Rogue Company - Concept Artist

Alpharetta, GA /
First Watch Games – Art /
Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced Concept Artist to join our Rogue Company team, and work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your energy, collaboration, and dedication.

Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new  game projects!

What our Concept Artist do:

    • Explore a wide variety of ideas for new characters and character skins.
    • Create detailed and polished final illustrations as requested.
    • Create artwork for both reference use by the Art team, and for promotional and marketing purposes.
    • Follow Art Direction to maintain visual style of the game, and create designs that stay within technical constraints.
    • Participate in critiquing your work and the work of other artists.
    • Assisting with paintovers of images of models in progress to help direct and guide modelers towards more effective product
    • Create callout pages of real world reference for materials and construction of clothing

Who we are looking for:

    • 3+ years of experience creating concept artwork for games, film or animation.
    • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional character designs.
    • Strong grasp of composition, color theory, value, form, scale, shape language, and silhouette.
    • Strong knowledge of human anatomy and proportions.
    • Knowledge of fashion clothing and military gear.
    • Experience working with realism.
    • Experience with hard surface design.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with multiple teams.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
    • Proficient with Photoshop for asset creation.
    • Comfortable receiving constructive criticism and making artistic adjustments.
    • Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to take constructive feedback.
    • A passion for creating and playing video games.

Preferred candidates have:

    • Degree or formal art education in illustration or traditional painting.
    • Experience with Unreal 4 engine. 
    • AAA game development experience.
    • Experience with 3D software packages a plus.