About Bonkers Builders

Bonkers Builders is a dynamic and innovative game development company located in the Ottawa area. We specialize in creating engaging and entertaining games with a focus on retro arcade aesthetics. Our team is passionate about pushing the boundaries of creativity and delivering memorable gaming experiences. Learn more…


Ottawa area (West-end office)


We currently have openings for the following positions:

2D Game Artist

Bonkers Builders is looking for a 2D Game Artist to work on Pixel Art / Animation, on Contract / Part Time.


We are seeking a talented and passionate 2D Game Artist to join our team on a part-time contract basis. As a key member of our creative department, you will be responsible for bringing our retro arcade shooter game to life through captivating pixel art and animations. The ideal candidate will have a strong portfolio showcasing proficiency in pixel art and animation techniques. The type of graphics we’re looking for can be seen in the game Metal Slug, for example.

Example of Sprites


  • Create visually appealing sprite assets for characters, environments, and game elements.
  • Draw stunning cut scenes.
  • Design and smoothly animate characters and objects in a dynamic and engaging manner, adhering to the Metal Slug retro arcade style.
  • Collaborate with the game design and development team to ensure visual elements align with the overall game vision and mechanics.
  • Provide feedback and ideas for the game script, storyboard, and dialogues.
  • Iterate on designs based on feedback and playtesting to achieve the desired look and feel.
  • Meet project deadlines and milestones while maintaining high-quality standards.


  • Proven experience as a Pixel Artist / Game Artist with a focus on smooth animations.
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating proficiency in creating pixel art (sprites) and animations, particularly in the Metal Slug style.
  • Proficient in relevant software such as Aseprite, Photoshop, or similar pixel art tools.
  • Knowledge of game development processes and understanding of how art impacts gameplay.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • This position is on a part-time / contract basis
  • On-site collaboration in the Ottawa West-end area.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume, portfolio, and a cover letter. Please include examples of your pixel art and animation work, specifically highlighting any projects that align with the retro arcade shooter style.

Bonkers Builders is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.