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Global Art Director


Title: Global Art Director

LocationAnywhere in the world

As the 1518 Art Director, you will have the opportunity to grow your region and build amazing art teams. The ideal candidate will possess remarkable leadership skills with the ability to share their knowledge and be a skilled communicator with excellent team management skills. 

The projects in question are for video games on all platforms – PC, console, mobile. As a key member of the global management development team, you’ll take charge of the initial concept and see it through to final delivery.


Job Responsibilities

  • Defining game’s art style, while complying with the creative vision of the initial art direction
  • Conveying expectations, both in terms of the level of quality and content (backgrounds, environments, characters), to the graphics team (lead artists, concept artists, environment artists, character artists, animation team) by making use of the pertinent visual references, concept art, production design, and atmosphere materials
  • Developing high standards of quality
  • Supervising and approving work completed by the team to ensure that the elements produced comply with the vision for the game, as well as meeting standards for quality
  • Guiding the development and ensuring the maintenance of the flow of artistic tasks
  • Providing guidance and advice to the team, as well as managing freelancers and outside studios, if necessary
  • Ensuring that the artistic framework, schedule, and budget are all abided by
  • Employee management


  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience as an art director, senior concept artist, or lead artist on AAA console/PC projects (games published on mobile platforms are an asset)
  • Excellent artistic and technical skill sets (concept art, illustration, high-resolution sculpting/modeling, UI design)
  • Expertise with 2D/3D next-gen production tools (knowledge of rendering engines and of compositing is an asset)
  • Technical expertise with the main graphics engines on the market (knowledge of iOS platforms is an asset)
  • Able to adapt to different management/data-monitoring systems

Skills and Profile

  • Passionate about video games, with a strong interest for both stylistic and photorealistic art styles
  • Demonstrates mastery of illustration, animation, and graphic design with versatility regarding backgrounds, characters and UI elements
  • Possesses excellent knowledge of the principles behind anatomy and design
  • Possesses a positive track record in terms of developing, mentoring, and managing multidisciplinary graphics teams
  • Excellent knowledge/reasoning when it comes to game development and the realities of production, both from technical and conceptual standpoints
  • Tactful and a strong communicator, able to mobilize and inspire a team
  • Critical with a keen sense of observation, and able to express their ideas
  • Independent, rigorous and equipped with excellent organizational skills


  • Highly Attractive Salary 
  • Excellent Holiday entitlement plus public holidays
  • Dynamic and entrepreneurial culture
  • You get to work with the latest technologies
  • You will be working for one of the worlds leading providers of specialist services to the games industry.

Who we are

35+ Studios | 26+ Years of Experience |1,000+ Products | 60+ Awards for Clients | 8,500 Employees

PTW is a video games services company that supports video game developers and publishers through outsourced production services. We started 25 years ago and since then, have grown exponentially year on year to where we are today. Our history is in gaming, and we are gamers at heart. In our time within the games industry, we have worked on over 1500 titles across all genres and all platforms, including 8 out of the past 10 Game-Of-The-Year-winning titles.

We have grown rapidly over the past few years and now have 35 sites spanning the globe. The PTW Family of Brands includes SIDE, 1518, and Orange Rock. SIDE works at the cutting edge of interactive media as a provider of audio services for the global entertainment market. Orange Rock is our in-house game and product development studio. 1518 is our award-winning global art studio providing art-related services at every stage of the game or app development process. 


Our in-house art team offers the highest-quality assets: from 2D concept design to 3D animation, in-game to package art, smartphone to VR, we make everything look amazing. 

1518 Ranged across time zones and countries, we’re a diverse group of tech wizards, engineers, and strategists, with over 25 years combined on-the-job experience. Alongside our internationally-acclaimed art directors, artists, and animators, we’re building immersive game worlds through Art and Co-Dev. Our client list includes Electronic Arts, Google, Jam City, Disney, Warner Bros, and Uber. No detail is too small or insignificant, and no vision is too big or ambitious. Let’s make beautiful worlds together! 

Our Values

Pole To Win's core values are imbued across our global organization: Reinforced by our actions and our attitudes. Echoed throughout our approach to our operations and our clients. Exemplified by our culture, and most of all, our people. We build people and their careers. We actively turn to team mates for counsel, inspiration, and diverse perspectives. Relationships are built on mutual respect. Personal and professional integrity is our guiding principle. We are honest, authentic, transparent, and ethically sound. Our primary goal is to advance our clients' businesses and their customers' satisfaction. We set the bar for generating imaginative and effective solutions for the most challenging problems. We move with speed and agility. We love what we do. We have unwavering loyalty to our DNA, our culture, our values, and ourselves.

Welcome to PTW, Family of Brands


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