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Position Name :
Illustrator
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Job ID :
2959fa2adb36eb5a
Description : Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10k through Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens’ campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is the #1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history and the company has sold over 11 million games.Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matt Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games recreates game night for a humorous and fun person-to-person experience. Today, there are over a dozen games and expansions available for purchase: Exploding Kittens, Bears vs Babies, You’ve Got Crabs, Throw Throw Burrito, On a Scale of One to T-Rex, Poetry for Neanderthals A Game of Cat & Mouth, Tacocat Spelled Backwards, A Little Wordy, as well as mobile app games Kitty Letter and Exploding Kittens, one of the top 30 premium games on both iOS and Android.Exploding Kittens is seeking to hire a full-time Illustrator to join our growing and fast-paced team. In this role you will report to the Senior Illustrator and collaborate with the various departments including game development, marketing, production and the company leadership team. In this role you will be responsible for game ideation and translating game mechanics into themed art assets. In addition, you will Illustrate ideas from rough sketches to final full color digital artwork with an ability to tell a story through supporting written copy. The ideal candidate is an experienced illustrator/artist, creative thinker with a personal art style that is humor-focused and aligned with the Exploding Kittens brand.HOW YOU’LL CONTRIBUTECreate illustrations and other related art assets for new products such as playing cards, various game pieces, instructions and puzzlesCollaborate with other artists, and cross-departmentally with the Game Development team to develop early game concepts and explorations eventually leading to a completed productProvide additional concepts and illustrations related to other company executions such as collateral and promotional materialsKeep up with the latest trends in illustration software and techniquesStorytelling through art and written copyWHAT WE NEEDBachelor’s degree preferred, and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a creative working environmentStrong illustrative and art background with an affinity for compelling designAbility to produce smart, humorous and original ideas, using visual, verbal and written skillsWorking knowledge of print productionCompetency in the Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, along with proficiency in Google SuiteAbility to handle multiple projects in an agile, fast-paced environment while maintaining creative brand excellenceBalanced temperament and comfort level with constructive feedback and a secure understanding of changes requested and implementing directionAn organized and logical approach to both the planning and execution of work with the proven ability to express views in both verbal and written communicationsDetail-oriented with a flexible, problem-solving attitude and willingness to learn new systems and processesAbility to demonstrate tact and diplomacy, and maintain positive and professional relationships with employees of all levels and backgroundsWHAT WE’D LOVEExperience working with motion graphics, video and animation software such as After Effects, Premier, Animate (Flash)Experience in 3-D software such as Maya, Max, Z-Brush or BlenderExperience designing for retail, consumer products and gamesCreative storyteller with experience in sequential art and comicsComedic background; either through illustrative and written experience or stand-up/comedy troupeWHAT WE OFFERCompany paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your familyFlexible spending account options (medical, dependent care, transit)401k with company matchingFlexible paid vacationMonthly wellness benefit + complementary wellness subscriptionsComplimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)Please apply directly at jobs.lever.co/explodingkittens. Make sure to include a PDF of your current resume, a portfolio or body of work and a cover letter.As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we are committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including protected hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids and twists), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression and/or the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), color, ancestry, national origin, possession of a driver’s license, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/trait/condition, marital or familial status, family care or medical leave status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local, state and federal “ban the box” and “fair chance” laws.Job Type: Full-time
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