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Senior Artist, Marvel Games

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 918471BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Marvel Entertainment Date posted Jan. 17, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

Job Summary:

Are you passionate about games and have always loved Marvel? Do you dream about making amazing games utilizing your artistic skills with the world’s most iconic Super Heroes and Villains? If so, we may have the perfect job for you! Marvel Games is an IP-driven licensing business leveraging a massive library of more than 8,000 characters to create incredible games by partnering with the very best game companies on Earth. We are looking for an experienced and exceptionally talented Senior Artist to join Marvel Games!
The Senior Artist will work closely with the Senior Director, Creative and VP, Creative Director to help guide and manage the visual development of multiple Marvel game titles of varying styles and genres. They will work with each external development team and provide them with visual guidance and brand feedback, as well as concept and design support as needed, to elevate our visual quality standards across our diverse portfolio of mobile, console, PC, and VR games.

Please make sure to review the additional information section regarding what we are asking of all candidates, specifically in the cover letter.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and collaborate directly with external game development teams and provide visual and brand guidance on a number of live-ops and currently in development mobile titles.
  • Provide art feedback on 2D concepts, 3D art, animation, VFX, and UI by creating paint-overs, mockups, draw-overs, and mood boards to illustrate changes and improvements to assist our partners in achieving the project’s visual goals.
  • Provide concept and design support on an as needed basis for our partners, across our entire portfolio.
  • Partner w/ the Product Development team to problem-solve creative and quality issues; identify achievable solutions that deliver brand consistency and appeal, and improve the overall experience.
  • Meet with game developers both in person and remotely to ensure product vision and quality benchmarks are met.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the Marvel brand (past and present) across multiple media including: film, television, comics, and games.
Please make sure to review the additional information section regarding what we are asking of all candidates, specifically in the cover letter.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in mobile, console, or PC games.
  • Excellent knowledge of art and visual design principles and techniques relating to character and environmental design.
  • Ability to work in a broad range of visual styles.
  • Excellent understanding of anatomy and idealized heroic proportions.
  • Exceptional draftsman and painter, with the ability to sketch and iterate quickly, and take ideas to a highly polished execution.
  • Strong understanding of game development including: art creation processes (both 2D and 3D), technology requirements and advancements, trade-offs, and challenges associated with development.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines and expectations.
  • Able to creatively supervise and drive projects with little assistance or supervision.
  • Adept at problem solving (both alone and in groups); ability to evaluate creative, challenges and provide credible and achievable solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to provide clear, concise, and actionable feedback and guidance, and present ideas with clarity, conviction, and collaborative understanding.
  • Sympathetic and champion collaborator that is able to adapt and adjust to a wide variety of studio work styles.
  • Knowledge of and authentic love for all things Marvel.

Required Education

BA / BS Degree or relevant work experience.

Additional Information:

You will need to send:

  • Your resume
  • A digital portfolio
  • A cover letter which should include answers to the following questions:
    • Why you are interested in working at Marvel Games?
    • What are your top three all-time favorite games? Why?
    • If you can be any Marvel Super Hero or Super Villain, which one would you choose and why? Extra credit: choose a character that has not appeared as part of the MCU.

This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.



About Marvel Entertainment:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Marvel Brands LLC, which is part of a business we call Marvel Entertainment.

Marvel Brands LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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