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Games Artist (marketing)

Marketing | Leamington Spa, UK | Full Time

Job Description

Kwalee is an expanding, independent mobile game developer based in the heart of the beautiful town of Leamington Spa, England, within the area known as Silicon Spa. The company was founded in 2011 by David Darling (CBE awarded by the Queen), co-founder of Codemasters and comprises of a highly skilled and creative team, including the original creator of the Micro Machines video games (yes, you read well, we have celebrities here!).

 

As Games Artist working within marketing you’re creative, enthusiastic and looking for an opportunity to work in next generation mobile gaming.

 

What you tell your friends you do

“I make our games look awesome and convince millions of people to play them!”  

 

What you will really be doing

  • Creating outstanding 2D artwork including ads, icons, key art and more.

  • Video editing and animation for trailers, advertisements and more.

 

How you will be doing this

  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and talented team and work closely with them

  • You’ll be creating marketing assets and working with Adobe Creative Cloud

 

What have we worked on last quarter

 

Kwalee has rapidly become a key industry player in mobile gaming, launching two hit games (SPILLZ and Skidz) this quarter, with many more releases to come over the course of 2018. Our titles have download numbers in the millions, with players from across the globe.

 

Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important design and marketing decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling and the creator of the original Micro Machines video game.

 

Skills and requirements

 

  • Outstanding sketching / drawing skills and 2D artwork

  • Video editing and animation

  • Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects skills.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills and be a team player

  • A creative mindset motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best

  • You love either console or mobile games, preferably both

 

Desirable

  • Interest in how visual art and creative production can influence consumer behaviour

  • Appreciation of analytical production methods (A/B testing etc.)

 

We do we offer

  • We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous royalties scheme where 15% of the profits of each game are shared with the team.

  • In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance

  • Creative Wednesdays!

  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays

  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

  • Monthly employee awards

 

Salary and location

  • Salary is negotiable depending upon proven track record and experience

  • Benefits include royalties, private pension, private medical cover and life assurance

  • This job is based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

  • The position involves working a minimum of 40 hours per week in our office

  • You must have the full right to work within the UK

What else do we offer?

  • A highly creative atmosphere with the opportunity to contribute daily to important design decisions

  • An extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling CBE and many other industry veterans

  • A very ambitious ethos - we are aiming to create chart topping mobile hits

  • Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!

 

Our philosophy

We firmly believe that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.

 

Application

If you are suitable for this role, please include the following with your application:

1) A covering letter stating why you are suitable for this particular role and provide a link to your portfolio

2) Include sketching / drawing examples either within your portfolio or as seperate links

3) Your CV

4) Salary expectations