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Lead Concept Artist - North-West - Multi-Platform Development

  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: DOE
  • Category: Artist
  • Posted: 27 October 2017

Location: Sheffield

Salary: £Neg

Job Type: Permanent

Projects: Multi-Platform Developer

OPM’s client is one of the UK’s most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 280 staff currently based in the North West of the UK.

Since they opened in 2003 they have had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Sony, Disney and many more.

They are now looking to grow their Concept Art team and are searching for an experienced Senior Concept Artist.

Role and Purpose

Our client is looking for a highly experienced Lead Concept Artist to join an experienced and passionate team in delivering an exciting AAA title. Focusing on driving a concept team through example this is an opportunity for those who want to leave their mark on an already established, multi-million selling franchise. This position is employed full-time and 100 % based in-house in the UK.

 Responsibilities

The role is a mixture of circa 50% hands-on art and 50% managing and driving the concept team.
Responsible for creating and iterating on ideas whilst maintaining the artistic vision of the Art Director.
Maintaining the quality and consistency of the concept department.
Ensuring that briefs are delivered to spec and on time working with production to maintain the concept schedule.

 Skills Experience and Qualifications

Able to work in multiple artistic styles.
Fast concept and iteration of ideas across all aspects of the game.
High levels of aesthetic ability, judgement and eye for detail.
Excellent composition, lighting and colour theory skills/appreciation.
Excellent communication skills.

 Portfolio:

Ideas generation and iteration.
High quality illustrative pieces.
Demonstrable talent across all concept disciplines in particular figurative and environment work.

 Desirable skills and experience:

Shipped at least one AAA title.
3d modelling and rendering.

Is this you? Then please send a portfolio demonstrating your skills with a CV or call Claire on +44 (0) 1206 214413

The salary bracket is approximate and is no guarantee of the income on offer.  Salary and benefits will be discussed with candidates at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

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