2D Artist / Animator

Hat Games

Quebec, Canada 100% Remote

Full time

2D Artist


Sep 5

Hat Games is looking for a skilled Artist/Animator to join our small and mighty team. This unique opportunity will involve both assisting with art direction and creating a wide variety of 2D art assets for our upcoming indie game.

The candidate will work closely with our Art Director to determine and maintain a visual style for the game and must have strong skills in character design, environment design, visual effects and animation.

We are particularly interested in artists who can work in a simplified, cell-shaded, fantasy or anime style.


  • Work closely with our Art director to shape the aesthetics of the project.
  • Create vibrant 2D characters, environments, visual effects and user interfaces.
  • Prepare and animate art assets.
  • Collaborate with the wider team to help maintain visual consistency.
  • Give, receive and respond to constructive criticism.


  • At least 2-4 years of experience in a related field.
  • A portfolio showcasing strong character design, environment art and visual effects in a simple cell-shaded style.
  • Solid understanding of color theory, shape language and visual composition.
  • Practical knowledge of animation principles and software.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Aseprite or equivalent.
  • An interest in advancing skills in art direction 


  • Practical knowledge of game design with respect to 2D art and animation.
  • Experience working and implementing 2D art in a game engine.

Employee Benefits:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Work from home options
  • Paid vacation

Additional Details:

  • Job Title: 2D Artist/Animator and Assistant Art Director
  • Location: Montreal or Remote in Quebec
  • Type: Full-Time

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to email team@kingofthehat.comtheir resume, portfolio and a brief introduction of themselves. Please include “2D Artist / Junior Art Director Application” in the subject line.

We also encourage candidates who feel they don't fulfill every requirement to apply, as we believe that a positive attitude, determination and desire to progress are the most important qualifications.

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Hat Games

Hat Games is a Montreal-based independent game company with a commitment to elegant and innovative mechanics