Lead Game Artist

10 days ago

Madbox is a fast-growing mobile gaming company with a very unique way of developing games. Everything has been made for teams to take as much ownership as possible, unleash their creativity, bring performance, and have as much fun as possible.

In July 2022, we launched our Pocket Champs game worldwide which quickly became one of the top-grossing games in its category.

Simultaneously we have a New-Games division within Madbox. Small agile core teams, that focus solely on pitching new unique games with great quality and speed. We are currently on the lookout for top talent with mad skills, mad passion and a mad ambition

This is where you come in, a skilled Lead Game Artist to join our New-Games division in Barcelona and help us achieve our mission; To create unique games and memorable IP’s.

Your Mission :

As a Lead Game Artist in the New Games division you will be part of a small core game team of 5 people. A Game Manager, two Game Developers, and two Artists (including you).

You are passionate about making and playing mobile games, with a great eye for details and insights on the casual mobile games environment: Understanding trends, innovations, and the competition, constantly sharing this knowledge with your team.

Collaborating closely with the Game Managers, Art Director, and team, you'll drive the creation of stunning games through the production stages, from ideation to production.

You have the artistic ownership of the project and will be the go-to for anything art-related and can support and challenge Game Managers with visual ideation. Your versatility shines as you seamlessly handle 3D, 2D, and technical skills.

While not in a managerial role, you'll guide junior members, ensuring timelines and objectives are met while maintaining quality through thorough documentation. Your exceptional communication skills will foster an environment of open feedback and continuous improvement within the team.

Your Tasks:

- Owner of the long term artistic vision for the project, ensuring quality and consistency across both prototyping and content updates.

- Creating key art assets, benchmarks and documentation to support your artistic vision.Planning , priorisation and managing the daily tasks of your team, ensuring that the objectives are met regarding quality, technical constraints and deadlines.

- Guide common agreement on art topics and foster innovative ideas from your team.

- Guiding pipeline conversations and being able to communicate clearly with other disciplines to ensure best results.

- Planning mid to long term needs of the team, and coordinating with AD.

- Supporting the studio Art director with the performance and skill development on your team, identifying opportunities for improvement and setting them up for success.

- Be proactive on tackling art topics, motivating and inspiring your team. Benchmarking competitors mobile games for learning and sharing purposes

Mad Skills:

- At least 5 years in mobile video games development, with 2 in a leadership position.

- Expertise as a lead artist with at least one casual game launched, or varied portfolio of prototypes in mobile free to play games.

- Demonstrated high quality of delivery in 2D and/or 3D. We will favor applicants that can do both.

- Be able to lead by example, creating art that pushes the level of ambition for the game.

- Versatile art knowledge, able to guide 3D, 2D and UI artists to keep consistency and quality across the product.

- Expertise in Photoshop, Blender/3dsMax/Maya and Figma

- Good knowledge of Unity

- Good practices & ImplementationProfessional level in English language and outstanding communication skills, ensuring discussions are fluid and structured inside and outside of the team.

- A true passion for mobile games!

Hiring Process

- A call with the recruiter

- An interview with our Art Director in Barcelona + Senior artist

- Home Assignment

- A review test interview with both Art Directors of Paris and Barcelona

- Meet the team Interview An interview with our CEO

All our offer are extended within 48 hours maximum

Perks and Benefits

At Madbox, we believe that working in a great environment where you can express your creativity is essential. To ensure the best quality of life at work, we provide a place where Madboxers can enjoy perks and benefits, build strong relationship with each other in order to explore & shape their journey together.

Competitive compensation : our compensation grid is regularly reviewed based on the evolution on the market to ensure everyone at Madbox is fairly compensated and receives frequent updates.
Hybrid remote policy: 3 days on site minimum per week + 15 additional working days fully remote per year
CWS : Culture, Wellness & Sport, is a budget Madbox dedicated to each employee for them to self develop and take care of themselves
Holidays : hyper-flexible 25 days off policy (take it when you need it)
Birthday day off 🎂
Health of Our Madboxers is Essential Satinas Health Insurance (100% covered by Madbox)
Flexible retribution program for Childcare (Kindergarden)
Lunch coupons: Take advantage of the Edenred card, 100% covered by Madbox (retribución en especie)
Transport Fees : Retribución flexible
Amazing Offices: Come and explore our offices in the heart of Barcelona ! From taking a nap in our resting room to enjoying our sunny rooftop ☀️
Home office Expenses bonus
Team Macbook or Team PC? 🖥 We provide all the necessary equipment
English Lessons : as our main langage in both studios is English, you can enjoy group lessons with your peers thanks to our private teacher
Madgen : yearly company event
Contract and location
Location : This position is available in Barcelona, Utopicus, Plaça de Gal·la Placídia, 1, 3, 🇪🇸
Contract : Permanent full-time contract
VISA : this position could not be sponsored for a VISA sponsorship
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