Art Director

22cans is an independent games development studio with a passion for making award winning, innovative and delightful games. We are a highly flexible team with a great track record made up of industry veterans, experienced devs and great new talent. We are looking for ambitious people who are eager to embrace a highly creative and explorative development environment and help us realise our vision and reach huge audiences around the world. Come and join our team and make your mark on the journey to making the best possible games!

As part of the art team you will work closely with the Art Director and Art Lead to bring game features to life and create a beautiful and polished experience for our players.

The Role

22cans are seeking a passionate, multi talented and cross disciplined Art Director who will be responsible for encouraging, leading and driving the artistic vision and development of our current and upcoming projects. They’ll have a knack for management and excellent communication skills, with the ability to set and maintain the creative vision and quality bar for all product, either through direct implementation or through their guidance of the art team to meet the highest quality standards that they will be outlining for their vision. This is a pivotal role and a fantastic opportunity for the right person to lead the artistic direction of the studio’s upcoming releases.


  • Collaborate with the Creative Director and associated design leads to create high quality and engaging visualisations.
  • Establish unique and captivating art styles and lead the creation of style guides to direct asset creation.
  • Inspire, manage and mentor the art team.
  • Offer hands on guidance and support across a multitude of Visual Arts fields, ranging from UI, concept art, 2D art, 3D modelling, texturing, post processing, visual effects & cinematography.
  • Work with outsourced partners to coordinate and manage the creation of game assets.

Desired Experience:

  • Broad knowledge of all art disciplines including: concept, character, animation, environment, VFX, UI, lighting, shaders and rendering.
  • Experience working with real-time engines. Knowledge and hands on experience with Unity3D would be advantageous.
  • Strong communication/listening, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • Passion for making and playing great games, demonstrating an awareness of current titles, genres, and industry trends.
  • A desire to innovate and a strong motivation to go above and beyond in the creation ofbeautiful, delightful game visuals.


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a senior artist role.
  • A passion for games and game development.

If this sounds like you send through your CV/Portfolio to, we would love to hear from you!

22cans is an equal opportunities employer hoping to attract applications from diverse backgrounds. Recruitment selection is based on objective, job-related criteria and candidates will be chosen on their merits and abilities.