Art Director / Creative Lead - Consumer Products
At Mojang, we create games, products and services to inspire creativity. We develop games with a strong community focus and put players first in everything we do. Our games are built for everyone, because we believe in demonstrating equality and not just talking about it.
Within Mojang’s Creative Group, the Consumer Products team is the one that oversees production of physical products and experiences, with the aim to extend community engagement beyond the game. Currently, the team is a small crew of producers and designers who review business cases and strategies to turn them into creative briefs for production. They also manage creative production partners across various projects and initiatives, and last but not least, oversee our licensee partners, ensuring all of their work is on brand and quality. Our plan is to extend their work beyond our main title Minecraft –with two new games on their way, a movie in the works, and a ton of amazing opportunities in new markets coming up, we’re looking to add a key member to the team who can help us plan all of these exciting initiatives and take them from business and strategy goals into production.
As the Art Director / Creative Lead for the Consumer Products Creative Team, you’re highly strategic and are a natural at putting together and presenting inspiring creative ideas, without losing sight of business and strategy plans. Together with the Lead Producer, you are the go-to for the business team to review interesting new opportunities for our brand and identify how we can, in our own Minecraft way, approach them. For the designers on our team, you are the connector, ensuring all of the work we do follows a red thread and lines up with the bigger picture. You will be depended on to mentor, develop and coach our amazing designers, simultaneously elevating our team and our products.
Being highly conceptual and creative is a given in this senior role. We also expect you to be well versed in production, ideally having spent time as a designer and/or art director. You should be comfortable working in Adobe Creative Suite and be a pro when it comes to presenting and rationalising creative and design choices to various stakeholder groups. As this role is a very outward-facing one, you should have excellent interpersonal and communication capabilities.
We would love to hear about your previous experiences presenting concepts and then bringing them to life, juggling the needs of various stakeholders in large scale initiatives, coaching and developing teams, and managing wide-ranging demands from a large number of either internal or external partners.
In a senior level role at Mojang, we would also love for you to level up the rest of our company, by either supporting & mentoring colleagues, hosting demos and sharing knowledge of the projects the team is working on, or any other ways you can impart your experience and knowledge. Since this role sits at the intersection of Consumer Products and Gaming, past experience in either (or both!) industry is greatly preferred.
If you feel like this role is a good fit, you have a calm disposition, value team collaboration, and are super excited by the prospect of creating physical products and playful experiences to extend engagement with our community beyond the game, we’d love to hear from you!
Studio location: Stockholm
Reports to: Creative Director
Employment type: Full Time
Mojang is a Microsoft-owned game developer studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. We are best known as the creators of Minecraft, and are currently working on several new games, a movie, a board game, and lots more – all within the Minecraft franchise.
To help us create 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 inspiration required to create world-class entertainment. But of course, the people of Mojang are what makes 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 achieve it!
Mojang strives to be a diverse and inclusive studio and if you think this job sounds like your passion, you are more than welcome to apply, no matter who you are or where you are from.