Marketing Art Manager or Director (Dependent upon experience level)

Outplay Entertainment Ltd
North East England
18 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a creative and dynamic Marketing Art Manager or Director (Dependent upon experience level) to lead, mentor, and manage a team of designers to support the demands of our evolving portfolio of visually stunning and engaging mobile games.

Our talented and ambitious Marketing Art team supports our development studio and products and drives brand marketing initiatives, creating all the assets/banners and videos for our outbound mobile UA marketing and recruitment campaigns.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a talented creative leader to flourish in this strategic role. Moreover, this person will play an important role in building Outplays game branding through promotional materials such as emails, logo development and community engagement.

The ideal candidate is an experienced people manager of a Creative Team and can raise the bar in illustration, motion graphics, and/or design.

Areas of Delivery

Lead a team of marketing designers and video artists from project ideation and conceptual development to delivery
Coach, mentor, and provide career path guidance to the team
Develop concepts and positioning for user acquisition campaigns across multiple games (including existing game art work along with new creative ideas)
Drive the creative brainstorm sessions to guide the conversion of marketing creative ideas into effective art and copy
Direct and assign workflow while supervising and implementing design process
Incorporate marketing data to help drive ongoing art direction and creative process
Creatively support the lifecycle of a game from soft launch to worldwide launch and beyond
Provide necessary artistic/vision guidance thorough documentation and frequent feedback to team
Oversee the delivery of tasks from design team members and be accountable for the quality of final handoff and meeting deadlines
Communicate high level business and process directives to team with direction from Head of Marketing

Desired Talent

Robust experience with marketing/advertising design is required (F2P game industry a plus)
Minimum 5+ years of experience as a lead artist, designer, or art director
Minimum 5+ years of creative people management
Highly proficient in fine art, illustration, and animation fundamentals
Highly proficient in latest version of Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro
Experience in motion graphic design; 3D skills a plus
Advanced use of tools like Confluence and Jira
Excellent communication and leadership skills
Excellent project management skills
Able to prioritise work flow for team; experience with juggling multiple clients and projects
Comfortable presenting to senior management
Drive to consistently improve as an artist and mentor
Creative, flexible, collaborative, and innovative
Ability to work in a variety of styles with team of varying skillsets and experience levels
Strong specialisation managing multiple art disciplines
Able to inspire and motivate others through projects and in day to-day work
Able to communicate to all levels of leadership across disciplines
Level-headed, logical, and 100% reliable
About Outplay

Outplay Entertainment is the largest independent mobile developer in Scotland. Currently celebrating our 5th year, our studio is a global leader in developing, publishing and distributing digital interactive entertainment for smartphones, tablets, and social networks. We have a colourful portfolio of innovative casual and mid-core titles such as Angry Birds POP, Alien Creeps TD, Bubble Genius, Crafty Candy, Mystery Match and many more!

Outplay is an extremely ambitious company, in almost 5 short years we have gone from 2 founders to the team size of 150 that we have today. We have released 13 titles which have generated over 60 million downloads.

Life at Outplay offers a progressive culture, leveraging our current success onto the next.
This kind of trajectory is incredibly exciting to be a part of. Our teams dont just join us for their next role they join us to be a part of our journey.

Each product is developed and owned by the team; they drive the development, design, and creative direction of the products in coordination with our directors, marketing, and analytics teams so we offer a real hands-on experience

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