PLAYER FIRST GAMES

Art | Senior Character Concept Artist

Location: Remote
Type: Full Time
Department: Art

 

Art | Senior Character Concept Artist

Full-time • Project MultiVersus

 

Player First Games is building best-in-class online game experiences for a passionate playerbase. Each member joining our team will have a significant impact on the direction of the game and the growth of the company. As the Senior Character Concept Artist, you will: 

Responsibilities

  • Consistently create stylized character concepts in the project’s artistic direction and aid others in maintaining that same level of quality
  • Create character sheets, movement studies, and detailed breakouts to assist in modeling
  • Collaborate and iterate on game assets with the production team via paint overs, studies, and group critiques
  • Assist with outsourced game art. Supporting and ensuring the game’s artistic vision. Providing feedback, maintaining documentation, and communicating on a daily basis
  • Coordinating with other art leads, design, and production to help accomplish team goals
  • Able to support the game’s artistic vision to both internal and external artists/teams. Providing feedback, maintaining documentation, and communicating on a daily basis
  • Work closely with the Art Director, and Concept Artists to create concepts that work aesthetically and strengthen the style and artistic vision
  • Work with 3D artists and our Outsourcing partners to finalize our character models and render concepts
  • Clearly communicate updates and escalate concerns to the appropriate team member(s) and manager(s)

Skills

  • Positive, proactive problem-solver
  • Lead by example and contribute to a positive, supportive, and inspiring studio culture
  • A love for video games, movies, and animation – and often think about how to change/improve them
  • Able to carry an idea from the conceptual stage to proving out the design in 3D, to the final render

 Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of industry experience as a concept artist and/or art lead
  • Exceptional skill in creating traditional 2D art, especially stylized character designs
  • A keen eye for design, form, shape, silhouette, and structure, and an understanding of translating these ideas to real-time game environments
  • Deep understanding of human and animal anatomy and knowing how to stylize them
  • Proven ability to create compelling and memorable characters with feelings and emotions
  • Familiarity with video game product development – workflow, tools, lighting, high and low poly modeling, texture painting, particle systems, UV layout, in-game animation, material setup, layout, VFX, and engine parameters/optimizations
  • Shipped a game as a senior artist and helped oversee the quality of the art, and implementation
  • A passion and excitement for collaboration. Creating exceptional entertaining game experiences is a team effort – you thrive when researching and conceptualizing ideas with like-minded teammates

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has shipped an AAA console or PC title as a senior environment artist
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Mobile / Console / PC Games experience
  • Working knowledge of 3D art techniques & software packages such as Maya, 3Ds Max, Zbrush
  • Cinematic or television art production experience
  • Skill in one or more related disciplines – illustration, lighting, staging, color, composition

 

We offer

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Shared success in the company
  • World-class talent with experience on some of the industry’s biggest games, including God of War(™), League of Legends(™), Overwatch(™), and Call of Duty(™)
  • A culture focused on player trust and player experience

 

Please note: Our teams are working remotely during the current COVID-19 outbreak and until circumstances allow for a safe return.  Must be authorized to work in the United States and available to work from our home office when circumstances allow. 

At Player First Games we design experiences from the player’s perspective first.  We hold our players in the highest regard and hope to leave them satisfied and delighted with every interaction.

Player First Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.