Associate Art Director

Posted 6 months ago

This role is expected to begin as a remote position, paid relocation to Pärnu will begin once the probation period has ended.

Job description

Gamecan is looking for an Associate Art Director to join our art team. Reporting to the Art Director, you will be a senior member of the
leadership team helping to define, set and maintain a coherent art vision for the project as well as working with production to effectively plan
art team delivery.
The Associate Art Director will problem-solve, organize, communicate, present, mentor and oversee external and internal teams of artists.
They will collaborate with members of interdependent teams in all stages of development.


  • Experience working in the Art industry (Games, Films, CG)
  • A portfolio demonstrating artistic direction capability and high competency in both 3D and 2D asset creation
  • Provide leadership and solve creative problems intuitively through lateral thinking, pattern recognition, and innovative reasoning
  • The ability to work through people and inspire others to excel
  • A keen eye for visuals, understanding what good looks like in terms of composition, palette, silhouette, and motion
  • An understanding of the importance of visual and thematic consistency, and how to achieve it
  • An affinity and knowledge of the technical side of art production
  • The ability to thrive in and promote a culture of collaboration and transparency
  • Exemplary communication skills in conveying complex ideas in plain English, whether to team members, partners, or other parts of the organization
  • The ability to work and lead remotely, as we would be working with a lot of external teams


  • Work with Production to plan and prioritize the project’s Art deliverables alongside the Art Director
  • Work with the art director, producer and core creative team to define the vision of a game
  • Collaborate with external team leaders to ensure that visuals serve design and narrative needs while balancing artistic quality with technical constraints
  • Represent the project and team to any external partners and/or stakeholders
  • Collaborate with creative leads to craft and communicate the artistic vision and experiences of a diverse range of projects
  • Create visual style guides, mood boards, art bibles, references, documentation and concept art
  • Set quality expectations and provide visual benchmarks
  • Facilitate and lead art reviews for internal and external teams
  • Develop and maintain a collaborative and positive creative team culture
  • Regularly update the leadership team on status and progress

Good to have

  • Experience shipping AAA games, or other experiences using the Unreal Engine 4 & 5
  • A genuine interest in a wide range of visual media and art forms beyond video games
  • Passion for world building and narrative experience

What do we have to offer

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work with a talented and passionate team in the video game industry. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration
  • The office is in a new development right in the center of Pärnu, providing an easy commute and proximity to all the stores and restaurants
  • Adjustable desks – stand, sit, squat, or hang from the ceiling
  • Powerful desktop machines to work on – the PC waits for you, not the other way around
  • 1Gbit/s internet speed in the office, typically 300Mb/s at home
  • We are crazy about taking time off with new and old video games, a day at the spa, sauna, or the beach (yes, Pärnu has a kickass beach!). A rested developer is a happy developer
  • The team is phenomenal – over 40 people who are amazing to each other
  • The living costs in Pärnu are extra low. Even the most expensive apartments in the center have their rent of around 400-500€ per month
  • The living environment is probably one of the best and safest in the region. Check it out yourself:
  • We work in a nurturing company culture where personal growth is highly valued. Your professional skills will also get buffed at the speed of light
  • We help you with relocation every step of the way to make sure it’s as smooth as possible
  • At Gamecan, we prioritize the well-being of our employees by providing comprehensive health and wellness benefits. These include complimentary access to mental health professionals, gym memberships, and exclusive spa discounts to support both mental and physical well-being
  • Additionally, our in-house professional masseur is available to help alleviate stress and promote relaxation
  • To celebrate the joyous occasion of welcoming a new family member, we extend a special bonus of 1000€ to our employees as a token of our heartfelt congratulations
  • Annually, we host a rejuvenating summer retreat, bringing together our global team members for a relaxing and enjoyable experience
  • We incentivize employee referrals with a rewarding bonus system for successful hires
  • Gamecan employees receive free complimentary access to Full Cycle Game Academy courses, while their immediate family members — parents, siblings, and children — benefit from a 50% discount on these educational offerings
  • To further enhance our employees’ daily experience, we provide monthly cab credits, making the commute to work more convenient and stress-free

Job Features

Job CategoryArt and Design

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