Senior Concept Artist (Open to Remote)

Activision
Novato California 94949 United States of America
18 days ago
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Job Title:

Senior Concept Artist (Open to Remote)

Requisition ID:

R010481

Job Description:

Toys for Bob, a collaborative team of stellar individuals that have inspired love, joy, and laughter through epic AAA entertainment for more than 30 years, is open to remote work! Our passion for developing award-winning games with diverse genres includes the Crash Bandicoot®, Call of Duty®, Overwatch®, Spyro®, Skylanders®, and Tony Hawk® franchises. We are constantly evolving and support our growing employees to be as innovative as they can be. Toys for Bob’s experienced developers are looking for creative individuals ready to take on exciting and new projects. Join us!

Toys for Bob is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, visit us at www.toysforbob.com and @ToysForBob on Twitter.

Your Mission

As a Senior Concept Artist, you will work closely with the Lead Concept Artist and collaborate with Art Directors and the art and design staff to establish visual style and solutions that improve gameplay and support the narrative.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Build environment and prop designs for various production stages which may include loose sketches, high-level paintings, and gameplay paint-overs
  • Turn around quick ideation sketches
  • Build photo-realistic environment concepts using photo bashing as well as painting techniques
  • Research subject matter and play the game to ensure an authentic and well-informed experience

Player Profile

  • Ability to paint environments in a realistic style
  • A solid foundation in traditional art, color theory, and composition with a deep understanding of perspective and realistic lighting is important
  • Character design experience and understanding of anatomy are a plus
  • Expertise in Photoshop or equivalent painting software with knowledge of 3d applications like Maya, and Zbrush a plus
  • Self-motivated and contribute your own ideas
  • Ability to take direction and feedback from the team and work collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and proactive problem-solving
  • Dedication to advancing your craft and eager to learn new techniques and software
  • Understand the concept art pipeline from the conceptualization stage to the final rendered image
  • 3+ years of experience crafting high-quality 2D art, and concepts, with at least 1 shipped AAA PC or console title
  • Understand the limitations of the game development pipeline

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty ®, World of Warcraft® , Overwatch ®, Diablo ®, Candy Crush ™ and Bubble Witch ™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovative worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment . We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional, and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Toys for Bob is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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