Artist - 2D

Dundee, Scotland

Come work with us

Join us to help shape the future of game development!

About the Role

As an Artist, you will be a highly skilled and experienced individual, capable of creating highly polished 2D game assets and animation. You should be comfortable with a variety of software packages, primarily Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Illustrator, After Effects and Animate experience are also an advantage. The role will involve the production of work for YoYo Games’ game asset creation team, producing game ready 2D assets.

The Artist will have the capacity to work across multiple projects at any one time, working closely with other team members to ensure high standards of visuals are maintained over all projects within minimal scheduled times. The ideal candidate must be a strong generalist with the ability to create and deliver art from concept through to final high quality assets, including animations. They should possess excellent drawing and rendering art skills and demonstrate an ability to create a wide variety of visual styles and work within the boundaries and guidelines of established properties where necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Concept design for envisioning and presenting visual styles and ideas, including characters, environments, HUD, GUI, and effects.
  • Develop concepts through to final assets.
  • Animate art assets as required.
  • Actively participate in production and art team meetings.
  • Ability to pitch art concepts
  • The capacity to create beautiful art quickly, coherently and in a multitude of art styles.
  • Expected to resolve issues on their own and/or seek out solutions with an appropriate team member.
  • Show a flexible approach allowing special and/or urgent assignments to be completed with minimum impact.
  • Mentor/Coach junior members of the art team, helping to develop their skills and capacity

Requirements:

  • An ability to demonstrate a broad range of excellent drawing and design abilities, with a keen eye for lighting, colour, form and composition.
  • Experienced knowledge and understanding of software packages, primarily Photoshop, including, but not limited to similar software such as Flash and Spine.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be responsive to schedules in order to meet set project deadlines/milestones.
  • Good ability to work within technical restraints without compromising in quality.
  • Show a strong foundation in traditional drawing skills.
  • Have a proven track record of multiple drawing styles.
  • Show evidence of excellent 2D art creation skills, animation, texturing etc.
  • Show an ability to meet tight deadlines and follow direction, technical process and schedules.
  • Experience with agile development processes and source control systems preferred


Interested?

We will review applications on a rolling basis, apply now with your CV and link to your portfolio!

About us

YoYo Games joined the Opera family in January 2021. We believe in an open, relaxed and fun environment where creativity and talent thrive and is encouraged every day. From our humble beginnings, we have always ensured that GameMaker was built and developed with usability and efficiency in mind – and that’s no different today. A single code base and a low barrier to entry coupled with a very high skill ceiling mean we accommodate all levels of user, from the hobbyists to the seasoned developers. We then allow all games to run natively across a multitude of platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Android, iOS and macOS, HTML5 browsers, Ubuntu, Windows 10 (including Steam) and Windows UWP.

Opera is a Norwegian company founded in 1995 publicly listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.