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Filament Games

2D Game Artist

6200- Design – Madison, Wisconsin
Department 6200- Design
Employment Type Regular Full-time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Filament Games is seeking a full-time 2D Game Artist to collaborate with our closely knit team of game development professionals on a long line of learning games covering every age, topic, and visual style. This position might be for you if you like to draw:

  • Dinosaurs
  • Indie garage band costumes
  • Children's movie / book characters
  • Whimsical plants and alien creatures

Please look through examples of our shipped titles on our website before applying. We are looking for someone who can do more of what you see there, and at the same time move us forward creatively and aesthetically. When applying include a cover letter, a resume, and a visual portfolio (preferably web-based) showcasing your very best work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a small team of artists to establish new art styles when necessary, and match existing styles when required.
  • Work with designer and client to develop and iterate on concept art for characters, props, and environments.
  • Draw and color game-ready assets. This may include drawing for others to paint and/or painting over other's drawings.
  • Format and deliver game-ready assets according to design specs, technical requirements, and best practices.
  • Maintain style consistency throughout the game.
  • Create cut-out and traditional  character animations.
  • Collaborate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 3 years professional experience making games
  • 5 years creating  professional art
  • World-class visual portfolio
  • Degree or certificate in art, digital art, or a related discipline, or comparable experience
  • A bright, colorful, engaging aesthetic
  • Demonstrated ability to create animations that are natural yet playfully exaggerated
  • Strong grasp of color, form, composition, and motion
  • Experience collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of designers, artists, and engineers
  • Experience establishing and maintaining compelling visual styles
  • Experience working in established art styles and matching styles with existing art as needed
  • Exceptional digital painting skills
  • Some exposure to 3D art

Bonus Points

  • 3D character art experience: modeling, rigging, animating, texturing
  • Experience with Unity: Animator, Anima 2D, texture importer
  • Familiarity with Agile/SCRUM development methodology
  • Familiarity with classic and current games
  • Experience in children's media

Personal Characteristics

  • Self-directed
  • Imaginative, innovative, and versatile
  • Receptive to critical feedback
  • Comfortable sharing, inspiring, brainstorming, and communicating ideas and concepts
  • Committed to their craft and passionate about making exceptional games
  • Takes the time to iterate upon and polish assets to create the best possible game experience

About Filament Games

Our team is a creative, interdisciplinary group of people who are making a difference. Through innovative educational games we’re working to modernize education and revolutionize learning!

We believe that the best work – and the best life – comes from a healthy balance between work and play, discipline, and fun. Our office culture reflects this. For example, we have flexible work hours, causal dress everyday, grill outs, sketch comedy classes, Show-n-Tells, and the occasional paintball battle.

Our office is located in the heart of downtown Madison, a lively city with a world-class university, burgeoning tech industry and beautiful state capitol. Downtown Madison is a vibrant, active urban center with fun weekly events like Concert on the Square and the Farmer’s Market, and offers access to a variety of eclectic restaurants, music venues, and the best of Madison’s nightlife.

Filament offers a competitive benefits package, including health/dental/vision care, short & long term disability, a Flexible Spending Account, 401k retirement plan, subsidized bus fare, discounted gym membership, profit sharing, and unlimited paid time off.

Applicants will be considered for positions on the basis of qualifications and ability to perform the job for which they are applying without regard to race, religion, creed, sex, age, residency, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical appearance. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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  • Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Department
    6200- Design
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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