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Art Director

About Toca Boca
At Toca Boca, we believe in the power of play to spark kids’ imaginations and help them learn about the world. We design our products from the kids’ perspective to empower kids to be playful, to be creative and to be who they want to be. Our products include award-winning apps that have been downloaded more than 150 million times in 215 countries and offer fun, safe, open-ended play experiences.

Since the start in Stockholm in 2010 our portfolio has grown to include 34 digital toys and a brand new video streaming service for kids. And soon we’ll be rolling out our first physical products.

As of 2016, Toca Boca is part of Spin Master, a global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs and manufactures a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Toca Boca has 99 employees that are based in Stockholm, New York, Toronto and San Francisco.

In order to be able to create more world class digital toys we're looking to expand our team in Stockholm with an experienced Art Director. You will work together with play designers, artists and developers in producing new digital toys. At Toca Boca our Art Directors have great freedom and responsibility of the final product. You'll be the one leading, creating and producing the art together in collaboration with other team members. Your influence on the next Toca Boca app will be immense.

We're looking for an Art Director who:

  • loves toys and games
  • has a unique personal style aligned with Toca Boca visual language
  • has created appealing characters and captivating environments
  • is a stellar illustrator with great imagination
  • has created great interactive experiences
  • pays attention to detail, is curious and takes pride in work
  • enjoys working together with developers to find technical solutions to graphical problems
  • has solid skills in one or more of the following: Unity, Maya, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • is a motivated team player
  • is fluent in written and spoken English.

What you will be doing:

  • Produce concept and provide art direction for our apps.
  • Set Visual style and quality of the graphical assets
  • Hands on work producing graphics to the app
  • Express and communicate your ideas and visions
  • Ensure together with the project team members that the art direction fits with the overall project goals.
  • Lead/Support artists in setting daily tasks, milestones, syncs, feedback, direction

What to expect:

  • Toca Boca expects you to be self-motivated and to continuously want to improve both process and quality.
  • You'll be working with team of artists and developers that come to the office excited to learn new things everyday.
  • We work in small teams of 4-8 people, which means everyone is an important contributor in the project and has a shared responsibility for what the toy becomes.

Timings:
The job is full time, and based in Stockholm. We are interviewing ongoing and wish to fill the position as soon as possible. We apply 6 months probationary employment.

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