AVAILABLE POSITIONS Principal Concept Artist – Poker

Zynga Poker is the most popular mobile poker game in the world! We pride ourselves as the home for authentic gameplay and a friendly poker community. As a creative team we strive to produce best-in-class art and design, while creating new and engaging experiences that touch millions of players.

Our team is looking for a Principal Concept Artist who can help in the creation of new concepts and assets for Zynga Poker. You will work directly with the Art Director to help drive the visual identity of the game. This Principal Artist will create luxurious and desirable final in-game artwork and placeholder artwork that feels authentic and lifelike. Invoking the feeling of a high class casino experience. We are looking for someone who is motivated to learn all facets of the game development process and grow in their career. Knowledge of the Unity game engine is a big plus! 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Vast and precise visual development of various art assets — ranging from quick sketches and proof-of-concept storyboards to final art that will be used in the game.

  • Communicating closely with the Art Leads and helping to provide feedback across all aspects of Art and UI.

  • General knowledge of other creative disciplines. (UI/UX, 3D, Visual Design, etc.)
     

  • Leading by example and sharing knowledge with more junior team members and working collaboratively with other creative disciplines!

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • 10+ years of experience as a concept artist — please include your portfolio with relevant industry/personal work.

  • Excellent eye for composition, color theory, design

  • Strong rendering skills, and ability to adapt to different art styles

  • Ability to quickly identify problems and suggest solutions in pitches, art reviews and impromptu conversations

  • Ability to mentor more junior artists when called upon

  • Quick accurate sketching skills for storyboards/proof-of-concept pitches

  • A capacity to come up with new and creative ideas in your work

  • General knowledge of the Unity game engine and the ability to integrate basic art into Unity a plus.

  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite

    • Photoshop

    • Illustrator

    • After Effects

  • Additional skills

    • Knowledge of Casino and Poker related games

    • UI design experience

    • High-quality logo and icon creation

    • Hyper realistic painting skills

    • Storyboarding experience

    • Must know how to simplify and stylize characters and likenesses

    • Knowledge of Maya or 3D software a plus

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

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Careers Category: Art & Animation

Careers location: Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P211232

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Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov