Concept Artist (Mobile Games), Allen, TX

Boss Fight Entertainment
Allen, TX, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Concept Artist

Boss Fight Entertainment seeks a Concept Artist to join our industry leading team. Candidates need a strong demonstrated background in illustration. Sr. Concept Artist will work with the Art Director(s) to concept highly creative and visually compelling characters, environments and marketing support.  Experience in Motion Graphics, Flash/UI Game implementation, and general 3D knowledge are also welcome. Passion for games is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Illustrate a wide range of highly creative character and environment concepts for in-game use
  • Assemble reference materials to support the concept designs
  • Assist Art Director in maintaining visual style for characters and environments
  • Produce art ranging from rough thumbnails to clean line work to print quality images in multiple styles
  • Collaborate with other departments to concept strong in-game assets

Skills & Requirements

Required Skills: 

  • Solid background in traditional arts, sketching and/or illustration
  • Environment concept capabilities as well as character designs
  • Strong illustration skills with an ability to work in multiple styles
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite
  • Enjoys working in a highly collaborative, quickly evolving team environment
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and be self-directed
  • Positive attitude and ability to receive and provide objective and constructive feedback
  • Work within or establish different types of style, including styles set by other artists or art directors
  • Have expertise in illustrating characters, props, vehicles, and environmental pieces in different settings
  • Provide initial ideas rapidly with rough illustrations and thumbnails, quickly moving through the ideation process
  • Strong grasp of color theory, line, light and shadow and how these influence mood and focal points
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • Ability to balance technical function, aesthetics, and creativity
  • Ability to develop within game design constraints and turn those restraints into exciting visuals that improve the experience
  • Strong understanding of content creation from start to finish. Creating concept images, spec sheets and call outs for content artists, level artists, and animators to build from
  • Ability to create clean orthographic drawings to be used a modeling guide for in-game asset creation when needed
  • Takes initiative to solve problems
  • Genuinely enjoys working with others
  • Ability to hit tight schedules as required

Pluses

  • Experience creating UI/UX animation and FX
  • Proficiency in AfterEffects or toolsets that reinforce pre-vis
  • 2 years or more of game development experience with one or more shipped titles
  • 3D modeling and/or animation skills
  • Experience as a vector artist in graphic design or user interface design
  • Dedicated gamer
  • Passion for myth/fantasy
  • Intimate familiarity with RTS or Strategy style games
  • Shipped a game as an art department manager or art lead
  • Experience working with outsource vendors
  • Experience working with outsource vendors
  • Unity experience

How to Apply

Apply Via our website 

http://bossfightentertainment.com/careers/

Portfolio Requirements:

Resume

Cover letter that includes:  why are you interested in working for us, and what games are you currently playing?

  • Character and Environment designs demonstrating an ability to infuse personality and emotion into designs
  • Demonstrate a variety of character types
  • Clean isometric drawings to be used as modeling guides for creation of production assets
  • Completed polished illustrations demonstrating an ability to render subject matter in an environment

About the Company

Boss Fight Entertainment is an independent game development studio based in McKinney, Texas. Founded in 2013, Boss Fight’s veteran team has produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for mobile, social, PC, and consoles. These titles include the Age of Empires, Rise of Nations, and Halo Wars franchises, as well as the free-to-play mega-hits CastleVille and FrontierVille. Most recently, Boss Fight’s team developed the hit mobile game Dungeon Boss. Boss Fight’s continuing mission is to bring simple, beautiful and fun game experiences to our players wherever they want to play.