Six to Start

Artist

  • Location: Remote
  • Type: Full-time (6 months)
  • Experience: 3+ years

We’re looking for an Artist to join our Production team.

Our flagship apps - Zombies, Run! and The Walk – combine innovative real-world interaction and gameplay with captivating audio stories and design. In short, we make exercising fun with audio. We want to find someone who will help bring our stories to life with rich, eye-catching 2D illustrations, detailed collectible designs, and immersive in-world artefacts.

We are looking for a creative, collaborative, and talented individual who is ready to join a growing art team. You will be working on our core Zombies, Run! product, along with our fast-growing "New Adventures" segment that is expanding into new storytelling genres.

You ideally have extensive experience creating illustrated assets for games or interactive media, but we want to hear from you if you have illustration and digital graphic creation experience in any medium or form.

This is a fully-remote, full-time position for six months. You can be located anywhere, but must be able to overlap with UK time for at least 3 hours between 9am and 5pm UK time.

This contract pays £31,000 annually pro rata, for a total of £15,500 across the 6-month contract. If you are based in the UK, you will be employed by Six to Start.

About You

Please apply for this job if you have:

  • An optimistic, characterful approach to illustration
  • The ability to work in a variety of styles and narrative genres
  • Professional experience working to written and verbal briefs
  • Professional experience balancing priorities across multiple concurrent projects

We are especially keen to hear from you if you:

  • Are from a community historically under-represented in the games or media industries
  • Care about building and maintaining equality and inclusion in our workplace and product
  • Have professional experience creating merchandise designs (e.g. T-shirts, mugs, posters, medals)

About Us

We make content for absolutely everyone

At Six to Start we believe in everyone's right to exist and be seen. We tell diverse stories in our app with caring, idealistic characters that our players love. Our workplace reflects this mission with our commitment to equality, inclusion and mutual support. Here's what some of our players say:

"I love this beautiful inclusive world you've created that you've allowed us to be a part of. Zombies, Run! has helped me through a lot of trying times and I don't know what I'd be doing without y'all."

"Zombies, Run is an exercise app, but its ALSO an incredible audio podcast where u are the main character. has lovable diverse cast of chars. and motivates you IRL to exercise at any pace you prefer! its literally the only thing thats ever made me exercise for fun and i love it."

We are not a startup

We think "hustle" is code for overwork. From the way we plan projects onward, we do everything we can to ensure people work 40 hours a week even in release-heavy months. We also support part-time working and extra flexibility for meeting needs and challenges like caring for others, crisis and personal health.

We build better processes

We believe in creating thoughtful, sustainable processes that make our work easier, rather than relying on volume of effort to get the job done. We're committed to constant self-scouting and continual improvement as a way of ensuring as stress-free and sustainable a work life as we're able to create.

What the job is going to be like

Primary Responsibilities

You will be joining our growing Art team, working with existing team members to produce world-class visual assets for our content.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working to briefs to create 2D illustrations, graphics, and other art for Zombies, Run! and our New Adventures
  • Collaborating with other members of the Art team and creative leadership to establish distinct visual styles for each of our new projects.
  • Ensuring all produced assets meet technical requirements for release
  • Working with the broader production team to document and track the status of all art assets across multiple concurrent projects

Additional Responsibilities

We believe there's always room to improve how we work, and the quality of the content we release. All members of the production team regularly:

  • Consult on our existing processes and how they can be improved
  • Take part in discussions about representation and equality in our content

How to Apply

Email hello@sixtostart.com with the subject Artist, your CV attached, and a link to your portfolio.

No recruitment agencies.