Animator/Illustrator

King Show Games, Inc., a video game development company, is currently interviewing qualified applicants interested in pursuing a career in video game development. We are looking for people who are innovative, talented, creative, and passionate about the gaming industry. If you’re a self-motivated team player who is able to multi-task and can handle the following responsibilities, we look forward to hearing from you!

POSITION: Animator/Illustrator
DEPARTMENT: Art
LOCATION: Minnetonka, MN


Job Summary
Work on game development with other artists, software engineers, mathematicians, sound engineers and producers to design and implement new game ideas. Develop a game from start to finish, beginning with sketches and storyboards, and ending with finished digital art. This process includes developing characters, logos, reel symbols, interactive interfaces, animations, and bonus screens.

Responsibilities

  • Develop screen layouts and interfaces for conceptual storyboards for base game and bonus screens.
  • Develop characters, bonus and interface screens, logos and reel symbols for gaming devices.
  • Work with a team consisting of artists, software engineer, mathematician, sound designer, and a producer to design and develop new game concepts.
  • Support game development by reviewing games at various milestones to ensure graphics, presentations, and game performance is implemented as designed.
  • Support games from the concept to release phase by working closely with the game development team.
  • Implements game content into Unity.
  • The completion of at least three original game concepts per year from team.
Qualifications Required
Education: High school or equivalent. College Degree (Preferred).
Skills & Abilities: Excellent written and oral communication. Strong drawing, illustration, composition, storyboarding, character design, logo design, animation (2D and 3D) and design skills. Sound experience is a plus.
Software: Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, 3D Studio Max and Zbrush or equivalent 3D modeling and animation program. Experience with Unity is a plus.
Possess knowledge of current art styles and trends. Knowledge of the gaming industry is also helpful.
Must be able to produce artwork in a timely manner with top quality craftsmanship, and work in a deadline-oriented environment.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities other than those stated above.

About King Show Games
Founded in 1998, King Show Games is a Minnesota based company providing entertaining video games that are played around the world. Our growing company consists of talented artists, engineers, mathematicians and producers that have created over 100 games. Our Company Belief consists of 4 principals:

THINK BIG – Think outside the box; strive to be successful.
BE FRANK – Be open and sincere in your dealings with others; be forthright.
FIGHT HARD – Believe in your ideas; speak up for your convictions.
After the call, MOVE AS A TEAM!


King Show Games offers competitive salaries and a full range of comprehensive benefits including a bonus plan, medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance, as well as a matching 401k.

King Show Games is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidates only apply. Recruiters please don't contact King Show Games.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact King Show Games about other services, products or commercial interests.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to careers@ksg.com. Please include links to your demo reel and illustration samples.