Concept Artist- Hard Surface Specialist - Cambridge, UK - Games

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Job Title Concept Artist- Hard Surface Specialist - Cambridge, UK - Games
Job Category Art / Animation
Job Description OPM’s client are seeking a Concept Artist to join their team. They have a name for making beautiful games in diverse genres and art styles. You will be working on their most recognised game well known for being one of the most ambitious space adventures to date.

You will take an idea from rough sketches through to final 2d concept while at all times working with the vision holders. The specialism in vehicles and weaponry means the design must not only look good but make functional sense as a machine.

The final concept will perfectly describe the new hardware to the art team tasked with authoring the final ingame asset. With this in mind we expect to have some experience in 3d software, ideally Maya, and use that as part of the concept process to communicate the idea and ensure smooth transition from final concept to in-game model.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
  • Mastery of Photoshop and digital painting techniques tailored for hard surface concept
  • Extensive industry experience in games, film or TV.
  • Great understanding of proportion, scale, perspective, lighting and colour
  • Strong grasp of real-world machinery, weapon function engineering; the kind of knowledge which makes your designs feel authentic
  • Experience with 3d software of some kind which can prove indispensable for blockout stages
  • Degree in relevant traditional art skill, i.e. illustration, fine art etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support the art director and concept lead in developing the hardware concept
  • Be comfortable creating superb public facing, high-end digital concept art, that not only sets the target for the game but also evangelizes the game to an expectant audience
  • Have exceptional and proven experience in vehicular or hardware concept, hardware product design
  • Communicate visual ideas within the team quickly, through well-honed drawn skills, both digitally and in traditional media.

DESIRED:
  • Contemporary mechanical, vehicle or product design training
  • Concept art skills outside of hard-surface
  • Keen interest in games development. It would be useful if you could match your aspiration for the concept to the requirements of the game
  • Ability to convey realistic surfaces including the narrative of a vehicle through targeted wear and damage.
Salary DOE
Location Cambridge
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 01/02/2018
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