Concept Artist

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - North America

Job Title Concept Artist
Job Category 2D / Concept / Texture Artist
Job Description Role  

We are seeking Concept Artists to work with our talented team, with employees based in NYC & Montreal (and some fully remote), working on our new Action-RPG title. The right candidate for this position will work with the Art Director to establish an iconic, stylized look for the next generation of consoles and PC. You will share our passion for thinking differently about how games can look and feel and possess exceptional ability to communicate new ideas. You will be instrumental in defining a cohesive look over a wide range of natural and urban environments, props, and characters with a flexibility of working in multiple art styles.  

Responsibilities 
  • Work with the Art Director to define a style that captures classic 2d animation aesthetics.
  • Develop and demonstrate ideas from storyboards and pre-viz to polished marketing materials.
  • Reinforce storytelling and narrative through mood paintings, architectural, prop, and character concepts.
  • Assist with paintovers of in game assets to guide 3d artists towards successful creations.
  • Partner with team leads on milestone / sprint planning.
  • Participate in critiquing of the project and collaborate on solutions to feedback.

  Qualifications 
  • At least two shipped AAA games, or 5 years in animation or film.
  • You must have excellent foundational skills and a strong grasp for visual design.
  • You must be adept and comfortable with drawing characters, environments, and props.
  • Able to reliably communicate and produce content in a self-disciplined remote work environment.

  Bonus Points 
  • Knowledge of modular and procedural workflows.
  • A background in 2d animation and animation production is helpful but not essential.
  • Additional experience in cinematography, lighting and VFX.
  • Highly capable in a 3d package such as Blender or Maya, or in engine experience with Unreal.
  • Texture painting onto 3d objects using software like Substance Painter or Designer.

  Benefits 
  • Competitive salary.
  • Among Industry leaders in PTO and work life balance.
  • Flexible Work-From-Home options.
  • Comprehensive family health coverage.

    About Us  

Brass Lion Entertainment is an entertainment studio focused on creating original fictional universes that center on Black, Brown, and other traditionally marginalized characters, cultures, and stories.  Brass Lion is a diverse and inclusive environment where creatives of all backgrounds can thrive and bring unique and compelling stories to market – changing the landscape in interactive spaces and beyond. We are currently hard at work on an action RPG with a dope af anime aesthetic for next gen console and PC. We are currently entirely work-from-home during COVID 19, with a mix of a remote and co-located team structure planned when it’s safe to do so. We are headquartered in NYC and Montréal. We’re building a world class team, so even if this role isn’t for you – reach out to us! We want to hear from you.
Salary
Location Remote, North America
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 15/03/2021
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