Klang is a game studio exploring the future of humanity through various forms of media. We aim to present deep, meaningful subjects in a way that's captivating, easy-to-digest and entertaining for all ages. 

At the heart of Klang is Seed, a large-scale, persistent virtual world that we believe will redefine the MMO landscape and have a positive impact on our species.

We aspire to bring people together through engaging media experiences and by building strong communities.

It's a super exciting project, but in order for us to achieve a goal like this we are going to need a lot of help! From people just like you. 

We’re in search of a Creative Director (f/m/d) who can play a pivotal role in creating, what we believe, will be the first MMO of its kind.

 

Who would you be working with?

As the Creative Director at Klang, you oversee the broad creative vision across the Design, Art, Sound, and UI teams. Your role is pivotal in ensuring that the SEED vision is cohesively translated into every element of the game, providing high-level creative direction that aligns with strategic experience and narrative goals. You will work alongside the UX/UI Director and Art Director, who directly manage their respective teams, to harmonize design, art, sound, and user interface to reach our overall product vision.

So, what would you be doing?

  • Provide creative direction to guide the integration of art, sound, and user interface with SEED’s design and content, ensuring a unified and immersive player experience.
  • Translate the SEED product vision into clear, actionable design strategies that resonate with both the design team and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the Art Director, UX/UI Director, and Audio teams to define and maintain the artistic, auditory, and interface standards that align with SEED’s vision.
  • Champion the SEED vision through strategic leadership and regular presentations across the company, ensuring all creative efforts contribute coherently to the game’s development.
  • Adapt and refine creative strategies based on player feedback and analytics to continually enhance visual, auditory, and interface elements.
  • Foster an innovative atmosphere within all creative departments, encouraging creative risks to keep the game ahead of industry trends.
  • Drive overarching creative OKRs in alignment with Klang’s top-level objectives and contribute strategically to the company’s success.

Who Are We Searching For?

  • You have extensive experience as a Creative Director, ideally with a background in leading multi-disciplinary creative teams in the gaming industry.
  • Demonstrated capability to provide strategic creative direction across multiple design domains, including Art, Sound, and UI.
  • Proven track record of synthesizing game design with aesthetic and functional elements to enhance player immersion.
  • Excellent collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with other creative leaders and stakeholders.

Bonus points for:

  • A strong portfolio that includes leading innovative projects within multiplayer, management, sandbox, and simulation games.
  • Familiarity with Scrum/Agile methodologies applied in creative settings.
  • Experience in fostering continuous engagement through live game operations and content updates.
  • Demonstrated ability to define and implement OKRs effectively to drive team and project success.
  • Adeptness at navigating and appreciating diverse international team environments and cultural nuances.

 

Our benefits…

Klang HQ (Berlin)

  • An opportunity to work on a groundbreaking project with a lot of room for professional and personal development
  • Competitive salary and 27 days of paid vacation
  • Monthly public transport travel ticket or co-contribution to e-bike/e-moped
  • Monthly company co-contributions to private pensions
  • Reimbursement for physical health activities
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health support, legal advice as well as support finding doctor’s appointments
  • Mental health support
  • Flexible office hours (with core hours)
  • Monthly team events and activities
  • A dog-friendly office, adjustable standing desks, ergonomic chairs, and mobile aircon units for hot summers
  • Healthy snacks and drinks in the office
  • Virtual Stock Options (VSOP)

 

So what can you expect to be working on after starting with us?

 

In your first 30 Days: Orientation and Assessment

Understanding the Company and Team:

Familiarize yourself with the company culture, mission, and values.

Meet with key stakeholders, including senior leadership and department heads.

Begin building relationships with your team and understand their strengths, weaknesses, and working styles.

Project Familiarization:

Review current projects, including their status, challenges, and upcoming milestones.

Understand the market and audience for SEED and other projects.

Assess existing processes and tools used by the team.

Start leading regular team meetings and one-on-ones.

Initial Assessment:

Identify immediate areas for improvement or concerns that need addressing.

Start formulating ideas for potential changes or innovations.

Learning and Development:

Begin engaging with ongoing industry trends and technologies.

Attend relevant workshops or training if necessary.

 

In your first 60 Days: Integration and Strategy Development

Team Integration:

Establish trust and open communication channels within your team.

Begin implementing small changes or improvements based on initial assessments.

Strategic Planning:

Develop a clear, flexible strategy for current and upcoming projects.

Set short-term and long-term goals for the team and projects.

Collaborate with other departments to align objectives and resources.

Product Optimization:

Initiate changes to workflows or processes to increase efficiency and quality of delivery.

Implement tools or practices that support team collaboration and productivity.

Feedback Loop:

Establish a system for receiving and integrating feedback from the team and stakeholders.

 

In your first 90 Days: Implementation and Evaluation

Full-Scale Implementation:

Fully integrate into the role, taking ownership of SEED and team management.

Start executing the strategic plan, adapting as necessary.

Performance Tracking:

Monitor the progress of projects and team performance.

Adjust strategies based on performance data and feedback.

Team Development:

Identify training or development opportunities for team members.

Foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

Stakeholder Management:

Regularly update stakeholders on project progress and challenges.

Seek feedback and buy-in for major decisions or changes.

 

In your first 180 Days: Consolidation and Growth

Consolidating Gains:

Review the impact of implemented changes and strategies.

Standardize successful processes and practices across the team.

Innovation and Expansion:

Explore opportunities for innovation within projects.

Plan for scaling up successful projects or starting new initiatives.

Team Empowerment:

Delegate more responsibilities to team members.

Promote leadership from within the team.

Long-Term Vision:

Develop a long-term vision for your role and the projects.

Align this vision with the company’s objectives and market trends

If you don’t feel that you quite meet all the requirements above, but the position still excites you and you think you would love to work for Klang, reach out! We still want to hear from you.

At Klang, we create products that inspire people to deepen their understanding of the emergent nature of society and collectively envision a better future.

At the heart of Klang is SEED an accessible, persistent world in which players share a history and shape a future. We provide an environment for a broad audience to belong and develop relationships in a society simulation inspired by life itself.

We explicitly encourage applications from applicants from groups underrepresented in games/tech spaces. We value all kinds of backgrounds and walks of life.

 

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