Art Director 

Art & Animation

Aether Studios is looking for an Art Director to lead the vision for our new 3D platform fighter. Work with the project director, game designers, animators, and other artists to craft a shared visual language for the project and oversee the game’s asset creation. Be part of the growing team that created the smash success Rivals of Aether as we build the best platform fighter experience for players. 


Role Responsibilities

  • Establish and document visual expectations for the project across all art disciplines
  • Work with the project director and producer to set standards, track asset creation, and form realistic milestone expectations 
  • Review and approve art from various art disciplines 
  • Work with gameplay designers and engineers to format art for the best gameplay/visual experience 
  • Manage team so assets are optimized to meet platform requirements


Role Requirements 

  • Experience managing other artist and asset creation pipelines 
  • Experience creating games in Unreal Engine through either Graphic Design/Branding, Animation, 2D illustrations, and/or 3D Model creation 
  • Portfolio with work in tools such as Maya, Photoshop, and other art creation software
  • Experience crafting an art bible or similar style guide for a project across multiple art disciplines 


Role Preferences

  • Interests in the fighting game genre
  • Experience working with contract artists
  • Experience scouting talent with complementary skill sets


Aether Studios Offers

  • Working remotely with in-person summits if desired
  • Flexible core hours 
  • Self-management
  • Competitive compensation 


Salary Range



Seniority Level

Senior Level






Computer Software


Employment Type

Contract Full-time


Art Director 
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