Senior Technical Artist Interactive
WMS Gaming Inc. - Chicago, IL

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Senior artist working independently to create, assemble and document all aspects of a game from reel symbol sets to interface layout to fonts. This position is expected to already be well-versed in several Adobe products, but also expected to continually learn new software skills. This position is highly technical in nature so knowledge of the best way to assemble, compress and ability to efficiently deliver assets through the game development pipeline is essential. This position is also expected to have artistic abilities in drawing, rendering, graphic design, color theory, layout, character design, and animation.

Essential Job Functions:
Establish and improve standards and process for converting existing assets into new formats and form factors suitable for online delivery. Convert and deliver these assets.

Demonstrate excellent file structure in artistic source, directory and version management.

communicating between engineers, designer and any non-technical artists to package assets in the most efficient manner for quality products across a range of platforms.

Effectively document and communicate asset package structure to engineers.

Create 2D art in regards to UI, character design, color theory, layout, text treatment, and animation ability.

Continually sharpen software expertise through company training, independent learning, and learning from other team members.

Continually sharpen artistic abilities through company training, independent learning, and learning from other team members.

Work independently and mentor junior team members and non-technical artists as appropriate.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Guide development of tools and scripts to help automate processes where appropriate.

UI design and wireframe creation and design mockup iteration.

Create original art assets and document all art assets created with minimal mistakes.

Aid the art team in selecting and using fonts appropriately in the online product space.

Position Requirements

Education: Bachelor of Arts in art/animation or technical degree with extensive artistic experience
Required Experience: 5 years previous experience as a digital artist with a measurable amount of technical responsibility.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Working knowledge of JavaScript (or other scripting language), HTML5, CSS3

Highly proficient in Photoshop, Flash, After Effects

Understanding of rendering engines used in browser and mobile games

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Understanding of how to design art for various themes and platforms

Working knowledge of MS Office

Excellent drawing and rendering abilities

Ability to create art and animation for all game aspects (screen layout, symbol sets, etc) with minimal guidance.

All applicants MUST provide the following in the event of an interview:

Portfolio (website or blog required for pre-interview)

HTML5, CSS, Canvas work

Layered working Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator and/or After Effects source

Samples of sketch work (sketchbook or loose-leaf)

Please provide website links or DVD upon application

Preferred Skills and Experience:
Extensive scripting abilities

Flash and/or HTML5 game development

Working knowledge of Unity, WebGL, Studio Max and/or other 3D platforms

WMS is a gaming company. Any of our employees may be required to obtain a gaming license within one or all of the gaming jurisdictions that WMS conducts business. If you are requested by WMS to obtain a gaming license, your continued employment with WMS may be contingent on your ability to obtain that gaming license.

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 than those stated above. WMS encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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