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Netflix is building a new internal game studio to incubate and build a new class of hilarious, social party video games.

We’re looking for a seasoned, highly-skilled Lead Artist who will work closely with the team to define the look and feel of our games. This role focuses on defining our core presentation-led gameplay, with crisp, dynamic, visuals. Our Lead Artist should strive for clarity and impact, all while giving players a sense of purpose and place. This role is all about delighting our players and making gameplay feel as intuitive as possible with a heavy focus on UI, 2D art, and graphic design.

The right candidate will bring industry-leading craft expertise, attention to detail, and an intentional, active curiosity. You’ll be joining a small, scrappy team with big ambitions, and an obsession to create memorable game moments that leave players telling their own stories for years to come. We’re looking for new teammates who care deeply about the experiences they create and the people they make them with. Those who bias towards action and are energized by the learning that comes with bold experimentation at an agile pace. As a part of Netflix, we strive to hire the best and value integrity, excellence, respect, inclusion, and collaboration.

Now is an amazing time to join Netflix Game Studio as we seek to entertain our 200 million paid members in a really new way.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Creative Director to establish the style, tone, and presentation of our games

  • Define our 2D look and feel and maintain this vision throughout development, including prototyping, conception, and animation

  • Conceptualize and enhance the game’s UI and any related in-game visuals

  • Produce high-quality art assets that are ready to be implemented in-game

  • Determine, hone, and supervise our game’s motion design and motion graphics

  • Provide assets during the prototyping phase to facilitate clear and meaningful playtests

  • Create and maintain a world-class team of artists, guiding them toward incredible performance and purposeful growth

  • Collaborate with teammates by providing and receiving creative/team feedback, plus’ing others’ creative contributions, and providing clear creative goals with intentionally desired outcomes

Requirements

  • 5+ years experience as a lead artist shipping multiple games with proven UI experience on at least one shipped title

  • Incredible graphic design, layout, color palette, and typography

  • Impeccable 2D or 3D animation skills

  • Excellent sense of timing when dealing with presentation and motion design

  • Familiarity with multiple game engine technologies such as Unity and Unreal Engine

  • Great communication skills, a positive attitude, and a great sense of humor

  • Is experienced in a leadership-focused art role: Art Director, Art Lead, etc.

  • Passion for making video games, especially on a rapid, focused, smaller team vs multi-year investments

Bonus Skills

  • Deep Understanding of how to implement art in video game projects

  • Experience with video editing software like After Effects

  • Familiar with UX design principles and how to anticipate user behavior to create intuitively

  • A problem solver at heart who can follow through

  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative

  • Experience working successfully with art outsourcing

  • Experience building games for early or unfinished platforms

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