Mojang Studios is best known as the creators of Minecraft, but we’re also on a mission  to build a better world through the power of play. 

Why play? Well, play is at the heart of everything we do. It’s the blocky backbone of our games, the core of our development philosophy, and even the origin of our name. From the relentless experimentation of our endlessly inspiring community to the classrooms where Minecraft has become an essential teaching tool, play is the bedrock of our existence. 

This is a role with project lead responsibilities - so we are looking for an experienced Senior Artist or Lead Artist with experience from outsourcing and live services to join our Stockholm studio to work with our new sub-franchise, Minecraft Dungeons. 

We are a vibrant team creating games together, with an ambition to inspire future generations and to build a better tomorrow.

As Lead Artist, you will work in a small cross functional team to manage and oversee production of outsourced content and build a sustainable collaboration for long term success. We are looking for a multitalented person to lead the work in creating the look and feel for visuals, marketing assets, UI art and reviewing content from external partners,  
 
For our inclusive and diverse studio, we are searching for a person that is driven, structured and a skilled communicator with the ability to lead and inspire others.  

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement strategies for outsourcing – content creation guides, briefs, setting effective pipelines and documentation. 
  • Lead external partners on their art deliverables – performance and quality control to reach visual excellence. 
  • Maintain the artistic direction in synchronization with AD and Creative Director. 
  • Collaborate with our creative department and coordinate and provide videos, animations, and other assets for marketing campaigns. 
  • Coach and mentor artists in the studio, within your area of expertise and bridge the gap between teams. 

To succeed in this role, we believe that you have some of the following: 

  • Experience with developing games for consoles and reviewing content on those platforms 
  • Experience in live service development and familiarity with action and RPG games  
  • Able to visualize ideas, as well as delivering them from concept to execution  
  • Comfortable in creating hands-on art like concepts, mood boards and sketches 
  • A great collaborator and communicator with an ability to adapt to any context - be it interpersonal or in a team or studio context 
  • Being fast paced, organized, and with the ability to work with several teams on and off-site, driving multiple pipelines 
  • Able to successfully create, document and enable processes for long term sustainability. 
  • You are someone that cares about people and can help us build an inclusive, open and friendly work environment. 
  • Communicating effectively in written and spoken English.  
  • A portfolio that demonstrates versatility and high artistic skills in areas like composition, props, environments and lighting. 
  • Having a good understanding with Photoshop, a 3d-package like Maya or Blender and game engines like Unreal. 
  • An interest in narrative and game design, in Mojang’s game titles and in pixel art. 
  • You are someone that cares about people and can help us build an inclusive, open and friendly work environment. 

Mojang Studios 

Mojang Studios is a Microsoft-owned game developer. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden and has offices around the world, including Stockholm, Redmond, Tokyo, London, and Shanghai. We’re always working on new and exciting ways to expand the Minecraft universe.

Our community is global and incredibly diverse. We keep this in mind when developing anything, as we want people to feel included in Minecraft. And in recruiting, our goal is to make Mojang Studios as diverse as our community. 

We got started as a tiny indie developer, and part of our culture still reflects that heritage. But we’re also proud to belong to Xbox Game Studios, which creates unique opportunities to grow and develop.

To help us achieve amazing things, we have built an equally amazing studio space. Situated right on the water by Söder Mälarstrand, it’s filled to the brim with all the tools, toys and caffeine required to create world-class entertainment.

But in the end, it’s the people of Mojang Studios that make this place truly special. When you join, you’ll find yourself in the company of incredibly bright, warm, and creative individuals – all united and working toward a single goal. Come help us reach it!

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