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2D Environment Artist/ Level Designer

We are looking for a 2D Environment Artist/ Level Designer who will be primarily responsible for the cosmetic decoration of our levels, the Art Pass, to work with our team to help bring our game to life. You will be working on lighting levels as well as placing a library of pre-built assets, in order to both support and enhance underlying design and gameplay mechanics.

Our Game
Love turns to rage and chainsaws in Cookie Cutter, a techno-pop-punk 2D hand-drawn Metroidvania set to the backdrop of a bleak and beautiful dying world. Become Cherry, a rage-driven android on a quest to rescue her beloved creator, Doctor Shinji Fallon, from the clutches of a deranged mastermind.

What You’ll Do
- Work closely with the Game Director to visualise the placement of art assets
- Follow existing designs and work within the team to implement content
- Dress, light, and polish scenes in Unity
- Use strong environmental storytelling skills to help bring our game to life
- Deliver ideas through to completion
- Work with, guide and manage, a junior artist
- Actively share knowledge and ideas within the team
- Serve as an active participant in team discussions, critiques, and reviews

What You’ll Need
- A minimum 3+ years of experience in game development
- Previous professional experience in level design
- A level design portfolio demonstrating your work, preferably in-engine with videos and supporting documentation
- Relevant 2D games experience, with an expert knowledge of Unity
- A great understanding of game levels, level layouts and other areas related to level design
- A good understanding of lighting and light placement
- The ability to understand the creative direction of the game and harness that into the creation of a level
- An organised and methodical approach to game design expressed through level design
- Be a self-motivated team-player with a positive attitude and strong work ethic

Bonus Points If You Have Knowledge Of
- Unity shaders
- Metroidvania games
- The technical side of optimization

- Work from home
- Flexible hours
- Good, competitive salary

2D Environment Artist/ Level Designer

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 08/29/2022

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