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Art Director

Prodigy Education

Prodigy Education

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Prodigy Education is a global leader in game-based learning and is one of the fastest-growing EdTech companies in North America. Our mission is to help every student in the world love learning, motivating millions worldwide via fun, secure and accessible curriculum-aligned gameplay experiences. Visit to learn more.
Prodigy's design practice weaves marketing, product, and game efforts into coherent experiences that inspire students to love learning, infused with brand personality, deep customer understanding, and AAA-level craft. In the design practice we have 5 core values: Impact, Excellence, Curiosity, Empowerment, and Ingenuity.
Prodigy’s flagship Math game boasts an impressive user base of over ~7M Monthly Active Students who embark on fun and exciting online fantasy-style adventures, completing quests, levelling up, and collecting pets - all while practicing adaptive math across 1500 math skills.
As the Art Director for the Math Game, you will be responsible for overseeing and leading the artistic vision and direction. Your role will involve managing and collaborating with game artists and animators as well as engineering, product, and design leaders to ultimately provide the best experience for our players.

Your Impact

  • Establishes and communicates a compelling artistic vision and style for the game, ensuring alignment across the art and animation team.
  • Evolves the artistic direction through player feedback, team engagement, and collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Creates objectives and plans for the art/animation team to support gameplay and storytelling.
  • Oversees the development of art/animation guidelines and processes to ensure quality and timely delivery.
  • Drives efficient production and integration of game art assets, facilitating collaboration between art, design, and engineering.
  • Foster creativity, innovation, and a feedback culture within the art and animation team.
  • Provides direction, coaching, and mentorship to team members to enhance their skills.
  • Promotes a creative environment that fosters idea exchange and enhances the game's visual identity.
  • Collaborates with other Art Directors to leverage efficiencies and strengthen the creative culture at Prodigy.
  • Holds overall accountability for game-specific outsourcing of art assets, ensuring high-quality deliverables align with the creative vision.
  • May be involved in art asset development to meet project deadlines as needed.

About You

  • 5-8 years of proven experience as an Art Director or in a similar role within the gaming industry.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in people management, leading and guiding creative teams.
  • A robust portfolio showcasing exceptional concept art, production art, and animation work.
  • Proven experience integrating AI tools into art team processes to enhance productivity, streamline workflows, and optimize asset creation.
  • Profound knowledge of various art styles with the ability to adapt to different visual aesthetics.
  • Proficiency in industry-standard software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Spine.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills for effective collaboration with the art team and other departments.
  • A genuine passion for gaming and a deep understanding of how art enhances the player's experience.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities to address creative and technical challenges effectively.
  • A preferred educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Game Art, Animation, or a related field.

Working At Prodigy

  • Be part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to helping every student in the world love learning! At Prodigy Education, your work positively impacts the lives of millions of students and teachers worldwide.
  • Join a company which empowers a Growth Mindset among its team members, so you grow as we do. You’ll also work on award-winning products which harness the magic of math and power of language for students in grades 1st-8th.
  • We understand that a thriving team is at the core of our success. So, on top of an inspirational mission and rewarding work, our Total Rewards Program reflects our commitment to your financial, physical, and mental well-being.
  • It’s not just about the work though; it's about the culture. As the Toronto Star reports in a recent feature on Prodigy: "Prodigy’s secret sauce is that it sees its corporate culture as something that is built slowly from the ground up and is always evolving.” Check it out here.
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Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply!
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us at, and we will work with you to meet your needs.