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Paradox Interactive

2D UI Artist

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Paradox Interactive
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Sitges

Do you want to be a part of building our new studio and great grand strategy games in Barcelona?

Paradox Tinto is now looking for a talented 2D UI Artist to join our art team for Europa Universalis IV, to craft world-class user interfaces for our grand strategy games.

About the role

As a 2D UI artist at Paradox Tinto you will be responsible for creating 2D art for all aspects of our games, including UI elements and illustrations. You have a high level of agency and large influence over the overall look of the game.

Being part of a small UI team, you will be deeply involved in the entire process of making the best experience for our players, making sure the game both looks good and supports the gameplay in a way that is easy to understand. You will be finding innovative ways to solve UX problems, working closely with the UX designer.

Responsibilities

  • Craft game art hands-on by creating whatever UI elements, motion, art assets, illustrations and supporting 2D artwork our games may require.
  • Implement art in game using script systems and tools as needed.
  • Working with external partners to produce outsourced assets (writing briefs, giving feedback, implementing into the game)

Requirements

  • Several years of experience creating user interfaces from concept, through prototype to final
  • Highly skilled creating high quality UI art and 2D illustrations from scratch with the portfolio to prove it
  • Able to give and receive feedback in fluent English
  • Strong traditional art skills is considered an advantage

On a personal level, our ideal candidate is passionate about our games and good at solving problems and able to work independently. You are humble and take on small tasks with the same vigor as you do the big, juicy tasks. You have an ability to adapt to and follow and help develop a variety of artistic styles, as well as an ability to estimate your tasks and collaborate with technical and non-technical colleagues. You are articulate in contextualizing decisions, communicating ideas and giving feedback and you have an ability to adapt your work tempo, scaling quality towards available time.

As part of the recruitment process, you may be asked to perform a test.

The Studio:

The new Paradox Barcelona studio is the latest addition to the Paradox studio family. Founded in 2020, Paradox Tinto is established by a small and dedicated team of industry veterans led by Johan Andersson. Building on our experience from Paradox Development Studio, this new team will create awesome grand strategy games and take on the role as the custodian and developer of the Europa Universalis brand, the game that started it all twenty years ago.

The Team:

At Paradox Tinto we work in a small, gameplay focused team, where everyone is part of crafting the player experience and has an input on the design of the game. We believe that game development should be fun and strive for a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere. Being a small studio built from the ground up, we expect everyone to contribute to the development of the studio and its culture.

The Location:

Our office is located in a Mediterranean coastal city called Sitges, Barcelona.

Sitges is barely 20 min away from El Prat, Barcelona’s International Airport, and not only offers 17 different beaches around its own coastline (β€œCosta del Garraf”), but also offers an average of 300 days of sun a year. This warm and sunny weather is perfect to enjoy outdoor sports and leisure activities with your family and friends around the area; while mountain lovers still have a wide range of all-year round mountain activities in the Pyrenees, only 2h drive.

In addition, this historical town will captivate you with its cultural events, Mediterranean food and its excellent Spanish wine of course!

Practical information

Scope: Fulltime and permanent

Location: Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. Although remote working might be allowed until COVID-19 pandemic situation improves and it is safe for all our employees.

Reports to: Head of Operations

Some of our benefits include: Flexible hours, 25 day holidays and game access

If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.