Bring Your Game(design) Skills!

Joylabz is looking for a contract graphic artist to develop 2D graphic assets for games to be used with Makey Makey. This position will help create interactive games that are part of a broader educational toolkit to reinvent how the world thinks about gaming.

Responsibilities

  • Design 2D animation, characters, and environments that are styled for our brand
  • Design UI elements for navigation of game menus including icons and motion graphics
  • Create clean final game art assets and animated content for the developer

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid visual design sense with ability to draw and communicate visually (may need to sketch ideas) Have an art portfolio including 8-bit style pixel or voxel art
  • Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and your preferred 3D modeling software. Expertise in managing asset deliver pipeline - you will need to deliver final production assets
  • Experience with delivering 2D assets using web technologies (HTML and CSS) a big plus.
  • Experience with 2D animation, and/or creating art for animation
  • Excellent time-management skills for working remotely and ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • You work independently, however are quick to ask for help / opinions when stuck or to ensure your ideas are on the right track. We are geographically distributed team... so this is super important!
  • A passion for education or gaming.

Education and Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Illustration, Animation, Visual Communication, or similar
  • 2 - 3 Years of experience in a digital graphic art

Position Pluses:

  • Experience in Scratch
  • Experience in the Maker Community
  • Experience in game or ed tech development, design, and UI/UX

Email jobs@joylabz.com with a cover letter, resume, and attachment or link to your portfolio.

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COO of Makey Makey