San Francisco, United States
Art Director (AR/VR) - Freelance
At AKQA we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.
The Art Director, AR/VR role is a six-month engagement starting ASAP in January with the possibility it could be extended beyond June 2024. Ideally, this person would be Bay Area based and available to join the team in person 3 days a week, but we would consider a West Coast candidate who can fly in for a few days per month to participate in hands-on demos.
In the role of Art Director, AR/VR you will craft innovative and compelling solutions that have high production value and bring the creative to life -- conceiving, designing, and guiding the development of high-quality interactive experiences. You will be responsible for the creation and art direction of interactive 3D and AR/VR experiences across a range of deliverables. The ideal candidate demonstrates the utmost attention to detail and proactively identifies efficiencies. You will communicate and support chosen design direction effectively with creative and project management staff, engendering trust and respect. You will collaborate with creative technologists, 3D artists and design leads to craft stunning visual solutions that delight the public.
Please note: No visa transfers or visa sponsorships will be offered at this time. Candidates for this role must be able to work West Coast hours.
This position is hybrid and associated with the AKQA San Francisco studio.
Experience & Skills:
You have at least 5-7 years of applicable experience leading design and concept efforts on interactive, 3D, motion graphics or game development projects
You are proficient in interactive 3D design tools such as Unity, Unreal, iOS, Photoshop, Maya, Blender or other relevant software preferred
You have understanding of visual and UI design fundamentals and know how to apply them to a variety of interactive projects
You have a sound understanding of AR/VR, real-time 3D and/or motion graphics workflows that will enable the smooth progress of a variety of projects from concept to delivery
Your design skills are accompanied by experience to guiding, evaluating, and redirecting the creative work of a multi-disciplined team
You have excellent presentation, written, and oral skills
You are able to collaborate, multitask, and work within deadlines. You thrive in a creative and dynamic work environment
BA/BFA/BS in Graphic Design, or equivalent industry experience
AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.