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Re: pixel art job?

Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 09:38:04 pm
You're UK-based, right Carnivac?

Try your luck here: http://www.nitrome.com/jobs/game_artist.html

Seriously, do it.

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Re: pixel art job?

Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 09:56:45 pm
'Be a keen games player and in particular play lots of retro or 2d games.

Knowledge of frame based animation skills in Photoshop,ProMotion or equivelant.

Examples of good bitmap animation skills that show a competence for game animation (such as walk cycles).

Important notice! Before you apply to a position, please make sure that you fulfill the following:
You are at least 18 years old, you are available for work in London, UK, or willing to relocate there,
and you have a CV and portfolio relevant to the position.'


Sounds ideal!  I think I may enquire...   Thanks!
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Re: pixel art job?

Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 10:22:26 pm
Oh, thought I'd mentioned Nitrome - musta not submitted my edit.  Their stuff's very nice and their office is near my workplace - lets get lunch if you interview!   :lol:

I know a couple of people that worked there, and they didn't seem to have anything positive to say about it...  :(  But I think it might have changed a fair bit since then. Certainly worth a shot anyway!

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Re: pixel art job?

Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 11:05:50 pm
I'm also hoping for that nitrome position, as the situation in Greece has become too dire for me and I'll be moving to the UK come September.

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Re: pixel art job?

Reply #14 on: May 03, 2013, 07:10:47 am
i wouldn't stand a chance then...  :(
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Re: pixel art job?

Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 07:19:46 am
[fantasy]
If you can't find yourself a proper job, then I'd like to think (probably wishfully) that crowd funding the development of a series of game art kits for hobbyist/independent game developers could earn a basic living for a pixel artist with the right skills and some business savvy.
You've certainly got the pixel skills to pull something like that off if anyone does.
Keep the goal realistic, offering a personal license to each backer over a reasonable pledge level with a stretch goal for a popular public license to get the cultural commons and open source types on side.
And if one of your backers want to pay an artist for further bespoke assets to go along with one of your kits then you'd be the obvious first choice
You could possibly even ransom off some old work (for example every thing in you're portfolio thread is mouth-watering) just fill in a few gaps and package it up.
But then this is all just my optimistic imaginings.
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Re: pixel art job?

Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 08:40:16 am
i wouldn't stand a chance then...  :(

Oh, nonsense. You're a wonderful artist.

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Re: pixel art job?

Reply #17 on: May 03, 2013, 09:13:49 am
They'd be lucky to have either of you   :y:

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Re: pixel art job?

Reply #18 on: May 03, 2013, 09:22:48 am
i wouldn't stand a chance then...  :(

Oh, nonsense. You're a wonderful artist.

Maybe compared to some, but you're pretty much regarded as one of the pixel community's 'gods' the way I see it.  Certainly you have a very high level of status and respect among the majority of folks interested in pixel art.  And you have far superior traditional drawing/art skills to me and you have recent commercial work history and experience if I remember correctly?  The Aliens game I saw tilework from?  Things that certainly give you the edge if an employer had to pick between us.   

I'm still going to email them anyways.  Maybe I can make the tea...
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Re: pixel art job?

Reply #19 on: May 03, 2013, 09:54:09 am
Having a good portfolio is one thing, the other is delivering the art test (I'm assuming they have one) promptly and to spec, not to mention interviewing well. Having a positive outlook and easy-going personality goes a long way in lading a job anywhere.