Concept Artist

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***** This is an onsite 3 month contract*****

We seek a talented Concept Artist to help design and visualize a variety of assets for an exciting new title. Artists with strong 2D art skills and impressive portfolios focused primarily on characters will be considered for a contract position. Portfolios must include high quality character concept work and must showcase expert knowledge of lighting, color, scale, and composition.


Role Overview

As a Concept Artist, you will work closely with the game Designers, Art Directors, and Production Artists to design and visualize assets to be built for use in the game. This is a unique opportunity to work as part of a highly-trained art team in a historic game development studio.


Responsibilities

Work with Art Directors and Creative Director to design a wide variety of characters and other assets for use in SimCity.
Sketch, color and present Concept Art from which 3D artists will build in-game content.



Required Skills

Must have a strong 2D portfolio showcasing examples of real-world subject matter ? both hard-surface and organic.
Must have expertise with Photoshop.
Must have demonstrable knowledge of lighting, color, and composition.
Knowledge of 3D (Maya and SketchUp) a plus.
Technical aptitude a plus.
Must have excellent organizational skills.
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
Passion for simulation-based games strongly preferred.