Creative Director
SkyBox Labs
Burnaby, BC
Build amazing experiences in Halo Infinite, connect players across platforms in Minecraft, or unleash your creativity on original IP. SkyBox Labs is a game development studio that works on some of the world’s most iconic games. We are a co-developer on Halo Infinite, work on projects in the Minecraft universe, and also make original cinematic platformer, Stela. As one of Vancouver’s fastest growing game studios, since our inception in 2011, SkyBox Labs has evolved from a group of 8 people developing independent projects to a team of over 140 engineers, artists, designers, producers, and more.

SkyBox Labs is looking for an experienced and dynamic Creative Director who will be responsible for developing the overall design and creative vision for new IP! Working closely with studio stakeholders, you are an innovative leader with the ability to collaborate with all disciplines on the team in order to bring your vision to life.
Responsibilities
Develop the design and creative vision for new game projects and provide clear and detailed documentation on your process
Successfully orchestrate all disciplines on the development team in order to drive your creative vision (this includes designers, artists, animators and engineers)
Incorporate the opinions and feedback of the team and use your expertise to make concise decisions about which ideas make it into the game, and which ones don't
Exercise tact and diplomacy when delivering effective and constructive feedback to the creative team
Mentor, train and lead the design team
Pitch new IP to internal and external publishers
Occasionally travel to shows/conferences to promote the game's development
Remain up-to-date on industry trends, including new game genres and design methods and techniques
Work with the producer to ensure that project deadlines are met on time and on budget
Qualifications
10+ years working in AAA (or high end AA) game development, with 5+ recent years' experience as a creative director or equivalent
Multiple shipped titles with strong experience overseeing projects from pre-production through to live-ops
A background in gameplay, audio, narrative and story design
Strong presentation skills and ability to pitch game concepts, both verbally and in writing
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong ability to deliver effective and constructive feedback and convey your decisions with tact and diplomacy
A clearly defined creative process and a proven ability to guide all disciplines on the team throughout that process

Nice-to-haves:
Experience developing shooter and/or action-adventure games
A Culture of Empowerment, Collaboration and Personal Growth

Our studio’s success can be attributed to our culture of empowerment, collaboration and personal growth. We employ a flat structure where all team members are heard, respected and trusted. We encourage knowledge sharing and personal growth through our many Lunch & Learns and frequent feedback. This culture is underscored by our strong commitment to work-life balance.
One major thing that we’re proud of is that we’ve been able to grow a 140+ person studio while cultivating an inclusive grassroots culture. We value our team members’ various backgrounds, hobbies, skills, and interests and this is demonstrated through our broad spectrum of social clubs: Join our soccer team, fitness group, potluck club, or one of our many D&D groups - you can even start your own!

SkyBox Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

Learn more about us at http://skyboxlabs.com/

Although we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.