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Job# 26413 BH# 339133
Contact# 6182538

Art Director

Art Director

Renton, WA

12-month Contract


Our client, an industry leading developer of trading card and role playing games, is looking for an experienced Art Director. Are you an experienced visual creative with deep engagement in fantasy art and pop culture? Are you looking to work with other high-talent, high-experience creatives that share your passions? Then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!


  • Commissioning a high volume of artwork: identifying freelance illustrators for each piece, providing continuous direction on individual pieces, and maintaining solid relationships with those partners.

  • Leading in-house and external illustrators in creating concept art assets.

  • Presenting creative direction and providing constructive feedback in meetings and stand-up critiques.

  • Providing visual direction for internal/external presentations and videos with both R&D and Marketing teams.

  • Providing direction for graphic designers on card frame treatments and individual graphic elements.

  • Reviewing print-ready files to ensure final card quality.

  • Participating in brainstorms on future brand creative expressions.

  • Clearly communicating visual storytelling needs to internal and external illustrators (both written and verbally).

  • Staying abreast of cultural trends to create resonant work.

  • Finding, retaining and developing illustration talent via book reviews, concept pushes, conventions, etc.

  • Switching gears between varying creative concepts while maintaining a high standard of excellence.

  • Synthesizing game mechanics, brand knowledge and R&D Creative goals into concise direction.


  • Commercial art experience

  • A portfolio demonstrating strong creative vision with a cinematic lens.

  • Worldbuilding/character design experience.

  • Understanding of and passion for trading card and table top games.

  • Knowledge of current fantasy illustration market/talent.

  • Knowledge of modern print/press techniques and processes.

  • Comfortable giving and receiving feedback.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate ownership over both conceptual worldbuilding and commissioned work.

  • Ability to synthesize game mechanics, brand knowledge and creative goals into concise direction.

  • High skill in Adobe Photoshop


  • Experience as a commissioning Art Director/Art Producer.

  • Studies or training in Concept Art, Visual Arts, Illustration, or related subjects.

  • Proficiency in other Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Illustrator) and MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)