About Jon Jones

Jon Jones
Art Producer \ Outsourcing Manager at smArtist
Greater New York City Area | Computer Games
Summary

Jon Jones is a veteran Art Outsourcing Manager and Art Producer in the video game industry with 40+ titles under his belt. He is currently based in New York City running smArtist, providing contract art outsourcing and production services to the game industry.

Jon manages a comprehensive network of international artists pulling from a wide range of skill sets and experience with all platforms. His skillset, primarily focused on outsourcing, includes sourcing contract talent, developing full-project art production plans including budgets and schedules, administrating and deploying industry-standard project management tools, building and optimizing art pipelines, documenting and deploying technically complex proprietary tools and training external artists to use them, and managing large teams of artists of all disciplines.

Clients and employers include Epic Games, 2K Games, Sony Online Entertainment, Riot Games, Avalanche Studios, NCsoft, Playdom, The Workshop, Groove Jones, and many others.


Here’s Jon Jones’s network of websites:

smArt Production

This is my smArt Production company website listing our contract art outsourcing and production services. Are you relying on art outsourcing for your game but aren’t sure where to start? Contact us today and we’re happy to help!

Jon Jones, Tech Geek

This is where I post about interesting tools, technology, productivity tips, and general game industry news.

CrunchCast

This is a podcast for video game artists that I’m a frequent guest on. We share tips, tricks, stories, and recommendations on how to develop your career as an artist in video games, and there are hundreds of hours of free content and advice from industry professionals.

Game Pitches

This is the internet’s only repository for video game pitches and initial design documents, including BioShock, Fallout, and more.

Game Art Style Guides

This is a resource for style guides of all kinds, including from video games.

Video Game Infographics

A collection of interesting video game-related infographics.

Art outsourcing and production for the game industry.