Art Director – PC Games and Console – Malmo, Sweden

Location: Malmö, Sweden Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24219 Posted: 2 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

At our clients studio, the Art Director is a member of the development team’s Director group, and thus collaborate intimately with the directors of Design, Tech, Audio and the Creative Director, in charge of the whole project. It is paramount that the person in this role can create and maintain an art style that can hold its own against other top tier games.

Therefore the Art Director needs to be involved in most areas of development; from concept art, mood boards, animations and asset creation to world building, level design, and audio. On a daily basis, the Art Director will talk to the members of the team, evangelizing the look-and-feel of the game, and providing feedback and mentor-ship for the work that still needs to be done.

This role should be occupied by someone with a strong Game Art background and experience running a team.

Responsibilities include

  • Illustrate and conceptualize the game worlds we are creating
  • Direct the various Tarsier art disciplines to meet goals and milestones
  • Establish and propagate a high bar for the art style
  • Find, create and share inspirational and motivational material the whole team can benefit from during studio updates and show-and-tells
  • Lead the education and mentoring of both new and old members of the team
  • Ensure, encourage and participate in the recruitment of the next generation of Tarsier artists
  • Assist the team at all levels to make sure that information is both sent and received for all relevant parties
  • Arbitrate key decisions that involve art issues
  • Work with production to plan effectively and accurately for future projects


  • A strong leader and mentor with experience running a team of 15+ artists
  • Excellent diplomatic and communication skills
  • Experience going through a full development cycle, from concept to release, on console
  • Currently in a Lead or Director role on a game development team.
  • Good knowledge and experience with all the industry-standard art tools
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written
  • Willing to relocate to Malmö, Sweden (or commute within the area)


  • Trained in people management
  • Experience with animations, level design, and audio design
  • Developed Atmospheric or Action-Adventure games
  • Experience with additional middle-ware systems

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