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Lead Concept Artist

Ready At Dawn is looking for a Lead Concept Artist to join us in creating high profile original titles in VR, ranging from social and competitive multiplayer to character driven action and adventure single-player games.

The Lead Concept Artist is responsible for creating original and imaginative concept art for characters, environments and other game assets. A successful candidate is expected to present a clear and comprehensive process of research and exploration that supports their final art, and have a strong understanding of efficient ideation techniques. The ability to work both independently and in cooperation with Leads and other Artists to complete assignments and a demonstration of strong artistic interpretation skills is also required.

In this leadership role we are also looking for a strong ability to serve as an advocate for the art team, to help nurture and guide other artists, through both mentorship and critique, as well as serve as a passionate collaborative partner alongside the design and gameplay teams to prototyping unique and engaging gameplay experiences.

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years experience in video game development
  • Outstanding portfolio that demonstrates a strong artistic style and design sensibility
  • Strong use of research and reference material that supports idea generation and problem solving
  • Excellent drawing skills in both traditional and digital formats, experience in Photoshop, Painter, etc.
  • Superior eye for light, value, color and composition
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to give and take direction as well as  accept critical review of your work
  • Require knowledge of human anatomy, traditional painting and drawing methods, and experience in Photoshop
  • Familiarity with and passion for games

Additional Skills (Pluses):

  • Strong understand of general 3d and game art production techniques
  • Some basic Maya experience (or comparable 3d software)

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To apply please email jobs@readyatdawn.com

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