574 day(s) ago

2D Background Artist vacancy at KO_OP

Negotiable salary

Remote worker location: Canada
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 3+ years
Employment: Contract


KO_OP is a worker owned game studio. Founded in 2012, we've been experimenting with games and interactive art ever since. We are the makers of GNOG, Lara Croft GO: The Mirror of Spirits, Winding Worlds, and Goodbye Volcano High. Learn more about the studio at ko-opmode.com.

General overview of the role

We are looking to hire a 2D background artist on a fixed-term employment basis to help us finish Goodbye Volcano High. This position requires you to be legally able to work in Canada due to funding restrictions. This position requires 30-40 hours' work a week. The rate for this position at KO_OP is based on a $50,000 CAD salary. The role includes private health insurance, 5 weeks paid vacation, and unlimited sick days. The length of the contract is expected to be 1 year.

The ideal candidate has experience with digital painting, backgrounds, environments, and strong fundamentals in lighting and colour. The background style will be painterly (without line art).


Ability to work within production deadlines and adhere to a scrum methodology (sprint-based system)
Report to the project's Art Director and Lead Background Artist
Ability to create art within game's approved art style and style guide
Support marketing team by providing occasional art and WIP assets to be used for promotional material
Ability to self-motivate and seek feedback


A strong portfolio
Experience with painterly art and strong visual vocabulary
Someone with a comprehensive and demonstrated understanding of dynamic and cinematic shot compositions (i.e.: lighting, panning, etc.)
Someone who fits in well with our collaborative, creative culture
Someone who is self-motivated and seeks out feedback
Ability to deliver work matching the game's visual style and artistic directions
Great time-management and organisational skills
Excellent communication skills
Someone who currently resides and is legally able to work in Canada

Other information

Please send us your portfolio, and short email about yourself with your application! There will be a paid art test if you are selected as a finalist for this position. The deadline for this application is January 21st 2021.