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Illustrator / Digital Artist Internship
Waste Creative

Opportunity closes: 1st Aug 2022
Type: Internship
Based: London
Salary: London Living Wage

Website: waste-creative.com
Instagram: @wastecreative

What we’re looking for:

As an intern artist, you will create illustrations, character, environment and VFX concepts that are used by the wider art team. Working closely with your mentors, you will learn to work within set time constraints and to hit the quality benchmark for the project whilst taking on board and implementing feedback as and when appropriate.


The successful applicant will have:

  • A portfolio of concept work, include illustrations, storyboards and other 2D work
  • Excellent painting skills and rich imagination
  • Understanding of design methodologies
  • Basic sketching and colour painting skills
  • Good Photoshop and related software skills
  • Passion for gaming industry
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Experience with 3D art tools will be a bonus
  • UK based


Your duties will be to:

  • Use your original art skills to produce creative works
  • Work on some of the world’s leading game and media Projects
  • Produce original and exciting designs to aid company projects and tasks


About Waste

Waste is a fan-first creative agency founded in 2006. We connect entertainment brands with their fans, to drive creativity, culture and commercial success. A virtuous circle we call ‘Brands powering fans, powering brands’.

Our clients include the mobile gaming giant, Supercell (Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars) for whom we oversee player acquisition and retention, built around community listening and high-speed, high-quality content creation. We also work with the mighty Nintendo, creating TV, OOH and integrated marketing campaigns, for both hardware and software. Other notable clients include Riot Games (League of Legends), Warner Brothers Games, Sega, Verizon Media and Zynga.

We recently became part of the Keywords family, an international technical and creative services provider to the entertainment industry. We employ 75+ wasters globally, covering strategy, creative, social, content, experiential, OOH, and TV. Our HQ is in London, and we work with brands around the world.

Our approach to everything is shaped by The Waste Way (our company values), and an entrepreneurial spirit. It’s seen us win 100+ awards, including being named Content Marketing Agency and Digital Industries (DADI) Agency of the Year by The Drum, and we now rank 10th in The Drum’s World Creative Rankings of the UK’s most awarded agencies. We’re one of Campaign’s Best Places to Work 2021 and one of the UK’s 100 Best Small Companies to Work For, as accredited by Best Companies. Our work has won us awards from shows including Art Directors Club, BIMA, D&AD, Clio, Design Week, The Drum, Marketing Week Masters, and The Webby Awards.

We brew our own craft beer, the Waste Pale Ale, a favourite with clients and fans. A couple of years ago, we started our own animation production company, This Thing of Ours, which has since won a D&AD Graphite Pencil and Motionographer Award amongst others. We also support the UK based gaming charity, SpecialEffect.