Illustrator / Game Artist

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Scientific Games is a leading innovator in the regulated gaming and global lottery industries. We specialise in the development, production and distribution of fun and exciting products such as Instant Scratch products and systems, Electronic Table Games, Gaming Machines and advanced Casino systems.

Beginning with the breakthrough technology that launched the world's very first secure instant lottery game in 1974, Scientific Games has continued to be a driving force behind the success of more than 300 customers on six continents over the last 40 years across 3 divisions – Gaming, Lotteries and Interactive.

With over 8000 employees around the world, we are always looking for high performing people to join our exciting and innovative business. We want professionals from all types of backgrounds with varying experiences to contribute to our diverse, but strong culture – to create the world's best gaming and lottery business.

Overview:
This unique and exciting full time opportunity will be based in our brand new Silverwater Head Office where you will see yourself an integral part of our Game Development Studio with reporting lines into our local Lead Artist, and our Chicago Office. As an Illustrator/Artist you will be required to work independently to create and document all aspects of a game from reel symbol sets to interface layout to fonts. Day-day you will be responsible for the following:

Duties:
•Create high-calibre art, maintaining excellent art quality in regard to character design, colour theory, layout, text treatment, and animation ability.
•Continually sharpen artistic abilities through company training, independent learning, and learning from other team members.
•Continually sharpen software expertise through company training, independent learning, and learning from other team members.
•Work closely with Senior Artists and the Lead Artist, producing high-quality art in an iterative process.
•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
•Demonstrate excellent file structure and organization
•Create art assets and document all art assets created with minimal mistakes.

Essential Skills & Experience:

The successful applicant is required to possess the below:
•1 year previous experience as an Associate Artist/Illustrator in a commercial environment
•Formal qualification in Art/Animation would be advantageous, although not essential
•Proficient in Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator
•Working knowledge of Studio Max or other 3D platform
•Experience using Spine 2D would be highly regarded
•Working knowledge of MS Office
•Excellent drawing and rendering abilities
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Ability to create art and animation for all game aspects (screen layout, symbol sets, etc) with minimal guidance.
•Understand how to design art for various themes and platforms
•Ability to work across multiple time zones and attend meetings as required

Benefits:
•Competitive remuneration package + superannuation.
•New and modern office spaces, games rooms and break out areas.
•On-site parking and cafe.
•Training & Development opportunities
•State of the art equipment

All applicants MUST provide the following in along with their application:
•Updated copy of your resume
•Portfolio (website or blog required for pre-interview)
•Samples of sketch work (sketchbook or loose-leaf)
•Layered working Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, and Studio Max files as appropriate to the position
•Animation samples if animation is core ability (AVI, Quicktime, or website)
•Please provide all links upon application

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an outstanding Illustrator/Artist to apply and develop their skills and experience in a fantastic and vibrant environment.

Please submit an application to Jessica Tsolakis, HR Coordinator at jessica.tsolakis@scientificgames.com , alternatively please call on (02) 8707 6814 for a confidential discussion.

Australian work rights are required.

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