Senior Video Artist in Cedar Falls, IA at Scientific Games

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary:
Senior Video Artists are responsible for re-purposing and modifying existing in-game art to produce complex videos, gameplay/app trailers, animations, and other forms of live video content. Senior Video Artists are also expected to serve as a mentor to younger artists and have expert artistic abilities in drawing, rendering, graphic design, layout, color theory, character design, and animation.

Essential Job Functions:
•Strong Adobe After Effects skills, ideally with demonstrable experience in motion graphics.
•Strong Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills.
•Strong creative thinking, exhibiting a range of varied styles and techniques.
•Mentor junior artists within the studio.
•Good understanding of video formats, compression techniques and format requirements.
•Create exemplary art in regards to character design, color theory, layout, text treatment, and animation ability.
•Re-purposing and modifying existing art assets to create compelling and engaging content.
•Work closely with fellow Artists, and the Art Manager, producing high-quality art in an iterative process.
•Demonstrate excellent file structure and organization
•Display a high degree of professionalism at all times, accepting critique from team members.
•Show efficiency in self-managing time with a reasonable degree of accountability and minimal instruction

Job Requirements

Responsibilities include:
•Working with in-game assets to create “polished” gameplay videos.
•Creating video ads for 3rd party networks.
•Working with marketing team to conceptualize and produce custom animations.
•Contribute to the art team in developing visual assets and to optimize production work flow.
Education:   AAS or BAS in Motion Graphics, Animation, or equivalent.
*note : artistic experience technical savvy required.*

Required Experience: 5 years previous experience as a Motion Graphics Designer or Video artist.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
•Proficient in After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
•Ability to storyboard and “pre-render” concepts.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Understanding of how to design art for various themes and games.
•Working knowledge of MS Office
•Solid traditional drawing and rendering abilities
•Ability to optimize art and animation for various devices/outputs.
•Samples of work (AVI, MP4, or website)

All applicants MUST provide the following in the event of an interview:
•Portfolio Submission (website or blog required for pre-interview) 

•Working files: please send us a sample of your Photoshop, Flash, After Effect and/or Illustrator files (working files please). We want to see how you organize and setup your art. The files will be accessed before your live interview. 

•Animation samples if animation is core ability (AVI, MP4, or website)
SG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If you’d like more information about your equal employment opportunity rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEOC Poster.


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