Art Director (m/f/d) - full remote

  • Vollzeit
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PLAION - Munich

PLAION (formerly known as Koch Media) is an international media company with more than 2000 employees worldwide. As a leading and independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products in Europe, the USA, Australia and Japan, our business areas include the production of films and games, the purchase and sale of film license rights, the distribution of digital media products and games publishing under the Deep Silver, Prime Matter and Ravenscourt game labels.

We are actively seeking a talented and experienced publishing Art Director - full remote - to help us take some of the most exciting brands (Ranging from indie to AAA) to the next level by becoming part of our international team.

Your Tasks

You will be part of a team collaborating with the Development Team Art Director on the Art Direction of some of our biggest IPs, including: Dead Island, Saints Row, TimeSplitters and many more!
You will have the opportunity to collaborate with Art Directors, external development teams and stakeholders across different departments throughout the organization.
The role comes with a broad range of responsibilities and reports to the publishing Lead Art Director, as well as collaborating with him, our studios and development teams to support and refine the artistic vision for PLAION ´s lineup. This will ensure that the direction of the project is delivered according to its Mandate and aligned with the Brand/IP pillars of the respective franchise.

Your duties will include:
  • Contribute to the preparation of Milestone Editorial Debriefings in reviewing all artwork and game art content developed by the Development Teams, providing feedback for improvements and identify possible weaknesses.
  • Act with the consumer and the market in mind and demonstrate a very good knowledge of the game industry and its evolution. Maintain awareness of the current and future directions of the industry and associated technologies, and, where appropriate, make recommendations for implementation of new/upgraded systems, technologies and best practices.
  • Maintain good and productive relationships at all levels within the organization, as well as with external partners, customers, prospects and vendors.
  • Perform a wide range of tasks including research, collaborating on the Product style, artwork, UI, 2D & 3D content of the development Art Team.
  • Ensure that all related Documentation is properly developed and maintained on the Publisher side (Brand IP Style Guidance/Bible, Outsourcing Companies, Freelancers, etc.)

Your Profile

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Art
  • 5+ years of professional industry experience, having participated in the production of at least one game title in a Lead, Senior Artist or Art Director role.
  • An exceptional understanding of light, form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regard to illustration and design is needed.
  • In-depth understanding how to develop a cohesive visual style and previous experience working with Art Director, Outsourcing or Art Recruiting. (Beneficial)
  • Experience in game art asset creation in a variety of DCC packages such as Maya, 3ds Max, ZBrush, and Photoshop.
  • Outstanding communication/listening, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Must be highly organized, self-driven, customer focused and a great team player.
  • Have a strong familiarity with art pipelines and technical limitation in game development.
  • Able to explore a wide variety of ideas and ability to work in a broad range of visual styles.
  • Ability to respond elegantly to difficult creative changes, even late in the process.
  • Experience establishing creative vision, collaboration and strategy for AAA Ips.
  • Experience designing interfaces.
  • Being an experienced and flexible artist, to be able to put final touches on any game asset, visualize feedback, or provide from paint-overs, to mood paintings and finished concept for environments, locations, props, etc. with strong conceptualization skills such as sketching, illustrating, drafting and painting.

What we offer

  • Employment in one of the most exciting industries in the world: the film and games industry
  • Partnership-oriented working atmosphere in a modern and broad-based media company
  • Possibility of complete remote work
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities as part of our PLAION Academy
  • Company benefits such as employee events, fitness cooperation with Urban Sports, bicycle leasing, flexible working hours, 30 days vacation, company pension plan, free drinks, fresh fruit, etc.
  • Opportunity to share your passion for movies and games with colleagues
What Is It Like To Work Here?

Would you like an inside look at who we are and what it is like to work for the
PLAION Product Development Art Team? These seven statements define us as a team:
  • We praise initiative
  • We like to raise the bar and get things done
  • We collaborate continuously
  • Communication and Transparency are key
  • Every opinion or idea is respected and valued
  • Inspire others and create trust
  • Last, but not least - decisions are driven by comprehensive research and strong market knowledge
  • Do you want to be part of our success story? We look forward to receiving your application!

    The more comprehensive your documents are to us, the better we can get a picture of you. You should upload at least one cover letter and your CV. Please prefer to use our online application form. If you have any further questions, please send an e-mail to

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