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Principal 2D Artist

Austin, TX

Gamigo US is a thriving and fast-growing company within the games market. We have an ample portfolio of online and mobile games at our command, including a variety of leading MMO role playing and strategy games. Our company focuses primarily on games operations in the European and American markets. With millions of registered users and a broad range of gaming portals, gamigo US is one of the leading providers in the gaming sector. 

Gamigo US is looking for a veteran Principal 2D Artist to work on an exciting, unannounced game title! This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the direction of the game’s art style. This position requires someone with a wide range of artistic ability to maximize their effectiveness to solve creative and complex problems. The ideal candidate is highly flexible and capable of working on a small team focused on prototyping and rapid iteration.  

Responsibilities 

  • Conceptualize, design, and produce a wide range of 2D game art (buildings, props, characters, icons, and banners). 
  • Compose, illustrate, and polish themed environment compositions with characters. 
  • Collaborate and effectively communicate with the team to iterate and push ideas forward. 
  • Review and provide feedback to our internal team and outsourcing resources. 

Requirements 

  • 5+ years of 2D game art experience 
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating a wide range of character, environment, and object design 
  • Credited with at least 2 shipped titles 
  • Extensive working knowledge of Photoshop 
  • Ability to create multiple concept iterations and steer within design constraints 
  • Excellent 2D drawing skills with a strong grasp of composition, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment and architecture 
  • Deep understanding of asset pipelines and how to implement art into a game-engine like Unity 
  • Willingness to receive feedback and rework material while maintaining a fresh perspective 
  • Exceptionally effective verbal and written communicator to lead projects with cross functional teams 
  • Highly self-motivated and performance-driven 
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to multitask requirements while meeting deadlines 

Preferences 

  • UI/UX Experience
  • ​Able to produce comprehensive style guides
  • Familiarity with multi-player platformer titles 
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