Creative Services Artist

ABOUT MERGE GAMES 

Merge Games is a global video game publisher, developer and distributor based near Manchester, UK. The company publishes and distributes games worldwide for PC, consoles and streaming platforms, including Dead Cells, Streets of Rage 4, Spirit of the North, Cloudpunk, Aragami and Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX. Merge is also developing its own survival game, Smalland, in-house. In 2021, Merge Games was acquired by Sweden-based Zordix AB (publ.)

Applicants must own a valid passport and have the right to work in the UK. To find out more see www.mergegames.com  

ABOUT THE ROLE 

We are looking for a Creative Services Artist to join our growing team. 

The successful applicant will work alongside the Creative Services Manager to create the full suite of creative services support to the Merge team, including key art, game packaging inlays, marketing assets for use on digital stores, event banners, trailers, merchandise and more.

We’re looking for someone with strong artistic skills, an eye for detail and who works well within a team. An interest in video games would be a bonus.

This role will be based in our office in Chelford, Cheshire.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help design promotional material for digital and physical events and announcements, like banners, merchandise, and videos.

  • Work with the marketing team to create art assets for use on digital storefronts and other marketing requirements.

  • Create and modify templates to be used for events, packaging, and promotional materials.

  • Coordinate with the marketing and production teams to gather gameplay capture and screenshots to use in each project.

  • Creating, editing and reviewing branded packaging.

 

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS

  • Two years experience in a similar role.

  • Good artistic skills with a good understanding of composition and colour theory.

  • A good knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Acrobat.

  • Good problem-solving skills, attention to detail and eagerness to learn.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • A basic understanding of colour profiles and modes for digital and physical artwork with a general understanding of colour conversion and manipulation.

  • A good understanding of file formats and conversion methods is a bonus.

  • Good video editing skills would be a bonus.

  • An understanding of the Unreal and Unity game engines is a bonus.

  • A basic knowledge of Blender is also a bonus but not required.

 

Please send CV, art portfolio and covering letter to James de Silva [email protected]

Department:
Marketing
Location:
Chelford, Cheshire.
Job type:
Full-time