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Character Art Director

Epic Games

Epic Games

Cary, NC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2023


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class concept and character artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

The Art Director will lead and collaborate with multidisciplinary artists - to help create and maintain the cosmetics of Fortnite. By working closely with the Product Art Director you will be accountable for defining direction and collaborating with various departments to deliver Seasonal elements of Fortnite.

In this role, you will

  • Be highly creative. Imagine and communicate your vision to the team to develop new content that players will love
  • Direct and mentor a worldwide team of artists
  • Interpret the needs of all development disciplines such as design and engineering into amazing final artwork
  • Deliver effective feedback across all art disciplines - modeling, animation, etc.
  • Collaborate with the team to identify great ideas and steer them through the pipeline
  • Filter multiple sources of analysis and feedback into visual direction for creating new art
  • Think strategically about art and how it informs the player experience and work within the style of our projects with an eye towards driving the brand forward

What we're looking for

  • Strong understanding of art fundamentals, multiple art styles, anatomy, appeal
  • Experience as an art director or production designer in a game studio
  • Experience directing and supporting artists across multiple disciplines
  • The ability to adapt to and innovate new styles and techniques
  • Strong collaborative nature to partner with senior art directors and discipline leads.
  • Deep understanding of art disciplines and their workflow.
  • Strong leadership skills in order to lead a large number of people toward a singular vision
  • Experience with effective feedback for outsourcing and contractors


Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.

Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.