Freelance Game Background Artist - Job Application
Job Overview:
Deadline: August 20, 2021 - 10PM EST [CLOSED]
Old City

Great Gretuski Studios LLC is looking for a creative freelance background artist who specializes in the creation of rich, colorful, and dynamic-looking environments for visual novels and otome games.

We are looking to establish a long-term role with an artist(s) who will be able to create and assist in the production of compelling and immersive game backgrounds for several different projects.

The ideal candidate will have experience with digital painting, environments, backgrounds, and strong fundamentals in lighting and color. The background style we are looking for is primarily 2D & illustration oriented, but we encourage 3D artists to apply if they feel they can match the reference style. 

*Please note this is a fully remote, contract based position.

Required Skills:
  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • Strong digital art skills.

  • Strong people skills and work ethic; this is a very teamwork-oriented position that will involve collaboration with game directors, artists, editors, etc.

  • Proficient at maintaining organized, easy to understand project files.

  • Able to complete time-sensitive and deadline-driven projects.

  • Fluent comprehension of American English and able to communicate effectively in this language.

  • A passion for otome games or visual novels.

  • A portfolio with at least 5 samples of previous background work.

To Apply:
  • Please send us your portfolio, CV, and a short introduction with your application.

  • Please head the email subject "Freelance Background Artist Application"

  • *IMPORTANT* Pay Rate: (We request all artists provide us their own rates for background works. If you charge based on complexity, please include appropriate examples with your different rates. We are willing and eager to match this amount, but different projects have different budgets, so please specify if these rates are open to negotiation or not.)

  • *IMPORTANT* Remember to attach your portfolio! (Entries submitted without sample works will not be reviewed.)

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For reference of the type of background illustration styles used in our games, please see the following: