Concept Artist - Generalist

Concept Artist - Generalist

Job Location: Redmond, WA

Job Salary: Contracting Position

Job Description

Concept Artist – Generalist

Job Description

AAA Gaming Studio client in Redmond, WA is looking for a Concept Artist – Generalist.

If you are a top talent looking for an exciting, high profile project to challenge you, this is where you need to be.

This is a contracting job expected to last 12 months with potential for extension.

The Concept Artist - Generalist is central in establishing the overall vision of the universe, working with the Lead Concept Artist to create imagery that will communicate the visual experience, excite the team, and help blueprint all the aspects of the game for content authoring.

Hired candidate should bring a world class understanding of composition and color, a strong ability to render exciting character, industrial, and architectural design, and a firm grasp of the practical aspects of content creation.

Job Responsibilities

Work closely with the Art Director, Lead Concept Artist and other Artists to define the look of the project, from global 'broad stroke vision' and mood to its specific, individual pieces.

Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the game universe and the constraints of the technology.

Be proactive about seeking feedback and communication with the Art Director and other relevant departments.

Create exploratory sketches and visual target illustrations of environments, props, characters, vehicles, and weapons.

Create orthographic projections or construction guides for environments, props, characters, vehicles, and weapons, with an emphasis on contextually-appropriate form and function as well as material and texture.

Assist the Art Director, Lead Concept Artist and other Senior Concept Artists in providing studio feedback during the course of production.

Participate in regular team meetings.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor's degree or diploma with an emphasis on Art

Shipped at least one AAA game title

Outstanding grasp of human and animal anatomy as well as industrial, architectural, and graphic design, coupled with strong traditional art fundamentals

Exceptional mastery of Photoshop, Painter, or other equivalent software

Ability to work collaboratively

The ideal candidate must be open to direction and able to embrace change