Animator

Mountain View, CA
Art & Design
Full-time

We're a small company doing big things, and we’re looking for an Animator to join our talented team of artists. This person will be working on 2d character animations and must have experience using Adobe Animate (Flash) as well as Photoshop and Illustrator to help us put a dent in the mobile game universe!

The art team at Blackstorm is pretty unique compared to other companies. We work on a wide variety of projects with varying styles and game mechanics, so you’ll be able to explore different genres and learn new techniques. An ideal candidate can take ownership over a game and do whatever it takes to create games that clearly stand out from the pack, while working closely with their fellow artists, product managers, and engineers to make sure they are aligned with the high standards we strive for.

The Role

    • Create and animate characters, environments, objects, and effect assets in a variety of styles
    • Working with engineers to implement art & animation
    • Communicate animation ideas and concepts clearly  
    • Take feedback and revise animations as requested by the art director
    • Meet project milestones as set by the studio

Requirements

    • Expert knowledge of Flash required
    • Ability to adapt to different art and animation styles
    • After Effects experience a plus
    • At least basic illustration skills using Illustrator and Photoshop
    • Knowledge of optimization techniques when working within memory constraints
    • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills
    • 1-2 years of game experience and with shipped titles required

Bonus

    • Strong illustration skills
    • 3D experience
    • UI experience