Associate Creative Director

Design · Frisco, Texas
Department Design
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Associate Creative Director


The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit www.Gearbox.com


Gearbox Software is looking for an Associate Creative Director to join our team! This job opportunity will be on a new team prototyping a game that focuses on competitive multiplayer FPS combat. This role will report directly to the Creative Director, helping them to provide high level design direction and creative direction. We will be excited to see candidates with a proven track record of leading game design teams in directorial positions as well as strong candidates wishing to make the leap from small team leadership to directorship.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Creative Director to oversee and guide the team towards shared creative and design goals.
  • Work closely with Production and Creative Strategy Group to understand, influence, and adapt to the constraints of Time, Budget, and Scope at the project level
  • Own major design systems and creative endeavors, fostering good documentation, organization, and communication across disciplines.
  • Help to interview, hire, onboard, train, and mentor designers within the project, fostering a healthy work environment and that work is done to a creative and technical standard
  • Participate in the promotion of the project internally and externally, including business partners, trade shows, press events, streamers, and fans.


Qualifications: 

  • 2+ years of experience as a Creative Director, Associate Creative Director, Design Director, or Design Lead, preferably on multiple projects
  • Multiple modern AAA projects shipped from start to finish
  • Demonstrate an understanding of AAA shooters, multiplayer competitive games, and modern customer expectations; analyze and defend your view on what works and what doesn’t work in competing games, where applicable
  • Must be proficient in all aspects of game design such as gameplay systems, data-oriented design, reward loops, visual scripting, state machines, etc.
  • Must have experience using Unreal Engine, preferably shipping multiple titles.
  • Extremely creative with a passion for developing video games
  • Must work well with in a prototyping environment and team structure where the majority of staff may be working remotely.

 
Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. 

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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
    Design
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor