Art Director

Art Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is seeking an Art Director to join our Forza Horizon team.

As Art Director focused on world creation, you’ll work collaboratively with our co-development partners and Project Art Director to guide the implementation of our open world according to the game’s visual language and art style.

 You will share the objective of delivering stunning visuals for Playground’s Forza Horizon titles, working with multiple art disciplines and supporting our co-development relationships. You will champion the Art team’s open world mandates by establishing and refining clear communication channels with content creators. 

You’ll use your experience in the field to identify opportunities for improvement throughout the team. You must be flexible, highly motivated and detail conscious.

In addition to candidates with professional Art Direction experience, we are also interested in speaking to candidates from a range of artistic disciplines who are seeking a move into Art Direction.

Skills Summary

  • Experience in environment art direction.
  • Experience with co-development is preferred but not required.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent understanding of silhouettes, colour, tone and lighting.
  • Excellent 2D and 3D skills.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of bleeding-edge Art Production techniques.
  • A passion for games!
  • Ideally experience on at least one shipped AAA title.
  • Familiar with the Forza Horizon Franchise.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world’s most exciting games studios, using leading technology to create world class games within a successful, highly talented and collaborative team.