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Intermediate 2D Artist - YoWorld

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 the success it is today. With almost 100 Vikings already on board, and studios in both London, ON and Toronto, ON, we are masters in the free-to-play mobile and social gaming markets. In this short time, Big Viking Games has proudly amassed millions of loyal fans across its many popular titles with no signs of slowing down. We believe 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 Intermediate 2D Artist is to help create final game-ready assets for characters, environments, props and many other items for YoWorld (https://www.facebook.com/YoVille).

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

The Duties:

  • Creating compelling assets for our games by working closely with the rest of the team
  • Working independently and collaboratively with team members to develop unique assets which fit the style established
  • Creating all required assets, which may include game characters, decor, icons, logos, menus, and backgrounds
  • Taking verbal concepts through to final execution of artwork
  • Working closely with other artists along with game designers and producer to ship quality games on time and on budget

The Essentials:

  • 3+ years of experience creating game art preferably in the social/mobile gaming space
  • B.A. or B.F.A in design, multimedia or equivalent experience
  • Extensive Adobe Photoshop experience, along with experience in Illustrator & Flash
  • Proven track record of creating appealing, high quality characters and environments
  • Experience taking features from concept to final in-game art
  • Strong background in multiple 2D disciplines
  • Knowledge of Adobe Flash or Adobe Animate
  • Understanding of the principles of animation
  • Strong character animation skills
  • Task driven, self-motivated and proactive

The Loot:

  • Comprehensive benefit package, including health, dental, vision and life / disability benefits
  • Competitive salaries including generous time off policies and our Employee Stock Option plan
  • Stocked kitchen, breakfast & hot catered lunches daily! Vikings can't work on an empty stomach
  • Free in-studio registered massage therapy. Viking muscles need love too.
  • Lots of other great perks!

Becoming a Viking:

Are you cut from our cloth? Does the idea of working for a gaming company and doing what you love every day get you so excited you kind of want to scream? Great! Send us your resume and cover letter, along with a link to your portfolio.

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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