2D Background Artist

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January 8, 2021
$50,000 CAD

KO_OP is a worker owned game studio. Founded in 2012, we've been experimenting with games and interactive art ever since. We are the makers of GNOG, Lara Croft GO: The Mirror of Spirits, Winding Worlds, and Goodbye Volcano High. Learn more about the studio at ko-opmode.com.

We are looking to hire a 2D background artist on a fixed-term employment basis to help us finish Goodbye Volcano High. This position requires you to be legally able to work in Canada due to funding restrictions. This position requires 30-40 hours' work a week. The rate for this position at KO_OP is based on a $50,000 CAD salary. The role includes private health insurance, 5 weeks paid vacation, and unlimited sick days. The length of the contract is expected to be 1 year.

The ideal candidate has experience with digital painting, backgrounds, environments, and strong fundamentals in lighting and colour. The background style will be painterly (without line art).

The Job:

  • Ability to work within production deadlines and adhere to a scrum methodology (sprint-based system)
  • Report to the project's Art Director and Lead Background Artist
  • Ability to create art within game's approved art style and style guide
  • Support marketing team by providing occasional art and WIP assets to be used for promotional material
  • Ability to self-motivate and seek feedback

We're looking for:

  • A strong portfolio
  • Experience with painterly art and strong visual vocabulary
  • Someone with a comprehensive and demonstrated understanding of dynamic and cinematic shot compositions (i.e.: lighting, panning, etc.)
  • Someone who fits in well with our collaborative, creative culture
  • Someone who is self-motivated and seeks out feedback
  • Ability to deliver work matching the game's visual style and artistic directions
  • Great time-management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Someone who currently resides and is legally able to work in Canada

Please send us your portfolio, and short email about yourself with your application! There will be a paid art test if you are selected as a finalist for this position. The deadline for this application is January 21st 2021.

You can apply at: jobs@ko-opmode.com

For reference of the type of backgrounds in the game please see the following:

goodbye volcano high background image
goodbye volcano high background image
goodbye volcano high background image

About Goodbye Volcano High

Fang is a typical 18-year-old dinosaur: they’re more concerned about their band going viral than they are about what happens after graduation. But when graduation is upstaged by terrible news, everything changes. Will they find time to figure themselves out? Can they balance navigating a changing world with a budding romance? During hard times, what do we owe each other? Goodbye Volcano High is a branching narrative adventure about the end of an era… and the start of a love story.

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