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2D artist & designer for characters, environments, and UI for games

Seeking 2D character, environments, and UI for games

Playmatics is a game design, development and product strategy company with years of experience in video games, social media, the internet, brand-building, social gaming, game design and online marketing. Nick Fortugno is Chief Creative Officer. Margaret Wallace is CEO.

Description:

2D visual design for games: u.i., characters, and environments

Responsibilities:

Develop 2D Ui element through Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash, to create:

  • HUD
  • characters
  • environments
  • menus
  • icons

Requirements:

  • fast, organized, quality obsessed.
  • takes direction and initiative. Can work independently as needed.
  • Be able to conceptualize, present and execute ideas within a tight schedule.
  • Ability to layout overall UI display (HUD)
  • Experience creating all UI elements (icons, buttons, toggles, sliders, etc.)
  • Provide 2D sprites and textures
  • Must be willing to document art process and track tasks throughout game development cycle.
  • Game industry experience, a Bachelors, Masters, or degree candidate in a related field.
  • The artist should have a good understanding of game navigation
  • Be able to conceptualize, present and execute ideas within a tight schedule.
  • Understanding of 2D Art production.
  • Create and implement functional HUDs and navigable menus.
  • Work with an Art Director to design overall User Interface visual solutions . Create graphics assets for various UI screens and elements.
  • Work closely with project programmers in the, integration, building and testing of UI Artwork.

The usuals:

  • CS5 or 4 Photoshop expert.
  • CS5 or 4 Illustrator experience.
    • Possess strong interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively and contribute to team atmosphere.
    • Nuanced understanding of user interface design
    • Familiarity with new trends.
    • Familiarity with popular game genres on ios, android, facebook and web.
    • Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive.
    • Works well under deadline pressure.

Bonus Skills:

  • CS5 or 4 Flash integration and timeline animation experience.
  • flash timeline animation
  • ActionScript 3 experience preferred.
  • Experience using Scaleform GFx.
  • Understanding of design and usability principles.
  • jira
  • any 3D skills
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    Our small team means:
  • You will have numerous tasks from concept through production.
  • Opportunities for creative input and ownership.
  • We get it done and manage to be a fun team and atmosphere at the same time.
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Interested in Applying?

please email artjobs@playmatics.com

Please send:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Links to any games or app purchase links.
  • 12 to 15 portfolio samples of visual and interaction design work.
    or
  • A portfolio link
    (if you have reams of work, point out the salient)

    • When can you start?
  • Rate requirements
  • Earliest start date

We’re seeking the following roles soon, too and welcome referrals:

  • 3D animator
  • art lead
  • TD
  • lighter
  • 3D environmental artist
  • 3D character artist
  • concept artists

Playmatics is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, State or local law.

How to apply

Please send a link to your work, your resume, rate, and availability. Send the hours per week and start/end dates you are available. Please indicate the role you had in each visual design project your portfolio includes. In additiion, please have available the names of references that we may contact.

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