2D/3D Art Generalist

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Posted
September 17, 2021
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

We are now open to applications for a highly-skilled, motivated and adaptable artist, comfortable working across a variety of mediums and different contexts to join our team!

This role will contribute toward the future of the studio as a whole. Meaning, you will play an integral part in the development of our all-new original IP, as well as supporting the existing Alto titles, including content updates for the recently released Apple Arcade title; Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City.

You are someone who can proactively handle visual development tasks throughout all stages of a project's life cycle, from pre-production, to release and beyond. As an accomplished game artist, you are able to leverage your experience to effectively integrate into our existing development environment and visual identity, while helping to increase our bandwidth and highlight key areas of improvement in our 2D/3D art pipelines.

You thrive in a self-directed, autonomous environment and are comfortable wearing many hats in a small, cross-discipline team.

Responsibilities:

  • Create environments, characters, items and more from the concept stage through to production.
  • Create optimised, game-ready assets in 2D and 3D.
  • Implement assets in-engine, and help manage the art pipeline from beginning to end.
  • Manage, produce and adapt high-quality assets for social media, storefronts and other promotional events.
  • Help us identify bottlenecks and implement key improvements to our art pipelines.
  • Weigh in on all areas of creative development, such as narrative, art, and audio design. As a small team and as such like to ensure every team member has a stake in the creative decision-making process.
  • Other visual design work as needed from time to time.

Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong sense of independence and autonomy.
  • Technically minded, and detail-oriented.
  • Confidence and ability to make key decisions and identify where to be helpful, even with limited guidance.
  • Ability to collaborate well, and stay sensitive to the needs of the team.
  • Highly motivated and adaptable, comfortable working across a variety of mediums and contexts.
  • Comfortable adapting to the minimalist visual style of both the Alto series and our internal projects.
  • Experience in graphic design for web and print.
  • Experience working with Unity to implement art directly in-engine.
  • Proficient in 2D software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Proficient in 3D software such as Maya, 3DS Max or Blender.
  • Experience delivering assets to detailed specifications, including for print.

Bonus points

The points below are strictly bonuses, therefore we encourage you to apply, even if you don’t feel you meet any of them! We learn on the job every day and will support you to do the same.

  • Any scripting or shader writing experience would be a bonus, particularly as it relates to implementing or realising your creative vision inside a game engine.
  • Experience modeling and rigging 3D characters for animation.
  • Animation or motion graphics experience.
  • An eye for video editing, photography, and other visual disciplines.
  • Have contributed art toward a number of released titles on any modern platform.

Important Information

  • Role: 2D/3D Art Generalist
  • Location: Remote (UK/Europe preferred)
  • Hours: Full time, 40h p/w
  • Duration: 12-month contract / permanent employment negotiable for UK applicants.
  • Current Team Size: 3

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Working With Us

Land & Sea is looking for talented people to join the team and help us craft new games, as well as support our existing titles. If you're interested in working with us, please apply!

We encourage you to submit an application, even if you don’t feel you meet all of our requirements. We care more about working with people who want to help us craft artful, accessible experiences and pride themselves on being a joy to work with than ticking all the boxes.

We also strongly encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply – as a new studio, we’re committed to building a supportive, inclusive work environment from day one.

As a team, we seek to prioritise wellbeing as a core tenet of our development process. Launching a game can be a hugely rewarding experience, but it is just a passing moment in time. We believe that feeling happy, supported and capable in our everyday lives will allow us to do our best work, and create truly meaningful games.

We're currently hiring artists, designers, and programmers. You can view (and share) all of our open roles here.

Additional Information

Land & Sea is based in the South West of England, however, this position is permanently remote. While we are open to applicants from around the world, we prefer to keep our team closer to home, so applicants from the United Kingdom and Europe are preferred. However, if you meet the above requirements and don’t mind ensuring your hours reasonably overlap with ours most days, please apply, wherever you are!

For applicants based within the United Kingdom, we are able to offer a full-time employment contract. For applicants outside of the UK, we are able to offer the role as a 12-month, full-time contract. In both cases, the role includes a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, which is critical as a small, cross-discipline team.

Land & Sea is a small team of creatives crafting meaningful, highly polished experiences. Our vision entails sustainable work practices including, realistic work hours, zero crunch, and a focus on developing games that add value to the lives of our players. We are an inclusive studio that seeks to provide a healthy and supportive work environment for our team.

While we work closely with Snowman — our partner on the Alto series — we are two distinct studios. In this role you will be directly working for Land & Sea, but regular collaboration with Snowman being built into the process of our continued support of the Alto series.

We’d love to hear from you, so please apply using our application form if you are interested in this role! We will follow up with individuals whose application and folio best fit our requirements as soon as possible.

Kind regards

– The Land & Sea Team

Our Titles

Our Next Project - Alongside the reveal of the studio in September of 2020 we shared a teaser image of our first original title unde the Land & Sea banner. While we are not quite ready to share more, we feel this title is best described as an accessible, coming-of-age folktale set against an ancient pastoral landscape.

Our goal is to ensure this title encapsulates the themes and values we seek to embody at Land & Sea. We can’t wait to show the world what we’ve been working on!


A person and their dog looking over a vast landscape


Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City (2021) - Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City is an Apple Arcade exclusive extended edition of the core Alto’s Odyssey (2018) experience. Join Alto and friends as they delve deeper than ever before into the endless desert dunes.



Alto’s Odyssey (2018) - The Apple Design Award winning and BAFTA-nominated follow up to Alto’s Adventure (2015); Alto’s Odyssey is an endless sandboarding journey that takes players on an epic journey through windswept dunes, thrilling canyons, and long-hidden temple cities. 



Alto’s Adventure (2015) - As the title that started it all, Alto’s Adventure is a critically acclaimed endless snowboarding game set against a beautiful and ever-changing alpine landscape. 

To date the game has received over 30 million downloads across iOS and Android, and continues to be held in high regard as a flagship title on both platforms. 

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