Good Trouble | Art Director

July 26, 2023
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Job Description

Good Trouble Introduction

Good Trouble’s mission is to create games that put player experience and accessibility at the forefront, striving to raise the bar for equity, diversity, and approachability in games. As a remote-first studio, we welcome applications from US-based collaborators regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, identity, or ability.

Role Overview

As Art Director, you’ll be the authoritative voice on the look and feel of our project throughout the course of production. You’ll work directly with the design team to help shape the entire visual language of our Real Time Strategy game. You’ll work in both 3D and 2D to conceptualize, draft, and finalize the characters, environments, vehicles, in-world props/machinery, visual effects, and more.

Being an exclusively remote studio, autonomy and accountability are key. As a Good Trouble employee, you will not be micromanaged or expected to micromanage others. Team members are expected to keep their own schedules and organize their own tasks. Our structure means that we all share a great deal of trust in the completion of labor, and that we’ll stick on task and on schedule.


  • Work with the development team to establish and implement the complete visual style of our Sci-Fi RTS from the ground up

  • Create a wide variety of art, from concept art to in-game assets and post-release promotional materials

  • Translate and interpret conversations, suggestions, feedback, and inspirations to form wholly original digital art in a consistent style

  • Assign projects to our various collaborators and contractors in situations where relevant

Minimum Requirements

  • 3+ years professional experience in the field of concept art/graphic design

  • 2+ shipped commercial projects as Art Director, Lead Artist, Senior Artist or similar

  • Strong visual style and proficiency in concept art, 2D & 3D art, and Graphic Design

  • A strong understanding of asset and art needs from pre-production to post-release

  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop /

    Painter / ZBrush

    / Blender

  • Experience in remote workplace practices and high accountability


5+ years experience in the field of video game concept art / graphic design

  • 3+ shipped commercial projects as a Art Director

  • Experience creating Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and/or RTS/Isometric art

  • Experience in “Live Game / Multiplayer / GaaS” art development

Who You Are:

You’re ready to take ownership of a game’s look and feel, working with our designers to create and revise the characters, places, and things that make up the fiction we’re crafting. You have a discerning eye for detail and a unique style to your art. You’re capable of producing a wide variety of high quality 3D and 2D art that work in harmony to craft an entire consistent universe. You’re excited by the idea that every visual corner of our project will be painted by your (metaphorical) brush strokes. You’re happy working as Good Trouble’s sole artist as we begin production, but are keen on overseeing junior artists and contractors if and when their talents become necessary.

Compensation, Benefits, Equal Opportunity Disclaimer

  • Competitive salary range from

    $100,000 – $125,000

    , alongside stock options in Good Trouble.

  • A work computer of your choice that fits your role and needs, plus any software licenses needed.

  • Fully paid gold-tier medical, vision, and dental for US-based employees, with an option for “platinum” coverage.

  • Generous time-off and holiday schedule. An unlimited PTO policy we’ll actually encourage you to use.

  • Travel opportunities including quarterly team on-sites to meetup in a city, co-work, and socialize.

Ready to Apply?

We will be accepting applications from now until


Please submit the following to with the subject line “Art Director Application”


Cover Letter

A link to your portfolio

Two References

We strongly encourage people of color, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and non-binary people, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Good Trouble is an equal opportunity workplace and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example – she/her, he/him, they/them, etc).

If you apply, let us know you came from!

Company Name
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