Full Time
Bengaluru, Pune
Posted 2 months ago

Art Director – Conceptualize, direct, and produce your creative vision[ at an Indie Gaming Studio

We are: A new indie gaming studio with a mission to evolve gaming in India to the next level. We believe in games as a valuable social tool not only for entertainment and social engagement, but also for learning and building perspective. We also think the gaming industry (globally and even in India) heretofore has been entirely rooted in Western culture, memes and lore, and there is immense untapped potential to build games for an Indian context using Indian content. To learn more about us, please visit 

We are looking for: A core member of the leadership team who can artistically contribute to our passion to create world-class yet uniquely Indian games. We offer creative independence and the ability to learn and grow your skills by leading the artistic vision of our games from start to end. We want someone who can direct a project from scratch, while also doing hands-on art and design work.

Responsibilities/ Domain:

As the Art Director, you will build, lead, and direct our art and design team. You must have a strong visual sense for creating and executing on high-quality concepts and artwork. The role is multi-faceted, with a mix of visual design, prototyping, project management and pure creativity. We need you to:

  • Envision: See (and help us see) the final product – design a visual style, generate concept art and specific visual targets, determine overall aesthetics and design philosophy
  • Create: Be hands-on and generate output! If you do not enjoy the creative process itself, this is not for you
  • Lead: Hire and lead a team of junior artists and UX designers – recruit your own team, communicate your vision, and mentor/ inspire them towards a common goal
  • Project Manage: Plan, own and deliver – determine timelines, assign roles, and bring your vision to life
  • Connect: Build bridges with the design and tech teams – collaborate with and respect others, ask questions, understand overall goals and dependencies, do not work in a vacuum


  • A creative eye and artistic vision – we are looking first and foremost for an artist
  • Min. 3-4 years’ experience as Creative Lead/ Art Director at a gaming 999999999999999, advertising, or other creative agency (proven creative leadership skills)
  • Experience with concept design in past projects
  • Ability to prototype using Adobe Suite or equivalent digital tools

Bonus qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Visual Communication or Digital Media
  • Experience in shipping successful game titles
  • Understanding of gaming industry trends, player demographics and user psychology
  • A passion for gaming

The Location: With current circumstances, we are all working remotely, though being in Bengaluru or Pune would be an additional bonus.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Bring your own vision to life and have your work seen and enjoyed by millions of users
  • Truly test and grow your skills by wearing multiple cross-functional hats
  • Be part of an energetic, passionate, and caring team
  • A lot of freedom and creative license while being compensated fairly
  • A chance to be a founding member and reap the rewards of the value we create together

How to Apply

Please send me your cv and portfolio to nirosha@playdawn.com or reach us at 8328274742

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