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We have a fantastic opportunity for a well-rounded and experienced Environment Concept Artist, to work on an exciting new project within our Total war franchise. This role is based at our studio in Horsham, West Sussex.

We are looking for a talented Senior Environment Concept Artist to join our team and deliver high quality concept art for the latest Total War title in development. You will have the opportunity to improve your skillset alongside some of the best creatives in the industry and shape the visuals of the gameplay world.

Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.

This role can be offered on a hybrid basis. This role cannot offer fully remote working. Further details can be discussed during the recruitment process.

Key Responsibilities

You will be tasked with creating high-quality concept art based on a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter, with a primary focus on environments. We are passionate about visual storytelling and rich worldbuilding and are seeking artists who craft concepts that are authentic to the subject matter while pushing the quality of the visuals. You will be working in collaboration with the Art Director and actively engaging with the wider Art Department. Creating high quality, performant visuals in line with art direction for the project. As part of this role, you will be expected to attend reviews, share feedback, and iterate on concepts when needed. On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Design and develop concepts for a variety of environments, architectural styles, and environmental props

  • Collaborate with the Art Department and Lead Concept Artist.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Essential

  • Highly effective time management, ability to prioritise and maintain work schedule

  • Self-sufficient, pro-active, and confident in sharing ideas

  • Ability to solve creative problems through innovative design, balancing form and function, shape language and consistent visual identity

  • An understanding of complimentary tools and pipelines

  • Artistic skills, including rendering, painting, and the ability to efficiently produce a variety of concepts that push the visuals in line with the Art Direction

  • A strong grasp of colour, light, composition, anatomy, perspective, and depth

  • Knowledge of:

    • 3D Environment Art Pipeline

    • Environment Design

Desirable

  • Understanding of architectural design

  • Some experience using 3D software such as Blender, 3DsMax, Z-Brush or Maya.

Note: Applications for this role must include a portfolio (or link to a portfolio). Applications that do not have this information will not be considered.

About Creative Assembly

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our craft-led studio as we push boundaries, creating deep and detailed experiences that last. Our teams are diverse from across the world, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life. We are united through our shared values of Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust and we win awards for our culture and our people-centric approach, having won a Best Place to Work Award for six consecutive years. We invest in our people, the studio, and our projects. We are a company that’s secure and safe – you don’t need to worry about job security at CA.

Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.

We’ll give you the creative freedom, tools, support, and development to achieve your potential.

Our studios are based in Horsham, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria, including several bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture facility.

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:

  • Flexible working: hybrid, fully remote for eligible roles and in-studio working

  • Work from Anywhere for a temporary period each year (restrictions apply such as VISAs)

  • Enhanced holiday allowance, maternity and paternity breaks, flexibility with our core hours, and no-notice holidays

  • Bespoke relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialists

  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening

  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, and all UK Bank holidays

  • Annual discretionary studio bonus

  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others

  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance

  • Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group

  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme with free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site

  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library

  • Free breakfast in the studio every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen

  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme and onsite confidential sessions

  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy

  • Discounts for home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers, and many local businesses including estate agents

  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer Festival, Christmas Party plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have Cinema days and wrap parties for game releases

  • Studio community activities such as life drawing, creative writing, Pilates, Walking Challenges, Couch to 5k, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more.

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

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