Illustrator

United States, San Francisco
Full Time

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We want our players to love every experience with our game worlds and characters, both when playing our games and in everyday life. The Marketing Art team is responsible for the look and feel of our brands outside of the games themselves. We create loading screens, event designs, merchandising concepts, help guide TV animation, and much, much more. It’s a unique responsibility for a unique team distributed across every Supercell office in the world.

With so many people in so many different places, communication and collaboration is incredibly important, but the most important value is the ability and confidence to experiment. We’re looking for highly skilled artists with really big ideas. You’ll have the freedom to learn, try and do new, innovative things in the industry and collaborate with an incredibly talented team!

About the role

Supercell is currently looking for an Illustrator to help us develop creatives for our marketing campaigns. From large scale outdoor print campaigns to TV commercial visual development to secret internal project development, we need an artist that deals in sketches, 3D paint-overs, and, of course, full blown hi-res illustrations. You will work closely with the Art Leads, digital designers and 3D artists as we strive for the highest quality artwork possible. In the creative process we encourage independence, critical thinking, and strong and open communication. Our art teams are small and agile, taking responsibility is a must and a passion for excellence in the details is essential to our success.

We are looking for passionate artists who want to help define and build game brands that will last for decades to come. To do this you’ll be asked to collaborate with our Supercell artists all over the world. This means travelling to Japan, China, Finland, and Korea, to learn, teach, communicate, share, and generally make cool stuff happen.

Responsibilities

  • Be a beacon of quality
  • Develop a strong relationship with the game teams and other marketing disciplines
  • Work with creative partners on large scale campaigns
  • Work with internal teams on art, brand and event guidelines
  • Help to lead early visual development on all projects
  • Collaborate with artists in our sister offices
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders and external partners to ensure that the visual identity is in line with the global marketing strategy
  • Help to evaluate, select, and manage our roster of external creative vendors
  • Contribute to building and maintaining a strong, open and supportive office and company culture
Requirements

  • 3+ years with art team
  • Excellent eye for composition, color and form
  • Love for popular culture and sub-cultures
  • Ability to create polished artwork from concept to print ready final
  • Great communicator
  • Able to create a variety of art styles, from cartoons to realistic renderings
  • Experience with graphic design, layout, typography a plus
  • 3D experience is a plus (Maya and/or 3Dmax)
  • Experience giving detailed feedback and communicate direction between both internal teams and external partners
  • Advanced knowledge of and deep experience with Photoshop
  • To be able to succeed, you need to be a strong team player, passionate, committed and in general an autonomous person with a high level of initiative and energy
  • Game industry experience is a plus
  • Online portfolio and/or demo reel is required and must be included with application
Why you'll love it here

  • Independence and a lack of bureaucracy that clears the way for your to do the best work possible
  • Opportunity to work with a team of gaming veterans, art veterans, top talent, and passionate gamers
  • Easy-going, enthusiastic, open and at the same time a very results-driven culture
  • Great compensation and benefits. We create great teams and take very good care of them.
  • Put smiles on the faces of the 100 million people who play our games every single day
  • Travel to our offices in Helsinki, Seoul, San Francisco, Tokyo and Beijing as well as annual company offsites
  • Smartphone, tablet, laptop/workstation of your own choice
  • Work on and with teams that inspire

About Supercell

Supercell aims to create games that millions of people will play for years or decades to come. We believe the best people make the best games, and that’s who we’re looking for. If you love games and are passionate about playing and crafting them, and you’re looking for a job that provides you ownership and independence, you’re in the right place.

Supercell isn’t an entertainment company, it isn’t a start-up, and it isn’t just any game company. Our focus sets us apart. Focus means saying no a lot. To release four games, we have killed fourteen. We’ve shut down marketing campaigns because they weren’t perfect for our players, and we’ve scrapped a ton of game features that were simply too niche.

We also believe that focus means staying small. We hire only the most passionate doers and arm them with the trust and support to make the biggest impact possible. As part of a small, independent team at Supercell, you’ll be free to dream and succeed (and sometimes fail) big!