Lead Concept Artist - Forza Team

Playground Games
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Concept Artist to join our Forza Horizon team who can help realise our game vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

As a Lead Concept Artist, you will be instrumental in guiding and leading the concept team. You will also champion the visuals and design of environments, keyframes, props and set concepts.

You will work in conjunction with the Art Director to push the concept team to new limits, to help transform ideas into inspiring concepts and production imagery. You will have a superior grasp for visual design and excellent foundation skills. You must be flexible, highly motivated and detail conscious.

Industry knowledge coupled with experience leading a concept team on published console titles is required.

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working as Lead or similar role on published AAA titles.
  • Great and inspirational management and leadership skills.
  • Superior understanding of visual design principles including colour and light.
  • Solid understanding of how ideas translate from the conceptual phase to in game content.
  • Ability to produce accurate and detailed callouts and quickly iterate on feedback.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • A passion for games.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Playground Games is part of Xbox Game Studios and one of the highest rated video game developers in the world, with two AAA studios based in Leamington Spa. 

Famed for the critically-acclaimed Forza Horizon franchise, our latest release, Forza Horizon 4, is the highest rated Xbox exclusive this generation with a 92 metacritic. In both 2017 and 2018 the studio has awarded Best Place to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz.

Our newly-established second studio is committed to bringing together some of the most experienced and talented developers from around the world to develop an unannounced open-world action RPG.