Concept Artist

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We seek an experienced Concept Artist who will have a deep understanding of popular trends in entertainment and graphic design across several target audiences.

Candidates will have a proven track record in creating high-quality artwork in a broad range of styles and finish levels, from storyboards and sketches to polished color concept work. Candidates are confident in programs like Photoshop and Illustrator and versed in Flash, or equivalent programs, as well as knowledge of current visualization processes and techniques. This individual is expected to bring creativity, efficient communication and high impact to the visual design process and to collaborate effectively with development team members. Some fluency with 3D tools is considered a bonus.

Skills and Experience:
• Strong Expert knowledge in Photoshop.
• A strong foundation in traditional media
• An ability to work in various styles
• Passion for pushing the visual direction while also supporting the needs of the team

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with Art Director and experience designers to create all levels of conceptualization.
• Maintain consistency of the appropriate style across a project, under the direction of the Art Director
• Primarily responsible for Providing design sketches, detailed concept drawings and designs for architectural as well as natural (organic) environments, characters and objects to be built by 3D artists
• Primarily responsible for rendering detailed scenic/environmental drawings and/or digital paintings in 2D, sometimes based on primitive 3D geometry provided by designers and artists
• Secondarily responsible for supporting other teams with story boards and other forms of visualizations.

QUALIFICATIONS
• 2+ years working in production as a concept artist for video games.
• Shipped at least one console title as a concept artist
• AA/BFA preferred, or at least can demonstrate through portfolio an industry standard level of art
• A Strong portfolio centered on both digital and traditional media. The portfolio must include both professional work and personal work showing work from sketch work to polished pieces.
• A Firm grasp of using color and lighting techniques to create mood, definition, atmosphere and depth.
• Examples of human and animal anatomy, showing varied character types, clothing etc.
• Examples of design and rendering of both architectural and organic spaces, interior and exterior environments

BONUS SKILLS
• 2D animation skills
• Illustrator knowledge for visualization purposes
• Zbrush skills for visualization
• After Effects Experience

The day-to-day activities for this person may be to work on a range of concept pieces from storyboards, explorations, mood pieces, to production line art. They will work closely with other concept artists and the art director.

TOP required skills that candidates must have:
• Strong 2D skills that must be demonstrated
• A full and diverse portfolio.
• Experience in the visualization process.