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Senior Artist - Casual Games

  • Job Title - Senior Artist

  • Reports Into - Art Director

  • Location - Hybrid/ Leamington Spa

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?

  • Hybrid working - 3 days in the office, 2 days remote/ WFH is the norm

  • Flexible working hours - we trust you to choose how and when you work best

  • A dog friendly office (There’s dog-free areas too, if pooches aren’t your thing)

  • Profit sharing scheme - we win, you win 

  • Private medical cover - delivered through BUPA

  • Life Assurance - for long term peace of mind

  • On site gym - take care of yourself

  • Relocation support - available

  • VISA Sponsorship - available

  • Quarterly Team Building days - we’ve done Paintballing, Go Karting & even Robot Wars

  • Pitch and make your own games on Creative Wednesdays! 

  • An amazingly well equipped office with ping pong, darts, pool tables and video games while keeping refreshed with free snacks and a stocked kitchen (we have every kind of milk imaginable)

Are You Up To The Challenge?

As our Senior Artist you’ll be part of the Tictales team creating eye-catching art for our Interactive Story mobile games. 

Your Team Mates

Tictales create tailored stories-on-demand services for the digital age. We want our audiences to experience quality storytelling and emotions at any time, any place. A passion for telling stories, entertaining players and using technology to bring great experience to massive audiences is what drives the team.

What Does The Job Actually Involve?

  • Being responsible for creating and delivering art on multiple casual game projects within the Interactive Story genre.

  • Under the guidance of the Art Director, setting the overall look and feel of new games from the characters to environment

  • Working closely with the design and script teams to understand the stories and characters inside them and making art that suits our target audiences.

  • Work with the games production and product teams to understand the bigger picture of the games

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.

  • Able to work with direction on who the target audience is and the art style it requires.

  • Excellent time management skills, able to meet deadlines and multitask

  • A professional, pro-active & collaborative work attitude.

  • High level of proficiency in 2D.   

  • A portfolio demonstrating the development of brands/IPs for casual mobile games

  • Extensive knowledge of Unity, pipelines and processes 

  • Skills in animation, motion design and/or special effects

  • French language proficiency is bonus

  • Experience working with Spine to rig and animate characters

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!

Senior Artist - Casual Games

Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Full time

Published on 02/17/2023

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