AAA Game Concept Artist

Santa Monica, CA, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

Our client in Santa Monica has an immediate need for a contract Senior Concept Artist to create inspirational artwork which helps define our artistic vision. Qualified applicants need extensive artistic expertise and imagination to explore iterations and produce final creative designs. We're looking for a passionate, talented, and driven artist, who enjoys collaborating with others to create immersive experiences. You are versatile, have strong development and production-sense, and the expertise to inspire and mentor others to do their best work.

As an experienced Concept Artist will work directly with the art and design team and other key stakeholders across disciplines to deliver the following:


  • Own and autonomously produce inspiring creative designs from inception through delivery of final illustrations
  • Work with Art leads to define visual style guides and creative briefs to aid other artists
  • Collaborate with key Art and Design stakeholders to create inspirational artwork to define artistic vision and support game design
  • Apply strong traditional artistic skills with an expertise in composition, rendering, anatomy, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment, architectural, character, and graphic design
  • Provide mentorship, art feedback and training to less-experienced concept artists
  • Demonstrate a willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment

PLEASE NOTE: This requires being in the pacific time zone

Skills & Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 6+ years of conceptual experience in designing, developing, and shipping major game systems in a published game or entertainment with market or critical acclaim
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Maya or other 3D software
  • High level of expertise in Photoshop/Painter or equivalent software
  • Exceptional portfolio that exhibits artistic style and design sensibility


  • Experience in game development or broader entertainment
  • Experience in world-building and environments
  • Leadership and Management experience
  • Advanced modeling and 3D rendering
  • Traditional painting and rendering techniques
  • Ability to storyboard or concept motion design
  • Excellent communication, time-management, and organizational skills
  • Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive


  • Examples of personal and professional artwork
  • Examples of understanding of the work flow of concept to creation

How to Apply

Please send portfolios/reels to Shawn at Aquent:

About the Company

Aquent offers a broad range of staffing services to help global companies add technical expertise to their marketing and creative departments, increase the bandwidth of their in-house teams, and achieve higher quality creative work. To learn more about Aquent's full range of services please visit