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PearFiction Studios: Lead Game Artist

PearFiction Studios

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted April 3, 2021.

We are looking for a jaw-dropping Lead Game Artist to join our growing team in our Montreal, Canada office.

As a Lead Game Artist, you will conceptualize, visualize, and produce the art in our slot games.

You will be a central figure in one of our game teams, creating and directing the backgrounds, characters, symbols, UI’s, and logos of our slot games.

Each team develops their own game and is given a great deal of freedom and influence over the game direction.

This full-time position requires seamless collaboration with other team members to meet deadlines while maintaining the highest visual standards.

You are a Lead or a Senior Game Artist, or a Casino Game Artist.

Illustrating exciting casino games is your passion.

You like to think outside the box.

You have a jaw-dropping portfolio.

You love great Slot Games and you want to help develop the highest-quality games in the industry.

We Want You!

Join our team and let’s make great games together!

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead the game art for one or more game teams, managing multiple games, across all phases of production Work closely with the Game Producer to refine the game specifications and Game Design Document (GDD) Create backgrounds, characters, symbols, UI’s, and logos of our slot games, from sketch to final version renders Track all art tasks and deliverables for a game to make sure it’s delivered on time per our game pipeline schedule and milestone deliveries Work closely with the Game Producer, Art Director, and Developers to ensure the final game art/look is produced according to the agreed vision Set and share best practices, tools, production pipelines and workflows within the game team Follows the game development, tests the game to make sure all the art assets are implemented according to the design specifications Supervise all marketing assets delivered by the game team, including product media packs and any other marketing materials Ability to work under pressure Provide feedback to the company’s creative team Perform other tasks as required ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE: 3+ years as a professional slot game artist BA/BS in fine art, illustration, graphic design, or equivalent working experience Strong track-record of leading slot game art with the successful production of impactful slot games Understanding online casino game art, with focus on optimizing games for all platforms, both regarding file size and performance Ability to adapt different art styles in doing characters, backgrounds, and symbols design Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop Good knowledge of Adobe Illustrator Experience in motion design software, such as Spine 2D and After Effects Strong understanding of typography Research, play, and study casino games to stay up-to-date with market trends and competition Highly organized, experienced in running multiple projects and delivering to tight deadlines Experience working with project tracking tools such as JIRA Strong English written and verbal communication skills Leadership attitude and not afraid to get your hands dirty Excellent teamwork skills and ability to adapt DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE: Currently holding a position of Senior Game Artist or Senior 2D Illustrator at an established casino games studio Good knowledge of casino games and real money gaming compliance, jurisdictions, trends, and regulatory bodies Self-motivated with a strong desire to learn and stay abreast of online casino game trends and developments/standards Bilingual (French and English) is an asset Experience in using Jira and / or other project management tools The role will be remote-based initially, but preference will be given for candidates who are able to relocate to Montreal, Canada once our offices will re-open Preference will be given for candidates with experience in producing online casino games