2D Game Artist
Toronto, Ontario / Game Hive
Posted: Nov 6, 2017
Game Hive is building a new generation of casual mobile games. A people-and-fun-oriented studio, we are dedicated to creating games that tap into the interests of anyone and everyone! At Game Hive, we look towards innovation, invention and all-around epicness, not only in our games, but also in the people behind them. This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing company, alongside a veteran team, working on some of the most popular titles in the mobile space.
We are looking for a talented 2D Game Artist to join the Hive! If you thrive in fast-working, team-based environments and are passionate about creating highly interactive and unique designs, this is the role for you. Â
The 2D Game Artist will help build on both current and new projects through 2D graphic representations of ideas, and also taking leadership roles by providing inspiration for future projects.
What you'll be doing
At Game Hive, you will be designing art concepts for the features of mobile games with a global audience
Produce sketches to illustrate and concept designs for action gameplay; user interfaces / game experience; characters; social features; reward structures; and further in-game assets as required
Work with the art and project management teams, collaboratively designing user interfaces and HUDs for games on varying platforms
Develop and uphold UI-related standards for our products
Effectively communicate to key stakeholders the ideas and visual intentions of plans
Be an advocate to our loyal players by designing features that exceed regular standards and expectations! Â
Keep up-to-date with current technologies in the digital illustration industry
Provide general art support for Senior Artists
What we're looking for
Essential skills and qualifications include:
Post-secondary degree, diploma (or equivalent experience) in graphic or media design
2-5 years of industry experience in designing game-related user interfaces for mobile devices and in-game assets
Professional experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign (portfolio required)
Exceptional ability to communicate ideas through verbal, written and visual means Â
Proven experience working with style guides and moodboards
Ability to work creatively in a demanding (but fun!) team-focused environment under tight deadlines
Plusses - good to have, but not required!
Experience with JIRA and Confluence
Basic knowledge of Unity3D
Passion for casual games in the free-to-play mobile space
Previous experience in a startup environment
Understanding of our current titles
Build games and technology that you'll be proud of!
Competitive salary, bonus
Comprehensive benefit package
Work in a fun, collaborative, feedback-focused, no BS environment
Regular paid team lunches, events, and other fun outings
Great office location and all the snacks and drinks you can consume to keep the Hive fueled
Join the Hive
Are you one of us?
To apply, submit your resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, include what your interests are in the gaming industry and outline your experience with game design as well as digital and conceptual art. Please also include a link to your online portfolio -- and don't get to tell us what your favourite games are too! We'd like to know!
Founded in 2009, Game Hive is a leading developer of mobile games for iOS and Android, with more than 120 million total downloads to date.
We are passionate about making fun and rewarding games for everyone to enjoy. Our most popular games include the Tap Titans, Beat the Boss and Antrim Escape series (and many, more!).