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2D Flash Animator / Illustrator - FishWorld

A Little About Us:

Making fans - That’s what we’re all about! Since our humble beginnings in 2011, these two words have driven Big Viking Games to become the successful company it is today. With over 100 Vikings already on board, and studios in both Toronto and London Ontario, we are focused on making our mark by building awesome free-to-play mobile and social games.  Big Viking Games has proudly amassed millions of loyal fans across its many popular titles with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We believe that by investing in our employees and in new technologies, such as HTML5, we can continue our success for years to come. With that in mind, we are on the hunt for exceptional talent to join our growing team, and that’s where you come in!

The Nitty Gritty:

The primary responsibility of a full-time 2D Flash Animator/Illustrator - FishWorld is to help create final game-ready assets for characters, environments, props and many other items for FishWorld (https://www.facebook.com/fishworldgame).

This position is available at either our London, ON or Toronto, ON studios. 

The Duties:

  • Creating a variety of compelling art assets with a special focus on characters and animals, as well as props and environments
  • Working both independently and collaboratively with team members to develop unique assets which fit with the established style
  • Taking verbal concepts through to final execution of artwork
  • Working closely with other artists and game designers to ship quality games on time and on budget

The Essentials:

  • B.A or B.F.A. in design, multimedia or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience creating game art, preferably in the social / mobile gaming space
  • Adobe Illustrator and Flash experience. Photoshop experience a bonus
  • Ability to iterate quickly in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience taking features from concept to final in-game art
  • Must possess a passion for games
  • Comprehensive portfolio showing a variety of style and skills
  • User Interface experience a bonus

The Loot:

  • Competitive salaries, Group Retirement Savings Plan matching & participation in the Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Comprehensive benefit package (health, dental, and vision), including generous time off policies
  • Stocked kitchen, unlimited snacks and beverages, along with breakfast and daily lunches. Vikings can't work on an empty stomach!
  • Lots of other great perks such as frequent company paid outings, events and get-togethers

Becoming a Viking:

Does the idea of working for a gaming company doing what you love every day sound exciting? Great, we’d love to hear from you! Send us your resume and cover letter.

Big Viking Games is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Accommodation may be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

 

 

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