Who are we?
It’s pretty simple, really. Io-Interactive is here to deliver exciting best-in-class gaming experiences. We want our games to play and feel like the people who created them – unique and creative. It is our way of making sure that we will always deliver something interesting.
So we do a lot to foster a culture of brother- and sisterhood and we strive to be a collective of creative, productive people rather than a factory. You come to work at Io-Interactive because you want to create top-of-the-line games and because you want to be part of a company that isn’t afraid of doing things differently.
Because you will be spending a substantial amount of your day here, we do as much as we can to make IOI feel like a second home. We meet for optional breakfast every morning, have communal lunches and even dinner on those occasionally long days where we need to meet an important deadline.
On Fridays we sometimes have our Friday bar – either planned as a big thing where we run around in the building with laser guns or other fun like that – or just spontaneously started somewhere in the building or on our roof top terrace. Every now and then we have IOI days where we can dig into our pet projects or attend presentations from colleagues or external experts on everything game related. It’s all about getting creative, influenced and inspired.
What is the job?
Io-Interactive is currently looking for a full-time art director to join the internal marketing team. You will be collaborating with the brand marketing director, the game director and the studio creative director executing the visual direction for the marketing aspects of our projects. Your focus will be how to best achieve the creative vision of marketing materials and promotional campaigns.
Ongoing responsibilities include: producing and directing productions of visuals and trailer assets. You will be constantly striving for the highest possible standards of style and looks while keeping consistency high.
Your goal is to set new standards for style and concepts in games gaining optimal resonance within the market.
Your job is to provide creative support to brand marketing team to align marketing, maintaining brand consistency and creating brand campaigns. You will work with the studio creative director to create a clear artistic style that supports and communicates the creative vision of the different game franchises in the studio. You will also work closely with the game management teams (game director and art director) ensuring that all the key art features are in alignment with the game vision
As an AD, you are responsible for the development and design of key artwork as well as giving feedback, direction, guidance, inspiration and supporting the individual team members though all phases of production. You will provide feedback and guidance to external partners on art content and reviews work to ensure it is appropriate for the project.
What is required?
We are looking for an accomplished art director preferably with experience of working on at least one AAA title or 5 years from an ad agency. You have an understanding of game development and working with creative talent. You’re excellent at digital illustration and your conceptualization skills are epic. You have an ability to adapt to established styles as well as create new and diverse ones.
We expect you to have extensive experience with brand direction and marketing, proficiency in creating pitches, shows, and enticing presentation material. Your ability to respond elegantly to difficult creative changes, often late in the process, are well-known and you are self-motivated towards solving creative problems. Excellent written and oral communications skills in English are required.
We’d love it if you were a visual storyteller with trailer and video production experience. If you had a fine art or design education background, we’d look favorably on your CV and and understanding of fundamental illustration skills including form, composition, perspective, light, color theory, surface texture, anatomy, and architecture would be really great.
A willingness to travel is a nice to have as you might be expected to go abroad for a number of events and sessions. And, of course, a passion for video games would be beneficial as you’ll be seeing a whole lot of them.
You made it this far. Clearly you’re ready to know even more. So get in touch now. We need you!