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Studio Art Director






Games and Level Design




Director Executive

Permanent | Full Time


Studio Art Director
If you want to grow your career in King, we are looking for an exceptionally skilled Studio Art Director to join our Berlin studio. This role will offer the opportunity to work on some of our biggest, most successful live games in our Candy Crush Franchise.

Your Role Within our Kingdom
You will be leading the studios art department as well as being a key contributor to studio leadership and global art strategy, so this is a big and challenging role. You'll need to have proven Art Director and leadership experience. You will work to continuously improve the quality and efficiency of our Art processes as well as working actively in our game projects in support of our future success.Key Responsibilities

Provide key leadership, coaching and hands on support to Art Directors and/or Art Leads across all teams in the studio

Ensure cross studio partnerships and collaborations are working in a productive and healthy working environment

Work in partnership with Studio Leadership (HoS's, EP's, Studio Directors and Producers), to ensure games teams are working in the best way possible

Provide constant and consistent functional leadership and support to all artists as required, especially in regards to goal setting and career development

Lead the training of artists in the studio, promoting the healthy, ongoing development of artistic skill and creative process

As part of Studio Leadership, be a key driver of Studio Strategy, including team structure, studio objectives, working practices and priorities

Oversee artist capacity and skill requirements within the studio, ensuring the right people are in place at the right time.

Working with central services when required, supporting all effective engagements

Ensure Art outsourcing is integrated into game production where it is best to do so, ensuring that Art teams run as efficiently as possible.

Manage the hiring of all artists into the studio as required

Be a key contributor to Global Art Strategies, ensuring these strategies are clearly communicated to teams and stakeholders

Work with VP, Art to ensure key art strategies and processes are successfully transitioned and maintained within the studio

Facilitate good working partnerships between studio art and key partners such as Brand, Marketing and Insights

Skills to Create Thrills
We already know you are passionate about games and are able to work in a flexible and fluid environment where the job will evolve over time.

In this role, you are the go-to expert in your discipline.

You will partner with the Head of Studio and Studio Leadership on all matters relating to game art to ensure our games deliver on the high quality bars we set.

You will also be a key contributor to our Global Art Strategies as a member of its Leadership Team, aligning and executing on strategic business objectives.

to ensure cross studio collaboration both for Art and resource requirements.

to lead, support and develop this already highly experienced and successful team.

We'd also love it if you are able to demonstrate:

Artistic vision and great technical skills with an eye for detail

Relevant 2D & 3D art and animation experience

Skilled use of Maya, the Adobe CS package and other relevant software

Championing the use of good technical practices

Understanding of our customers' preferences and the ability to produce appealing art in appropriate style and available time frame

An innovative spirit and contribute beyond the assigned tasks, actively seeking responsibility

Highly skilled in communication and organization with the ability to perform both tactically and strategically, preferably experienced in working within an agile project environment

Experience in working with Brands and how they relate to game products

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes
Making games is fun.

Especially when you do it with people that share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. No matter where you're from, it's all about what we can achieve together when creating truly magical moments for all our players. That's why we hire all sorts of talent - because a great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

King in Berlin
Officially, we are a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we're a serious business that takes pride in having fun. Every single day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to craft the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company, Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. Do you think this is something you can help us achieve? Then we'd love to talk with you. People come from all over the world to work with us, and we want every single one of them to feel at home. To do so, we help you out as much as we can with our relocation package. This includes full visa sponsorship for you and any family member moving with you, covering your journey out here, the cost of shipping your gadgets or helping you with estate agents. See more about our relocation process at:

Want to join our Kingdom?Application needs to be in English.Apply now!

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