Sr Concept Artist

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Art and Animation
San Francisco CA
Impulse Gear
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Impulse Gear is a leading VR Game Studio in San Francisco CA.  We released our first VR Game called Farpoint in May of 2017 which has been well received by Core Gamers worldwide.  Founded in 2013, our studio is comprised of exceptional game development talent from both the AAA and Mobile Game industry.  Our core team has over 40 years of game development experience working on some of the largest and most successful titles in our industry’s history.   We are looking for game developers who want to solve unique and interesting challenges, and want to have the ability to make a significant impact on future titles we are developing.  We value fast iteration and people who take initiative and love to learn!

 Here is a link to our story trailer for Farpoint -

Lead Concept Art / Look Development Artist

If you're interested in taking first person shooters to the next level Impulse Gear is looking for you!  Impulse Gear is looking for a Senior Concept Artist to help us develop our IP and create immersive game worlds for Virtual Reality!  Daily tasks would include developing unique aesthetics for our world's, critiquing and working side by side with 2D/3D artists, creating promotional artwork, and creating artwork for pitch decks.  The ideal candidate will have previous success as a senior/lead concept artist or art director, outstanding communication skills, a strong sense of anatomy, color theory, design, and a passion for Virtual Reality.


    • A minimum of 5 years of industry experience as a senior/lead concept artist or art director.
    • Experience working directly with other artists, both 2D and 3D.  Must be comfortable critiquing artists work, and presenting concise verbal/visual feedback.
    • Excellent visual and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to quickly establish 'mood pieces' and sketches for quick visual pitches.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Experience creating high resolution art that can be used for promotional purposes.
    • Must be comfortable brainstorming and collaborating with the team.
    • Passion for Virtual Reality / Gaming

    • Pluses:
    • Experience / Interest in UI design and/or implementation.
    • Experience working with a small team.
    • Interest in contributing in areas that are not your primary field of focus.
    • Experience using 2D/3D content creation tools such as Unreal Engine, Substance Painter, Modeling Packages, etc.
    • This is an exciting opportunity to push Virtual Reality gaming into the future.  Come help us to imagine new and exciting visual themes to fuel exciting new experiences for gamers!


    • Collaborate with content designers and creatives to create unique aesthetics that are well suited for Virtual Reality.
    • Imagine new worlds for our upcoming title(s); including creation of factions, weapon, hero characters, and environmental zones.
    • Establish best practices and visual keys to share with other artists.
    • Create detailed model sheets for production artists to use when creating key in-game assets.
    • Review and critique 2D/3D artists work to ensure that we retain a consistent style throughout our games.

Impulse Gear is a leading VR game development studio, solving unique problems and bringing new creative ideas to our industry.  We offer competitive compensation packages, with stock options, along with top end health coverage and other benefits.  We are located in the heart of San Francisco, close to BART and many restaurants.  We have a fun collaborative team, and are committed to ensuring our employees success. 

Impulse Gear is committed to an inclusive and diverse employee base, and is an equal opportunity employer.

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