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Generalist

Job posting for design generalist Contract

 

HELP WANTED: Design Generalist (TECHNICAL/Product) 

Seeking intermediate-to-senior generalist for contract job making a magic lantern game system + other playful ephemera at a new Mile End game studio-workshop.

Seeking someone with a designer's skills, an artist's eye, a gamer’s mind, and a craftsperson's hands.

In 2016 the Larklamp has been showcased in the Indie MEGABOOTH, XOXO Festival, and Now Play This, and will be released commercially in 2017.

This is a great opportunity for part-time contract for indie designers / gamemakers in Montreal looking for a new type of challenge.

Job Details

  • Work on innovative object designs for indepedent analog games market
  • Under direction of creative/design lead
  • Design objects using illustration OR 3D software (all about lines, points and curves) to build physical objects from laser-cut planes of material
  • Refining multiple, existing product designs (Laser-Cutting, Building, Iterating, Repeat)
  • Working with wood, leather, felt, acrylic, cork, cardboard, paper
  • Optimizing designs for use in production, packaging, and small-batch manufacturing
  • Physical Product UX design
  • Assisting in design of custom tools/jigs  for aiding small-batch manufacturing
  • Packaging design
  • Booth design
  • Book layout design
  • and more

Job requires ability to perform repetitive, manual work with hands, and occasional light lifting (<15lbs)

Experience Required

  • Intermediate skills and experience in the following
    • General computer graphics
    • Technical Design/Drafting/3D modelling/CAD 
    • Illustration software
    • Visual Arts/Graphics
    • Drawing
  • Design work on at least two commercially released products
  • Meticulous, punctual, and a good communicator
  • Love playing Tetris and the sweet caramel smell of singed hardwood

Bonus Experience

  • Intermediate skills and experience in the following:
    • Physical Product Design Prototyping
    • Digital printing (flyers, brochures, business cards, etc)
    • Woodworking and/or cabinet making
    • Game Design

Super Bonus Experience

  • Intermediate skills and experience in the following:
    • Physical Product Design for (small-batch) manufacturing
    • Small electronics
    • Digital manufacturing (CNC, Plotters, 3D printing, laser-cutting)

Specifics

  • ~ $17-$30/hr DOE
  • 3 month contract to start (possibility to extend)
  • 16-32 hr/week
  • Starting ASAP
  • Workshop apron supplied

For a behind-the-scenes peek at what this all looks like, please visit the last Kickstarter update

Send resumes along with letters of interest + link to portfolio (showing previous/recent work including illustration/3D software skills and UX design) t0 paul@lumoamuzo.com