Creative Director at Hypixel Studios

Location: Remote, Work from Anywhere
Benefits: Paid Holidays
| Full-time | International
Hypixel Studios

Creative Director

Art Remote/ In-Office

We’re looking for a Principal Creative Director to join our team at Hypixel Studios, which collaborates remotely from around the world. Our members range from industry newcomers to experts with 25+ years of experience. Team members come from a diverse set of backgrounds, but share a common passion for building polished player-focused, community-powered games.

Join us on our mission to bring players together in an inviting, immersive world where they can make their mark. Hytale empowers creative expression across a spectrum of experiences including sandbox adventure, social play, minigames, and creativity using a suite of powerful and accessible tools.

As the Creative Director, you will report to the Game Director while collaborating across the leadership team to define the creative strategy for Hytale. This is a pivotal role at the studio, overseeing 2D/3D Art, Animation, Audio, Narrative, UI/UX, and VFX from strategy, delivery, and team management perspectives. Thankfully, you will have the help of a talented creative team and support from the creative leads as you collaborate with leaders from Design, Engineering, Production, etc.

Who you are:

  • You are a team player and an excellent communicator who loves working across disciplines and advocating for your team. You take pride in building effective teams
  • You are passionate about bringing games to life, assuring that artistic choices fit the tone and creative feel of the game. You have been charmed by Hytale’s promise
  • You excel at organizing and prioritizing work. You are able to build and pursue long-term goals for large scale projects
  • You reinforce your instincts with data and you know how to let your team take chances without risking timelines

Some of your role:

  • Manage careers across the studio’s creative content disciplines; including 2D/3D Art, Animation, Audio, Narrative, UI/UX, and VFX. You will work with the Art Director and Creative Leads to develop effective growth opportunities and hiring strategies
  • Create a multi-year creative strategy that provides thematic cohesion for the game
  • Provide an inspirational north star that empowers creatives to navigate the unknown
  • Produce artefacts that inform, align, and empower disciplines working in creatives spaces
  • Help evaluate our art tools, processes, and pipelines to identify potential problems and build plans to solve them
  • Evangelize our company values and help us build an inclusive and wholesome workplace

Essential traits:

  • 10+ years of experience in the game industry, including 5+ years operating as a key creative decision-maker
  • Game experience that spans ideation to shipping to reacting to player engagement, preferably across multiple platforms
  • Professional experience building and communicating creative frameworks and creative strategy
  • Experience creating cohesive teams and motivate them towards a common goal
  • On a mission to empower creatives

Bonus traits:

  • Deep knowledge of pixel art, voxel art, and/or the block game genre
  • Experience designing for accessibility
  • Experience at a creative media company, or client-side with a focus on narrative marketing campaigns that build fan love and drive engagement

We can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual Performance Bonus (APB)
  • Quality of Life increases
  • Christmas closure
  • A chance to work on a new game project with an extremely motivated team
  • Opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally
  • A stable and secure work environment
  • The ability to work remotely

We’re looking for applicants who are self-driven, put players first, and that have a history of making cool stuff. In return, we can offer an environment that values and supports individual creativity and passion and believes in fostering new talent. We recognize the value of diversity in every sense and actively encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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