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Graphic Design & Game-Capture Artist

Remote | Los Angeles, California
Freelance | Job ID #72317 | $60 - $65 hourly | Posted a month ago

Onward Play has an exclusive opportunity with our AAA gaming studio looking for a strong Gaming Graphic Designer. 

If you are a creative visionary with a passion for both design and gaming, then game on! Join this dynamic team at our AAA client's studio utilizing your Graphic Design and Game-Capture skills, and help craft captivating visuals to bolster this well known franchise's universe. Your skills will shape marketing campaigns for major releases, content updates, social media engagement, and onsite events. As a member of their team, you'll possess a deep understanding of the target audience and the power of impactful marketing. Additionally, they're looking for someone who is always in the know about the latest trends and optimal strategies in the realm of online marketing communication. Effective communication abilities are essential, as you'll be sharing concepts and providing art direction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with partners from Marketing and Creative group, the franchise brand team, and the development team to ensure cohesive creative output.
  • Cultivate original graphic elements tailored for marketing initiatives, social media campaigns, and editorial ventures.
  • Unleash your artistic prowess by capturing in-game visuals, spanning both dynamic motion and captivating static shots, to promote the game across ad campaigns, social placements, blogs, and shop pages.
  • Customize assets to various specifications, encompassing resolution, aspect ratios, and file formats, to suit diverse viewing platforms.
  • Master the art of image composition manipulation, stepping in for basic paint overs when the need arises.
  • Stay in tune with the digital landscape, remaining up-to-date with social media trends, media prerequisites, and industry best practices, placing particular emphasis on mobile platforms.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A minimum of half a decade's worth of professional experience in the realm of graphic design.
  • A profound affection for the the client's games.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in conceptual thinking, underpinned by a comprehensive grasp of design fundamentals and typography principles. Your keen eye for composition and color will set you apart.
  • Possession of the ability to gracefully juggle multiple projects while consistently meeting set milestones.
  • Exhibit a versatile technical skill set, encompassing the capability to navigate game engines, coupled with an innovative streak for repurposing game elements for marketing applications.
  • Command over Photoshop and Illustrator, with a penchant for generating visually captivating results.
  • Previous experience with motion graphics and video editing, ideally wielding tools like After Effects and Adobe Premiere.
  • Proficiency in storyboarding and concept creation for animated/video ad placements, social media content, and presentations.
  • Stellar communication skills, both written and verbal, ensuring seamless collaboration.
  • A fervent passion for entertainment and pop culture, spanning domains like stories, art, games, esports, music, movies, and graphic novels.

Additional Assets:

  • Extensive experience in visual branding and the art of logo design.
  • Proficiency in crafting HTML5 banner ads using Adobe Animate.
  • Holistic familiarity with the company's games, their lore, and distinctive art styles.
  • Previous involvement in the game industry's design sphere.
  • Hands-on experience with digital photography and/or machinima creation.

Application Requirements:

  • A detailed resume highlighting your relevant experiences and skills.
  • A comprehensive portfolio that vividly showcases your design proficiencies.
  • Please submit your artwork online (e.g., personal website, blog, or online portfolio).
  • Willingness to undertake a skills assessment if requested.

If you're ready to channel your creative energy into shaping the essence of this franchise's marketing landscape, we're excited to see how your talents can enrich the team's endeavors. Apply today!

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $60 - $65 hourly


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