Lead Artist

Permanent Employment - full time
Location: Skövde, Sweden

What it's about

Stunlock Studios is currently working on V Rising, a dark fantasy vampire survival game that released into Early Access on steam earlier this year, to high praise and viral attention, already selling over 2.5M copies.

And we are now looking to expand our team with an experienced Lead Artist.

As a Lead Artist your job is to support the art team in their development by mentoring and guiding them to excel as artists. You will also be in charge of structuring and planning their work based on production related milestones.

You'll work closely with the Art Director and Game Director to carry out their visions by executing the competence of the team accordingly. Striving to create a visually stunning and engaging gameworld which results in the best player experience possible.

What you will do

  • Lead your team and support them to grow and develop as artists.
  • Be in charge of production planning for the art team.
  • Develop processes, best practices and pipeline workflows, then help your team to adopt them efficiently.
  • Ensure that all art assets conform to the style and technical guidelines of the game.
  • Ensure that all art assets are made with consideration to the gameplay.
  • Plan, coordinate and review work with outsourcing studios.
  • Keep up to date on current and upcoming 3D industry trends.

What we're looking for


  • Great leadership experience within art production.
  • Solid knowledge of various parts of art pipelines.
  • Good experience of having to communicate vision and direction, and following up on the result.
  • Solid expertise in planning and aligning teams to production schedules, and bringing those plans to the table.


  • Experience working with Scrum and/or kanban.
  • Experience working in Unity.
  • Experience working with Houdini.
  • Experience working with Blender.
  • Proficient in Swedish.

Being a Stunlocker

It's not all about games, at Stunlock we value our employees and do what we can to make sure you feel well taken care of. We do this with benefits such as:

  • Generous contributory pension.
  • Pre-emptive Healthcare initiative.
  • Flexible work-hours.
  • Insurance package.

Stunlock offers a fun and inclusive work environment. You can expect your co-workers to be avid game enthusiasts, ranging from hard core PvP gamers to board game lovers.

Apply now!

When you apply please make sure to include your resume/CV, cover letter and/or portfolio that demonstrates your skill.

Applications missing any of these vital parts will not be reviewed.

For the time of the pandemic, distance work is possible. After the pandemic, part time working from home is possible, but we will want you at the office during parts of the week.

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