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Are you a fan of Minecraft? So are we!!! Is your dream to take your industry experience as well as your artistic talent and contribute in some way to Minecraft? We share the same dream and we are also sharing the opportunity! We need an exceptionally talented fan to be a part of the exciting opportunities the brand can bring.
We are looking for a person who adores the visual style and already embraces and explores all you can make with it.
The Redmond Minecraft team is responsible for maintaining and advancing various aspect of the Minecraft IP. We are all big fans of the IP. We play it together and on our own and we relish what the world and specifically the community has done with Minecraft. We work very closely with Mojang to uphold their vision and together we will bring it to new places.
We work in a culture where all our team membersâ€™ value:
Passion for Minecraft: Our team is here because it is full of people that are passionate about Minecraft. Both what it is today and what is can be in the future. We pour ourselves into the IP while making sure to do the right things at the right times.
Innovation: We take on all kinds of crazy things, people here at their core are innovators. We want to make new experiences. We want to change things. We want to give our audience something they have never seen.
Creativity: Minecraft is innovative and exciting, it takes a creative mind to work through the experiences needed to expand the universe while staying true to the foundational experience. We are all inventors, critical thinkers, and makers of unknown things. We are successful only if the team is creative in our approaches of all things.
Global Thinking: Minecraft is a project that affects a wide diverse audience, everything we do needs to be built around them and understanding how what we do impacts that audience and fans of the IP. The team is built for this diversity and is always looking for ways to bring different viewpoints to the table.
Fun: Minecraft is a fun experience, with many aspects of the game that border on silly. We will always take on big things and work hard, but we also value those fun silly experiences overall, and therefore strive to be a fun group to work for.
The Redmond Minecraft team is looking for an experienced Graphic Designer who can lead the team to continue the style of art we have all come to love in Minecraft as well as help to shepherd it into the future. This Graphic Designer needs to be a fan of Minecraft, passionate about the style and excited about its future, and will be foundational in guiding visual development on many fronts, helping to establish pipelines, workflows, as well creating art for various digital and print materials, serving many departments within the Minecraft organization.
Work with an internal art team day-to-day consisting full time and contract artists of various levels
Work with Art Leads and Production team to define key milestones
Actively accepts and provides direction to the art team both internally and externally
Ability and willingness to work with the various departments to ensure consistency between vision and implementation of all art developed
Coordinate technical and aesthetic processes to realize the vision
Demonstrate quality work, productivity, communication and professionalism
Expert understanding of Minecraft
Excellent time-management and organizational skills
Task driven, self-motivated, proactive
Strong leadership and interpersonal abilities
Works well under deadline
3 years of experience in entertainment media and design with an emphasis on graphic design, motion-graphics, document design and digital and print materials
Advanced user of Adobe Creative Suite, with an emphasis on InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Exceptional visual and technical understanding of creation of graphic design materials
Art-related degree and/or comparable professional experience
Fan of Minecraft with extensive examples of working in the game
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Examples of graphic design projects
Examples of digital media design such as web layout, digital document design, stationary design, and other digital materials.
Examples of physical media design, such as display design, leave-behinds, book design, and other physical materials.
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