Website Iron Fox Games

Job Brief

We are looking for an Associate Artist to join our growing art department.  This person is going to create 2D/3D assets for games of varying styles and platforms. The ideal candidate would have a variety of styles and skills to draw from.  Every project at Iron Fox Games may be different from the last, and as a result we’re looking for someone who likes to routinely stretch their comfort zone.

Here’s what we need in this role:

  • Create beautiful and intuitive games in both 3D and 2D, on web and mobile platforms.

  • Build in-game art assets to Visual Arts/client specifications with regular review from senior artists.

  • Work closely with the Art Director and Senior Artist to gather reference materials and create concepts and deliver quality assets to visual targets and is able to articulate art goals.

  • Work with clients/supervisors to revise and respond based on feedback for both aesthetic and technical purposes to ensure the deliverables meet expectations.

  • Proactively work with the Art Director and Producer(s) for tasks, revisions, content pipeline/workflow, training, and creative ideas.

  • Proactively work with the production artists, designers, and developers to ensure that game assets produced are always game-ready.

  • Basic industry knowledge in at least one domain. Grow with the business; stretch yourself and learn new skills and domains and stay up to date with industry and studio needs.

  • Have fun; we’re making games!

Got what it takes?

  • 1-2 years of professional experience as a game artist, with work completed on Environments, Props, and Characters.

  • Experience working on mobile games and web products.

  • Experience with both 3D and 2D software, such as Maya or Blender.

  • Excellent skills in creative clouds, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.

  • Good knowledge of Unity Engine.

  • Excellent problem solving and strong interpersonal skills. Able to call out challenges and able to suggest solutions to senior artists.

  • Ability to be flexible. Plans will change, you’re here for the journey as much as the destination.

  • Collaborative spirit, able to share successes and failures

  • All we have is time, basic ability to estimate your work with senior artists support.

What do you get in return?

  • We pay very competitive salaries according to the market – not based on where you live.  We also offer a discretionary annual bonus structure based on contribution and company performance.

  • Crunch is old school – we recognize downtime as the catalyst to brilliance.  To that end, we offer three weeks of paid vacation plus all provincial and national observances and an additional week-long shutdown at the end of year for the holidays.

  • Families matter. As veterans of the industry we recognize that it can feel like “there is never a good time to take time off.” Major life moments are more important than a build, a release or a bug. We encourage you to do life at your own pace, and we will be there for you in those important moments.

  • Your medical, dental, and extended healthcare needs are covered under our group plan.

Salary Range: $45,000 – $60,000 CAD

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