Marketing Art Lead, Merge Mansion Helsinki

Are you an experienced Marketing Art Lead up for ensuring top of the class marketing art delivery?

Ready to join one of Europe's fastest growing game companies?

If yes, Metacore could be the right place for you

We are a game company from Helsinki, now also in Berlin, best known for our hit game Merge Mansion and our people-first company culture. Built on trust, our culture allows us to work autonomously, efficiently, and ambitiously. We have mutually agreed on five cultural norms to describe how we build trust and work as Metacore – you can find them here.

Our company’s mission is to entertain hundreds of millions of people for decades. Although we already entertain 50M+ players worldwide and have grown into a team of 200+ game industry professionals in less than three years, we’re only getting started. That’s where we hope you come in: to ensure that the quality and consistency of our marketing art delivery is top of the class and closely aligned with everything else we do under the Merge Mansion entertainment brand. You will collaborate with the Art lead to set artistic direction and work alongside fellow discipline leads to develop efficient pipelines and workflows. Together with the talented team of artists you are leading, you will push the boundaries of visual quality in our advertising and marketing.

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Location:

Helsinki, Finland

Relocation:

Relocating to Finland expected, full support provided

Remote work:

Hybrid model of office and remote work

Start date:

Flexible, ideally as soon as possible

Working language:

English

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Responsibilities

Marketing Art Lead plays a key role in ensuring that we deliver high quality marketing art for Merge Mansion to support our ambition of becoming a famous entertainment brand with lifelong fans across the globe. In practice, this means (at least) the following:

  • Working with the Merge Mansion Art Lead to set the art direction, and ensuring that the team consistently follows Merge Mansion’s overall artistic direction and vision, maintaining the highest standards of quality across all ads and marketing art assets

  • Leading a team of still and video artists, providing guidance, mentorship, and regular feedback to foster their professional growth and maximize their potential

  • Collaborating with the project manager and other discipline leads to establish realistic art production deadlines, and resource allocation

  • Developing and maintaining efficient and effective art pipelines, workflows, and standards, ensuring seamless collaboration and smooth integration with other disciplines

  • Working closely with the design, development, and audio teams to ensure a cohesive and immersive visual experience, promoting effective communication and cross-disciplinary collaboration

  • Facilitating creative brainstorming sessions, coordinating meetings and creating action points or tickets as necessary to share with the team

  • Leading by example and actively contributing to the creation of high-quality art assets, including concept art, animations, visual effects, 3D models and textures as needed

  • Working closely with performance marketing, project managers and product marketing to generate hypotheses and analyze data in order to enhance performances

  • Collaborating with the technical artists and engineers to resolve technical issues related to art production, performance optimisation, and implementation

  • Staying up to date with the latest trends, techniques, and technologies in the game art industry, identifying opportunities for innovation and pushing the boundaries of visual quality

  • Contributing to the creative processes of the outsourcing agencies and partners by participating in brainstorming, connecting, giving feedback to work and analyzing the results

Requirements

Every role is eventually shaped to match our unique passions, backgrounds and strengths. Here are some of the key skills and experience you should already have when joining Metacore as a Marketing Art Lead, Merge Mansion:

  • In-depth knowledge of industry-standard software and tools, such as After Effects, Photoshop, Blender, Substance Painter etc.

  • Strong understanding of artistic fundamentals, including composition, motion graphics, color theory, and visual storytelling

  • Extensive knowhow of the marketing trends

  • Strong leadership and management skills, to successfully lead and motivate an art team

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills – you can effectively communicate artistic vision and feedback to team members and stakeholders, also during production

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, effectively managing multiple projects and priorities

  • Ability to actively provide design support during concepting

  • Experience in organizing and facilitating Creative Brainstorming during planning

  • Proficiency in asset creation during production as needed

Our equal opportunity statement

To entertain hundreds of millions of people for decades, we need diverse teams that understand our diverse audiences. The key to unleash our creativity is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture of trust where Metacoreans from all walks of life can be themselves. We celebrate our differences and believe they are the strength that drives us forward.

We are committed to offering equal opportunities for all, regardless of background, age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, family status, education, socioeconomic status or any other characteristic. We build and maintain a workplace and industry free of harassment and discrimination.

We also aspire to have DE&I as a fundamental part of our game design process to enable us to create even better and more inclusive games, communities and entertainment.

If you require any support or have specific needs during the application process, please don't hesitate to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!

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