Concept Artist (Hybrid Options)

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Posted 23 September 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameLiam Hollinshead

Job description

Black Forest Games are looking for an Environment and Character Concept Artist to work on a famous IP and all their future upcoming titles.

As a Concept Artist at Black Forest Games, you will be creating 2D concept art (characters, buildings, props, backgrounds) in line with the artistic vision of the game. This role will have frequent communication, interaction and collaboration between the Concept Art team, Lead Concept Artist, 3D and Character Art Team and Outsourcing Manager, someone used to working in a team and to communicating and iterating in a dynamic way will be well suited to this role.

Your responsibilities will include…
  • Creating 2D concept art under requirement with efficiency, including characters, environments, mood paintings, buildings, props, and vehicles
  • Assisting other teams, from Game Design to Narrative, and helping to create the game’s vision, bringing all the pieces together
  • Understanding and adapting to possible technical constraints when creating concepts so that the translation between concept and final assets is as straightforward as possible
  • Creating faster and more accurate concept art for 3D in-house environment artists and outsourcers with 3D tools like Blender, 3dsmax etc
  • Communicating with outsourcing companies

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 1 or more shipped titles as a concept artist
  • 3+ years of industry experience as a concept artist
  • Highly proficient with 2D drawing and painting tools like Photoshop
  • Experience with 3D modelling tools
  • Strong fundamental skills in drawing, painting, light and colour
  • Strong knowledge of anatomy, proportions, and perspective
  • Being able to adapt to different art styles, from very realistic to stylized
  • Self-motivated, problem solver, proactive and self-sufficient
  • Good ability to communicate with others and work as part of a team
  • Proficient English skills

Bonus points if you have… 
  • Sculpting, mapping, texturing skills
  • Experience making storyboards
  • Experience with open world games
  • A shipped AAA title
  • Experience working with outsourcing companies and communicating with externals

The perks and benefits on offer include…
  • Relocation support and German language classes
  • Flexible working hours
  • Healthy Work-life balance and social events
  • Health insurance
  • Fitness area in the studio

Black Forest Games is part of the fastest growing publisher in Europe, Embracer Group, and the biggest studio of THQ Nordic Vienna. Their last release was the highly successful remake of ‘Destroy All Humans!’. Black Forest offer the stability of a successful publisher paired with creative freedom of an independent studio, with the chance to work with a great team in an open culture where your opinion and input is always welcome and considered, beyond your designated role.