Art Director

Twin Drums
alert with exclamation point inside a cirle
This position has been closed.
No items found.
January 31, 2023
Full Time
CET +/- 7 hours
€5000 gross per month

Twin Drums is looking for an Art Director (Remote)

Twin Drums is a remote-first indie game studio with employees based in Europe, Africa & North America. We are growing our team and are looking for an Art Director to work with us on The Wagadu Chronicles, an African-inspired indie MMO built from the ground up for role-playing.

We have created an inclusive and flexible workspace and as a default offer remote work with a part-time (4-day week) structure. We offer a freelancer salary of €5000 gross per month for 32h across 4 days per week or full employment in Germany. All our employees are also part of our Virtual Shares program.


Your Role

  • Direct the visual development of the first African inspired online RPG
  • Collaborate closely with other department leads to scope art deliverables for new features, and to define and execute production pipelines
  • Hands on: create assets that establish the stylistic and quality benchmarks for the rest of the art team
  • Produce documentation that outlines the pipeline steps and provides art style guidelines
  • Plan and organise the tasks of the art team, coordinating with the work and timelines of other departments (shared responsibility with the Art Leads)
  • Oversee and review the work of the art team (environments, characters and creatures, props, lighting, and VFX), provide feedback, and ensure quality and adherence to style guides are met
  • Identify and execute workflow improvements within the production pipeline
  • You will mentor and help grow a team of artists



  • Professional experience as a 2D or 3D Game Artist
  • Ability to produce paintovers and concepts
  • Experience creating stylized/hand-painted textures
  • Experience working in Unity or other game engine, and understanding of its lighting and post-process effects
  • Not more than 7h offset to our core time zone (CET, Berlin, Germany)


Nice to have

  • Previous experience as a Lead Artist or Art Director
  • Interest in African and Diasporic culture/history/mythology
  • Passion for games, especially MMORPG, and role-playing


How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send us a short email with a link to your portfolio and a few words on your background and why you are interested in working with us using the subject “Art Director” by Feb 17th the latest.

We encourage applications particularly from women/non-binary, people with disabilities, people of colour, and other groups that are underrepresented throughout the game industry. We see you and you are more than welcome here at Twin Drums!

Twin Drums

Twin Drums is a remote-first indie game studio with employees based in Europe, Africa & North America. We have office spaces in Berlin, Germany all year round, and in Accra, Ghana during winter months. The majority female, black+queer led core team is working on a PC game The Wagadu Chronicles, an African-inspired indie MMO built from the ground up for role-playing. We strive to be a safe anti-racist, feminist, non-ableist, queer positive and anti-colonialist space for people to work and our values reflect our projects.

For more information about the project and our company check out our Kickstarter and our website.

Featured Game

Have you ever wondered what real roleplaying looks in an MMO? A place where to leave the real world behind and to fully immerse yourself into a fantasy setting in which everybody, from sorcerer to sailor, cares about their character and acts according to it.

Imagine playing a wonderful African inspired RPG where all the interesting NPCs are... actual other players! And their quests are true emergent stories that you can be part of! Imagine skill trees, village management, craft systems and countless other features, all built so that you can create rich characters full of memories and quirks.

This is The Wagadu Chronicles - the Role-Play-first Afrofantasy MMORPG: we are bringing back the "role-play" into the MMORPG genre!

More Jobs at
Twin Drums
It looks like this team may not have any current job openings. Sign up for our newsletter and we'll be sure to let you know when they post a new role.
You may also wish to check for open roles on their
Art & Animation
Thank you for joining! New issues are sent every Wednesday!
Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again.

You must be 18+ to view this job listing

Hey there! This job listing is for a role working on Adult Only games. As such, this listing may contain, reference, or link to sexual, explicit, and NSFW content.
By clicking “View Page” you affirm that you are at least 18 years old.