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Creative Director

Dark Slope

Dark Slope

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, March 11, 2023
Dark Slope is an entertainment company with a singular focus to make the impossible, possible. With advanced motion capture and virtual production technologies, Dark Slope develops genre defining television programs and unforgettable immersive games for our original IP, co-productions and clients including NBC Universal, Nickelodeon, MTV, Warner Media, NBC, and TVOntario amongst others. Dark Slope is recognized as a Realscreen Trailblazer for its impact on the scripted and unscripted industries (2023), as well as a North America Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ (2022) and Canadian Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ (2022) company.
The Role
We are in search of a skilled Creative Director who can lead the development of an exciting VR game for the Meta Quest 2. Our preferred candidate should be a great collaborator, and have a strong passion for gaming with previous experience in a creative leadership role. As the ideal candidate, you will be comfortable handling the design aspect of game development while managing a team. Your voice and vision will guide the creative process as you work in tandem with the team to breathe life into our stories and ideas. You possess a solid understanding of game production and are capable of transforming your vision into reality while ensuring the team remains cohesive and motivated.


  • Establish art style and tone, and ensure cohesion across production
  • Design and maintain an efficient creative pipeline to ensure the quality and consistency of all projects
  • Develop and implement an overall vision and creative foundations of the game (visual effects, theme, context, gameplay, etc.)
  • Develop, articulate and conceptualize ideas for team and client
  • Work closely with the production team to ensure that quality criteria are met
  • Assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the design team, including setting priorities, assigning resources, and ensuring project goals are achieved
  • Promote a culture of feedback, innovation and teamwork
  • Update knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations/events
  • Partner with producers and production managers to liaise with internal and external stakeholders

Essential Experience & Qualifications

  • 2+ years of supervision experience with art and design teams in the VR or video game industry
  • Work experience on a published game, from conception to release, preferably in VR (but not necessary)
  • Proven experience working towards a product’s strategic objectives
  • Ability to formulate ideas, communicate with the art team and make constructive suggestions
  • Team spirit, creative direction, and ability to deliver exceptional quality projects
  • Engaging leadership style, with a focus on the collective success of the team and its development

Useful Skills & Experience

  • Past shipped AAA PC and/or console games
  • Experience with VR/AR production processes or VR/AR in general
  • Leadership experience, including mentoring and team management
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
At Dark Slope, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all candidates, and we recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We appreciate unique perspectives that stem from diverse lived experiences. We prioritize transparency in all aspects of our operations and work to maintain an open, honest, and efficient workplace. We encourage unconventional thinking, and we are willing to accommodate your individual needs to support your success. Dark Slope is happy to work with applicants who require accommodations at any point during the hiring process.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.