Generalist Artist

Ant Workshop
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January 27, 2024
Full Time
Edinburgh, UK

Hello! We’re a small Edinburgh-based company who've worked on a wide range of projects, from creating Dungeon Golf and Dead End Job, to helping other indies bring games like Yes, Your GraceJohn Wick HexLair of the Clockwork God, and The Solitaire Conspiracy to console.

The team is now in the early stages of development for our next few original games, as well as helping out other studios with their development needs.

We're also well funded by Chroma Ventures and because of that we can work with a long term plan and a vision of how we want to support and grow our titles.

It's a very exciting time to join Ant Workshop, so come and be a part of a lovely team making fun games!


We’re looking for a Generalist Artist. As we work across multiple projects at once we'll need you to do a little bit of everything - 3d, 2d, UI design, animation, concept, and mood boards. Oh my! You'll work with the rest of our creative team to visualise the art direction for our games at a prototype stage, and then work in our small art team to create the required assets (and potentially guide and feedback to external freelancers to help them deliver any that can't be made in-house). For co-dev projects you'll need to match the style of the external art team as you work with them to deliver their vision.

This is a full time permanent role based in Edinburgh, UK. We offer hybrid working, as long as you can commit to a few days a week in our physical office.

We expect to pay the successful hire around £35,000pa, depending on experience.



We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has a minimum of 4 years of industry experience.
  • Has experience making a variety of art assets for commercially released titles.
  • Is self motivated and able to organise their own time.
  • Loves working on a wide range of projects.
  • Can communicate well in English, both written and verbally, and give clear direction and feedback.
  • Will identify development risks, shout about them, and create plans to avoid or mitigate them.
  • We don't have a house "style" but we do skew more towards abstract family friendly cartoony nonsense, so if your portfolio is photo-realistic FPS assets or manga babes in too-small bikinis, we might not be a good fit for each other.


What we offer

As a small indie company we can’t offer a load of flashy benefits, but we are extremely flexible with work hours to fit around your needs, such as for childcare provision and other home life stuff (need compressed hours? Not a problem), and have an above-average 35 days of holiday.

Ant Workshop is roughly 1/3rd non-male. This is a friendly, collaborative company. We'll value you and your work as a key part of our small team, and you’ll have the opportunity for a lot of creative input. We will be transparent with you about what the company's doing and why. In the 2022 UK Best Places To Work Awards we scored 96% in employee satisfaction!


How to apply

Please send an email with the subject line "Generalist Artist" followed by your name. Please include a CV, cover letter, links to any work and/or portfolio, and any other relevant information. If you have any questions, use that email address as well.

We may require applicants to take an art test as part of the hiring process, in this event we will offer a set fee for your time.

Depending on the volume of applications, we may not be able to respond to all applicants.

Ant Workshop

We're a tiny indie video game developer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Why ants? Because we're small, sociable and very hard working.

Featured Game

It’s mini golf in a dungeon (duh). Whack your way through lava, traps and monsters using a lute, your fists, or your own skeletal leg. You can even score a hole-in-none! Compete with your friends online or together to be the true Dungeon Golf champion.

Dead End Job sends you into a madcap, Ren & Stimpy-esque world to bust up ghosts. It’s a procedurally generated, couch co-op, twin-stick shooter that straps a vacuum pack to your back and puts a plasma blaster in your hand. For you, it’s just another day in the office.

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