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3D / Concept Artist Games
Ref No.: 20-02164
Location: Redmond, Washington
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Is your dream to take your industry experience as well as your artistic talent and contribute to your favorite video game? We need exceptionally talented fans to be a part of the exciting opportunities a best-selling brand can bring.

Candidates for this 3D / Concept Artist position 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 Animate / 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. The right candidate will have a deep understanding of popular trends in entertainment and graphic design across several target audiences. Some fluency with 3D tools is considered a bonus.

Requirements:
  • Expert knowledge in Photoshop
  • A strong foundation in traditional media
  • Passion for pushing the visual direction while also supporting the needs of the team
  • Extensive experience playing world-building games
Responsibilities:
  • Work with Art Director and experience designers to create all levels of conceptualization in 2D art and product visualizations
  • Maintain consistency of the appropriate style across a project, under the direction of the Art Director
  • Responsible for providing UI mockups, design sketches, and detailed concept drawings of new scenarios to be implemented by the team of game artists
  • Responsible for rendering detailed scenic / environmental drawings and/or digital paintings in 2D, sometimes based on primitive 3D geometry provided by designers and artists, sometimes based on game builds or even photographs
  • Secondarily responsible for supporting other teams with storyboards and other forms of visualizations
  • Secondarily responsible for the creation of final assets for use in the product and user interface
Qualifications:
  • 3+ years working in production as a Concept Artist for video games
  • AA / BFA preferred or can demonstrate through portfolio an industry-standard level of art
  • A strong portfolio featuring digital and traditional media - must include:
    • Professional work and personal work showing work from sketch work to polished pieces
    • Examples of concepts you have visualized
    • Examples of 2D pixel art / UI art
  • A firm grasp of using color and lighting techniques to create mood, definition, atmosphere, and depth
  • 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
  • After Effects experience, specifically motion graphics skills
  • Files for resource packs created for games
 
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