

  • Unreal Engine experience
  • Blueprint experience
  • Scripting experience
  • Pipeline and tools experience
  • Houdini experience

Epic Job + Epic Benefits = Epic Life

Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay for 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents.  We offer coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, AD&D and Life Insurance, 401k, and profit-sharing.

All Epic employees can enjoy drinks, snacks, and lunches every day, free of charge in studios - and we offer plenty of annual celebrations for employees and family members to show the love for our people.  Additionally, each year, we celebrate the Epic family with company-wide paid breaks, generous paid time off, and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical - we think our people are pretty awesome!

ABOUT US

Epic Games spans across 12 countries with 32 studios and 3,000+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.