Art Director

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August 31, 2021
Full Time
Boulder, CO

We are looking for an Art Director to oversee the stylistic and asset production needs for a new game development project. Under the supervision of the project director and in collaboration with the other component leads, you will shepherd the art and animation team to create striking visual assets for an immersive 3D game.

We are seeking someone able to join us at our office in beautiful Boulder, Colorado once COVID-19 conditions improve.


  • Craft a unique visual language and artistic pipeline in concert with the vision of the project director
  • Supervise a team of roughly 10 people of multiple disciplines within the spectrum of art and animation asset production
  • Review artistic work product to ensure it conforms to the highest standards and a cohesive artistic vision
  • Work with your art and animation staff to ensure development deadlines are met
  • Work with the producer and the other component leads to set milestone goals and coordinate an efficient production pipeline


  • Proven experience with Unity on a commercially shipped game
  • Proven experience with current 2D and 3D software used in asset development pipelines such as Maya, Photoshop, Substance, and Zbrush (or equivalents)
  • Understanding of game art production pipelines
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum processes, and assigning/distributing tasks to a team
  • Ability to adapt stylistic preferences to the specific needs of a project
  • Ability to understand and integrate business objectives and philosophies and synthesize them into the game’s artistic vision
  • Experience with art direction on a 3D game
  • Experience managing a team of 5+ people


  • Experience with Jira, Confluence, Sourcetree
  • Experience dealing with contractors and contracting studios
  • Passion for games and the video games industry


  • Close-knit Team: A close sense of camaraderie and dedication to our work.
  • Long-term Mindset: Always on the lookout for the next project that will keep our teams motivated, challenged, and inspired.
  • Health & Dental Insurance: Comprehensive medical plans including dental coverage for you to choose from based on your needs.
  • Generous PTO and Performance-driven Rewards: Whether you’re an efficient worker who values work-life balance or an extremely hard worker who gives 110%, we value and reward a wide range of employees.
  • Generous Holidays: Extended company holiday breaks.
  • Career Advancement: A growing studio with potential opportunities to greatly advance your technical, creative, or leadership roles.

How To Apply:

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About Us:

Serenity Forge, based out of Boulder, Colorado, develops and publishes meaningful games that challenge the way you think. We pride ourselves on the care and dedication we put into our work. Now is a great time to join a growing studio that seeks passionate team members to contribute to the next generation of great games. We've got some amazing projects in the works, and we want you to help make them even better!

We are a long-term driven studio that provides opportunities for new members to develop exciting skills, so don't be afraid to apply even when your current experience doesn't fit 100% of the job requirements!

We are currently hiring artists, animators, designers, programmers and an administrator. You can view (and share) all of our openings here.

Our Upcoming Games:

Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is an expanded experience based on the original Doki Doki Literature Club, bringing more stories and exclusive content to the legendary horror story. Write your way to your crush’s heart and experience true terror as you get to know every member of the Literature Club, making careful choices to achieve the perfect ending.

Death’s Gambit: Afterlife is a 2D action metroidvania that builds on and refines the original Death’s Gambit experience. Using an array of equipment, weapons, and abilities, Sorun must fight his way through the kingdom of Siradon to rid the land of its curse and fulfill his agreement with Death. Afterlife offers a wealth of new features and changes, including reworked movement, fine-tuned encounters, new bosses, levels, and more!

Arcadian Atlas is a 2D isometric tactical role playing game about the choices people make in pursuit of the things they love, and the havoc it wreaks on a kingdom.

Land of Screens follows the story of Holland as she tries to evade her recent fresh break-up. Problem is, everyone she’s friends with immediately knows, leading her to putting it all down as she ventures into the real world in her quest to make new friends and start a new, unplugged journey.

You can view our previous releases like Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse, Half Past Fate, Neversong, and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine on our website.

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