Senior Concept Artist - Barcelona, ES

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Posted 01 July 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Senior Concept Artist


Smilegate - Barcelona, ES

Smilegate Barcelona is looking for a passionate and skilled Senior Concept Artist, to join their growing team of developers. They're looking for an individual to collaborate with a team of like-minded and talented creatives to conceive of inspired characters, environments, props, and other gameplay elements. The ideal individual is someone who appreciates and thrives on the development process and has a great eye for design.

As a a Senior Concept Artist, you will...

  • Collaborate with the Art Director to establish visual direction for the game
  • Create concept art for characters, environments, and props
  • Develop storyboards, background illustrations, and promotional artwork
  • Collaborate with Artists and Designers to creatively solve problems
  • Assist the Art Director and Art Leads by providing feedback and guidance to Artists
  • Design visually cohesive fictional/realistic worlds and characters
  • Assemble reference materials to support the concept designs
  • Provide and receive feedback professionally

For this role, you will need...

  • At least one shipped AAA title
  • A web portfolio that demonstrates skill in environment, character, creature, vehicle, weapon, and props concept development
  • To be an effective researcher that understands how to successfully navigate through various databases to discover the best reference and imagery possible
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present feedback and ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • To be a self-starter, reliable, and passionate about your work; committed to your discipline and its challenges.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe Photoshop.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines with minimal supervision

Bonus points if you have...

  • Strong understanding of general 3D and game art production techniques
  • Some basic modelling experience.
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine


Aiming to create best-in-class experiences that last forever in players' memories, a team of Game Industry veterans is building a new AAA Open World game studio in Barcelona, backed by a quality-first market-leading publisher and developer.

If you are an experienced team player who loves game creation, values autonomy within a multi-national team, and would welcome the challenge of building new IPs and career-defining games - get in touch!

Just some of the benefits of working with Smilegate include...


  • Breakfast in the Office.
  • Restaurant Tickets: approximately 180 € per month 
  • 23 vacation days per year + Christmas to the new year
  • Develop your career working in a super exciting environment with a great working atmosphere, international work environment
  • Fully stocked studio kitchen (Nescafe coffee, organic fruits, snacks, and beverages).
  • 16 weeks Maternity and Paternity leave PLUS full parental flexibility
  • Beer Thursdays
  • Flexible Working Hours & Flexible Friday
  • Flexible working conditions of Work From Home
  • Private Health insurance, including dental coverage
  • Incredible office in Barcelona, 15 minutes from the beach and 1 min from Glories Mall.
  • Team Building Events
  • Relocation Package/assistance and VISA support.


For more information regarding this vacancy please contact Jordan Langley at or call +44 (0)1709 834 777 now!