Senior 2D Artist/Animator
Electronic Arts - Seattle, WA

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PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 600 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.

This position will be responsible for designing and creating highly polished illustrations and animations for awesome games on a variety of platforms, with a heavy focus on mobile, from concept to completion. This position will be a core member of the studio’s staff and a positive presence in the office. As a senior position, there is an overall higher expectation that this candidate’s work will be outstanding and delivered in a timely fashion.

Responsibilities:
Create conceptual art to contribute to the overall “look and feel” for each game

Design and create in-game illustrations, animation and UI elements (according to project specifications)

Work with engineers and producers to develop top-quality new and enhanced games

Complete artwork on time and within requirements

Assist with the art direction of outsourced assets as needed

Accurately estimate the time it takes to complete tasks

Required Skills:
Expert level knowledge of Photoshop (digital painting) and Flash (illustration AND animation)

Must be a highly skilled 2D illustrator who can draw things from imagination as well as adhere to established styles

Ability to challenge one’s self to raise the bar on his/her own work and that of the company

Must have an upbeat, positive attitude and enjoy working in a team environment

Ability to modify art based on feedback and critique from the Art team as well as Designers, Engineers and Producers

Ability to provide useful feedback and constructive critiques

Ability to stay organized, exhibit great follow-through, work within established procedures and file structures with minimal supervision

Proficiency in Illustrator, Painter, AfterEffects or other art/design-oriented programs is highly recommended

Ability to work within technical limitations and adapt to evolving designs

3D experience a plus

Education/Experience:
High school diploma, or equivalent required

College degree in Art, Animation, Design, or related field preferred

Several years experience as an artist and/or animator for games

Experience working on several shipped game titles is recommended

Experience working on a variety of platforms, especially mobile & social (iPhone, iPad, Facebook, Android)

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