As Concept Artist that is part of our team & project, you would immersive yourself into the look and feel of our game. You would be responsible for creating concept art for environments and characters that are of exceptional quality and match our already established art style. We are proud of the art we have made so far and are very much looking forward to visualizing the whole experience in the upcoming months.
However, at Flatter Than Earth, you’re not "just" an artist. You’ll use your sensitivity, creativity, and strong interpersonal skills, to collaborate in a cross-functional team to create quirky designs and a very memorable theatrical world of puppets.
We are offering You
To be an important part of the development of Once Upon a Puppet, a puzzle-platformer game with tons of fresh ideas, that makes for a very unique experience in this classic genre.
Be Indie and away from corporate bureaucracy and a heavy chain of command that slows down decision making & creativity.
Be part of the core team, you will not be a cog in a machine, your voice will always be heard & important.
Your creativity will not be limited my middle management, only self-limited by "blue-sky" yet realistic ideas that enhance the fun and do not kill scope.
You will work remotely and manage your own time and location to focus.
Choose when you want to take a day off or have a longer vacation.
We at FTE heavily promote a culture free from Crunch. Do not do it, it can have terrible effects.
Salary is equal to skills and other team members will be glad to teach you or learn from you (including the CEO).
Your input will have a serious affect on the project and its final form.
If wanted, representing the game, team & company at game dev. events.
You will feel you are responsible and a true owner of the game you are making.
You are learning and evolving with us, Flatter Than Earth, a young team & young company aiming for big things.
Skills & Requirements:
To thrive as a Artist (2D) at Flatter Than Earth you would have:
A bias & knack for STYLIZED DESIGNS. Laika like.
A portfolio that shows strong art theory background and execution.
3+ year of professional experience in a concept art position.
Ability to match an art style and expand upon it.
Capable in all aspects of concept art (good understanding of architecture constructs, perspective etc.)
Have an open and very creative mind. Be sensitive to the nuances of our art style.
Great at sketching new ideas.
Strong storyboard skills.
Be a self-motivated self-starter that can analyze his/her duties.
Very Good English (verbal and written).
Create, discuss and provide input on new and existing art.
Spend 70% of your time on environments design. 30% on characters and/or storyboards.
Must learn what makes our art style special, think how to emphasize the themes and maintain a coherency on all levels.
Discuss and visualize ideas that support the level design and the visual narrative/story.
Sketch ideas/designs, iterate until the art style is captured.
Review 3D art. Do helpful paint-overs where necessary.
Create art based on story.
Work with motion graphic artist to deliver 2D cut-scenes.
Discuss and communicate your artwork in a clear and detailed manner.
Collaborate with team members that are part of the visual appeal of our game.
Be an active part of meetings and planning ahead.
Nice To Have:
Lighting skills (photography etc.)
Paint textures from scratch and/or adjust existing ones.
UI and/or UX skills
Can use 3D software to their advantage.
Knowledge of motion graphics software.
Job Type: Always Remote - Part-time, 80-120 hours per month.
We are looking for candidates that can start between February 8th-22nd
Freelance Contract: Duration 6 months.
Salary: Dependent on knowledge, skill, experience level and location.
At Flatter Than Earth, our mission is to create whimsical video games that triple A studios do not dare to make. We're a multidisciplinary, fully remote team that’s passionate about creating video games and help players have fun. We thrive on innovating new solutions to old challenges and we seek to rethink how interesting themes (like theater & puppets or music) can merge into games that speak to the heart, mind & soul.
Our current project, Once Upon a Puppet aims to capture the attention and unleash the imagination of gamers of all ages.
Our Core Values:
They are few, but they are grand. From creating processes to decision-making and recruiting, we build our 5 core values into nearly every single thing we do.
Independence. Others can trust that you’ll deliver on time and your teammates don’t need to worry about you keeping your word.
Mastery. You love what you do and care deeply about the quality of your work, down to the smallest details. You’re continuously learning and pushing yourself to the limits of your ability. You're never satisfied with the status-quo.
Communication. Your communication is clear, concise, and engaging whether you're explaining a complex idea or providing feedback to a teammate.
Ambition & Balance. You aspire to put a dent in the universe. To do this, you set high standards for yourself and those around you. The time you spend on work isn’t measured by quantity, but by quality.
Impact. You're able to take a bird's eye view to pinpoint and then solve issues that have a high impact on our players, our team, and our company. You're committed to the health and success of both your teammates and Flatter Than Earth as a company.
PAX Prime – Official Judge Selection:
During a rigorous selection process, PAX judges invited FTE and our game, Once Upon a Puppet, to be placed in the best spot next to Sega and Twitch booths. It was a great honor and there was a fantastic amount of interest in our game.
To see our most recent work, you will have to join us ;-)
How to Apply:
Please introduce yourself and send your resumes & STYLIZED portfolios to Contact@FlatterThanEarth.com. If you are a good fit, then a follow up email will be sent your way.
Do not forget to include a clause on the use of personal data (GDPR), without it we can’t process your application:
“I hereby agree to the use of my personal data included in the recruitment application (including CV) in recruitment process for the position indicated in the job offer published by the company Flatter Than Earth, Inc.”
If you are also interested in participating in future recruitment processes, please also include the following consent:
"I hereby agree to the use of my personal data included in the recruitment application (including CV) in future recruitment processes organized by the company Flatter Than Earth, Inc."
We at Flatter Than Earth THANK YOU and are looking forward to hearing from You! :-)