Concept Artist

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Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
North East UK
CCP Games - Newcastle
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CCP Newcastle is looking for a concept artist with great teamwork skills. The candidate must possess a strong interest in VR, how their artwork will translate to in-game VR environments and overall willingness to learn new techniques.
The perfect candidate will need good communication skills to work efficiently within a small open team. They will need to be agile in their approach as tasks will be wide and varied based on the ever changing demands of the team, from quick sketches to help convey a design all the way through to full high quality marketing images under the guidance of the Art Director.

Responsibilities Include:
-Working with the Art Director to create artwork ranging from spaceship design to environmental mood boards and environmental concept art.
-Designing assets within the established visual style of the IP and follow the designs through production, providing feedback and ownership.
-Required Experience/Skills:
-Exceptional understanding of color, light, value, and composition.
-Expert Photoshop skills.
-Ability to create a wide range of artwork from mood pieces to final polished illustrations.
-Strong understanding of how concept art translates to in-game assets.
-Passion for VR and a strong attention to detail required.
-Games industry experience

Advantageous Skills:
-Familiarity with the Unreal engine a big plus.
-Knowledge of Max or Maya.
-Familiarity with the EVE: Online universe and/or strong interest in science fiction. ​


About CCP
CCP was founded in 1997 in Reykjavik, Iceland. With the launch of EVE Online in May 2003, CCP established itself as one of the most innovative companies in interactive entertainment, winning numerous awards and receiving critical acclaim worldwide. Since then, CCP has dedicated itself to the development of cutting edge games. CCP is founded on the principle of pushing the envelope and breaking new ground on all levels. Nowhere is this more evident than in our pioneering work in virtual reality, which we think will play an increasingly important role in gaming, and beyond, in the years to come. At CCP we see games as virtual realities. They are about creating experiences unattainable in any other form of media. A virtual reality is about true human interaction and true human emotions in a living and evolving world.
CCP encourages respect, dialog, interaction and cooperation between its employees and players on a deeper level than is common at other game companies. Through this, CCP improves the quality of its products and creates an inspiring and challenging environment for talent to thrive.
Home to the EVE: Valkyrie Development team, Newcastle is known affectionately to its locals as “The Toon” and is steeped in 2000 years of rich history
The industrial roots of the city lie in heavy industry and ship building. Today the city is largely recognized as a major business and cultural center, and the region as a whole has developed into a major hub for games development in the UK.
The city and surrounding areas boast some of the most inspirational and iconic architecture in the North East, such as The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, The Millennium Bridge, The Angel of the North and the Sage Gateshead, which plays host to the GameHorizon Conference. The eclectic mix of both historical and modern landmarks and architecture in this vibrant cosmopolitan city, mean that visitors will always find something to see or do.
CCP is dedicated to create and maintain a culture of equality.

Contact Details:
CCP Games - Newcastle
Tel: +44 (0)191 500 8770
Contact: Marina Jónsdóttir

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