Conversion Artist Cedar Falls, US

Job Summary:
The Conversion Artist works to translate slot machine game assets, graphics, animations, special effects, and sounds, in their entirety from one platform to another, while maintaining the best possible quality, playability, and “spirit” of the game.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Understanding the original slot machine, the class of slot it belongs to, and its play type (GPlus, MoneyBurst,  etc)
  • Understanding the platform each slot machine will be converted to, and the inherent technical and quality issues that will need to be dealt with during the conversion process for that platform (Unity; Flash; Mobile)
  • Ensuring that each Slot Machine is properly and completely delivered to Williams Interactive in a useable format
  • Ensuring that each Slot Machine is delivered with proper reference materials for use of graphics and sounds (movies or playable versions of the Slot)
  • Contacting WMS or Phantom EFX to acquire any missing assets
  • If it is a class of slot machine previously unconverted, the Conversion Artist will be responsible for providing documentation on conversion methodology, how the assets will be implemented by Programming, and which assets will be useable in future conversions
  • Working with Programming to ensure that converted assets are ideal for:
    • working properly and efficiently on the platform for which Slot is being converted
    • not requiring an unusually long conversion process
    • meeting Williams Interactive quality standards, and/or maintaining the “Spirit” of the original WMS slot game
  • Working with Programming to create an efficient use of converted assets, particularly when assets are reused in multiple slot machines.
Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Art or a related field
Required Experience:
·         Minimum 2 years of experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, After Effects, and Flash
  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize proprietary software
  • Experience in MS Office
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow direction and accept constructive criticism
  • Excellent organizational skills; problem solving skills, and high attention to detail
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet multiple concurrent deadlines
Vision:  Close Vision, Depth Perception, Distance Vision, Ability to Adjust Focus, Peripheral Vision, Ability to Distinguish All Colors    
Physical Requirements:   Office environment
Work Conditions:  May require weekend and evening hours.   May require travel.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Resume must be in PDF or Word format.