Art Production Manager - Vancouver | Smoking Gun Interactive Inc. | | 21/01/14
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Art Production Manager full-time

Location: Vancouver
Company Name: Smoking Gun Interactive Inc. ()
Category: Design
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The Art Production Manager works with Producer, Art Director, Leads and vendors to manage and drive asset scheduling and creation – both internally and externally. They will help develop milestone deliverables, budgets and outsourcing plans and are the primary point of contact for external outsourcing partners.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with internal and external teams (particularly Art) to deliver the visual content for the project at the highest expected level of quality
  • Create and maintain schedules and asset tracking lists/systems and communicate the status of these effectively to the team
  • Develop and maintain asset list and in-house tracking system for the duration of the outsource project
  • Define and maintain both outsource and internal art pipelines
  • Review, provide feedback and approve quality of assets being built from external vendors, in concert with Art Director and Lead Artist
  • Serve as primary point of contact between the development team and outsourcing/vendor contacts.
  • Manage flow of communication and relationships with external vendors, including wrangling training modules, style guides, tools and project documentation
  • Review and communicate feedback to the vendors through all stages of contract and work execution.
  • Develop “best practices” methodology for distributed development
  • Assisting in Researching and negotiating pricing agreements with vendors for equipment, supplies, printing services and office equipment maintenance
  • Assist with gathering of art reference materials, as needed
  • Assisting with management of staff


  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Art Production Management in the video game or relevant industry
  • Proficiency with project scheduling and management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to autonomously and proactively research, identify, and solve development problems
  • Possess a good understanding of the art processes
  • Independent multi-tasker with excellent organizational skills
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