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Game Art Lead – 4L Games – Toronto, ON


Company: 4L Games

Location: Toronto, ON

  • Full Time

4L Games

Toronto, ON

Part-time, Contract

4L Games is an indie development studio incubated at Guru Studio in the heart of downtown Toronto. The team is comprised of artists, designers and game developers who share a passion for creating exciting content. The studio’s first mobile game, FRACTER (www.fractergame.com), was released in 2018 with very positive reviews from gamers world-wide.

4L Games is looking for a Game Art Lead to join us on a part-time contract (2 days a week). This person will be passionate about the Video Game industry and will work within a fast-paced environment, mentor the team, and work with Art and Creative Directors to achieve consensus in order to maintain a consistent visual style across a large range of art assets for a thrilling stealth game developed for consoles.

This position is available immediately.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Art Director and Creative Director to create, implement and manage the direction and quality of 2D and 3D assets
  • Solid knowledge of the UNITY art pipeline
  • Work with artists internally and externally to create and implement 2D and 3D assets
  • Collaborate with the technical team to optimize the art environment and maintain optimum performance across all art assets
  • Collaborate with art and technical teams to define and maintain processes and pipelines for internal and external teams
  • Collaborate closely with the design team on all art content and user interface design
  • Work closely with the marketing and business teams to develop an artistic style and key marketing art for target markets
  • Collaborate with the production staff to create and maintain project schedules and deliverables

Qualifications:

  • 6+ years’ experience in the game industry
  • 2+ years in an art leadership role as a game developer
  • Must have shipped minimum 2 games in a lead artist role
  • Experience planning and scheduling art pipelines for large collections of 3D assets
  • Experience using proprietary editors, software and tools
  • Shipped at least 2 downloadable titles as an artist
  • Strong foundation knowledge in traditional art and ability to ensure that game art reflects visual direction in concept art even when optimized
  • Experience with user interface design and development including icon development, game flow, and font creation
  • Ability to manage and maintain relationships with publishing and development partners as well as outside vendors and outsourcing teams
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills and the ability to problem solve issues that involve multiple disciplines
  • Ability to understand and communicate visual direction through words and images
  • Expert level knowledge in Max, Maya, or other 3D software
  • Expert level knowledge in Photoshop
  • Solid grasp of performance optimization processes and mobile game-art constraints
  • Understanding of the construction and application of materials and shaders
  • Self-driven, organized and quality oriented

What We Offer

  • Full benefits
  • State-of-the-art open concept facility
  • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation
  • Various activities, team-building events and parties
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Flexible work hours
  • Healthy and fun snacks
  • Masterclasses and training sessions
  • Referral program

Please submit your CV and cover letter (optional) in English along with any applicable demo reels and portfolios.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Your CV will be saved in our files.

Please advise us if you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process. Must be eligible to work in Canada. 4L Games is an equal opportunity employer.

If you want to know more about us please visit https://www.4lgames.com/ and http://www.gurustudio.com/

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Experience:

  • Maya: 3 years (Required)
  • UI: 3 years (Required)
  • Adobe Photoshop: 3 years (Required)

Location:

  • Toronto, ON (Required)

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