2K’s newest AAA development studio, 31st Union, is excited to launch its Spanish expansion! We are a diverse group of developers driven by a passion for our art, united by our core values and inspired by a culture of inclusivity to build amazing games that thrill players everywhere. We pursue growth and innovation in an environment of safety and trust. Our culture is built on the belief that the more varied voices in our collective will strengthen our team and our games. We are looking for our next teammate who will raise our bar and make us better.
We are looking for a Lead Concept Artist to join our Valencia studio who will help raise the quality of our game and drive and mentor the growth of the art team. We love games that play well and look great; together we will set the stage for a rich and stunning world filled with diverse characters and environments.
As a Lead Concept Artist, you will have a significant role in shaping the visual direction for the project.
Prioritize, plan, organize, and execute on conceptual art department’s output
You will be collaborating directly with the Art Director, Art Leads, Designers, and key stakeholders to set the look and feel for our game.
Identify and implement best practices, workflows and pipelines that pushes the quality bar for concept art
Concept, iterate, and produce visual assets for all stages of character and environment development, from pre-viz sketches and detailed renderings to polished marketing materials
Partner with Production and Art Leadership and contribute to high-level execution plans
Develop great looking concepts with artistic sensibilities that also balance game design, narrative, and technical boundaries
Other responsibilities will include weapons, vehicles, character props, storyboarding, branding and much more.
Work with the Art Department to establish and craft clear style guides that speak to the Art Direction and provide clear instructional guides for the art team to use as resources
Mentor and help fellow artists grow artistically and professionally
8 years of experience with relevant game studio or freelance work with proven management skills
Ability to direct others and provide constructive feedback to internal staff and external partners, based on art direction and creative needs.
Ability to create well thought out designs with the right style that translates well into 3D models
Excellent eye for anatomy, clothing, materials, architecture, natural landscapes, hard surface and technology, color, lighting, composition, and overall design skills.
Good understanding of game engine requirements, especially on lighting
Awareness of current trends in visual communication and how best to adapt those trends into an interactive game experience
Online portfolio is a must. Please include development sketches and markups in addition to more refined, polished, and fully realized designs
Able to work and communicate in English
Must be EU Citizen
Passion for games!
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Experience working in a collaborative development environment
Ability to leverage 3D applications like Maya, Modo, ZBrush and Blender
AAA Game Development experience
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