Lead 2D Artist

Kolibri Games

Berlin, Germany 100% Remote

Full time

2D Artist

Feb 23

We are Kolibri Games - a mobile games developer from Berlin. We believe that with the best people, we can make games that players will enjoy for years to come.

Our games have defined the idle genre, and bring enjoyment to hundreds of millions of players all around the world. This is possible due to the talented people who make us who we are. ‘Kolibris’, as we call ourselves, are on a mission to continue making great games and we're looking for new talent to join our team. We strive to offer you a fair recruitment process and a great candidate experience, as well as a friendly environment to work in, with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

Lead 2D Artist (f/m/d)

We are looking for a 2D Lead Artist to join our team and work on our games which are played by millions of players. You'll get to work with a team of talented 2D Artists to create immersive worlds and amazing assets. It's a big responsibility, but it also comes with a lot of opportunities to help grow and develop your team.

Your role as a Lead Artist will involve planning, organizing, and managing the work of your team to make sure that everything is delivered on time and up to our high-quality standards. We'll be looking to you to use your artistic, technical, and managerial expertise to make sure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently.


  • Work alongside the Art Director to help define the content and aesthetic direction of individual projects
  • Lead the artistic team in the development of high-quality assets
  • Define and establish art standards/ systems while ensuring all creative material is consistent
  • Work directly with production to ensure that schedules and plans meet business and project needs
  • Participate in the scheduling of his part of the project and maintain planning foresight
  • Maintains effective informational flow to the team to ensure the team members are aligned with the project objectives
  • Provide regular review and feedback on teams' work in a clear and constructive manner
  • Maintain efficient collaboration between the team members and other dependent teams
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the art director, product managers, and other teams to push the quality of the project
  • Raise the bar for the project by demanding high results from self and team members
  • Share knowledge and recommend best practices in your area of operation
  • Ensure that produced and integrated assets respect the artistic vision of the game and meet the quality standards
  • Guide, mentor and develop the team
  • Have hands-on asset creation expertise, leading by example when required.
  • Conduct 1on1s with the artists

Required Skills

  • 7+ years’ experience as an artist
  • Proven experience in the entertainment and/or video game industry
  • Wide range of experience in all areas of game art, including creation of backgrounds, characters, game objects, user interface, animation
  • Experience in team leadership and management
  • Strong artistic skills
  • Excellent knowledge in Photoshop or other equivalent packages
  • Good knowledge in game engines
  • Excellent communication skills and teamwork oriented attitude
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Able to drive change and inspire others to generate new ideas

Kolibri Games is an equal opportunity employer. We come from 40 different countries and many different backgrounds. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, regardless of their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, physical appearance or disability.

We are an international studio, so don’t forget to send in your application in English. Although it is not mandatory, we always appreciate a cover letter stating your motivation to join us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Your Benefits – We’re game to support you

Competitive Salary - We believe that top performers should receive top payment

Learning Budget - We believe in learning. A generous personal learning budget to spend on learning and development, including books, workshops and attending conferences. We also offer in-house training such as coding and German classes

Flexible Working Hours and Home Office – We believe in a good work-life balance

Equipment - State-of-the-art technical equipment, including laptops and phones, which may also be used in your free time

Health and Fitness - We pay a contribution towards a monthly gym membership or a fitness activity

Relocation - Relocation support to help you move to Berlin

Pension - Opportunity to save for your pension tax-free

Bonus Level – We love to have a good time, too

Food and Drinks - Fresh fruits to keep you healthy and fresh coffee to keep you alert. We also have a fully stocked fridge with Smoothies, Coke, Club Mate, beer etc

Parties and Team Events - Apart from our regular parties, BBQs and movie nights we also have a team event budget you can use to buy games or sports equipment to make working here even more fun

Company Holidays - Every year we go on an amazing company holiday to relax and bond as a team

Friday Celebrations - Company-provided dinner and drinks on Friday afternoons

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Kolibri Games

Kolibri Games (formerly Fluffy Fairy Games) is a mobile games studio aspiring to be the most player-oriented games company in the world.