Intermediate 2D Artist/Animator

Big Viking Games
Design and Multimedia
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

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 on contract 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, but with preference for artists residing in Nova Scotia.


What You Will Do:

  • Creating compelling assets including characters, props, icons, logos, menus, and backgrounds for our games

  • Illustrating high quality 2D vector and raster 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

  • 2+ years of 2D animation experience  

  • B.A. or B.F.A in design, multimedia or equivalent experience

  • Strong working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Specifically Animate CC, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop)

  • 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

  • Experience creating character animation in Animate CC

  • 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:

  • F2P game experience

  • Experience with photomanipulation

  • Experience making vector assets for mobile games

  • 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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