Senior Concept Artist

Funcom
Lisboa, Portugal
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

From critically acclaimed The Longest Journey to the very first sci-fi MMO Anarchy Online, to the brutal trials of Conan Exiles, our 28-year history has set our players uniquely up for a journey to the harsh world of Dune, where the continual battle for survival and spice will bring a challenge that is Legendary.

The Funcom team consists of over 250 people located in 5 studios - Norway, the US, Portugal, Sweden, a newly opened Romania studio - plus an additional UI/UX hub in the UK. As part of Funcom’s ongoing growth, and completing a successful turnaround, Funcom is now backed by Tencent, the largest online gaming company in the world!

Funcom ZPX is looking for an enthusiastic, talented and versatile Senior Concept Artist who is motivated to combine the art of concept and illustration and join our concept artist team in Lisbon, working on Conan Exiles as well as a new open-world multiplayer game using the DUNE IP from Legendary Entertainment.

The Concept Artist at Funcom ZPX is responsible for working with the Art Director & Producer on the visual development of a new unannounced game/project within the studio.  The Concept Artist will provide the team with creative illustrations as well as production artwork, including; character designs, environment and object exploration, paint overs, storyboards, color and lighting compositions.

Skills & Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Art Director and Producer to develop concept artwork that defines the overall look and art style for the game.
  • Assist with the creation of the style guide for the visual direction and language to be used throughout the project.
  • Create concept designs and art direction materials for each project.
  • Work within different stylistic boundaries set by the Producer and Art Director.
  • Design a wide range of original concepts and subject matter, including; characters, vehicles, monsters, interior and exterior environments, weapons, objects.
  • Create Lighting, composition and mood, color studies, as well as storyboards.
  • Create promotional and marketing art.
  • Collaborate with other team members in order to develop the visual direction for game.
  • Additional duties include assisting with content creation for game development and assisting with quality control of all products

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of professional concept production.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Expert in Photoshop or Painter.
  • Experience in a game studio working on high-quality titles with a realistic aesthetic.
  • Must have excellent 2D Art skills and traditional technical knowledge

Pluses:

  • 3D modelling skills on 3DS Max, Maya or other software.
  • 3D sculpting skills on ZBrush or other software.
  • Video game concept and key art production knowledge.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Please apply in English here.

Remember to attach your resume and cover letter.


About the Company

Funcom ZPX is a full-range development studio situated in Lisbon, the sunny capital of Portugal, in an area with famous cafés and sights near the river. The Lisbon team consists of roughly 45 people from more than 10 nationalities. 

This is what successful Funcom employees have in common:

  • They identify with, and embrace our company values
  • They contribute to a positive multi-cultural work environment
  • They have good written and oral communication skills in English  
  • They have a passion for games and your profession  
  • They are able to work independently and to be self-directing

Funcom ZPX offers challenging and interesting work, flexible schedules, relocation assistance, health insurance, meal allowance, gym discounts, social events and a long list of other benefits. Even more: working at Funcom means being part of a family, with skilled and professional colleagues that share a passion for games.