Technical Artist (Design / Illustration)
Western Cape, South Africa
3d ago
source : findojobs-za

About the Client : Job Description : Our client is looking for a Technical Artist to join one of their trailblazing cross-

functional teams. Responsibilities : Quality Assured Graphics : Checking that all files follow the latest template specifications and feeds back any deviations to the relevant parties for correction.

Checking the functionality of the product, including looking for any graphical errors or deviations in the art files by comparing all files to the product specification, approved screenshots and prototype (where available) as and when required, and feeds back to the relevant party for correction, or where applicable undertakes corrections.

Optimizing and quality assures all graphics to the required standard, checking against the specification, screenshots and prototype (where available) as and when required to ensure correct functionality.

Ensuring that all elements of work have been thoroughly tested prior to release, documenting any bugs found and communicating with relevant parties to ensure that bugs are fixed quickly.

Ensuring all files are released into the correct release locations and notifies the relevant parties. Documenting changes and updates to builds and shares that information with teams affected to ensure correct updates are released.

Supporting the product by implementing any fixes or amendments needed, from go live according to the agreed period of time post go-

live, as relates to that product. Designed Graphics and Interfaces for Software Applications : Creating Interfaces and Graphics based on research and using appropriate templates and best practices Applying technical knowledge in the design of high-

quality graphics and interfaces to ensure all software and interface functionality requirements are met, understanding the theme and maintaining the brand integrity Creating a conceptual model / prototype according to brief, ensuring design meets software and interface functionality requirements Delivering graphics and interfaces, meeting quality expectations to Team and Art / Creative Director / management within project deadline Conducting the necessary research into understanding brand, functionality & project scope and maintains the brand integrity throughout the design process Collaborating with Designer and Art / Creative Director on and platform software requirements, i.

e. initial layouts, color choices and basic design of interface Ensuring creative input and concept approval from relevant parties within the project deadline Following up with Team Lead regarding client feedback and implements any requested changes Produced Brand Design, Graphics and Interfaces : Applying technical knowledge in the production of high-

quality graphics to ensure all the functional requirements are met, using a formula agreed on with necessary parties and as per requirement specification and Masterfile template, within an agreed time period Maintaining Brand integrity throughout the production process Ensuring all source files are layered and named correctly, and are archived for reference in the agreed filing structure Releasing files for handover to relevant parties, in the agreed filing structure within the project deadline Coordinating and communicating all deliverables to ensure that all deadlines are met Addressing and solving any problems that arise during development and / or post deployment Client Focus : Understanding client needs and expectations.

Sharing information with clients to build their understanding of issues and capabilities. Building rapport and cooperative relationships with clients.

Responding quickly to meet client needs and resolve problems. Produced Graphics : Establishing project status and completion date of various assets, prioritizing and attending to assets as they become available for production and quality assurance.

Producing graphics based on project brief (including translations where relevant), upholding brand and following Production process guidelines, templates and check sheets.

Producing and optimizing all files, ensuring that the format and optimization follows agreed standards. Releasing all art assets per the agreed release process, within the project deadline, ensuring that all assets are archived correctly.

Manages Translation Requests and Database : Following correct processes to add required strings to the database, ensuring that all requests are correct and relevant.

Upon return of a translation request, upload new translations immediately after notification. Carrying out required updates to Database translations, maintaining a neat & tidy structure.

Providing relevant feedback to Translations Support, for the Translation's Memory to be updated, based on updates done to the Database.

Providing all necessary information to Project Management for translated animations required. Main focus : Researching and conceptualizing new products / concepts.

Ability to showcase ideas to stakeholders and team, via wireframes, prototypes and concept art. Creating the full product / designs and art assets needed for the project.

Animating assets as required. Creating and optimizing production art. Supporting and assisting developers and the final build process.

Skills and Experience : Recognised design degree / diploma or relevant industry experience (including portfolio of evidence).

Adobe suite. Minimum of 2 years proven experience in the industry or not applicable where you have a Degree / Diploma. Understanding of 3D modelling.

Strong art abilities. Solid understanding of technology and the requirements of the game engine. Establish collaborative relationships with developers.

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