Salary Competitive

Are you a creative and self-driven person who is ready to break new ground for what will become the new norm of mobile gaming? We are looking for a seasoned Art Director to join our ambitious and fun-loving team in Helsinki, Finland.

As an Art Director, you are responsible for the artistic vision of our upcoming social MMO game and will contribute to Dazzle Rocks’ success by helping grow the IP to a global game brand played by millions. You will drive the development of concept art, game & IP art style, and work closely with our artists and development team to realize the vision of the game. You lead the art team by example and give them well-formed feedback and direction. By mentoring and coaching you’ll give more opportunities for the team to learn, develop and be at their best.

We have our own IP, expanding 3D world with characters, buildable elements, and living, procedural world environment. We value extensive experience from a similar role, modern-day design thinking and understanding the player experience and graphics as a whole. If you’re right at home in a fast-moving and growing start-up environment, let’s connect!


Responsibilities

  • Manage the conception, creation and implementation of the aesthetic vision of a social MMO game

  • Work on the key art assets, concepts, and 3D assets

  • Collaborate with the management team to plan and execute the project roadmap

  • Mentor and encourage art team members to foster a proactive and positive work environment

  • Ensure consistency in designs and content

  • Serve as a liaison between the market growth and art team

  • Anticipate problems that may arise during the project and implement timely and effective solutions

  • Give well-formed feedback for the team to achieve the set visual target and technical performance

  • Provide quality benchmarks and clear documentation for art assets both internally and for outsourcing

  • Establish best practices and improve art pipelines in collaboration with the team

  • Act as a role model for artists by constant improvement, emphasizing best practices, leading by example, and supporting team growth


Our ideal candidate

  • Experience on at least one published global mobile title and participation in the full development cycle

  • Previous experience from art production in 3D

  • Passion and interest for highly stylized and charming mobile-friendly art style

  • Understanding of mobile games, latest visual/art styles & techniques, production methods, and art pipelines

  • Working knowledge of 2D packages such as Adobe Creative Suite and 3D software such as Maya, Blender, 3D Max or similar

  • Experience from working with Unity on art asset implementation and other art-related pipelines

  • Previous experience from leading teams

  • Previous experience from coaching, mentoring & helping people grow in their role

  • Able to work well under pressure and with deadlines

  • Able to give well-formed and actionable feedback but have an open mind for other people’s opinions and ideas

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) in English

  • Passion for making and playing mobile games and awareness of current titles and industry trends


Bonus points

  • Previous experience from collaborating with art outsourcing

  • Passion towards storytelling, virtual worlds, and world-building

  • International network and wide reference library of IPs

  • Previous experience from recruiting and conducting job interviews for art talent

  • Experience from working with outsourcing partners


What we offer

  • An interesting and groundbreaking project

  • Passionate, fun & start-up minded colleagues

  • Collaborative, open-minded and international team

  • Relocation assistance

  • Fair compensation & benefits

  • Creative studio space at the heart of Helsinki

  • Possibilities to develop in your role and skills, be the architect of your own path

  • Due to the exceptional situation in the world, we are in remote work mode. To make your home office as comfortable as possible, we provide all of the needed hardware and software for you to be at your best during these times. We’ve also come up with great ways to stay connected with the team, even when we’re apart.


We cannot wait to see what you have in store for us! 

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Healthcare insurance
Healthcare insurance

Break a leg! Seriously, we got you covered in our company healthcare plan.

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Working at
Dazzle Rocks

Dazzle Rocks is a games startup based in Helsinki, Finland. We're building a groundbreaking multiplatform social MMO that has never before been seen on the market. The product is a mix between engaging and non-violent gameplay mixed with deeply integrated social experiences. Players explore a vast world with lots of things to do from harvesting to building and creating completely new experiences for others. We have formed a fun-loving, international team from various backgrounds of art and technology and we're looking for likeminded people to join our success story and growth. Our unique and ambitious project offers endless amounts of learning and development possibilities and a cutting edge tech stack to work with. Seamless collaboration and effective communication is at the heart of everything we do. If you're looking to join a fast-moving and growing start up, we just might be the perfect match!

Read more about Dazzle Rocks

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