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LEAD ARTIST

We are seeking a Lead Artist to join our team developing high-end mobile social games. As a Lead Artist you are instrumental achieving the innovative and high quality look-and-feel that separates our projects from run-of-the-mill online games.


You are uniquely talented and experienced in many areas of visual arts including 2D, 3D and interface design. You excel in crafting a vision and laying it out for the team, by creating mood boards, sketches, mock-ups, wire frames etc. Collaborating closely across discipline in a small team you create best-in-class user experiences that deliver on every level, whilst keeping to the set time-frame and budget. If this description seems written for you, we'd love to have a chat about how we could elevate the bar for social games together!


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Define the game's art style by providing visual concepts, references, mood boards
  • Create stunning 2D and 3D content ranging from UI visuals to FX, and other in-game assets
  • Provide regular reviews and feedback with clear and consistent direction for the art team
  • Inspire, motivate, and mentor other artists in best practices, processes, and procedures
  • Work together with the team to concept, pitch and scope exciting new features and games


ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:


  • 3+ Years of experience leading a creative team
  • Expert understanding of artistic base principles such as shape, color, contrast
  • Extensive experience with 2D and 3D creation tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, Blender)
  • Comptent user of version control software (SVN, Git, Perforce)
  • Proven knowledge of development art pipelines, naming conventions, best practices
  • Fluent verbal and written English


BONUS SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:


  • Good sense of what makes social games work
  • Knowledge of UX design; wire frames, screen flows
  • Experience with Adobe XD, Phaser, HTML 5, Unity, Unreal Engine 4
  • Managing outsourcing vendors
  • Experience with developing interactive AR / VR content


ABOUT YOU:


  • You have an artistic eye
  • You are more generalist than specialist
  • You are creative, structured and communicative
  • You can handle changing priorities well
  • You are passionate about social games


WHAT WE OFFER:


  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance
  • Studio location in the heart of Amsterdam (currently everyone is working from home during the pandemic)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Benefits according to experience and job
  • 26 Standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more
  • An onsite canteen offering an inexpensive healthy lunch (currently everyone is working from home during the pandemic)
  • Up to 30% income tax reduction for eligible expats
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation
  • Free pension plan
  • Free train commuting when living outside of Amsterdam
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam (also while working from home)
  • Friday afternoon (online) drinks
  • The latest VR hardware which you can borrow and take home

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