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Environment Concept Artist

Division: id Software | Department: Art | Location: Richardson, US-TX, US

id Software is looking for a talented and creative Environment Concept Artist that is skilled at illustrating a wide variety of organic/landscape and  hard-surface sci-fi “tech” environments.  Ideal candidates will present previous and current work demonstrating an ability to create and refine rapidly, but with an artistic precision that can accurately and efficiently translate into the asset creation process as it relates to world building in games. The Environment Concept Artist will also be establishing the overall mood and lighting schemes for the play spaces so a strong understanding of the fundamentals of light, color, value, atmosphere, and composition will be stressed.


  • Work collaboratively with the Art Director, Lead Designer and other leads in defining the overall look, style, lighting, and atmosphere of the game
  • Create, mood paintings, production illustrations, environment concepts, etc. of a wide variety of sci-fi game play spaces and scenarios


  • 3+ years of game or film industry experience as a concept artist
  • Substantial examples of current and past work demonstrating a strong understanding shape, perspective, texture, color, lighting, and camera angles
  • Ability to work quickly through concept iterations, but also able to create refined and precise concept drawings/paintings that easily translate into buildable game assets
  • Extensive experience with appropriate and relevant 2D toolsets
  • Self-motivated, but able to take feedback and criticism and properly reflect comments in work
  • Excellent team player with very strong work ethic and a collaborative/cooperative attitude
  • An understanding of and appreciation for milestones, schedules, deadlines, and efficient game development processes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passion for games and gaming

Desired Skills and Pluses:

  • Matte painting skills a plus
  • Significant contributions to at least one AAA shipped game
  • Familiarity with id Software games, characters, brands, and universes
  • Proficiency with modeling tools (Max, Maya, LightWave, Modo or other similar) or understanding of modeling process
  • University or equivalent art-related degree

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit an application through Taleo.

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