Game Hive is building a new generation of casual mobile games. A people-and-fun-oriented studio, we are dedicated to creating games that tap into the interests of anyone and everyone! At Game Hive, we look towards innovation, invention and all-around epic-ness in not only our games, but also the people behind them. This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing company, alongside a veteran team, working on some of the most popular titles in the mobile space.
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The Hero Profile
The Marketing Artist / Animator will be creating animated trailers, motion graphics and eye-catching design content for our games that reach millions of players every day. The ideal candidate has a strong sense of storytelling in both creative and business perspectives through multimedia content. You’re committed to your craft and know that your graphics and video wizardry can showcase Game Hive at the next level.
What you’ll be doing
Create key marketing and production-based materials such as animated game trailers, promotional videos and other content as needed
Interpret creative briefs and articulate concepts, and translate ideas into visually compelling videos and designs
Communicate concepts to directors, programmers and the marketing team via moodboards, links, sketches and proposals before commencing on design and production
Edit game cinematic scenes and storytelling content as needed
Design posters, graphics and other solutions that meet marketing objectives and brand standards (e.g. social media, web, advertisements, event banners, blog etc.)
Utilize exceptional design, layout and diverse tools to create compelling digital content to promote our catalogue of games.
Take ownership for projects and self-produce/direct when necessary
Work within the established art, technical, visual and physical parameters in accordance to game design & concept
Strategize with cross-functional creatives and marketing stakeholders
What we’re looking for
Essential skills and qualifications include:
2-4 years of experience in video editing, 2D animation & motion design software, hardware and techniques for a consumer brand
Bachelor’s degree or diploma in a graphic design, arts or animation discipline
Mastery of one (or more) animation and video editing packages/software (e.g. After Effects, Final Cut, Sketch, ToonBoom, Adobe Flash)
Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc.)
Strong portfolio of multimedia content, including animated videos and digital or print marketing graphics
Proven experience working with style guides and moodboards
A storyteller at heart! You can pitch and communicate not only through written and verbal means, but through creative & engaging mediums as well
Collaborative and eager to flesh out varying ideas into your designs
Able to work creatively in a fast-paced environment under fast deadlines
Exceptional ability to communicate ideas through verbal, written and visual means
Enthusiastic and excited about games!
Plusses - good to have, but not required!
Experience in Basic Expressions, Particles, Post Effects would be an asset
Basic knowledge of Unity3D
Previous experience in a start-up environment
What it means to be a part of the Hive
Valued ideas & input: you will be frequently asked to take charge in your projects and you will see your ideas come to life
Receive a competitive salary and bonus
Receive a comprehensive benefits package
Gain experience using top-quality marketing and design resources
Work in a fun, collaborative, feedback-focused, no-BS environment
Regular paid team lunches, events, and other fun socials!
Work in a central office location with all the (healthy, and sometimes not-so healthy) snacks & drinks you can consume
Join the Hive
Get with us! Apply & don’t forget to include:
Your resume in PDF format
A link to your portfolio that demonstrates your ability to great animation trailers and additional graphic design material
This is a full-time permanent position in our Toronto head office, located at 22 Adelaide Street West. Game Hive puts heavy value in diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please make it clear within your cover letter. We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.
Founded in 2009, Game Hive is a leading developer of mobile games for iOS and Android, with more than 120 million total downloads to date. We are passionate about making fun and rewarding games for everyone to enjoy. Our most popular games include the Tap Titans, Beat the Boss and Antrim Escape series (and many, more!).
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