Pixel Artist

We are looking for an experienced Pixel Artist to join us as an Actual Nerd. You will help us to illustrate and form the look of the stories we are telling through our games.  The Pixel Artist will collaborate with internal teams in the conceptualization and completion of pixel art from start to finish. And, hopefully we can play some games together on the side. 

All positions at Actual Nerds are subject to onboarding and working virtually/remotely.



  • Take a fully realized concept or simple thumbnail and translate it into a finished pixel art asset.

  • Assist in conceptualizing assets when necessary

  • Meet the quality bar established by the Art Director

  • Incorporate a basic understanding of animation, character design fundamentals and other important technical restrictions into asset creation



  • 3 - 5 years of work related experience

  • Has shipped 1 game

  • Dedicated interest and ability to create pixel art for games

  • A well-rounded understanding of human and animal anatomy, form, shape, structure, and silhouette

  • Ability to take feedback

  • Highly collaborative and able to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

  • Strong technical knowledge and ability to learn new tools

  • Online portfolio is required


Nice to have:

  • Experience animating in Spine 2D

  • Experience with Game Maker Studio 2 

  • Experience creating hand-drawn effects or building particle effects

Please send us your resume!

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