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Contract Associate Concept Artist


Certain Affinity Inc.


Austin, United States

United States

Art and Animation





Contract | Full Time


Art  Austin, Texas



Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? Certain Affinity is an exclusive, independent Austin developer comprised of a tightly-knit group of experienced, no-nonsense veterans committed to solid work/life balance. We’re best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own.

Certain Affinity is seeking a Contract Associate Concept Artist. In this role, you'll be working on creating game worlds, characters, weapons, and gear, and much more. This is an amazing opportunity to get hands-on working experience on AAA first- and third-person shooters under the guidance of one of the best developers in the business.


  • Work closely with the Concept Art team to create a cast of characters and immersive game environments
  • Create a wide variety of additional concepts including creature design, hard surface props, and vehicles
  • Design original concepts that fit within the project style guide
  • Translate high-level ideas into production-ready art packets
  • Maintain a high level of quality art, while providing a variety of ideas
  • Create lighting schemes and color palettes that capture the tone of the world
  • Create storyboards and dynamic keyframes that illustrate the story and/or gameplay
  • Ability to create photorealistic work


  • Recent graduate / currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Passion for creating concept art
  • Strong understanding of anatomy, form, function, and 3d perspective
  • Good proficiency with Z-Brush, Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, and/or other 3D software packages
  • A good understanding of character design, perspective, lighting, and color theory
  • Applications must include a cover to be considered
  • Authorized to work in the US

Extra Credit

  • Experience in FPS and/or 3rd person action-adventure game development
  • 3DS Max, Maya, Zbrush or similar 3d skills
  • Graphic design, iconography, layout skills

This is a non-exempt position that will be paid by a 3rd party vendor.
This role is based in Austin, TX. 
The contractor will be responsible for housing costs and relocation if needed

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