Game Artist

Department / Function: Product Development ~ Content Development

Location: Manchester

Hours: 38.75 hours per week


Headquartered in London, SG Gaming employ more than 400 people across three offices, with state of the art premises at our head office and in our regional hub in Manchester. Our investment in talent keeps us at the cutting edge of the gaming industry, as our team continues to develop the best new products that customers love to play and that exceed our clients’ expectations. 

We are seeking a Game Artist to work in a creative graphics team alongside graphic artists, software engineers and games designers. The role is to develop video game graphics for UK and International gaming markets. The candidate will have responsibility for taking games from initial concept through to final production including Marketing support.    

We operate across the LBO, arcades, bingo and interactive channels, and our specialist teams have the experience and expertise to provide the most appropriate and most profitable choice for our clients, whether independent businesses or major chains.  

Based in Manchester, we have over seventy highly skilled development staff designing and developing game content for UK and International markets.    


Key Responsibilities  

The candidate will be required to produce all graphics employed in the game plus supporting Marketing material.    

Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

In addition to a genuine interest in gaming, a good knowledge of Graphics software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator (and if possible any knowledge in 3D digital modelling, animation using Autodesk Maya, and knowledge of Spine and the Unity development tools) and creative flair are pre-requisites of the position. 

Essential

  • Good level of education, equivalent to at least degree level in a relevant subject such as Graphic Design / Animation. 
  • Good working knowledge of both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines. 
  • Good communication skills/team player. 

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Knowledge of 3D modelling (Autodesk Maya)
  • Knowledge of Unity
  • Knowledge of Spine
  • Knowledge of Animation advantageous
  • Knowledge of the Gambling industry would be an advantage.
  • Previous graphics creative role would be an advantage but we would consider an applicant with no previous experience.     

Our investment in talent keeps SG Gaming at the cutting edge of the gaming industry as our team continues to develop the best new products that customers love to play. SG Gaming has a rich heritage in the UK gaming market and now has the support of global gaming parent company, Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games, which employs 8,000 people in more than 50 countries on six continents.  

You will receive a very competitive salary commensurate with experience, additional benefits and company bonus as well as career development opportunities. 

Our content development office is based in Chadderton, Greater Manchester. We are a forward looking and modern employer and offer flexi-time and remote/home based working as part of this role.