Art Director

Riyo Games
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June 9, 2022
Full Time
$110,000 - $140,000 CAD

As the Art Director you’ll guide the team in creating a rich, cinematic, and stylized RPG world players will immerse themselves in. You are fundamental to a game’s development: a member of the core team, the connection between the creative vision and the artists, the voice of the art team, and a thought leader.

You will be responsible for helping define and execute on the 2.5D visual look and feel of our title Threads of Time, merging immersive 3D environments with charming 2D characters. You motivate, inspire, and support the team to transform concepts to reality. You have the talent and expertise to help the teams produce visual content that is aligned with the creative vision and of the highest standards of quality.

About Us

Our mission is to craft retro-infused JRPGs that awaken cherished childhood memories. Our growing studio is assembling a dream team of talent from across the globe to build the games you’ve always dreamed of growing up. Join us on this epic quest to make fun, narrative-rich games in an inclusive, supportive and fun studio environment!

You’ll be working on Threads of Time, a 2.5D JRPG inspired by Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy where you get to travel from the pre-historic era to the end of time!

  • Become part of a veteran team that includes legendary developers who led iconic titles such as Xenoblade Chronicles, Bravely Default, Final Fantasy, Octopath Traveler and more
  • 4 weeks paid vacation (1 week of which is taken in late December)
  • Collaborative environment with opportunities to contribute to the game’s creative design and take ownership of features
  • Competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Opportunities to help you strengthen your skills or learn something new
  • Workplace that appreciates and values diversity and inclusivity


  • Visionary who motivates, inspires, and supports an artistic team to transform concept to reality
  • Coordinate and oversee the art team throughout production
  • Provide leadership and constructive feedback to achieve quality
  • Ownership and communication of a consistent visual direction across all aspects of the project, from concepts to in-game art to brand materials
  • Participate in recruitment to build the artistic team & foster their growth


  • Work with Creative Directors to define and execute on the stylized, 2.5D visual look and feel of Threads of Time
  • Collaborate with team to compose and create mesmerizing, cinematic moments in the game
  • Willing to go hands-on in the engine to create or adjust scenes for maximum storytelling impact
  • Work with Producer to establish the art production pipeline and manage the full cycle art production process
  • Provide concise feedback for concept art, 3D models, textures, effects, scenes and more produced by the art team
  • Create and update the project’s art style guide, ensuring that the art team’s style remains consistent and cohesive
  • Collaborate with Production in the creation and overall management of the art schedule and resource plans
  • Work with technical artists, programmers and game designers to ensure all disciplines cohesively come together to visually tell Threads of Time’s story
  • Collaborate with external vendors to produce art assets efficiently and at a high-quality bar


  • Shipped a minimum of 1+ video games as an Art Director or art leadership position
  • At least 5 years of creative leadership experience
  • Mastery of creating or directing stylized 3D environments
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and 3D software such as Maya, 3DS Max, and Substance Painter/Designer
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems efficiently
  • Can take direction from Creative Directors on implementing creative vision
  • Willing to help the art team with 3D modeling and texturing, lighting, scene setup and more, depending on the skill set of the Art Director
  • A love of JRPGs


  • Experience in Unreal Engine
  • Passion for cinematography and/or photography
  • Love of pixel art
  • Resident of Ontario, Canada or willing to move here


$110,000.00 - $140,000.00

Please note although this is a full-time remote position, applicants must reside in Canada. Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you!

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