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Intrepid Studios

San Diego, California - United States
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Senior Illustrator


Intrepid Studios is looking for an experienced Senior Illustrator with a keen eye and passion for rich, fantastical worlds to join our team of talented developers and help bring the expansive MMO, Ashes of Creation, to life. If you are a self-driven, passionate artist who is looking for a highly collaborative and creative environment, then this position is for you!


  • Work closely with the Creative Director, Lead Concept Artist, and other invested creatives to develop key art illustrations for use in marketing/promotional materials, loading screens, etc.
  • With input from the Creative Director and Leads, help to define the unique visual style for the game’s key art/illustrations
  • Translate concepts and in-game visuals into thrilling depictions of player moments, cosmetics, and other exciting shots
  • Follow and execute on briefs given to you by respective teams
  • Propose compelling and exciting ideas built on thorough research and exploration
  • Actively participate in technical and aesthetic problem-solving discussions
  • Complete quality work under established and agreed-upon deadlines
  • Assist your Lead in guiding and mentoring the less experienced artists toward success
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the game world, its inhabitants, and any limitations set forth by the team
  • Develop and define illustration best practices and processes to ensure consistent and cohesive work between different artists


  • 5-10 years experience as an illustrator
  • Expert level proficiency with Photoshop or equivalent 2D software
  • Demonstrated ability to create high-quality work in a realistic/high fantasy style
  • Strong understanding of traditional art fundamentals including composition, perspective, color theory, lighting, proportion
  • Working knowledge of architectural design, human and animal anatomy, functional design, and historical/regional aesthetics
  • An affinity for storytelling
  • Self-motivated and driven with excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work well within a highly collaborative team of passionate developers
  • Receptive to art direction and critiques from project leadership and team members

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • A portfolio that shows experience working within fantasy themes and visual stylings
  • Experience creating illustrations for use on merchandise of various dimensions and form factors
  • Experience creating layered illustrations for use in video marketing materials
  • Experience with 3D packages such as Blender, Zbrush, 3DCoat, or equivalent

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Portfolio that demonstrates illustrations showcasing characters, environments, creatures, vehicle, weapons, props, etc
  • An art test may be required