Illustrator - Contract
Sago Mini
Toronto, ON
Sago Mini creates beautiful and thoughtfully designed apps & toys for preschoolers and toddlers and we're looking for an Illustrator to join our digital products team. As an Illustrator you will work with our product owners, developers, art director and artists to lead visual direction and artwork production for use in our digital product and physical toys. This is a senior contract position suitable for candidates with 5+ years of related experience.

What you will be doing:
Creating sketches, storyboards, character design and final artwork for projects.
Maintaining art guidelines, documentation and providing mentorship to other artists.
Generating 2d character, prop and background artwork consistent with established style.
Reviewing work of artists & production artists on an ongoing basis.

Requirements:
Bachelor degree or diploma in a related field.
5+ years of experience.
Experience creating visual assets for digital media.
Experience leading projects and providing feedback on design work.
Impeccable attention to detail and creative problem solving skills.
Strong design and layout skills.
Strong proficiency and experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Also important:
Ability to extrapolate existing artwork and mimic its style with an outstanding attention to detail.
Good understanding of digital asset production fundamentals.
Ability to work quickly to produce assets on a tight timeline.

You'll love working here if you:
Take pride in ownership, and like to hustle.
Are able to work collaboratively.
Happy working in a small interdisciplinary team.
Appreciate the sense of humour of a four-year-old.
If this sounds like a job for you, then don't be shy and send us your online portfolio and three sample images. Tell us about the work that you're proud of, your hobbies, and what excites you about working at Sago Mini.

Job Type: Contract with full time hours.

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Sago Mini is an award-winning company devoted to play. With over 35 million downloads, 31 apps and a new line of physical toys, Sago Mini brings thoughtful design to life for preschoolers and parents worldwide. Based in Toronto, Sago Mini is a subsidiary of Toca Boca, the No. 1 mobile-first kids brand in the App Store. We offer an exceptional workplace in downtown Toronto and competitive compensation. We hire humble, collaborative, and ambitious people who care about doing great work. Sago Mini is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company.

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