Job Title - Senior Games Artist - Hybrid Casual
Reports Into - Lead Games Artist
Location - Almada/ Hybrid
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 a Senior Games Artist you’ll be creating eye-catching art for our mobile games.
Your Team Mates
As a member of our art team, you will be working closely with other game artists to create visually stunning and engaging game assets. Our collaborative and inclusive work environment encourages open communication, feedback, and idea-sharing, allowing everyone to contribute to the art direction and overall visual style of our games.
What Does The Job Actually Involve?
Lead the art direction and develop the visual style of our mobile games
Create concept art, character designs, environments, and UI assets
Collaborate with designers to ensure that the art aligns with the game mechanics and player experience
Work with programmers to ensure that art assets are optimised for performance on mobile devices
Manage and mentor junior artists, providing guidance and feedback on their work
Stay up-to-date with industry trends and techniques, and incorporate them into our games
Your Hard Skills
At least 5 years of experience in the games industry, with a focus on mobile games
Strong portfolio showcasing a variety of styles and techniques (3D, 2D, UI, VFX)
Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, and other industry-standard art tools
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Ability to lead and mentor junior artists
Strong understanding of mobile game development and optimization
Excellent knowledge of Unity
Ability to rapidly prototype ideas
You’re a team player with a desire to help juniors and teach them the tricks of the trade
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!
Location: Portugal, Portugal