Graphic Design - Gaming

San Diego, California | Permanent | Job ID #65103 |

Onward Play is looking for a highly experienced Graphic Designer & Illustration Artist with experience in logo development, user interface design, and marketing images for games, graphics demos, and PR. The ideal candidate will help create visually compelling graphics, logos, UI assets, and marketing campaign materials for existing and upcoming games, graphics experiences, trade shows, and press releases. Our ideal candidate will use their expert knowledge of design, UI, graphics, and the adobe creative suite to craft amazing visual images and motion graphic videos for innovative interfaces, gaming scenarios, and environments while inspiring the team to create unique experiences.


  • Partner with Department Lead and Art Director to create logos, concepts, user interface, and visuals for XR-AR-VR-PC-Mobile games and graphics experiences.
  • Coordinate with Department Lead & Art Director to conform marketing assets and visuals with studio objectives, creative direction, and brand consistency.
  • Conceptualize, design, and implement creative graphics and content, both print and digital, on time and within budget.
  • Create concept art for games, graphics experiences, logos, UI, 3D characters, and environmental elements to be used in trade shows, press releases, and presentation materials to promote studio projects.
  • Create inspirational artwork of UI, characters, and environments to define artistic vision & support game design.
  • Provide feedback and design modifications for art assets to achieve a unified style and quality.
  • Become a strong contributor on a team, creating captivating and visually compelling images.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of production experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects & Adobe Creative Cloud for graphic design.
  • Ability to create Photoshop and Illustrator 2D assets from scratch and match an established style.
  • Illustration experience for marketing visuals.
  • Ability to create motion graphics and video examples using Adobe After Effects.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word experience.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines while following the design directives of the Lead.
  • Strong communication, organization, and creative thinking skills.
  • Comfortable working closely with small team sizes in a highly iterative environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to estimate task length and deliver polished assets on time.
  • Demo materials link to include example Images of completed work showing relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previously shipped PC or AAA console titles as a graphic designer, concept, or UI artist.
  • 3D game UI experience with the ability to create functional examples with Adobe In Design, XD or similar.
  • Concept Art experience for 3D characters or environments for console-quality games.
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal
  • Strong team player who can build strong relationships within all levels of the organization

Work Experiences:

  • 7+ years experience with relevant gaming art software (e.g., Zbrush, Maya, Blender) with High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 5+ years experience with relevant gaming art software (e.g., Zbrush, Maya, Blender) with an Associate's degree in Fine Arts, Design Graphics, Computer Science, or related field.
  • 3+ years experience with relevant gaming art software (e.g., Zbrush, Maya, Blender).


  • 3D Graphics, 3D Visualizations, Game Engines, Motion Graphics Design, Video Game Design

Does this sound like you? Apply today to learn more. 

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.


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