AI Artist

2UP Games

2UP Games

Software Engineering, Data Science
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

AI Creator Job Description

Remote (New Zealand & Australia)

About 2UP Games

We’re an “AI-empowered games studio”. We make mobile games, using the most game-changing tech since the original iPhone.

We believe in putting the creative power of Generative AI into the hands of players. We’re excited about delivering fresh takes and whole new categories of games that were not even possible a year ago. And our own team is just as creatively empowered by AI. By embracing this, we are equipped to compete with teams 10x the size.

Our first AI-empowered game incorporates live AI image generation on a custom backend. Our players collaborate artistically with Generative AI, expressing themselves in new and wonderful ways. 

We have two more Generative AI games in early-stage development, and we’d love to share the details of each when we talk.

We’re a remote-first studio, backed by Supercell. We offer the adventure of a startup, with the backing of the biggest name in mobile games.

We’re a team of nine game-making veterans. We have employees from PikPok, Space Ape, Weta Gameshop, Immutable and more! We’re on a journey to become the studio best placed to make “the next big game” on mobile, using cutting-edge tech, the best craft, and the best team. Are you up for it?

About the Role

We’re seeking an AI Artist—a visionary and pioneer in the AI art space. You are someone who looks to AI not just as a tool but as a primary means of creating compelling and engaging visual content. You will be instrumental in shaping the visual aspects of our games, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in AI-generated art.


  • AI-Driven Creation: Use AI tools such as Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, Adobe Generative Fill, DALL·E 3, and ControlNet to produce high-quality game assets, UI artwork, marketing materials, and branding content.
  • Innovative Problem-Solving: Approach artistic challenges with an AI-first mindset, using cutting-edge tools to deliver assets that meet our studio's high standards of creativity and innovation.
  • Making Art and Pipelines: Want to make things? Good! That’s the heart of this job. As well as making artwork, you’ll be collaborating on Research and Development as to how we make artwork. 
  • Marketing and Branding Work: Approx 25% will be dedicated to creating marketing and branding artwork, including videography and video editing if that is in your skillset. (% breakdown will vary by project phase and studio needs.)
  • Creation at Scale: Amplify our games by producing stunning AI artwork at scale. This isn't just about quantity; it's about using scale to elevate the player's experience to new heights. The answer to every question isn’t always “more content”, but… sometimes more is more.
  • Artistic Versatility: Bring an array of visual styles to life, from the simplicity and clarity needed for casual mobile games to the mastery of various art forms like watercolour, stained glass, and graffiti.
  • Self-Starter: Thrive in an environment with high ambiguity, take initiative as a self-starter, and work independently or through a task list as project needs dictate.
  • Collaborative Teamwork: Work within a small, interdisciplinary team of 5-10 members, contributing individually while sharing insights and developments.
  • Trend Awareness: Stay informed on the latest trends in AI art, and then share your thoughts on the potential applications with the team.

Note: It's unlikely there's anyone who can tick every box here. If you are strong in some of these areas, and believe you can grow into others, then drop us a line.


  • A high-quality portfolio showcasing your art made with AI tools
  • Can work independently to produce high quality work within strict timeframes
  • You have the right to work in New Zealand or Australia

Bonus Points

  • 3+ years working in teams sized 3-15
  • Video editing / creation experience
  • A portfolio showcasing traditional (non-AI) art, such as illustration, animation, or 3D modelling.
  • Experience working in a structured Agile environment, such as Agile Scrum or kanban
  • Experience using Unity
  • Interest in contributing to Startup & Social Stuff (team events, studio branding, etc.)

Work Hours

This is a startup, does that mean I’ll work crazy hours?

We want the team to be happy and productive for the long haul. We balance a sensible baseline with the occasional need to push hard.

  • Baseline of 37 hours per week
  • We finish early on Fridays
  • Some flexibility when you work the hours within a week
  • Occasional surges around milestone releases
  • Once a game is released – rostered time “on call” to respond if there are problems

Employee Values

These values describe how we aim to work at 2UP Games. 

  • We’re Considerate – We’re trying to do something hard, together. Take the time to help your co-workers achieve their dreams. Collaborate compassionately, critique respectfully, and listen deeply.
  • We’re Motivated – We are pioneers, motivated from within. We work to support everyone’s productivity. And we never lose sight of the goal: shipping our games to millions of delighted players.
  • We’re Individuals –  Find the awesome, your way. Bring yourself to work: your strengths, your quirks, and your ways of getting things done. Be your best self, no one else.


Drop us a line on Please include your CV, a link to your portfolio, and why you’re interested in the job.