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Deep Silver Volition has been creating wildly original and successful video games for over 25 years, including the fan-favorite Saints Row series. Our studio has prospered by making fun, innovative games no one else can make, while focusing on work-life balance and fostering a culture of collaboration, continuous growth, and learning.  

We're looking for a talented and creative Senior Environment Concept Artist to help define the look of our future titles. You will be working in a collaborative environment of artists, designers, and programmers and will have the opportunity to contribute to the projects well beyond the bounds of great-looking concept art.

This is a remote-friendly role. We’re a hybrid work environment, headquartered in Champaign, IL but with employees working permanently remotely across the U.S. (We’re currently unable to hire in CA & NY, unfortunately.)

What you’ll do as Senior Environment Concept Artist at Deep Silver Volition: 

  • Inspire the team by exploring and defining the setting, tone and mood of the game through richly detailed and inspiring concept art.

  • Curate references, develop mood-boards, and illustrate original concepts for hyper-realistic environments from visual and written briefs.

  • Create concept art as exemplars that develop a vision and set the standard for future concepts by other artists.

  • Provide timely & detailed feedback for the concept art team and outsourcing vendors.

  • Help the Art Director develop and organize the environment art style guide.

  • Proactively engage with leadership and peers across departments to align on high-level priorities and maintain strong lines of communication.

  • Focus on the big picture: understand when details matter, and when broad strokes are more important. 

What we’re looking for: 

  • 5+ years' experience in the game industry working in AAA game development as a Concept Artist.

  • An outstanding portfolio that showcases your artistic ability and imagination

  • Excellent foundational art skills with a strong grasp of composition, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment, architectural, and graphic design.

  • Ability to iterate quickly via thumbnails/sketches/roughs, and to take a concept all the way to a rendered color final as needed.

  • Extensive experience in 2D content creation tools

  • Strong communication skills, with a thoughtful collaboration style.

  • Ability to work with a library of assets to build visually interesting new Concepts from existing assets.

  • A keen eye for developing a visual mood as it relates to storytelling.

Pluses: 

  • Familiarity with procedural content authoring tools (Substance Designer, World Machine, Houdini) 

  • Basic 3D art skills

  • Basic level design knowledge 

Sample Work Required: 

  • Candidate must submit an online portfolio to be considered 

Some of our benefits:

  • Subsidized medical/dental/vision insurance

  • Company-paid life, short-term, & long-term disability insurance

  • Generous paid time off (including parental leave and an annual company shutdown between Christmas & New Year's)

  • 401k with company contribution

  • Annual learning & development budget + access to GDC Vault + LinkedIn Learning

  • Paid subscriptions to Headspace, Doordash, Sworkit, and other wellness apps

At Deep Silver Volition we believe in fostering an open, collaborative, and diverse environment, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will consider all qualified applicants without paying attention to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or military status.