I imagine there are quite a few gamers out there who would do anything to find a job with a company like Nintendo. Well, if you happen to be an experienced artist and 3D modeler, look no more! Nintendo is currently looking for an “IP Art Asset Specialist.” Essentially, they are looking for someone who will approve or provide feedback on some form of artwork that is using Nintendo’s intellectual properties. The IP Specialist would analyze and make reports based on whatever was submitted to them, which could be anything from a shirt with Donkey Kong’s grinning mug on it to a comedic sketch featuring Star Fox puppets. Nintendo is looking for someone that has five years of experience in an art field as well as two years in 3D modeling and knows a whole lot about their characters.
For those of us who do not qualify for the job (alas, I am but a writer!), there is still some good news here: the job description mentions approving characters for use in films. While we have known Nintendo is working on movies for a while now, some fans have speculated that Nintendo is more likely referencing the possible sequel to
Wreck-it Ralph. Rich Moore, the director of Disney’s 2012 film, has expressed interest in having Mario in the sequel in the past, so anything is possible.
What do you think about the mentioning of films? To the artists out there, does this sound like a good job? Let us know in the comments below!