Lead Artist
Smoking Gun Interactive Inc
900 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, ca900 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, ca
1d ago

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced, driven, and highly skilled Lead Artist to join our veteran team working on the most played computer game of all time, Microsoft Solitaire Collection! Solitaire has been part of Windows for more than 25 years -

our team is committed to its legacy and continuing to expand the experience at the highest quality across multiple platforms, utilizing our own leading edge technology.

As a key member of the core leadership group, you will be working directly with the IP holder in creating features and rewarding experiences for our massive 100 million user base worldwide.

Reporting to the Studio Art Director, as the Lead Artist you will be directing the Solitaire art team, planning and executing on content releases with the leads group, and problem-

solving creative and implementation challenges throughout the development.

As our ideal candidate, you have shipped multiple titles in an Art Lead role within the games industry or in relevant interactive field.

You have hands-on experience in creating final quality concepts as well as integrating game-ready art assets into the game engine, preferably with focus on UI.

You have a background in graphic design, strong illustration skills, and animation / motion graphics proficiency.

Responsibilities :

Own the game’s visual style and contribute to the development and evolution of the brand

Direct and manage the creation of all UI, art, and animation content and the quality of its implementation in the game

Create high fidelity art and animation concepts for client-facing presentations and to facilitate game design documentation

Analyze, adapt, and integrate high and low-level feedback from the Client and / or other departments to achieve what is best for the product

Partner with the Producer and leads in development and maintenance of realistic art scope plans and schedule

Take initiative and facilitate communication between disciplines during implementation of features

Document and propagate procedures, best-practices and style guides for the art team

Produce game-ready UI art and animation assets within technical and memory specifications for target platforms

Provide input and feedback on tools and pipelines

Proactively problem solve to meet the highest level of presentation polish and user experience

Qualifications

6+ years of experience within the games industry or in relevant interactive field

Multiple shipped titles as an Art Lead

Bachelor's degree in Interactive Design, Graphic Design, or a related field, or equivalent work experience

Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, proficiency in other Adobe Creative Suite software

Hands-on experience building UI using Adobe Animate (Flash) or equivalent GUI editor and pipeline

Demonstrated high degree of ownership and willingness to iterate on work until it shines

Ability to mentor and motivate others and establish trust among team members and peers

Excellent leadership, verbal and written communication skills

Sense of humor, passion for your work, and desire to grow yourself and those around you

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