Pocket Gems wants to build the greatest games and interactive entertainment in the world. That’s the mission our founders began with in an apartment above a pizza shop back in 2009 and we continue it today.
Pocket Gems has grown to over 250 people in San Francisco. With $155 million in backing from Sequoia Capital and Tencent, we’re constantly breaking new ground with graphically rich mobile games, fun new genres of mobile entertainment, and innovative technologies like our mobile-first Mantis Engine.
Our products have been downloaded over 325 million times by players around the world. Most recently, we’ve launched Episode, a mobile storytelling network and platform, and War Dragons, a visually stunning 3D real-time strategy game.
We’re looking for a Senior Concept Artist to join our War Dragons team! This is a hyper creative role for a Concept Artist who holds a diverse imagination that would own and embrace the soul of this core game and help take it to the next level, by taking a seed of an idea to flesh out and expand all aspects of character and creature design.
What You’ll Do:
Work closely with the Art Director and Art Manager to concept original concepts from early production to final render, while also expanding and influencing the future direction of the core game vision
Create a range of assets from characters, creatures and even environments while working closely with Game Designers, other Concept Artists and of course the Art Director to help devise the game's visual style and direction through concept
What You Bring to the Art Team:
5+ years as a professional Concept Artist
Experience as a Concept Artist for 3D games, having shipped at least 1 title from inception to release
A portfolio showcasing:
Excellent understanding anatomy, creature and character design
Excellent illustration skills, deep understanding of composition, color theory, values, form, shape language, and silhouette
Excellent collaborative and teamwork skills
Ability to deliver consistent high quality work on an established schedule and timeline
Experience in creating original and unique ideas
BFA, MFA or equivalent
Extra Gems For:
Shipped AAA PC or console titles as a Concept Artist
Passionate gamer across multiple game platforms
3D experience with Maya/Zbrush, etc. a huge plus
Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.