Illustrator / Production Illustrator
Data Mash - Los Angeles, CA

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Position Overview:
Responsible for sketch storyboarding, artistic design, and animation for casino games including: video, stepper slots, and video poker.

Produces colorful, vibrant, inviting sets of graphics as part of a singular theme.

Imitates many different styles, including Warner Bros, early Lucasarts Games, Hanna-Barbara, Speed-Racer, Tex Avery, etc.

Translates line-art sketches to useable Illustrator vector-graphic format with an eye towards organized layers and objects that other artists can easily extract and manipulate

Required experience:
Candidate must demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Traditional art training in realistic illustration style, cartooning, background art and illuminated typography is preferred.

Must be able to handle the figure. Must be able to render in various styles and thematic directions.

Experience with GUI design essential.

Adobe After Effects, Flash, Anime Studio, Particle Illusion and 3D skills preferred.

We work on PCs.

Required Skills:
Requires an Associates or Bachelor's degree in Art or related field and working experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Typically requires 2-4 years of animation experience.

Knowledge of game animation. Ability to create realistic digital animations and illustrations. Skill, knowledge and understanding of multimedia design, production and implementation.

Skills in the utilization of specified computerized graphic design programs.

Must demonstrate ability to compete with top commercial artists in the industry.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Ability to take direction, work within deadlines, switch priorities on a dime, and have an eye for details.

Ability to learn new technologies.

Ability to work collaboratively with artists and programmers.