Concept Artist (CONTRACT)

Retro Studios
Austin, TX, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

** This is a CONTRACT position


  • Collaborate with the Art Director to establish visual direction for the game. 
  • Adopt a broad range of styles from realistic to highly stylized based on Art Direction goals for a given project.
  • Create concept art for characters, environments, and props.
  • Create storyboards, background illustrations, and promotional artwork
  • Collaborate with Artists and Designers to creatively solve problems.
  • Assist Art Director and Art Leads by providing feedback and guidance to Artists
  • Design visually cohesive fictional worlds and characters
  • Perform research as necessary to support visual development
  • Provide and receive feedback professionally
  • Mentor less senior team members

*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.

Skills & Requirements


  • Excellent 2D drawing skills with a strong grasp of composition, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment and architecture
  • Mastery of fundamental artistic principles
  • Online portfolio with high-quality examples of character and environment concept art
  • Experience executing a wide range of artistic styles
  • Demonstrated ability to develop visual representations of abstract ideas
  • 3D art skills, including modeling, sculpting, material creation and lighting is a big plus
  • Good communicator, self-motivated, driven to grow professionally
  • Has five or more years' industry experience as a concept artist, including at least one complete product cycle
  • Undergraduate degree in art-related subject, completion of an intensive art training program, or equivalent experience

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Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd.  Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms.  Retro Studios is in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life.  Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.