Intermediate 2D Artist/Animator

Big Viking Games

Toronto, Ontario, Canada 100% Remote

Full time

Oct 28

Making fans - That’s what we’re all about! Since our humble beginnings in 2011, these two words have driven Big Viking Games to become the successful company it is today. We are focused on making our mark as a next-generation, live operations games company.

We believe that each Viking is unique and brings exponential value to the company. In return, we provide Vikings with the opportunity to solve problems through continuous learning and fostering feedback, ultimately mastering their craft. By investing in our Vikings and in new technologies, we can continue our success for years to come.

The Nitty-Gritty:

We are on the hunt for an Intermediate 2D Artist/Animator who is able to create game ready assets for development of our flagship games. Reporting to the Art Lead, this will be a remote position, with a preference for Canadian candidates.

What You Will Do:

  • Creating compelling assets including characters, creatures, and props for our games
  • Illustrating high quality 2D vector based assets using a variety of tools and applications
  • Create engaging high quality 2D animation on style and within design constraints
  • Working independently and collaboratively with team members to develop unique assets which fit the style established
  • Taking verbal concepts through to final execution of artwork

Job Requirements:

The Must Haves:

  • 3+ years of experience creating 2D production art preferably in the social/mobile gaming space
  • B.A. or B.F.A in design, multimedia or equivalent experience
  • Strong working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proven track record of creating appealing, high quality characters, props and environments
  • Experience taking features from concept to final in-game art
  • Strong background in multiple 2D disciplines
  • Understanding of the principles of animation
  • Solid understanding of perspective, composition, character design, colour theory, visual effects and lighting
  • Knowledge of the game development process
  • Task driven, self-motivated and proactive

Nice to Haves:

  • 2+ years of 2D animation experience
  • Experience creating character animation in Adobe Animate
  • Experience making vector assets in Adobe Illustrator
  • F2P game experience
  • Experience with Confluence and Jira
  • Experience with Unity

Become a Viking:

Are you cut from our cloth? Does the idea of working for a gaming company and doing what you love every day get you so excited you kind of want to scream? Great! We want to hear from you! Submit your application today!

Big Viking Games is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Accommodation may be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

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