ABOUT THE POSITION 

The Concept Artist (NOC 52120) will be required to dream big and then execute with strong fundamental based abilities to present their artistic vision. The incumbent will create both clear and concise production concept art for characters, the world and the other assets for Digital Extremes’ games. The incumbent will possess exceptional communication skills in written, visual and verbal forms, and excellent knowledge of the video game industry.  Strong ability to take constructive criticism while selling your ideas is critical. Giving direction will be as important as taking it and you must be able to drive implementation of your ideas. We need a team player who values the best ideas regardless of where they come from to create a clear picture of how they fit in the larger vision of the game. An ideal candidate will also be able to provide examples of your design work and communication skills.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT 

Permanent and full time (40 hours per week).

LANGUAGE OF WORK 

English.  

LOCATION OF WORK

250 York Street, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6A 6K2 Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Create original and imaginative concept art for characters, the world and other assets that will inspire the team and help set the tone, look and feel of the games.
  • Effectively collaborate with other artists to create the architectural design, character design and broader environment design of the games.
  • Work closely with the Art Director, Creative Director and Game Designer to take creative direction as well as reinforce the execution of the game’s visual design.
  • Contribute innovative and original ideas toward all aspects of the game’s production and development.
  • Deliver work on time and according to schedule.
  • Develop creative solutions to achieve the objectives of promotional artwork using limited resources and sometimes unfinished in-game assets.
  • Actively participate in the feedback loop, accepting feedback from, and providing feedback within the marketing team.
  • Multitask effectively, prioritize competing demands, and following through on details.
  • Support and mentor junior concept artists.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Minimum 8 years game industry experience of which 5 years has been in a Concept Artist level capacity.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual arts or a related discipline.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates strong artistic sensibilities and the ability for a range of styles, including human anatomy, perspective, life drawing, lighting, composition, colour theory, atmosphere, material and textures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent team work skills.
  • Proven ability to document and communicate design ideas.
  • Excellent knowledge of the video game industry.
  • Be a driven individual who has a proven track record of delivering projects on time.
  • Experience in working with photoshop and/or Zbrush.

WAGE 

The wage range for the Concept Artist position is between CAD $65,000 and CAD $119,000 per year, based on work experience and qualifications.

BENEFITS 

Digital Extremes provide a competitive benefits package, including the following:

  • Extended healthcare.
  • Three weeks of paid vacation per year.
  • Discretionary profit sharing bonus, based on meeting the company’s financial targets.
  • RRSP matching plan.

ABOUT DIGITAL EXTREMES

Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games' multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 75 million registered players on PC, PS4™, PS5™, Xbox One™, Xbox Series X/S™, Nintendo Switch™, and iOS™. The studio's most recently announced project is the much anticipated Soulframe®, an open-world action-fantasy MMORPG title that is currently under development.

Digital Extremes is headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, and is proud to be selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, achieving this recognition for the last ten years in a row.

For more information and exciting news related to Digital Extremes, please visit www.digitalextremes.com.

WHY WORK AT DIGITAL EXTREMES

Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing talent is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team!

The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include:

  • Competitive salary with potential bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off
  • Matching RRSP or Simple IRA 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Virtual access to Dialogue or Magellan, our mental wellness and healthcare services app
  • Professional development and career support
  • Work-life balance wellness subsidies
  • Be part of “Giving Back” through a multitude of fundraising venues at DE
  • Employee events and team building exercises

Please note, some benefits may be subject to eligibility for employees.

JOIN US

Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted.

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