Art Director Video Games

Art Director Video Games

Art Director Video Games

Art Director Responsibilities:

  • Creates, develops and maintains an innovative artistic vision for the game 
  • Oversees the visual development of the game to completion
  • Communicates the visual design and development of the project to all stakeholders 
  • Creates and maintains art documents including: Art Design, Art Specifications, Style Guides, Art Asset documents and others
  • Coordinates and manages the activities of the art team to ensure timely completion and delivery of tasks
  • Leads regular art team meetings to review and maximize all art assets
  • Review of competitive products from an artistic perspective
  • Responsible for the art direction for a variety of projects from 2D Mobile to 3D next generation titles
  • Determines art resources required to complete the project on time and to a high quality
  • Exhibits leadership, motivation and direction to ensure timely delivery of high quality art assets
  • Mentors, motivates and supports each artist to produce the highest quality work
  • Conducts annual reviews of direct reports  
  • Develops strategies for the professional development of all art team members
  • Responsible for developing a world class art team


  • Must have shipped at least two AAA title as an Art Director or three or more AAA titles as a Lead Artist in the video game industry or in the feature film industry
  • Expert knowledge in all aspects of art production including lighting, 2D & 3D, concept design, related software packages, etc..
  • Knowledge and appreciation of a wide variety of game genres
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all project members, senior management and external stakeholders  
  • Demonstrable experience managing large art teams and schedules
  • Self motivated, positive problem solving, multi tasking skills


  • Excellent communicator 
  • Able to multi-task, directing multiple projects across multiple genres 
  • Strong critical thinking skills 
  • Excellent leadership, time-management and delegation skills 
  • Solid knowledge of the game art and development process 
  • Strong documentation skills 
  • Expert familiarity with MS Office tools i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint


  • Minimum of 4 years working in the digital media industry as an Art Director or Lead Artist at either the developer or publisher level 
  • Shipped at least 3 AAA released projects (mobile, console, PC/Mac) 
  • University degree, college diploma or equivalent experience 
  • Demonstrated successful ownership of the artistic vision and implementation from concept to completion 
  • Experience programming or scripting is a plus 


• Reports to: Producer and CEO 

• Manages: A highly professional and diverse art team


  • Competitive salary, benefits, revenue/royalty sharing and stock option package available for the right candidate 


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  • RTO: We are no longer working remotely as we’ve found this to be counter productive to the creative process