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Artist Social Gaming

at WMS Industries

Posted: 3/6/2019
Job Reference #: 21178
Keywords: art

Job Description

Job ID #: IRC17222

Location:

Austin, TX

Functional Area:

Art

Position Type: Full Time Regular

Business Unit: Social

Position Description

Scientific Games Austin game studio is seeking for an Artist with out of this world illustration talent to work on the popular Gold Fish Casino product.

The successful candidate is an experienced game art generalist with particular strength/emphasis on illustration (a plus if applies to mobile casino slots). Artists will spend most of their time creating features and art assets that compliment and enhance the slot players’ experience. The ability to work quickly and efficiently as part of a team, take direction, and maintain a positive attitude under pressure is crucial. Artists are expected to be well-versed in industry standard software especially Adobe CC. Artists are also expected to have strong abilities in graphic design, composition, drawing, illustration and layout.

Responsibility

• Create high quality art including but not limited to general UI, Slot Icons, Promotional Sales, Feature Pop-Ups and Entertaining GIFs
• Work closely with Senior Artist, producing high-quality art in an iterative process
• Ability to quickly sketch and story board to communicate ideas to art team and beyond
• Participate in collaborative environment, receiving and giving constructive criticism to the art team and beyond
• Efficient and self motivated; able to work independently and produce high quality art within given time estimates
• Continually hone artistic and professional skills via learning from other team members, independent learning and company training

Other Duties and Responsibilities

• Keep working files tidy and well organized to facilitate file sharing and collaborative work. (i.e. name all layers, use layer comps, etc.)
• Ability to implement final game art in Unity
• Ability to collaborate with software engineers on a regular basis
• Competency and diligence in the use of version control software
• Ability to document new processes and features
• UI and Character animation (2D and 3D) and visual FX

Position Requirements

1 year previous experience as an Associate Artist or 1 year experience as a Staff Artist in a production environment

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Excellent drawing and illustration skills
• Excellent composition, color choice and all that good art stuff skillz
• Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud especially Photoshop and Illustrator
• Experience using Unity (or any game engine)
• Experienced with 3D software a smaller plus…but still a plus (3D Studio Max)
• Knowledge of spine and character rigging a smaller plus (see above)
• Ability to match disparate art styles and licensed IPs
• Manage git feature branches and associated assets using SourceTree
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Understanding of mobile layout and design
• Familiarity with Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence, Stash, etc.)
• Knowledge of MS Office

All applicants MUST be able to provide the following on request:

• Portfolio (website or blog required for pre-interview)
• Samples of sketch work (sketchbook or loose-leaf)
• Animation samples if animation is core ability (AVI, Quicktime, or website)
• Please provide all links or physical media upon application

Scientific Games Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, “SG”) are engaged in highly regulated gaming and lottery businesses. As a result, certain SG employees may, among other things, be required to obtain a gaming or other license(s), undergo background investigations or security checks, or meet certain standards dictated by law, regulation or contracts. In order to ensure SG complies with its regulatory and contractual commitments, as a condition to hiring and continuing to employ its employees, SG requires all of its employees to meet those requirements that are necessary to fulfill their individual roles. As a prerequisite to employment with SG (to the extent permitted by law), you shall be asked to consent to SG conducting a due diligence/background investigation on you.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The employee in this position may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above.

SG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If you’d like more information about your equal employment opportunity rights as an applicant under the law, please click here
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