We’re ArenaNet—we’ve created a studio that builds online worlds infused with innovation, hand-crafted excellence, and creative passion. We're not the only ones who share this passion; gamers made Guild Wars 2 the fastest selling MMO in the West with more than 3 million copies sold in its first 9 months, and players and press have consistently called it one of the best games of all time.
WHO YOU ARE
We are seeking a a top-notch professional UI Artist (Contract) that can create illustrations and visual designs with a wide range of visualization skills and the ability to adapt to the unique artistic style of Guild Wars 2.
This position will involve working directly with the Lead UI/UX Designer to create illustrations and supporting visual content (such as icons) to deliver consistently great art at a regular pace for use as in game assets and promotional material. The ideal candidate is a great collaborator with strong artistic sensibilities who has experience creating concept art, practical 2D assets, or user interface art in a professional game development environment.
If this sounds like the kind of person you are, we would love to hear from you!
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Create illustrations and supporting assets (such as icons) that feature and promote content in-game.
Deliver high quality assets on a regular basis in a highly collaborative and creative environment.
Use proprietary software tools to aid in the creation and delivery of game-ready artwork.
Present work to the team and incorporate feedback.
Other duties as assigned.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL
Strong illustration, graphic design, or painting skills.
At least 6 years of experience in relevant art roles (concept art, graphic design, illustration, UI art)
At least 4 years of experience in professional game development (or related software/web industry) roles.
Highly proficient with Adobe Photoshop.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
An online portfolio showcasing your best work and your range of relevant skills.
A passion for playing and creating video games.
Knowledge and experience playing Guild Wars 2, or relevant MMO titles.
Experience creating artwork for Promotional or Commerce-related purposes.
Experience and/or proficiency using 3D modeling tools.
Familiarity with the pipeline and process of implementing art assets in game engines.