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Lead Artist

At Freak Fandango, we want to push the boundaries of visual design in mobile games. Artwork is an integral part of what we are and what we want to be. We are currently looking for a talented Art Lead to join our Brighton office and help drive that.

There are three main aspects to this role:

  • Drive Freak Fandango’s artistic vision
  • Build and nurture an ambitious and talented art team
  • Get hands-on with our projects, including designing high-quality 2D characters for our current game

You will share responsibility for time, budget and quality on projects, as well as bringing the ability and passion needed to help make the company thrive. This role is ideal for a talented lead looking to grow with an ambitious young company. We want you to join us in growing a new studio and to play a fundamental role in developing it into a successful and highly creative games company.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting out Freak Fandango’s artistic vision
  • Communicating this vision to stakeholders
  • Growing a talented art team, enabling everyone to flourish
  • Mentoring your team
  • Getting hands-on with our projects, creating high quality game assets quickly and effectively
  • Driving the visuals of our game pitches
  • Detailing art requirements for future projects
  • Collaborating on roadmaps and sprint planning by providing time estimates and art direction
  • Implementing strategies for company R&D and pipelines

 

Requirements:

  • A comprehensive portfolio showing wonderful examples of your craft in different styles
  • A proactive mindset: you will take on the responsibility for raising the quality of your work and that of your team
  • Previous commercial experience in a game studio
  • Experience leading a project or mentoring a team
  • An aptitude for bringing the best out of people
  • A strong understanding of both 2D and 3D techniques
  • A deep knowledge of game development tools such as Photoshop and Maya/3D Studio Max
  • A strong understanding of all aspects of the art workflow
  • A technical understanding of platform restrictions and strengths
  • A passion for creating cutting-edge games
  • Our current project requires the following 2D character art skills:
    • The capability to create high-quality Japanese-style character art 
    • The ability to work fast and in a consistent style
    • A good understanding of deformation and perspective
    • An aptitude for designing characters our audience want
    • The capacity to work with outsourcers and ensure their quality

 

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Experience on a successful free-to-play mobile game

 

Why Choose Freak Fandango?

  • You want to be part of a vibrant new start-up but with the security of an established studio
  • You want to play a pivotal role in shaping the artistic vision of the studio
  • You want to push visual techniques and boundaries
  • You love bringing the best out of people and working together to create something magnificent
  • You care about making a big impact on your projects and so you appreciate the beauty of working in smaller teams

 

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