2D Artist

If you ever wondered what it would be like to have cities or even the entire world as your sandbox, grab your shovel and pail because we have an opportunity for you. Upland is the earth’s metaverse that sits on top of the real world where people buy, sell and trade virtual properties based on actual addresses. Players compete and win rewards in mini-games, connect virtually with a thriving, passionate community, and can even earn money in their own virtual businesses.

Uplandme, Inc. was founded in 2018 by three serial entrepreneurs. The game launched into open beta in January 2020 and became the largest blockchain game just eight months later. Available for iOS, Android, and the mobile web, Upland uses blockchain technology to power “true ownership” of digital assets.

Our product’s 2D illustration is a top priority at Upland! As an Upland 2D Artist, you'll make use of your passion for art, character, and 2D vector illustrations to create concepts, environments, characters, and in-game art contributions for Upland, a number one Blockchain Game. Together with Upland’s Creative Director, you'll execute the most amazing 2D art the Blockchain industry has seen to date.

Responsibilities:

  • Loose sketch concepts & ideas.
  • Take sketches into Adobe Illustrator for full color painting.
  • Replicate specific 2D character illustration styles.
  • Replicate specific 2D voxel illustration styles.
  • Come up with new characters & in-game illustrations.
  • Collaborate with our Creative Director to make sure all 2D assets are extremely appealing for our players.

Requirements:

2+ years of 2D Art experience working in games or character design.

  • A portfolio of professional illustration work showcasing your skills.
  • Knowledge of the following technologies and software: Adobe Photoshop, & Adobe Illustrator.
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills with a passion for playing and making games!
  • English — Intermediate.

Bonus:

  • Knowledge of, and an interest in Free-to-Play & Blockchain games.
  • Knowledge of Procreate.
  • Knowledge of Figma.

Life at Upland

We believe that great casual mobile gaming experiences happen when they are developed by working in small, autonomous creative teams that control the whole process. We value your free time and your need to refuel, relax and find inspiration - by playing games with your colleagues, being at home with your family or going to the gym or out for a run. That's how we stay creative.

Work with a passionate, highly experienced, innovative team and have a wide range of independence while solving fascinating problems that span gaming, economics, marketing, computing, and sociology. Capitalize on the opportunity to grow with Upland in terms of responsibilities and your career. We offer competitive compensation both in salary and equity as well as top-of-the-market benefits.

Uplandme Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

If you are interested in this role, please apply directly here.