Art Generalist (Contract)


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Tarsier Studios is an independent game development studio based in Malmö, Sweden. We’re a team of 50 that pride ourselves on being self-motivated, open-minded and result-focused. Here everyone is important, and together we aim to make the best quality games while having fun doing it. For us it’s all about atmosphere, playfulness and quality.

Last year we celebrated our 10 year anniversary, and it was a year that also saw the release of our first two original games – Statik and Little Nightmares. Both games were critically successful and show that there is an audience for the kind of games Tarsier want to make.

Job Description

We are looking for an all-round Artist to join one of our production teams on a 1 year fixed contract, starting February 5th, 2018. This position is on a small team, and the successful candidate will have a wide variety of game-related art skills. You will work closely with the Creative Director and Design team to conceptualise, refine and create various in-game assets, UI elements and characters. Ideally you will have some experience of rigging and animation, however this is not a requirement.

Main responsibilities

  • Concepting 2D and 3D elements, such as UI, character and in-game assets

  • Creating production-quality UI, character and in-game assets

  • Working closely with the Creative Director

  • Provide ideas and feedback on new and existing assets

  • Support Design with ad hoc requirements

Employment type: 1 year fixed contract.

Is this you?

As a person you have a passion for making quality games. You have experience of being an art generalist on a close-knit, fast-moving project and are not afraid of taking part in discussions outside your area of expertise. You enjoy learning new things and finding ways to improve your work. As we work on a strong iterative basis, you enjoy receiving quality feedback on your work, and also providing useful, intelligent feedback on others’ work. Whilst we work very hard here, we still try to keep things fun and laid-back – so it’s also good if you enjoy a fika and a chat with your wonderful colleagues.

You have:

  • Excellent Maya modelling and texturing skills

  • Excellent Photoshop skills

  • Knowledge of Unreal and its blueprint system

  • 3+ years in the game industry

  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to take feedback positively

  • Fluent in English

  • Willing to relocate to Malmö, Sweden (or commute within the area)

It´s nice if you have:

  • Experience and knowledge of animation and rigging

  • Houdini experience

  • Knowledge of Swedish

We will offer you:

At Tarsier you will be a part of creating entire worlds, and thanks to our ‘small-ish’ size, you will have the opportunity to work cross-discipline, broaden your experience, and really influence how these worlds take shape. Tarsier isn’t about hierarchy or keeping you at a distance. We appreciate people who want to help us make better games and a better company, so if you have something to say, then we want to hear it. We strive for an open, friendly and creative work atmosphere; where nobody feels different or out of place.

Other benefits:

  • Excellent colleagues

  • Newly renovated office complete with the three most important things of all – a fully equipped Arcade Room, Resting Room, and a super-snazzy Cinema/Game Room.

  • Situated just 5 min walk from Triangeln train station in the center of Malmö (30 min from Copenhagen C)

  • Company health care and health care benefits

  • 30 days paid vacation per year

  • Occupational pension

  • Flexible work hours

  • Delicious Friday breakfast

  • Game nights and other activities

Application and contact

Does this feel like your kind of place? Do you get excited by quality and attention to detail? Can’t stop yourself from wanting to learn new things? Thinking about games even when you’re taking a sh... ower? Want to work in an open environment with amazing co-workers who really care for each other and the games we do? Love job adverts that ask a few too many questions? If the answer is yes to all, we would love for you to join us!

We are extremely curious about what goes on in your head and what comes out of it. Therefore, please make sure you include a portfolio along with your CV/Resumé

We would also like you to send us a brief answer to the following questions in your application:

  • What got you into the games industry?

  • Of the things you've worked on, is there anything that you're especially proud of, and why.

Please apply using the ”Apply for the job” button above.

If you have specific questions about the role, you are welcome to contact us at

recruitment @ (Applications via the "Apply for this job" button, this email address is only for questions)