Senior Concept Artist

343 Industries
Redmond, WA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

343 Industries is dedicated to making world class sci-fi entertainment experiences in a beloved and legendary universe. As part of Microsoft Studios, we are a team of dedicated artists, engineers, designers, animators, producers, storytellers and dreamers from every walk of life, focused around the shared vision of making the most compelling and beautiful worlds in the industry. Located in Redmond in the beautiful and inspirational Pacific Northwest, we’re focused on excellence, innovation and fun. www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/343

The 343 Industries First person shooter team is looking for a sharp eye and a deft hand to help breathe a fresh vision into a new Halo experience. Teamwork, innovation, and unbridled passion are characteristics we look for in all of our artists.    If you love learning while growing artistically and are looking for an exciting, high profile project to challenge you, this is where you need to be.     The Senior Concept Artist is central in establishing the overall vision of the universe, working with the Art Director and Concept Lead to create imagery that will communicate the visual experience, excite the team, and help blueprint all the aspects of the game for content authoring. Bring your world class understanding of composition and color, a strong ability to render exciting industrial design, and a firm grasp of the practical aspects of content creation. 

Skills & Requirements

Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Art Director and Lead Concept Artist to define the look of the project, from global broad stroke vision and mood to its specific, individual pieces.
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the game universe and the constraints of the technology.
  • Be proactive about seeking feedback and communication with the Art Director, Concept Lead and other relevant departments.    
  • Assist the Art Director, Leads and other Concept Artists in providing studio feedback during the course of production.
  • Constructively participate in regular team meetings.
  • Mentor less-experienced concept artists.

Minimum requirements

  • Five years concept art experience in games or film

Knowledge, experience and skills

  • Strong ability to convey design through a wide spectrum of work including: environments, vehicles, props, weapons.
  • Extensive science fiction experience.    
  • Great tridimensional sense, able to translate designs and create multiple views of the same object or character.    
  • Have a creative workflow that permits iteration and idea brainstorming in a fast way.
  • Adaptability to work fast on brainstorming tasks and the drive to deliver more time consuming finished pieces.    
  • An outstanding grasp of human anatomy, animal anatomy, Industrial, and Architectural design coupled with strong traditional art fundamentals.
  • Exceptional mastery of either Photoshop or Painter.
  • BA/BS or MS Degree with an emphasis on Art, or equivalent experience.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.

About the Company

343 Industries has a single mission: Build incredible Halo experiences. 343 Industries is part of Microsoft Studios, and the steward of the Halo universe. We build the stories, the worlds, and the gameplay that make Halo such an iconic and innovative franchise.

Halo is one of the largest entertainment properties in the world. With over 65 million games sold, New York Times best-selling novels, action figures, apparel and much, much more, this multi-billion dollar franchise has revolutionized console gaming and established a rich and expansive universe for its devoted fans. This is your chance to contribute your passion and vision to one of the most exciting intellectual properties and on one of the most talented teams in the industry.