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Blind Squirrel Games

Irvine, California - United States
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Senior Concept Artist

Description

Blind Squirrel Games is searching for a brilliant?Senior Concept Artist?to join us in creating an immersive experience for?PC and console.??? 

Supported by the Art Director, you will spearhead the creation of original and imaginative concept art to drive the artistic goals and vision through all phases of the game development cycle from pre-production through product launch.?? 

The ideal candidate for this senior developer role has experience imagining concept art for characters, environments and other game assets and can translate a thorough understanding of ideation techniques into high-quality work that meets project vision and deadlines.??? 

Your responsibilities as a Senior Concept Artist are to work independently and in cooperation with Leads and other Artists to realize the game atmosphere—from immersive environments to memorable characters that radiate personality.?? 

In addition to driving the technical obligations of this role, we are seeking an artist that possesses the interpersonal skills necessary to do the job effectively—the vision to collaborate on pipeline elements cross-departmentally and the clarity to achieve those objectives.?? 

It is essential that the person in this position is well-versed in both traditional and digital mediums, such as Photoshop and Painter. Comprehensive knowledge of light, value, color, and composition is a must.??? 

This is a full-time position available to work remotely or based out of BSE's Irvine studio.?? 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Imagine, craft and produce concepts that are highly original, realistic and qualitatively in-line with existing project art??
  2. Create and publish workflow and process documentation as it relates to the art pipeline??
  3. Generate cleanly rendered final art, including orthographic turnarounds and callouts that support asset creation??
  4. Collaborate cross-departmentally to reach visual and functional milestones??

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 4+ years of professional experience as a concept artist???
  • Bachelor's degree in Art/Animation or equivalent experience??
  • Outstanding portfolio that demonstrates a solid artistic style and design sensibility???

 

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Strong use of research and reference material that supports idea generation?
  • Expert knowledge of human anatomy, traditional painting and drawing methods, and experience in Photoshop??
  • Familiarity with, and passion for video games??
  • Seasoned game developer with at least two shipped titles as a concept artist??
  • Responsive team player with success in delivering assets on time??
  • Enthusiastic collaborator able to interpret instructions and constructive feedback??
  • Pride in everything you create and an aptitude for problem-solving??
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a highly collaborative and iterative team environment??

PLUSES

  • Experience creating concept art for VFX??
  • Strong understanding of 3D and game art production techniques??
  • Some Maya experience or comparable 3D software??
  • Experience leading teams and junior associates??