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Illustrator, Gaming Strategy

The Mom Project Menlo Park Contractor
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Company Industry:  Technology

Opportunity: The Mom Project is helping to source candidates for the above client who is looking for an Illustrator, Gaming Strategy

Commitment Level:  40 hours per week, on-site, contract through April 2020



Our Customer’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through their family of apps and services, they are building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together.

We are seeking an exceptional Illustrator on a 6-month contract basis who is passionate about imagining and executing high-quality work to join the Gaming team, a product area within our Customer’s App. The role is to apply the company’s illustration and color system to the Gaming product, while partnering with the Visual Systems team to ensure consistency and quality across the app.


Job Summary:
We are looking for an experienced creative to join the team with a background in illustration, animation, and product. This includes executing against creative briefs, working closely with cross-functional partners, and ensuring quality throughout the entire creation process of digital illustration and animation. This role requires strong systems thinking and organizational skills, a critical eye for detail, and extensive understanding in overseeing the implementation of illustration systems with accuracy, consistency and at the highest levels of quality of execution and metaphor.

You are comfortable collaborating and providing a creative point of view with designers, illustrators, animators, content strategists, and product designers to grow and evolve work from a design perspective. You should be comfortable working across many digital platforms with multiple teams, and always be curious and eager to experiment.

Additionally, you must be a clear communicator and have a proven ability to inspire and motivate the team to deliver world-class creative work.


What you’ll do:
• Establishing an illustration system logic and creation of illustration assets of all types - both as stills and in motion - and deliver high-quality content that’s delightful, beautiful, and clear that supports the Gaming strategy
• Generate new concepts quickly based on stakeholder direction and self-driven research
• Manage individual projects in an organized way that guarantees on-time delivery and a clear workflow
• Collaborate closely with Product Designers, Content Strategists, Art Directors, and Creatives Directors to understand how the product needs map within an illustration/animation system
• Share learnings across the org to constantly improve the quality and effectiveness of our work

Must Haves:
• 4+ years experience in illustration at a creative agency or an in-house design team
• Experience building brand and visual systems
• Passion to create exciting illustration stories for the Gaming community.
• Illustration expertise in a varied set of styles, with a deep understanding of color, composition and digital production
• Experience working on projects such as storyboards, narrative, promotional campaigns, product and branding assignments
• Strong presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills
• An understanding of how to incorporate research insights into the work
• Knowledge in adapting illustration systems for cultural relevance
• Experience using Illustrator, Photoshop
• Online portfolio showcasing relevant work is required (Include link on your resume)

Nice to Haves:
• Experience developing illustration concepts for motion and a desire for telling universal stories
• Knowledge of After Effects
• Experience with Sketch


Hours & Location:
M-F, 40 hours/week. This position is located onsite at our Customer’s Menlo Park, CA location. There is no remote capability for this role.


Now for the Perks!
• Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life (including spouse & child), 401k, STD/LTD, AD&D, and Commuter Benefits program)
• Accrued PTO: Up to 15 days per 12 months on assignment
• New Child Benefit: Up to $4,000 for the birth or adoption of a child while on assignment (conditions apply)

Company Industry:  Technology

Opportunity: The Mom Project is helping to source candidates for the above client who is looking for an Illustrator, Gaming Strategy

Commitment Level:  40 hours per week, on-site, contract through April 2020



Our Customer’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through their family of apps and services, they are building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together.

We are seeking an exceptional Illustrator on a 6-month contract basis who is passionate about imagining and executing high-quality work to join the Gaming team, a product area within our Customer’s App. The role is to apply the company’s illustration and color system to the Gaming product, while partnering with the Visual Systems team to ensure consistency and quality across the app.


Job Summary:
We are looking for an experienced creative to join the team with a background in illustration, animation, and product. This includes executing against creative briefs, working closely with cross-functional partners, and ensuring quality throughout the entire creation process of digital illustration and animation. This role requires strong systems thinking and organizational skills, a critical eye for detail, and extensive understanding in overseeing the implementation of illustration systems with accuracy, consistency and at the highest levels of quality of execution and metaphor.

You are comfortable collaborating and providing a creative point of view with designers, illustrators, animators, content strategists, and product designers to grow and evolve work from a design perspective. You should be comfortable working across many digital platforms with multiple teams, and always be curious and eager to experiment.

Additionally, you must be a clear communicator and have a proven ability to inspire and motivate the team to deliver world-class creative work.


What you’ll do:
• Establishing an illustration system logic and creation of illustration assets of all types - both as stills and in motion - and deliver high-quality content that’s delightful, beautiful, and clear that supports the Gaming strategy
• Generate new concepts quickly based on stakeholder direction and self-driven research
• Manage individual projects in an organized way that guarantees on-time delivery and a clear workflow
• Collaborate closely with Product Designers, Content Strategists, Art Directors, and Creatives Directors to understand how the product needs map within an illustration/animation system
• Share learnings across the org to constantly improve the quality and effectiveness of our work

Must Haves:
• 4+ years experience in illustration at a creative agency or an in-house design team
• Experience building brand and visual systems
• Passion to create exciting illustration stories for the Gaming community.
• Illustration expertise in a varied set of styles, with a deep understanding of color, composition and digital production
• Experience working on projects such as storyboards, narrative, promotional campaigns, product and branding assignments
• Strong presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills
• An understanding of how to incorporate research insights into the work
• Knowledge in adapting illustration systems for cultural relevance
• Experience using Illustrator, Photoshop
• Online portfolio showcasing relevant work is required (Include link on your resume)

Nice to Haves:
• Experience developing illustration concepts for motion and a desire for telling universal stories
• Knowledge of After Effects
• Experience with Sketch


Hours & Location:
M-F, 40 hours/week. This position is located onsite at our Customer’s Menlo Park, CA location. There is no remote capability for this role.


Now for the Perks!
• Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life (including spouse & child), 401k, STD/LTD, AD&D, and Commuter Benefits program)
• Accrued PTO: Up to 15 days per 12 months on assignment
• New Child Benefit: Up to $4,000 for the birth or adoption of a child while on assignment (conditions apply)

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