Lead Artist



Lead Artist

Storm8 is looking for an enthusiastic and creative lead artist, who is passionate about taking a simple idea and transforming it into grand vision. We are looking for someone who is capable of quickly and iteratively generating environments, characters, other game elements while coordinating with the Art Director and project owners. The lead artist will have a high degree of ownership and self direction, and must excel at effectively communicating with other artists and developers to be successful. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who loves to create fun and appealing visuals alongside a team of like minded artists and creatives. 

The ideal candidate is:

  • Experienced in prototyping and working closely with diverse teams consisting of technical artists, artists, and engineers.
  • Able to work closely with art directors to drive initial vision and establish art style 
  • Experienced in defining art styles for casual mobile games and guiding artists to match style in production environments
  • Provides feedback and mentorship to other artists, both to solidify direction and to help each other grow as artists and developers
  • Well versed in creating compelling visuals throughout the development pipeline, from blue-sky concepts to production ready assets
  • Proven ability to to collaborate with either internal and/or external 3D artists through mood boards, concept call-outs, turn-arounds, and paint-overs.

Required Experience:

  • BA degree in animation, illustration, fine arts, graphic art/design, or a closely related discipline
  • 6+ years of experience as an artist in game development
  • 1+ years of management experience
  • Or Masters Degree with 4+ years of game development experience

Nice to have:

  • Interest in managing and mentoring artists’ career development
  • 3D modeling fundamentals
  • Unity literacy 
  • Interest in game and feature design




Location: San Francisco, CA

Date posted: 2022-01-20