Job Title - Lead Artist
Reports Into - Head of Art
Location - Hybrid/ Almada
A Little Bit about Kwalee….
Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game developers and publishers, with well over 900 million downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 3D, Airport Security and Makeover Studio 3D. We also have a growing PC and Console team of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join TENS!, Eternal Hope, Die by the Blade and Scathe.
What’s In It For You?
Profit sharing scheme - we win, you win
Quarterly Team Building days
Pitch and make your own games on Creative Wednesdays!
Flexible working hours - we trust you to choose how and when you work best
All the equipment that you need to be properly set up
Are You Up To The Challenge?
As our Lead Games Artist you’ll be part of the Casual Games team creating eye-catching art for our mobile games, both leading the team and creating art yourself.
Your Team Mates
With the stroke of their brushes, our game art teams bring vibrance and colours to the lights and clockwork of our Kwalee games. As creative doers, they not only offer look and feel, but they also use time and business constraints to solve aesthetical challenges unsolvable by clever design.
What Does The Job Actually Involve?
Being responsible for art on multiple casual game projects.
Leading, mentoring, and developing a small art team; ensuring they deliver a successful project on time
Working closely with the Art Director to establish visual identity, adding to and maintaining style guides.
Creating and maintaining workflows and pipelines that help improve efficiency.
Getting hands on and helping out with content creation, integration and quality control
Helping carry out key department responsibilities including hiring, training and issue res
Your Hard Skills
At least 5 years of experience as an artist in the game industry, with at least one shipped title in the casual mobile game space
Excellent communication and problem solving skills as a leader, collaborator and mentor.
Excellent time management skills, able to meet deadlines and multitask
A professional, pro-active & collaborative work attitude.
Extensive knowledge of Unity (and/or other game engines), pipelines and processes
High level of proficiency in 2D and 3D.
The ability to work in a variety of styles and genres
A portfolio demonstrating the development of brands/IPs for casual mobile games
A passion for mobile gaming, casual games in particular
Your Soft Skills
Kwalee has grown fast in recent years but we’re very much a family of colleagues. We welcome people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances, and all we ask is that you collaborate, work hard, ask questions and have fun with your team and colleagues.
We don’t like egos or arrogance and we love playing games and celebrating success together. If that sounds like you, then please apply.
A Little More About Kwalee
Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts.
Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle.
We have an amazing team of experts collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Lisbon, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, Cyprus, the Philippines and many more places around the world. We’ve recently acquired our first external studio, TicTales, which is based in France.
We have a truly global team making games for a global audience, and it’s paying off: - Kwalee has been voted the Best Large Studio and Best Leadership Team at the TIGA Awards (Independent Game Developers’ Association) and our games have been downloaded in every country on earth - including Antarctica!
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