Technical Artist/Web/Graphic Designer
Datafin
Cape Town, South Africa
1d ago

ENVIRONMENT :

Your natural and unique flair and skill for art & design as a Technical Artist / Web / Graphic Designer is sought by a cutting-

edge online game tech company who wants you to join its trailblazing team. If you are passionate about creating dynamic, industry-

leading assets and consider your attention to detail abilities one of your greatest perks, then look no further!

DUTIES : Quality Assure Graphics

Quality Assure Graphics

Check that all files follow the latest template specifications and feeds back any deviations to the relevant parties for correction.

Check 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 feed back to the relevant party for correction, or where applicable undertakes corrections.

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

Ensures 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.

Ensures all files are released into the correct release locations and notifies the relevant parties.

Documents changes and updates to build and shares that information with teams affected to ensure correct updates are released.

Supports 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.

Design Graphics and Interface for Software Applications

Create Interfaces and Graphics based on research and using appropriate templates and best practices.

Apply 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.

Create a conceptual model / prototype according to brief, ensuring design meets software and interface functionality requirements.

Deliver graphics and interfaces, meeting quality expectations to Team and Art / Creative Director / management within project deadline.

Conducts the necessary research into understanding brand, functionality and project scope and maintains the brand integrity throughout the design process.

Collaborates with Designer and Art / Creative Director on and platform software requirements, i.e. initial layouts, colour choices and basic design of interface.

Ensure creative input and concept approval from relevant parties within the project deadline.

Follow up with Team Lead regarding client feedback and implements any requested changes.

Addressing and solving any problems that arise during development and / or post deployment :

Applies 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.

Maintains Brand integrity throughout the production process.

Ensures all source files are layered and named correctly and are archived for reference in the agreed filing structure.

Releases files for handover to relevant parties, in the agreed filing structure within the project deadline.

Co-orinate and communicate all deliverables to ensure that all deadlines are met.

Addressing and solving any problems that arise during development and / or post deployment.

Client Focus

Understand client needs and expectations.

Share information with clients to build their understanding of issues and capabilities.

Build rapport and cooperative relationships with clients.

Responds quickly to meet client needs and resolve problems.

Produced Graphics

Establish project status and completion date of various assets, prioritizing and attending to assets as they become available for production and quality assurance.

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

Produce and optimize all files, ensuring that the format and optimization follows agreed standards.

Release all art assets per the agreed release process, within the project deadline, ensuring that all assets are archived correctly.

Manage Translation Requests and Database

Follow 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.

Carry out required updates to Database translations, maintaining a neat & tidy structure.

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

Provide all necessary information to project management for translated animations required.

REQUIREMENTS : Qualifications

Qualifications

Recognised relevant Design Degree / Diploma or relevant industry experience (including portfolio of evidence).

Experience / Skills

Minimum of 2 years proven experience in the industry.

Adobe Suite.

Understanding of 3D modelling

Strong art abilities.

Solid understanding of technology and the requirements of the game engine.

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

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