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Paradox Interactive is looking for a Senior 2D artist for its newest Grand Strategy studio in Barcelona, Spain. Would you like to work in a small, passionate team, where you are closely involved with both the art but also crafting the gameplay experience?

About the Studio

Founded in 2020 in the middle of a global pandemic, Paradox Tinto is established by a small but dedicated team of industry veterans led by Johan Andersson. 

Our purpose at Paradox Tinto is to develop a safe and healthy environment that allows us to create complex, challenging and rewarding games together.

About the role

As a Senior 2D artist at Paradox Tinto you will be responsible for creating 2D art for all aspects of our games, including UI elements and illustrations. You have a high level of agency and large influence over the overall look of the game.

Being part of a small team you will be deeply involved in the entire process of making the best experience for our players, making sure the game both looks good and supports the gameplay in a way that is both accessible and easy to understand for the players. You will be finding innovative ways to solve UX problems, working closely with the UX designer.

Responsibilities

  • Craft game art hands on by creating whatever UI elements, motion, art assets,  illustrations and supporting 2D artwork our games may require. 
  • Implement art in game using script systems and tools as needed.

Requirements

  • Several years of experience creating user interfaces from concept, through prototype to final
  • Highly skilled creating high quality UI art and 2D illustrations from scratch with the portfolio to prove it
  • Comfortable using English in spoken and written form
  • Strong traditional art skills is considered an advantage

On a personal level, our ideal candidate is passionate about our games and good at solving problems and able to work independently. You are humble and take on small tasks with the same vigor as you do the big, juicy tasks. You have an ability to adapt to and follow and help develop a variety of artistic styles, as well as an ability to estimate your tasks and collaborate with technical and non-technical colleagues. You are articulate in contextualizing decisions, communicating ideas and giving feedback and you have an ability to adapt your work tempo, scaling quality towards available time. 

As part of the recruitment process, you may be asked to perform a test.

The Team

At Paradox Tinto we work in a small, gameplay focused team, where everyone is part of crafting the player experience and has an input on the design of the game. We believe that game development should be fun and strive for a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere. Being a small studio built from the ground up, we expect everyone to contribute to the development of the studio and its culture.

The Location

Our office is located in a Mediterranean coastal city called Sitges, Barcelona.

Sitges is barely 20 min away from El Prat, Barcelona’s International Airport, and not only offers 17 different beaches around its own coastline (“Costa del Garraf”), but also offers an average of 300 days of sun a year. This warm and sunny weather is perfect to enjoy outdoor sports and leisure activities with your family and friends around the area; while mountain lovers still have a wide range of all-year round mountain activities in the Pyrenees, only 2h drive.

In addition, this historical town will captivate you with its cultural events, Mediterranean food and its excellent Spanish wine of course! 

https://www.visitsitges.com/es/


If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be  a great addition to our team.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Barcelona

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Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!


  • Work

    Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us

    You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams

    Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)

  • Social

    Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages

    Yearly company parties

    Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games

    Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch

  • Development

    Leadership courses available for all employees

    We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom

    Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”

  • Compensation

    Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year

    Participation in our company wide profit share program

    5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year

    For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)

Our Culture

In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:

- DEDICATED

- PASSIONATE

- GET SHIT DONE

- OPEN-MINDED

- NERDY

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