Freelance 2D Concept Artist

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Posted
November 15, 2021
Freelance
United States
Remote

Hi, we're Decoy Games. Last year, we released our first commercial game Swimsanity! on PC and all Consoles with full online crossplay support, alongside promotions such as Xbox Games With Gold and Amazon Prime Gaming. We are thrilled to announce that as of today, “Swimsanity!” has eclipsed 1.4 million downloads!

We recently signed with one of the world's most trusted publishers to deliver our next game, and it's going to be bigger and better than anything we have done before. As an indie studio, it was important for us to maintain creative control over our next game to ensure that we maintain the same uniqueness and excitement that you have come to expect out of Decoy Games. While we cannot reveal the publisher or the game today, just know that we are beyond excited to get started on our next game.

And what does getting started on a project this big mean? Decoy Games is officially scaling up!

This is our official call out to all developers, artists, writers, and creators to reach out. We want to build an extremely diverse and talented team capable of bringing our vision to a reality from this game and beyond. We always have interesting projects going on here at Decoy Games, and we want you to be a part of it. Our vision has always been to create unique and engaging experiences beyond what we have done at this point. We are thrilled to grow our team to continue that journey.

The Role

We are looking for an imaginative Freelance Concept Artist to develop and visualize ideas for our games and applications. In this role, you will consult with the creative team, interpret the concepts for the project, and translate the briefs into visual artworks.

Contract Duration

December 2021 to June 2022

Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with the project team to brainstorm and interpret the project brief.
  • Interpreting initial ideas and creating quick sketch drafts for review.
  • Creating detailed concept designs in a variety of mediums specific to the brief
  • Ability to create storyboards to tell conceptual animation stories
  • Researching relevant project material including translation styles, characters, and similar projects.
  • Presenting concepts, research, and references to the project team.
  • Participating in feedback consultations and noting changes.
  • Developing characters, environments, props, and designs based on feedback.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest design trends and advancements in technology.

Qualifications

  • A portfolio of work demonstrating strong artistic and storytelling ability.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a concept artist or graphic designer preferred.
  • Excellent sketching abilities for rough conceptualization.
  • Proficient in a variety of digital 2D software programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Ability to deliver high-quality artwork against tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpretation abilities.
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to learn new software programs and tools.
  • Must be eligible to work in United States
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills

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About Us

Decoy Games is a video game company founded by two brothers, who had no prior professional game development experience. They used their deep passion for video games and extensive imagination to start building Decoy Games. Today, Decoy Games is a multi-award winning game company focused on creating unique game experiences, merchandise and content while also using their platform to encourage innovation across all aspects of the game industry.

At Decoy Games we strive to be a symbol of inclusion, diversity and inspiration to all who aspire to be a part of the game industry. We make it our mission to ensure that this is reflected in our team and the products we create. We have taken great pride in creating several platforms for people around the world in all communities to learn about and engage in the world of gaming.

About Swimsanity!

Swimsanity! is a multiplayer underwater shooter with action-packed Co-Op and Versus game modes, all supported by online and local play. You play as our hero Mooba, who uses a variety of unique power ups and weapons to survive in this aquatic world.

Whether you're teaming up with friends to swim into Adventure mode, or clashing in competitive matches such as Last Mooba Standing, there's more than 150+ challenges to complete across 8 action-packed Game Modes in Swimsanity! All modes can be played online or locally.

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