Lead Game Artist / Hill Climb Racing 2 FINGERSOFT / Oulu

PUBLISHED: January 13, 2021

WHAT WE’RE AFTER

We’re looking for a Lead Artist for our world-famous Hill Climb Racing 2 mobile game. Ideally, you have experience from art leading in multiple shipped products. You have a strong foundation in visual arts and know the ins and outs of mobile game production. You can develop art styles for world-class products with the help of your art team. Creating beautiful visuals is just the starting point for genre-defining games, and you know how to push the art style for readability, global appeal, and originality. Hill Climb Racing is the leading 2D racing franchise on mobile with a huge dedicated audience and potential for much more.

As a Lead Artist, you’ll be responsible for the game’s art production. You love to work with people and know how to encourage and empower your team members. You will be in close contact with other leads and stakeholders who will help you develop and steer the project’s visual development. You’ll be part of a small, autonomous, and agile team where you’ll get a lot of responsibility and freedom to have an impact on things.

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for developing and sustaining our iconic art style for the game.
  • Work with other disciplines to establish technical and aesthetic guidelines for art in the game.
  • Improving the pipeline for creating in-game art assets.
  • Planning and executing new areas of visual development for the game together with marketing and brand workgroups.
  • Collaborate with other leads, Brand Workgroup, and the team in finding the best directions for the game’s visuals.
  • Planning tasks for artists.

You should have:

  • Experience in managing internal art pipelines.
  • Passion and experience to lead other artists.
  • Experience creating a broad range of art styles in 2D.
  • Know-how of creating and animating game assets such as characters, vehicles, and levels.
  • Have a strong understanding of mobile interface design, flow, and usability.
  • Have a deep passion for making games.
  • Ability to work with outsourcing studios if necessary.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive salary and seriously great benefits.
  • Easy going and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Passionate co-workers of various fields.
  • The opportunity to develop your field inside a growing company.
  • A position in one of the top gaming companies in Finland.
  • A lot of fun and excitement

WE ALSO APPRECIATE

  • Spine animation program experience.
  • Gaming as a hobby and an interest in mobile games.

If you think you could be a great match for the position, don’t hesitate to drop us your CV and portfolio. Please add your salary request. Send your application ASAP (at the latest on January 31st, 2021), we will be handling the applications as they arrive.

Want to know more about Fingersoft and this position? Contact topi.stolp@fingersoft.com.

 

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About the Company

GOOD GAMES GREAT PEOPLE

We are best known for the mobile smash hits “Hill Climb Racing” and “Hill Climb Racing 2”, which have a combined total of over 1.5 Billion installs across all platforms – However, despite our huge audience, we keep things small and personal, with a strong focus on maintaining a relaxed, casual and informal work atmosphere.

Today we employ more than 80 people from all corners of the globe. Our company slogan is “Good Games | Great People” and we truly believe that the pure essence of what makes Fingersoft, Fingersoft – Is its people. A unique and diverse bunch of battle-hardened professionals at the top of their fields, each united by a love of making amazing video games and having a good laugh.

We are one of the most northern game studios in the world, chilling out (literally and figuratively) just 170 km south of the arctic circle in Oulu, Finland. Oulu is one of the largest cities in Finland & is a compact, safe, technological & youthful place; with one of the youngest populations in Europe (the average age is only 38) and some of the lowest cost of living in Finland. It was even ranked as the number 1 city in Europe for quality of life in 2016!

Our benefits:

  • Gear of your choice
  • Flexible hours with a focus on having a solid work/life balance
  • 5 weeks annual holiday
  • Health & Dental care, free massage monthly
  • Lunch benefit on top of your salary
  • Free snacks, fruit & beverages at the office
  • Yearly education, sport & culture allowance
  • Company sporting events, Friday sauna, free usage of company gym
  • Phone & Internet benefit
  • Modern office at the city center of Oulu
  • Relocation assistance