Associate Graphic Designer

Studios

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Job ID:
R-AD-40617
Location:
Oakland, CA
Post Date:
04/19/2017
Department:
Studios

COME PLAY!

Self Aware Games creates free-to-play games that connect people all over the world and across platforms! Our Big Fish Casino franchise tops the charts among mobile social casino games, and we keep the party going with mini-games, in-game events, and other social hits like Vegas Party Slots!

Self Aware Games joined the Big Fish community (AKA “The Pond”) in 2012. Our team is located in Big Fish’s Oakland Studio, where we happily cohabitate with our Big Fish Pond-mates in Liftoff Labs. We are perfectly situated downtown, directly next to beautiful Lake Merritt (picnic lunch, anyone?), and just two blocks from the BART (for a breezy commute)! Are you more of a two-wheeled commuter? We’ll help you keep fit and fresh with in-office bike storage and showers. We believe you must have fun to make fun, and we’ve created our studio around that idea with a wide-open workspace, breakout rooms, a dedicated massage suite, and board games, billiards and consoles galore!

From pioneering some of the first social features on the iPhone, to launching one of the first cross-platform multiplayer games, we challenge ourselves to be industry leaders in creating innovative games that people can enjoy with others. Sound like your type of scene? We’re currently on the search for someone who shares our passion for collaborative fun!

THE MISSION

We are seeking a talented Associate Graphic Designer to assist in producing advertising, email, and social marketing assets for use across our mobile games and partner channels. A successful candidate will be able to work well both independently and collaboratively with stakeholders across the company, meaning communication and attitude are key to success. This is an excellent opportunity if you command the fundamentals of graphic design (typography, layout, color, and composition), a strong work ethic and attention to detail.

THIS INCLUDES…

  • Assist in asset creation across a variety of styles under the guidance of senior graphic designers and guidelines established by leads and Art Director
  • Collaborate with campaign marketing managers to create marketing assets that drive advertising campaign goals such as customer engagement and retention
  • Translate established designs into a range of formats and platform specific requirements
  • Contribute ideas based on a solid understanding of industry trends as seen in advertising, mobile, and free to play games

REQUIRED ABILITIES, ACHIEVEMENTS, AND XP

  • High level of proficiency with of Adobe Photoshop and other Creative Suite tools as used in producing graphics optimized for mobile/web
  • A dazzling portfolio of design demonstrating deep understanding of typography, color, and layout.
  • Familiar working both independently and collaboratively
  • Work experience meeting strict deadlines and managing priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated style range
  • Detail oriented with strong organization skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects concurrently with experience receiving design feedback and revision requests
  • Familiar, but ideally passionate, about games

BONUS POINTS

  • Familiar with mobile and web graphic limitations
  • Secondary strength of illustration or animation
  • Strong understanding of the casual games market


All applicants must submit a link to a demo reel or other online portfolio.

 

LET’S GO!

We’ve come a long way, and continue to grow! Since our founding in 2002, Big Fish has been an industry leader in mobile, free-to-play casual games, and are now embarking on our latest adventure in the mid-core space! With just over 600 employees across our Seattle headquarters, Oakland studio, and Luxembourg office, the Big Fish Pond includes six studios, each with a unique personality and set of goals. We are where gamers, artists, and executives alike come together to collaborate and grow, while also enjoying the opportunities and benefits of a larger company. We’ve got you covered with great benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement options, transportation and fitness discounts, and great work-life balance!

Want to discover more about life at Big Fish? Check us out on TheMuse.com!

Be the next Big Fish in the Pond!