Upheaval Games | Contract Art Director

June 28, 2024
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Job Description

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About Upheaval Games:

Upheaval Games is at the forefront of the gaming industry’s transformation, leveraging cutting-edge AI technology to revolutionize game development. Our innovative platform, Synthia, empowers developers to create 3D games using voice chat, dramatically reducing development time and costs and enhancing creative possibilities.

Job Summary:

We seek a highly skilled and experienced hands-on Art Director to join our team on a contract basis. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in setting art direction, creating and optimizing 3D and 2D game assets, developing game levels in Unreal Engine, contributing to marketing art, and creating video content. The candidate must have experience working on at least one AAA game.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Art Direction:

    Led and set the artistic direction for projects, ensuring a cohesive and compelling visual style across all game elements. This role requires a hands-on approach, actively contributing to creating and optimizing game assets.

  • Character Art Optimization:

    Optimize 3D character models, ensuring high-quality visuals while maintaining performance efficiency.

  • Game Level Creation:

    Design and develop immersive game levels using Unreal Engine, bringing creative concepts to life.

  • Marketing Art:

    Collaborate with the marketing team to create visually appealing 2D and 3D art assets for promotional materials, social media, and advertising campaigns.

  • Game Asset Creation:

    Create and optimize 2D and 3D game assets, including characters, environments, props, and visual effects, to meet project requirements and enhance gameplay.

  • Video Content Creation:

    Develop and produce high-quality video content for game trailers, promotional materials, and social media, showcasing game features and engaging the audience.


  • Experience:

    Minimum of 5 years of experience as a game artist, with a strong portfolio demonstrating expertise in art direction, character art, and game-level creation. They must have worked on at least one AAA game.

  • Technical Skills:

    Proficiency in industry-standard tools such as Blender, Unreal Engine, Photoshop, and other tools like Substance Painter, ZBrush, and Maya or 3ds Max.

  • Artistic Skills:

    Strong understanding of color theory, lighting, composition, and visual storytelling.

  • Leadership:

    Proven ability to lead art teams and collaborate effectively with other departments.

  • Hands-On Approach:

    Must be willing and able to actively participate in creating and optimizing game assets.

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit:

    A strong entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for building a company from the ground up.

  • Video Production:

    Experience in video creation and editing software, with a solid ability to produce engaging video content.


  • Competitive contract rate.
  • Equity opportunities.
  • Potential to become a member of the executive team.
  • Opportunity to work with a passionate and innovative team.
  • Flexible working hours and remote work options.
  • Professional development opportunities.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, portfolio, and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and why they are a good fit for Upheaval Games

Upheaval Games

is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees!!

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Company Name
Upheaval Games

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