Concept Artist - Unannounced MMO

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Region:
UK
Area:
South East UK
City:
Cambridge
Posted:
29-Jun-17
Company:
Jagex
Job Ref:
Concept Artist - Unannounced MMO

Concept Artist - Unannounced MMO

Department 

RuneScape

Contract 

Full-time

Location 

UK-Cambridge

Salary 

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More information about this job

Overview

Jagex Games Studio looking for a talented and passionate Concept Artist to join the tribe to work on a new, unannounced MMO.

This is a great opportunity for a Concept Artist looking for a varied and challenging role within a tight-knit team in which they would be working closely with our Lead Artist and Lead Designer in order to help shape the vision of the game.

Team fit is an essential part of the hiring process for this role. Putting the team first, and being highly self-motivated, imaginative, and actively contributing to a respectful, productive and rewarding team culture is what we look for.

In return you’ll receive a competitive salary, options for a sponsored gym membership, private health care, flexible working, cycle repair, free parking and fresh fruit delivered to your team every day.
We also have a full bean style coffee machine that provides hot drinks available throughout the day.

 

Expect to be invited to team events once a quarter as well as company-wide parties to celebrate our successes.

 

The successful applicant will be able to enjoy our newly refurbished office which includes contemporary break out areas, gaming zones, high tech meeting rooms, a huge Atrium with tiered seating and our very own private bar!

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Creating concept art for characters, environments, objects to various levels of finish and time constraints.
Creating illustrations for key frames, box art and other marketing purposes.
Iterate on ideas using quick sketches and thumbnails.
Speed paintings of composition, mood.
Environment design - Ability to create inspirational environments in an array of styles, always with close attention to composition, lighting and perspective.
Architecture – Strong understanding of the layout and special proportions a range of buildings, both realistic and imaginary. A good knowledge of architectural styles would be advantageous.
Character design – Creative, unique and interesting characters in a range of styles.
Work with the Lead Artist and Art Team to create and maintain high quality visual designs.
Collaborate with the design team to solve problems where art and design meet.

 

Essential Requirements:

Experience working as concept artist in the games industry.
Fluent with Photoshop, and a high capacity to learn new tools.
Strong art background in traditional art skills. Good sense of light, form, tone, palette.
Strong sense of design and composition and a good eye for detail and scale.
Rapid sketching and storyboarding skills.
Anatomical knowledge.
Architectural knowledge.
Good communication ability to receive and provide clear feedback.
Ability to work under tight deadlines.
Passion for game development.

Desirable Qualities:

A good knowledge of the fantasy genre.
Experience using 3d programs, such as Maya.
Experience of game engines, such as Unity.
Experience of playing MMOs.

 

Corporate Responsibilities:
To behave at all times in a professional manner, maintaining a positive and conscientious work ethic whilst also demonstrating initiative and determination to get the job done.
To work effectively with colleagues both within the immediate team and across the company whenever necessary.
To demonstrate a willingness to adapt to the evolving environment of the company, teams and work requirements.

Contact Details:
Jagex
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Contact: The Recruitment Team
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