The Artist Matrix is a growing and iterative development system which adapts to the people in our team and their needs. Currently, it is split into four key areas: Expertise & Experience, Problem Solving, Influence & Impact, and Communication. An intermediate artist is required to have more initiative than a junior, an intimate understanding of the workflow and to be able to communicate their decision-making process effectively.
Having established himself in a more junior position within Atomhawk, Quentin was asked to step up on a project as a deputy, someone who can assist the project leads to ensure the team continues to function well if a colleague is away or challenges arise. He had previously worked on this particular project for several months and taking on the additional responsibility helped him gain team management experience, something Senior Artists must have.
Senior Artists are highly reliable team members who have at least one area of expertise, and who can deliver feedback on projects when required. Additionally, they are able to navigate project documentation, represent the project to the client and identify areas of innovation and training within their teams. At this stage, Seniors can progress down a specialist art route, or they will take on more leadership duties within their team, which in turn helps them to develop the skills and experience required to move into the managerial roles of Principal, Lead and Director.