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Intrepid Studios is looking for an experienced Senior Concept Artist with a passion for rich, fantastical worlds to join our team of talented developers and help bring the expansive MMO, Ashes of Creation, to life. If you are a self-driven, passionate artist who is looking for a highly collaborative and creative environment, then this position is for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Lead Concept Artist and other invested creatives to define the look and feel of the game and ensure the visual target is met or exceeded

  • Create unique and inspired concept designs that range from blue sky worldbuilding and mood to the nitty-gritty details

  • Propose compelling and exciting ideas built on thorough research and exploration

  • Based on input from Art and Design leadership, create a broad scope of concepts for characters, environments, props, events, and any other needs or find a focus within your distinct specialty

  • Actively participate in technical and aesthetic problem-solving discussions

  • Complete quality work under established and agreed-upon deadlines

  • Assist your Lead in guiding and mentoring the less experienced artists toward success

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the game world, its inhabitants, and any limitations set forth by the team

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years experience creating concept art for video games and/or film

  • Expert level proficiency with Photoshop or equivalent 2D software

  • Demonstrated ability to create high-quality work in a realistic/high fantasy style

  • Ability to quickly iterate on an idea, as well as take an asset to a final, illustrated state

  • Working knowledge of architectural design, human and animal anatomy, functional design, and historical/regional aesthetics

  • Strong understanding of traditional art fundamentals including composition, perspective, color theory, lighting, proportion, and surface properties

  • Strong visual design instincts and ability to create concepts that support and enhance the vision of the art direction

  • Self-motivated and driven with excellent communication skills

  • The ability to work well within a highly collaborative team of passionate developers

  • Receptive to art direction and critiques from project leadership and team members

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • A portfolio that shows experience working within fantasy themes and visual stylings

  • Experience with 3D packages such as Blender, Zbrush, 3DCoat, or equivalent

  • Foundation in traditional arts including painting, sculpture, figure drawing, illustration

  • Experience in other disciplines such as storyboarding, UI design, 3D modeling or sculpting, or illustration.

  • Strong technical ability and willingness to learn new tools, techniques, and workflows

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume and cover letter

  • Portfolio that demonstrates skill in environment, character, creature, vehicle, weapon, and/or prop concept development

  • An art test may be required

About Us:

Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We’ve set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We’ve brought on board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stays together.

All posted positions are full-time with generous medical benefit options covered 100% by the employer for employees and dependents plus paid vacation & sick days, and 401k with matching. Please note that while positions are currently remote due to the COVID-19 situation, they are expected to be on-site at our San Diego studio when regular office practices resume.

This position is Full-Time, Exempt and based out of our San Diego Office.

We're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Intrepid Studios will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Applicants of all ages, identities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Intrepid Studios will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

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