Senior Artist – Vancouver

Job Details

Type: Permanent Full-time
Location: Vancouver
Department: Art
Job Code: 5241-261
Reports To: Art Director
Start Date: ASAP
Number of Openings: 1


East Side Games has an opportunity for a Senior Artist to join our art division to create new concepts, assets and animation for our mobile and social games. We are searching for a tightly focused, deadline driven, independent individual that likes to put input and contribution to where it counts in the mobile space.



  • Support, mentor and manage the Art team for your project.
  • Work with the Art Director to hire/train new artists.
  • Utilize Photoshop, Animate, Illustrator and Unity to design, build and animate optimized assets in varied styles and in accordance with project specifications.
  • Work collaboratively with the Directors and other discipline Leads to bring your project from pre-production to release.
  • Collaborate with Engineering to research and develop new pipeline tools.
  • Research, analyze and report on trends in the Mobile game industry to drive our mission of providing the best user experience possible.
  • Create rapid prototypes for user testing.

*** Duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative, but not all-inclusive.



  • 5+ years’ experience in Game Development or related industry.
  • Experience supervising and managing a team of artists.
  • Industry production-level knowledge of Unity, Animate, Illustrator and Photoshop (Spine a bonus).
  • A wide range of polished work (including vector examples) in varied styles.
  • Examples of 2D and/or 3D character animation.
  • Concept work that demonstrates your thought process and ability to work iteratively.
  • 3+ years’ experience as an artist or animator in a high-tech environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or other post-secondary training in Classical Animation, 3D Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design or related field.Excellent time-management skills in a fast-paced production environment, and the ability to work with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of the Mobile game space

**Please link your portfolio in the Website field of the application!



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