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Company Name:
NaturalMotion Games
Location:
SAN FRANCISCO, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
iOS
Experience Level:
Associate
Education:
Some College

2D Artist

NaturalMotion Games is one of the fastest-growing social mobile publishers on iOS and Android. We’re looking for an experienced 2D Artist to join the NaturalMotion Games team in San Francisco. This is a major opportunity to contribute to an exciting new IP.

 

As a 2D Artist you will work with the Lead Artist to create amazing, diverse and unique gameplay images and textures using Photoshop and other industry-standard tools from concept through product launch.  You’ll collaborate with the production, design and engineering teams to meet the high-quality standards of NaturalMotion Games.

 

“Our goal is to wow people with creativity and technology. We like making stuff that seems impossible!” – Torsten Reil, CEO

 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Develop 2D visual assets using Photoshop, Illustrator and comparable tools
  • Create 2D animations for key gameplay events and game interface screens
  • Provide illustrations, sketches and concepts to express key gameplay events
  • Communicate effectively and proactively with other team members
  • Demonstrate a positive, adaptive attitude and effective time management skills
  • Participate in art reviews and respond to critical feedback in a professional manner

 

Knowledge / Skills required: 

 

  • Two or more years game industry or film related experience as a 2D Artist or Illustrator
  • Outstanding skills in Photoshop, Painter or comparable 2D software packages
  • Be able to follow and adapt to stylistic guidelines set by the Lead Artist
  • Shipped at least one game title on any platform (full-cycle preferred)
  • Firm grasp of core artistic principles such as value, color and composition
  • Online portfolio consisting of current personal and recent professional work
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative and Agile development environment
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet team deadlines
  • Strong passion for gaming (particularly mobile games!)
  • 3D model texturing experience a plus

 

Desired Abilities (Nice to have but not required):

 

  • Flash experience a plus
  • Experience with virtual stores and e-commerce or retail presentation
  • Additional 2D skills such as storyboarding and user interface design
  • Visual effects and/or particle effects skills are a plus