Senior Concept Artist - Netherlands - AAA Games

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Amsterdam

Job Title Senior Concept Artist - Netherlands - AAA Games
Job Category Art / Animation
Job Description The Senior Concept artist helps visualize the direction of the Art Director, He drives and maintains the direction with other artist so that everyone will work towards the same goal in a more efficient manner. As a strong visualizer, the Senior Concept Artist also helps visualize every other aspect of design pertaining to the game, from Game Design intentions to Story boarding for narration and Branding for marketing.

The Senior Concept Artist maintains the high standards of the visual target through his communication skills and illustrations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides Key Illustrations to visualize the Art Directors vision, which includes Lighting.
  • Provides illustrations to internal and external contractors to aid in asset creation or design communication.
  • Provides storyboards to illustrate a narrative design.
  • Provides illustrations to aid in game design communication.
  • Leads the charge in collecting, parsing and understanding the direction of the game and visualizes it in an efficient manner to gain alignment with all key stake holders.

Helps Drive Aesthetic Quality
  • Guard standards of artistic quality and consistency by providing good illustrations that communicate design.
  • Interacts with Technical Artists and World Artists to maintain vision.
  • Understands the technical boundaries of the engine and game design to create usable visual guides to the team.
  • Pushes the boundaries of the engine and game design to help drive the ambition of the team to the next level.

Contributes to Branding
  • Helps with defining a brand with his illustrations.
  • Creates Key Illustrations for marketing use.

Contributes to Branding
  • Helps with defining a brand with his illustrations.
  • Creates Key Illustrations for marketing use.

SKILLS:

As a Senior Concept Artist, this role is a critical bridge between all teams. Concept art's main purpose is to create a quick concept drawing of an idea to help push the vision forward.

Drawing from a deep set of experiences, the concept artist also needs to have a deep understanding of the vision of the game to provide good communication drawings. The drawings will be aligned with the vision.
  • Extensive games industry art experience
  • Shipped AAA titles as a Senior/ Lead Concept artist or an Assistant Art Director
  • Strong grasp of two or more domains (ie 3D Art, 2D Art, Technical Art, Lighting, Animation).
  • Experience developing large-scale / open-world / sandbox games.
  • Experience in a leadership role.
  • Solid grasp of popular games and art direction in gaming generally.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of trends in art production methodologies and tools.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written English.

DESIRED
  • Experience in recruiting and growing new teams and projects.
  • Confident in researching new art technology and techniques.
  • Experience in (creating and/or configuring) rigging, lighting, shading, texturing.
  • Proficiency in documentation and communication.
  • Familiarity cooperating with outsourcing partners.
  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent formal qualification) in a relevant field.
  • Working knowledge of Atlassian software development and collaboration tools.
  • Experience working in diverse, multinational teams.
  • Practical experience using a variety of modern game engines and tools.
  • Experience creating, commissioning and critiquing concept art.
  • Interest in open-world games.
  • Fluency in Dutch and Korean language
Salary DOE
Location Amsterdam
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 21/02/2019
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