Art Director

| Greater LA Area
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Talespin is building the platform to transform talent development and skill alignment for the future of work. Our spatial computing products deliver a new standard for learning and workforce data, empowering organizations and individuals to make better talent and career decisions. We are looking for an exceptional Art Director to help us drive the artistic vision and development of world class VR and AR training experiences.  

The Art Director will be responsible for directing the creation of characters, environments, and VFX. This role will also lead a team of driven and talented individuals to take Talespin’s training experiences to the next level.  

 In this role you will:

  • Provide effective and constructive feedback to the art team 
  • Communicate artistic direction through style guides, art targets and color scripts 
  • Work with internal studios and external partners to communicate and maintain product vision 
  • Encourage artistic development of the art staff through training and mentorship 
  • Work with the Art Production Manager to oversee art delivery by ensuring the team stays on track and on budget
  • Establish a clear vision for VR and AR content, and direct the creation of content for all experiences
  • Collaborate with VP of Art and product leads to understand what content is resonating and what isn’t, and using this understanding to inform our long term content roadmap
  • Help identify and onboard new agencies to augment our capabilities

Skills and abilities we are looking for:

  • 10+ years of game industry art experience shipping AAA titles with 5+ years as Art Director
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience / training
  • Passion for VR and AR is a must
  • Demonstration of strong all-round art skills in both 2D and 3D 
  • Solid understanding of popular games and their art direction 
  • Ability to prioritize art deliveries based on changing project needs 
  • Broad knowledge and experience in relevant art disciplines including: concept, modeling, environments, lighting, VFX and UI/UX Ability to effectively direct and delegate to art leads
  • Able to give effective critiques and take feedback and criticism
  • Open-minded, motivating, and inspiring personality
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills 

* Portfolio Required 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • Unity 3DLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

600 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

What are Talespin Perks + Benefits

Talespin Benefits Overview

We offer everything from medical benefits, stock options, flexible time off, wellbeing, and professional development programs! Year after year we're constantly improving and adding to our benefits to ensure we are taking care of our employees.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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