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2D Illustrator

  • Design & User Experience
  • Full-time
  • Miami, FL
  • Remote friendly
  • 53K - 65K USD a year

Posted on January 9, 2024

Company Overview:
Pudgy Penguins, an innovative and beloved digital fine art project established in 2021, has evolved into a heartwarming brand that crafts daily mental health reminders, stories, animations, and digital experiences resonating globally. With billions of impressions, millions of views, and a worldwide community, Pudgy Penguins has become a significant presence in the digital space.

Position Overview:
Pudgy Penguins is seeking a skilled 2D Illustrator with a specialization in character design to join our creative team. This individual will play a pivotal role in bringing our characters to life through captivating and engaging illustrations that resonate with our audience.


  • Character Design: Create original and appealing 2D character designs that align with the brand's style and storytelling objectives.

  • Illustration Development: Produce high-quality illustrations for various purposes, including storytelling, merchandise, digital experiences, and social media content.

  • Conceptualization and Sketching: Develop concept sketches and initial drafts, refining ideas into finalized character designs.

  • Collaboration: Collaborate closely with the creative team to ensure character designs align with the brand's vision and objectives.

  • Adaptability: Be open to feedback and iteration to refine character designs based on project requirements and feedback.


  • Illustration Expertise: Proven experience (6 years) in 2D character illustration, with a strong portfolio showcasing exceptional skills in character design and storytelling through visuals.

  • Drawing Skills: Exceptional drawing abilities with a focus on character design, expressions, and conveying emotions through illustrations.

  • Creativity and Style: Demonstrate a unique artistic style and creative approach that aligns with Pudgy Penguins' brand identity.

  • Software Proficiency: Proficiency in relevant design software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop) for creating and refining character illustrations.

  • Collaborative Mindset: Ability to collaborate effectively within a team, accept feedback, and contribute creatively to achieve common goals.

  • Willingness to Relocate: Must be willing to relocate to Miami after a 60-90 day probationary period to work in-house.


  • Competitive salary package

  • Relocation assistance

  • Health insurance and other benefits

  • Opportunity to contribute to a meaningful and impactful brand

  • Collaborative and dynamic work environment

Application Process:
Please submit your resume, portfolio showcasing character illustration work, and any additional relevant materials that highlight your skills and experience in character design.

Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 5 hours with Miami, FL, USA