Working at Arctic Theory

We're a tight-knit bunch.

Arctic Theory is composed of talented individuals who share a passion for creativity and innovation. Our skilled, global colleagues bring together a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and expertise.

Matthías Guðmundsson

CEO & Co-Founder

Matti has been developing MMOs since the '90s, and spearheaded core components for CCP's EVE Online.

Favorite Games: Action Quake, The Stanley Parable

Gísli Konráðsson

Creative Director & Co-Founder

Gísli has worked in almost every aspect of game development, with projects in mobile, VR, AR, console and PC.

Favorite Games: Factorio, Eve Online

Ólöf S. Magnúsdóttir


Ólöf went to university to study Physics before switching to Marketing and eventually entering the game industry.

Favorite Games: Baldur's Gate 3, FFXIV

Sigríður B. Jensdóttir

Senior Technical Artist

Sigga has a computer science and multimedia background, and worked at CCP before joining Arctic Theory.

Favorite Games: Subnautica, Banished

Steinunn Eldflaug Harðardóttir

Associate Technical Artist

Along with her work at Arctic Theory as a technical artist, Steinunn is also an accomplished musician.

Favorite Games: The Rollercoaster Tycoon Franchise, Tetris

Viktor Gustafsson

Game Designer

Vik has a PhD in HCI/Game Design focused on MMOs. He and brother Ben has worked on their own Indie MMO for the last 7 years.

Favorite Games: Quake III, Ultima Online

Ash Parkhouse-Pemberton

Game Programmer

Ash has worked on games like Sea of Thieves and Two Point Hospital. He enjoys card games and playing guitar.

Favorite Games: Final Fantasy XIV, Devil May Cry 5

Hristo Petrov

Senior Technical Artist

Hristo has worked on a number of games, including Forza Horizon and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Favorite Games: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, The Curse of Monkey Island

Ebba Björg Ísberg

Graphics Designer

Based in Berlin, Ebba takes inspiration in her work from video games. She enjoys film and road trips.

Favorite Games: The Kingdom Hearts Series, Guitar Hero

Benjamin Holme

Design & Prototyping

Ben has designed and built websites, apps, and games for more than 20 years, for brands like Nokia, DHL, and ABBA.

Favorite Games: Ultima Online, Skyrim

Birkir Valur Jónsson

Finance Administrator

Between keeping Arctic Theory HQ running like a well-oiled machine, Birkir plays football for HK Kópavogur.

Favorite Games: Call of Duty, FIFA


Where we work

Our headquarters are based in a historic, two-story building in one of Iceland’s many lava fields. Once an actual home, Arctic Theory HQ doesn’t particularly feel like an office.  

Photograph of the Arctic Theory office building
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With plenty of natural light, comfortable couches and many opportunities to touch base with your colleagues, our space is designed to optimize creativity, collaboration and calm.

We are also surrounded by beautiful nature (we’re quite close to a duck pond, the harbor and a bubbling stream) for inspiration, and we aim to reflect this in our work.



The Arctic Theory team not only works together, we play together.

Be it our annual holiday party, group trips for scenic hikes and bike rides, gaming sessions, karaoke for the brave, Friday lunch outings and more, we actively seek to balance our time in the office working with leisure activities. It’s a fun way to decompress and build relationships, a vital component to our studio philosophy.

Work with us

The Arctic Theory team is growing, come and help us reshape the landscape of MMOs.

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