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Art Director (Stockholm Studio)

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Stockholm

Are you passionate about making commercially successful games? Are you a visionary lead artist with experience in leading, coaching and mentoring artists? Awesome, we at the Rovio Stockholm Studio are looking for a talented Studio Art Director to help us shape the vision of what a future Rovio RPG Game should look like.

For us, the Studio Art Director, is truly a key person. While you’re expected to get your hands dirty when needed your main responsibility is to maintain and improve the world-class production quality and contribute to the hearty humor that the studio is known for. The Rovio Stockholm Studio is behind the hugely popular title Angry Birds 2 and while soaring on that success we are also developing several new IPs and exploring new game ideas within the RPG genre, as well as improving and expanding Angry Birds 2 even further. In the studio, situated in the south part of the city centre, we keep a flat hierarchy, a high level of transparency and an open communication. We challenge each other and ourselves in all we do here but all the while in a super supportive, inclusive, friendly and respectful atmosphere.

Primary Responsibilities & Job Duties:

  • Be in charge of setting the artistic vision for our new titles and IPs

  • Work hands on with prototypes to define the art workflows and best practices for new projects

  • Coaching the studio artists and help them grow in their craft

  • Steer the art teams to reach a high level of performance and motivation

  • Help maintain a high ambition level in the studio and high polish level in all our titles, ensuring that we will impress and delight our players

  • Recruiting and maintaining a great and diverse art team for the studio

  • Be a champion for good communication and facilitate learning and knowledge sharing

Work with great people

Peter Urbanics
Game Designer
"It's great to work with a bunch of professional and extremely talented people"
Kalle Sylvänne
Controller, Consumer Products
"The company parties are a given, they're always a blast"
Simon Rozner
Senior Game Designer
"The best, when the team pulls in the same direction and we are one lean mean dev machine!"
Annica Strand
"It’s working in controlled chaos, it never gets boring, haha!"

Skills & Requirements

You will fit in the flock if you:

  • Are a strong team player in a multi-disciplinary environment and someone who wants to see others succeed

  • Want to achieve both creative and commercial success in mobile F2P

  • Like to stay up to date with the market and new tech and get excited about finding clever solutions when working with limitations

  • Have strong communication, presentation and influencing skills

  • Are an inspiring individual with a talent to lead and motivate teams

  • Have a deep and varied understanding and knowledge on different visual styles used in entertainment industry

  • Passion and knowledge in gaming

We would love for you to have the following experience:

  • 10+ years in gaming industry or equivalent with at least 3 years as a lead artist in game projects

  • Vast knowledge of different art styles, techniques and production methods

  • Experience in making decisions on project art styles, improvements and quality as well as guiding other artists in the style for a given project/brand or IP

  • Experience in mentoring other artists

  • Proven record in leading an art team from prototyping to launch

  • Experience working on games for mobile platforms

  • Experience working with games in Unity 3D or similar engines

We are looking forward to reading your application!

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible hours

  • Support for families

  • Growth opportunities

  • Rewards and recognition

  • Inclusive atmosphere

About the company

Rovio is on a mission to create world-class entertainment experiences with our games, animation, licensing and other businesses. A Finnish company, Rovio employs more than 400 professionals at offices in Espoo, Finland as well as North America, China, Sweden, and the UK. We are constantly working on new stuff, both within the Angry Birds universe and many, many miles outside of it.

Annica Strand | Hiring Manager

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Rovio Entertainment Ltd.

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