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Sr. Artist

Location: 

Reno, NV, US, 89521

Requisition ID:  6857

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. With operations in more than 100 countries and a team of over 12,000 employees, we deliver world-class gaming and lottery technology.

Overview

We are seeking a talented, experienced Concept/Illustrator/Graphic Design/2D Artist to join our studio, in the land-based casino gaming space. In collaboration with a Producer (and others on the team), brainstorm/create concept art and proto art for games. Design overall art direction, look and feel for games. Illustrate and execute final rendered art assets for games. This would include but not limited to game logos and branding, UI, symbols for base and bonus games, animation, VFX, marketing, merchandising and more for original IP and licensed product. Land-based casino video games, mechanical spinning reel games and more for commercial casino markets. You are an enthusiastic, collaborative, flexible, driven creative person that will work closely with our internal game design teams that include a Producer, Project Manager, Software Engineers, Mathematicians, Creative Lead Artist, Artists (2D and 3D), Technical Artists and Testers to deliver the best games to market, on time and on budget.
You will coach/mentor Junior Artists on the team to grow and develop art skills, create, and deliver highest quality work. You will consistently deliver constructive feedback in a small to medium group setting and/or one on one, both verbally, and on occasion in written format and/or a quick overlay sketch.


You will work close with 3rd party art resources. You will lead, take part in delivery of feedback, supply art direction, sign off approvals with an internal Producer and follow up with art deliverables to meet milestone dates.
 

Responsibilities

* Collaborate with art and game team leadership to develop artistic vision and product goals. 
* Support the artistic and /or technical goals that must be met to drive the product's art vision.
* Create concepts, proto art, design look/feel of graphics for games, render high quality illustrations (various styles), execute overall high-quality final art assets.
* Drive art reviews of your games with passion and enthusiasm. Encourage, ask for and welcome constructive feedback on your work.  
* Provide regular guidance/feedback to Artists (2D and 3D) to ensure peers and as a team are producing assets that meet the overall visual style and quality bar. 
* Stay on top of techniques and processes being developed and used internally. Help to push these to their limits and get the best visual and technical results possible. 
* Collaborate with other Artists or between disciplines to find the best solutions to all major technical and/or creative challenges facing the team. 
* Able to motivate team, helping them to understand the context of their contribution to a successful project. 
* Able to present and communicate across disciplines, to small and medium groups. 
* Able to collect, analyze and organize requirements; confident in making informed decisions. 
* Able to demonstrate a high level of initiative, and self-sufficiency. 
* Able to help peer members with advice in their assigned areas; to troubleshoot issues and find resolutions; as well as to estimate required time/effort for their related work areas. 
* Able to successfully work under pressure in an organized fashion. 
* Able to build effective working relationships and leverage them as appropriate for getting things done. 
* Able to give and receive constructive feedback; willing to take technical direction well. 
* Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, both internally when working with fellow employees, as well as external resources.
* Work close with 3rd party artists. Organize, define work, and help define milestone dates with internal Producer and Project Manager. Attend meetings with 3rd party art resources, art direct, sign off on approvals.

Qualifications

* 1-2 Years’ experience in creative/project art design leadership roles with demonstrated success.
* 8+ years of Graphic Design experience, preferably in the Gaming Industry.
* Research competitors’ games online and in the field, recognize trends.
* Demonstrated high level of design skills and artistic skills, proven ability to generate stakeholder approval. Ability to think creatively and design creative solutions.
* Mastered current industry standard art software and hardware: Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects (plug ins of trapcode suite, element 3D and others). Any 3D experience/knowledge is preferred (Maya). We are PC based.
* Strong illustration skills (various styles).
* Unity experience preferred.
* Perforce, or other similar version control software.
* Jira, or other similar project management tools.
* Ability to successfully inspire & lead oneself, in addition your art peers.
* Able to think analytically and critically about how art plays a role in the development of games, player experience and product success.
* Passion to thrive in fast-paced development environment.
* Supply a link to your online portfolio showing skills in concept art, illustration, logo design, art for games you created, etc.
* Art challenge/test will be asked for to showcase your concept/design/creative/execution skills.

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership

 

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In addition to a competitive benefits package, we offer generous time-off plans, a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness center and cafeteria, and free identity theft insurance to name a few.

IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, and to creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, covered veteran status, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, federal laws or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming.  For more information, please visit www.igt.com.


Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe