Lead Concept Artist

Posted 01 September 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Art
Contact NameMaddie Munro

Job description

Nottingham based AAA developer Dambuster Studios are working with us to locate a Lead Concept Artist.

As Lead Concept Artist, you’ll collaborate with the Art Director and other Art Leads and lead your team in the creation of concept art for characters, environments, and props.

Dambuster Studios have a successful heritage going back over 20 years as creators of the TimeSplitters series alongside Second Sight, Haze, Homefront: The Revolution, and Dead Island 2. They’ve fostered a collaborative working environment where everyone in the studio has a voice; and is fully supported by their values of Passion, Quality and Teamwork, which underpin all that the studio achieves.

Dambuster place great emphasis on operational transparency, a well-defined management structure and they embrace diversity and recognise individual contributions, all with the goal of allowing their team to thrive.

Your responsibilities…
  • Follow and maintain the art vision and style set out by the Art Director
  • Inspire the concept art team and driving the concept art and technology forward
  • With the Art Director, perform regular appraisals, reviews, and objective setting for the concept team
  • Assist with recruitment and selection of staff for the team
  • Liaise with external service providers
  • Assist in creating briefs and providing feedback for outsourced artwork
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • One or more shipped titles in a Lead position
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop and other digital art tools
  • Excellent drawing and conceptualisation skills with an ability to adapt to established styles and generate character, environment, and prop focused concept art
  • Proven ability to generate a visual solution to a complex brief, whilst adhering closely to the art pillars of the project
  • Solid knowledge of fundamental illustration skills including composition, perspective, lighting, and colour theory
  • In-depth anatomical and architectural knowledge
  • Adaptable and versatile: a can-do attitude
  • People management and project planning experience
A portfolio is required for this role and should demonstrate...
  • High quality, realistic styled examples of concept art images for human based characters, environments, and props
  • High quality, realistic styled examples of production focused illustrations that convey the key aspects of form, function, and material to allow an artist to translate them into game assets
Perks and benefits include...
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Funded learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working
  • Quarterly company funded team building events
  • Gym membership scheme
  • Free financial advice
  • Employee referral bonus scheme
  • Employee led Diversity Council and Wellbeing Committee
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Studio events and parties
  • Peer nominated monthly award