Art Director (Remote Options) – Edinburgh, UK

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Art Director (Remote Options)



Build A Rocket Boy – Edinburgh, UK

Build A Rocket Boy are on the lookout for an Art Director to join their team! A mix of industry leading veterans whose credits include some of the best selling and most loved games of all time, they’re a creative digital entertainment studio with an open and progressive methodology, dedicated to delivering games of the highest calibre possible.

Currently developing EVERYWHERE; an experience with a breadth of unimaginable gameplay adventure, they are seeking an experienced Art Director with a proven track record of delivering visually inspiring games.

As Art Director, you will play a key role in guiding technology, tool & pipeline development while helping to realise game vision for an entirely new AAA open world game. You will drive productivity as well as identify risks & opportunities for improvement throughout the team.

You must be flexible, highly motivated and detail oriented. You will be responsible for spearheading cross departmental initiatives to deliver a pioneering and compelling player experience.

As an Art Director, you will…

  • Motivate and inspire the Art teams, ensuring that the artistic style is consistent with the creative vision for the project
  • Manage and develop the Art Leads across the company, setting objectives, looking after the team's welfare, and providing mentoring
  • Drive the visual quality in collaboration with other Directors and Leads, practically adapting and re-prioritising creative and technical artistic changes
  • Collaborate with production and discipline Leads on project planning, workflows and visual direction
  • Oversee and provide detailed feedback to multiple art disciplines including 2D, 3D, Lighting, VFX and Concept Art
  • Establish best practices, methods, and pipelines for the art team
  • Share your passion for excellence, create inspiring artwork/style guides to clearly promote visual quality standards and ensure that everyone is working cohesively to meet these standards
  • Continually look for opportunities to innovate and improve the visual quality of the project

For this role, you’ll need…

  • At least one shipped AAA title as an Art or Assistant Art Director
  • High proficiency in current development tools and software such as Unreal, Maya and/or 3DS Max, Zbrush, Substance and Photoshop
  • Good understanding of essential art principles; colour and lighting theory, composition, and staging technique
  • To be a confident art leader with a keen artistic eye with the ability to articulate visual ideas with clarity & conviction as well as provide clear feedback & guidance.
  • Ability to creatively supervise & drive artwork, direct other artists, and lead by example.
  • Ability to understand and stay focused on the larger goals and strategies of the business.

If you want to feel comfortable, inspired, and appreciated in your work pursuits, this is the studio for you; they have offices in Edinburgh, Budapest and consider WFH candidates too.


Interested and want to know more?

Get in touch with Margaret on +44 (0)1709 834 777 or email

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