Full Time Job

Art Lead


Helsinki, Finland 05-13-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Who We Are

Next Games, a Netflix Game Studio, is a Helsinki-based studio dedicated to crafting fans-first interactive experiences that combine the stories from popular movies and shows with engaging game mechanics. Our values, Caring, Courage, and Curiosity, drive our commitment to our players and each other, with a focus on fun gameplay free from the constraints of free-to-play.

The Role

As an Art Lead at Next Games, you'll work within a team of highly talented and motivated artists to create visually outstanding games on Netflix.

You should be a highly skilled artist, with an exceptional art portfolio, extensive experience in mobile gaming and strong leadership skills. You thrive in creating high-quality visual design, and you lead, mentor, and manage other artists. You seek to find functional and highly-polished workflows and pipelines to ensure a smooth art production cycle with a focus on cross-discipline collaboration

• Owning the art in our top priority game and leading the artists in the same project
• Creating strong visual identity for a game project by creating high-quality concept art, prototypes, and final game art assets throughout various stages of game development.
• Highly creative person with deep understanding of world-building, branding, and visual communication
• Actively looking for ways to design and create new high quality visuals for games and you want to raise the bar of outstanding Game Art
• Independent and efficient in managing and organizing their workload
• Proactively improving the workflows and setting a high standard of artistic game development
• Creating and maintaining Art Bibles and Art Documentation.
• Working closely with the Art Director in both creating strong visual styles as well as fostering the company culture within the Art Discipline team
• Overseeing the work of up to 5 artists and mentoring other artists
• Strong, proactive communication skills, within discipline and cross discipline
• Proactive self direction with maintaining up-to-date knowledge of software and pipeline
• Self motivated and directed, with a can do attitude

• Adobe Suite / Illustrative software
• Unity or other similar game engine
• Strong concepting skills
• Strong 2D and or 3D asset creation skills
• Can adapt easily and proactively to different software and tasks

Nice to have
• Experience in working with tools such as Figma or similar prototyping tools
• Jira, confluence and other project management tools

We're eager to hear from you if you're passionate about creating innovative mobile games in a fun, supportive environment!

Does this opportunity sound like your next adventure? Then apply today!

Why Next Games?

As a studio, Next Games offers competitive pay, unlimited holidays, hobby clubs, and so much more. With over 30 nationalities, multiple genders, and people from all kinds of backgrounds within our studio, we pride ourselves in being a welcoming and inclusive place to work and grow. Our working language is English.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military service status, or disability status.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxepe1-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.