Prodigy Game

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Junior 2D Game Artist (NEW GRADS WELCOME)

Dec 31, 2018
Burlington, Ontario
Entry Level

In the last 6 years, Prodigy has gone from 3,000 to over 50,000,000 students across North America (including 80% of all Ontario students), and is currently the fastest growing educational startup in North America. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning while working alongside some of the brightest and most passionate people in education and gaming.

Prodigy’s online game has grown from a small-scale application to a widely-used educational MMO, and we need talented artists who can help us mold the game into something bigger and better. As a game artist at Prodigy, you will be focused on the creation of new features including, but not limited to: map design, character design, concepts for house and map items, NPCs, and animations, all while working alongside like-minded developers, artists and designers. The work you do here at Prodigy is not only seen by millions of students, but will aid in the educational advancement of students worldwide. This is your opportunity to add and improve the visuals to our awesome product!

You Will:

  • Create and maintain new game content
  • House items and map elements
  • Character designs and animations
  • Mini-games and core feature enhancements
  • Interfaces, menus and layout designs
  • Member-only game content
  • Work with others to maintaining our art library of over 3000 images
  • Meet with the rest of the game team for planning sessions, designing new features and coming up with new content ideas

What You'll Need:

  • Portfolio Requirements: Variety of Character Designs, Showcase of Colour, Compositions, and Structure
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
  • Great understanding of game design and animation principles
  • Understanding the technical limitations dictated by developers and working with restricted colours
  • Great understanding of UI design and clarity of concepts
  • Solid foundation in Animation, Illustration, or similar College/University programs
  • Absolute passion for gaming and game development

Bonus Points For:

  • Experience with Adobe CSS, Tiled, Spine, and/or Toonboom
  • Portfolio Requirements: Props, Environment Assets, Expressions, Animation, content targeting young audience
  • Published or in-progress apps, web games, etc
  • Background in interface design and user-driven UI design
  • Experience with pixel art and sprite production
  • Ability and passion for writing and/or drawing
  • Experience with JIRA, agile development methodologies
  • Managerial experience

What We Offer:

  • Full health benefits (from day one!)
  • Gym & learning fund
  • Flexible hours
  • Stock options
  • Snacks & coffee
  • Games & ping pong

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.