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Concept Artist – Character Contract

 

Come award-winning  God of War development team!  Santa Monica Studio is looking for an experienced Senior Character Concept artist to help develop genre defining visuals delivered only on PlayStation.  Come help us design a rich cast of characters and creatures steeped in story, mythology, mixed with strong historical detail and influences.

Principle Duties

  • Work with the Art Directors and Leads to create a high quality characters, gods, creatures, and props.
  • Must be able to create character designs that are both visually strong while also supporting the gameplay and narrative needs.
  • Possess the knowledge of design process through the creation of thumbnail, sketches, painting, model sheets, and production paintings.
  • Is able to participate in meetings, brainstorming ideas, pitching concepts, and responding to feedback.
  • Is comfortable receiving critiques and working under tight deadlines.

Required Knowledge/Skills

  • Understands the fundamentals of character design and demonstrate a strong sense of anatomy (human and animal), silhouette, costume design, and visual story telling.
  • Expert in the use of Photoshop/Painter as well as traditional painting and rendering techniques.
  • Has experience taking designs from initial inception through to their final execution.
  • Capable of working in an established art style.
  • Strong communication skills and excels at working in a highly collaborative team atmosphere.

Qualifications

  • Must have 2+ years of experience.
  • Bachelor degree of equivalent training or skill set
  • Art test may be required.

Preferred Experience/Education

  • 2+ years of game art production with credit on shipped AAA title.
  • An advanced degree or professional certification requiring formal training (i.e. MBA, MFA, MA, MS)

 

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