2D Artist

OVERVIEW

 

If you've been looking for your next big opportunity with an exciting, fast-growing game development company… Look no further!!

WHO ARE PLAYSIDE?

 

We are one of Australia's largest game development companies in Melbourne and we are looking for a super switched on 2D Artist to help contribute to our exciting hollywood titles.

You will work closely with the team to help set and maintain high visual standards in a fast paced collaborative environment.

This role is full-time, based in-house. We can consider permanent or in-house contract employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in Australia.

Please include a link to your Portfolio demonstrating outstanding visual and technical ability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To provide exceptional visual quality on your projects to create a fun and engaging experience.

  • Identification and assistance in the creation of documentation in projects you are tasked to.

  • Creative sensibility in early development of 2D characters and environments through sketches, iteration and to final rendering.

  • Working alongside the other Art team members in a professional manner. And providing thoughts on improvements to all projects studio-wide.

  • Implement feedback from Lead Artist and Art Director.

  • Liaise with Art Lead & producers within the scheduling phase of projects to ensure art implementation is within time/budget.

  • Work with the team to reinforce art style and to resolve stylistic questions.

  • Review progress of art team tasks and communicate potential issues to Art Lead and Producer.

  • Constant research & interpretation of latest 2D trends, techniques and technologies.

  • To help in reinforcing great teamwork and amazing studio culture!

REQUIRED SKILLS​

  • 2+ years of professional experience as a 2D artist or illustrator.

  • Ability to contribute to a vision and help guide your projects to success.

  • Experience providing mentorship and training to more junior members of the team.

  • Exceptional level of understanding of Adobe Photoshop.

  • Understanding of character anatomy, colour theory, drapery, composition and digital painting fundamentals.

  • Solid traditional drawing skills.

  • Review progress with art team tasks and communicate potential issues to the Art Lead and Producer.

  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation, communication, organizational and problem solving skills, as well as team working and the ability to accept and follow direction

  • The ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks simultaneously and manage competing priorities.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently to get the job done without day-to-day direction.

  • Think on their feet and act quickly.

  • Have a can-do with the ability to turn a negative into a positive, no problem is too great.

BONUS POINTS

  • Experience in UI/UX.

  • Experience or familiarity with Spine 2D

  • An interest or passion in Fashion and decor!

If you're ready to stand out from the crowd and deliver exceptional work please keep reading…

WHAT WE OFFER!

  • Incredible studios based in gorgeous Port Melbourne, right next to the city and many public transport options (although for the time being all working from home) 

  • Amazing culture and team, we have some of the best people in Australia (we’re not biased at all ;) ) 

  • The incredible chance for progression. We're agile and fast-growing, giving plenty of chances for you to grow in your role. 

  • The chance to work on some of the most exciting projects, with the most incredible companies in the world  - just take a look at our website!

PLEASE APPLY WITH YOUR CV AND KILLER COVER LETTER WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Why are you applying for our role at Playside? 

  • Tell us all about yourself!

  • What is your proudest work achievement?

  • Why do you think you're the one for this role? 

  • Why are you leaving your current role?

  • How many weeks' notice do you need?

OUR PROCESS

 

We want you to get to know us as much as we get to know you! Our process will go as follows: 

  • You apply with your killer Portfolio, cover letter and CV

  • Quick phone call chat with our People & Culture Manager Lauren

  • You may then be invited in for a Zoom interview to outline all of your past work and we will let you know all about Playside.

  • We may then give you a short activity to complete to display how you work

  • 2nd stage Zoom call, to meet with some more of our Playsiders. 

 

Only candidates successful for a role will be contacted. Do keep an eye on our LinkedIn page and careers page to future roles. 

In order for your application to be considered, you must submit a portfolio or other samples of your work. All portfolios must contain a detailed shot breakdown of the work. It must be very clear what you, the applicant, are responsible for in your reel, screenshots, scanned pictures, web page portfolio, etc.