Lead Artist

About the Employer
As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

PERKS & BENEFITS
Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days & Holidays
100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plan
Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More
Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens
Yoga & Wellness Activities
Happy Hours
Company Events
Dog Friendly

We are looking for an experienced, talented and motivated Lead artist to create 2D art and manage a small team for our L.A. Studio. Qualified individuals are expected to be organized, with excellent communication skills, and have a proven track record in game production.

In order to be considered, you MUST have prior experience in mobile or AAA games.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Producer and Studio Art Director to scope art for new features.
  • Create best in class 2d characters, props, backgrounds, puzzle game pieces.
  • Produce illustrations for UI - in game banner and events.
  • Provide art feedback and manage a small team of artists.
  • Manage art team deliverables, ensuring they meet the defined objectives.
  • Work closely with producers and engineers to ensure all deliverables are on time and accounted for.
  • Work with marketing team to ensure accurate brand representation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 4 years experience working as a 2d game artist.
  • Expert knowledge in Photoshop.
  • Experience with Unity or comparable game engine.
  • Strong organization and asset tracking skills.
  • Ability to communicate ideas very well, providing feedback and discussing creative direction with a diplomatic approach.
  • Tremendous artistic talent, firm understanding of traditional art principles.
  • A firm grasp of visual design as it relates to game development.
  • A passion for game development, of course!

NICE TO HAVE

  • Knowledge of 3D workflow.
  • Knowledge of cinematic priciples.
  • Experience with Agile development.
  • Graphic Design / Typography.
  • Animation Experience: Flash style animation.
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ABOUT JAM CITY
Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.