Hey everyone. I work for a studio that's been heavily reliant on outsourcing pretty much since the beginning. Now that the studio is working on growing its internal art team, we're talking about restructuring because the current format is not scalable.
At the moment the art team is pretty flat, with the Art Director doing most of the heavy lifting in terms of production, working with outsourcers and providing guidance to internal artists. We've started to address the first issue by working to offload the production related tasks. Now the big issue is working with outsourcers. We are supporting 2 products and have a new project in development. All of which rely heavily on outsourced artwork.
I'm curious if anyone else here has a similar situation or how your situations might differ. Does your studio have an Art Outsourcing manager, and how would they work with an art lead/director. I'm really curious about any solutions anyone has found. Sharing thoughts without direct experience is welcome still of course