Concept Artist

ZeniMax Online Studios @ Hunt Valley, MD, US
Art

Overview

As a concept artist your role is to rapidly develop attractive, creative, functional, and descriptive concept design pieces that support the production teams and their creation of game assets. This includes utilizing thumbnail sketches, rough drawings, tight line art, and fully rendered designs with supporting call outs and orthographic views when required. Working on style, concise design work with attention to detail, effective verbal and visual communication, and the ability to work within production guidelines and directives/restrictions is required. Quick and accurate response to Art Director and Lead feedback is critical.

A concept artist should be able to work in many different design areas including props, environments, creatures, and characters. A professional attitude is a must have, especially in relation to task assignments, design challenges, and revisions. Must be willing to work as an active team member, participate professionally in critiques, and be able to cooperatively work with other departments of the development team (Design and Content).

Qualifications

  • Excellent fine art skills (sketch work and/or 3D concept work)
  • Experience with 3D Studio Max and Photoshop
  • Zbrush experience a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, or 3D Design a plus
  • MMO experience a plus

Responsibilities

  • Quickly develop full color concept renderings that support the production team
  • Communicate ideas with small quick sketches
  • Character and Creature design
  • Architecture design, Terrain/Biome Design
  • Prop and Weapon Design
  • Work with the entire development team in an energetic and creative environment

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

Don't see your desired position listed? Apply under "General Application" instead!

Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.