Game Artist (Art Generalist)

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The Opportunity:

You are a master at taking your art from conception straight through to working in game. Whether it’s 2D, 3D or animation you are able to create appealing art regardless of the medium used. Your core competency is within your art creation, but your outward reach blends the divide between artistry and implementation.

Why this Role is Made for You:

You March to a Different Beat

Great games deserve to be enjoyed around the world. You believe in impeccable quality and translating a games core story and experience to ensure our players around the world have a unified experience of joy from the Hyper Hippo games they play.

You’re in the Driver’s Seat

As a Game Artist, you will help drive the visual capabilities of the studio by creating high quality assets to be used in the studios games.

Our Culture – Happy Life, Happy Hippo.

We care about making great games because we love games and are rewarded for our hard work in spades. Our benefits and working vibe encourage and allow you to live your dreams in Kelowna: an affordable, picturesque, and diverse city, only an hour flight from Vancouver, BC Canada.

Our next Game Artist will have:

  • Willingness to learn new tools, software, and techniques
  • Adaptable and able to proactively overcome challenges
  • Be a problem solver
  • Agile and flexible to moving deadlines and schedules
  • Enjoys collaborating with a small, creative team
  • Self motivated, able to work with minimal direction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Avid gamer
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment, that can turn on a dime and is market driven
  • Can use their artistry to pitch game ideas
  • You never stop improving your craft
  • Get people inspired with your vision
  • Great understanding of game marketing
  • Great at organizing and prioritizing your work
  • Using strong reference to develop their creations

You’ll Bring to Hyper Hippo:

Requirements and Experience:

  • 3-5 years experience with game art production
  • Able to interpret a vision and create art that matches
  • Capable of production level 3d art creation with the ability to maintain fidelity while keeping poly counts at a minimum
  • Capable of production level 2d art creation
  • Ability to create concept art for characters, environments, props, etc
  • Some familiarity with Unity
  • Degree/Diploma in illustration, animation or equivalent academic or professional experience
  • Bonus – 2d/3d animation skills

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Extraordinary profit sharing program
  • Health Benefits
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • 10 personal days per year
  • Annual self development budget to attend conferences, courses, training – you name it

What’s it like to be a Hippo…?

Well, you would get to be a part of a team that values collaboration and the creative freedom to produce and make games in a studio that oozes work ethic & creative ‘crazy’.

Hippo’s hang out, they understand that being a part of something that is bigger than “one” is just super rewarding … and it’s fun. Yeah, we have the ‘usual’; foosball & ping pong, but we also have the unusual in a game studio that goes beyond perks and free snacks, we actually “LIKE” and respect each other, and celebrate the uniqueness that we all rock!

We trust and value each other’s opinions and are stoked when we all succeed and share in that wild ride, because success is not easy.

Our tribe is definitely unlike most and we want to keep it that way, we like it unusual, a little weird and a lot bold. Interested? …sweet, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to and where you’d like to see yourself go.

VISION

We envision a world where our global community is always excited to play our next game.

MISSION

We believe entrepreneurs will rally passionate teams to grow the best games.