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Character Art Director

9GAG

9GAG

Remote
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Character Art Director

Remote

Memeland is looking for an exceptional Character Art Director to join our incredibly fast-paced, but yet exciting Memeland team. You will be responsible for creating original and captivating characters, visuals and art deliverables for Memeland and our communities. You will work closely with other designers and artists to produce high-quality NFTs, digital assets, graphics, and more.

This position is a full-time and fully remote role.

Responsibilities

  • Create original, beautiful, compelling and engaging 2D characters and elements for Memeland. Be able to take ideas from rough sketches to polished finished pieces.

  • Actively participate in concept development and storyboarding phases, providing creative input and ensuring character designs are well-integrated into the world's narrative and style.

  • Have high proficiency with character art fundamentals such as silhouette, palette, exaggeration, composition, shape design, anatomy, proportion, etc.

  • Collaborate with other artists, external vendors, freelancers, and partners to expand and enrich our character design capabilities. This includes identifying, evaluating, and selecting talented external artists or studios that align with the artistic vision and standards of Memeland.

  • Manage and coordinate projects with these external parties, serving as a potential point of contact for all communications related to character art design. This entails providing clear briefs, timelines, and feedback to ensure their work aligns with our project requirements and quality standards.

  • Oversee the character design process from concept to finalization

  • Work within established art and design guidelines to ensure consistency

  • Be excited by and stay with the latest industry trends, emerging techniques, design best practices, and pop culture to continuously deliver the high-quality of engaging characters and elements.

  • Utilize a variety of traditional and digital artistic techniques to produce high-quality visual designs.

Requirements

  • Professional experience in 2D character design, and experience in gaming companies is highly preferred.

  • A strong portfolio showcasing a wide range of character designs, styles, techniques, and high-quality work from past projects.

  • Excellent skills in explaining your work, process, and decisions to cross-functional stakeholders and crave feedback to help you produce your best work.

  • Obsess over details and are excited to push the boundaries of your skill set in art that excites and delights.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment, take constructive feedback, and incorporate it into the work.

  • Breadth of knowledge and high skill level across industry software tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, Sketch, Clip Studio Paint, Painter, Blender,etc.

  • Excited to work on modern fashion and collectible products in addition to digital art.

  • Knowledge of 3D character design and animation is a plus.

Benefits & Perks

  • We take care of our teammates to take great care of themselves and their families so we all can perform our best at work!

  • 100% remote work.

  • 25-day paid time off, 20-week maternity, 8-week paternity, plus family/pet care, marriage, birthday Leave, and more.

  • US$1.5M Health insurance per teammate.

  • Life insurance.

  • Home Office Setup Allowance.