Game Artist ll


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Oakland, California
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Life at Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games is an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, including Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire, Jackpot Magic Slots and Cooking Craze.   Founded in 2002, we serve millions of players every day and are dedicated to providing players with the opportunity to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device.  We are dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play.

Our four core beliefs are what makes working at Big Fish Games unique. We believe in a work environment that:

  • Creates opportunities for impact
  • Shares a passion for challenge
  • Cultivates a spirit of creativity
  • Thrives through collaboration

Summary and Mission

Big fish is looking for some fresh talent to join the pond at their Oakland office. Work with our accomplished illustrators and animators to deliver high quality art and develop your skillset along the way.  We nurture our artists, allowing them to experiment and to continually improve their craft. Life drawing every month and regular “Free-Fridays” allow the creative team to explore new ways to contribute. Our games have diverse visual styles ranging from photo-realism to retro cartoon design. Come collaborate with us to ensure each new project is fresh, original and fun! Our ideal candidate must be highly proficient in 2D digital illustration. The candidate will also be able to handle multiple projects and show an eagerness to accommodate design feedback and revisions.

Key Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate would have the ability to create multiple style variations on a theme and work closely with the art director, game designer and UX designer to arrive at the best visual solutions.
  • Create backgrounds, game objects, and UI elements for mobile and web apps.
  • Collaborate with team members to consistently deliver final game assets in a timely manner while also being able to work as a sole contributor.
  • Be comfortable working in a variety of visual styles while sometimes proposing new styles when needed.



  • 1+ year of applicable game work
  • Solid mastery of color, lighting, and layout.
  • Strong drawing skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate proposed designs through thumbnails and mockups.
  • Extremely fluent in and efficient with Photoshop.
  • Self-driven motivator that takes initiative on projects with strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills and the ability to adapt to new creative challenges.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Asset creation for mobile games
  • Working knowledge of Illustrator.
  • Basic 3D modeling
  • Animation in Spine
  • Familiarity with graphic design fundamentals including typography
  • Art Degree

Come be the next Big Fish in the Oakland Pond!

Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that’s why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender,religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.