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Lead Concept Artist

Raleigh, NC
Permanent | Job ID #71103 | $100,000 - $130,000 yearly | Posted 2 months ago

Onward PLAY needs a full-time, direct hire Lead Concept Artist for a hot game studio client working on a live-service game. 

You’ll join the Art team to work closely together with the Art Director and Art Leads to build and maintain qualitative goals and artistic consistency for concept art while defining project style and tone.  

To learn more about this Lead Concept Artist opportunity, apply now and chat with a recruiter today! 

As a Lead Concept Artist you’ll: 

  • Work closely with the project Art Director to develop a style and provide consistent quality across all areas for the project 
  • Collaborate with other Art Leads and Producers to coordinate Concept Art resources, establishing schedules and priorities 
  • Lead, mentor, and motivate concept artists as they develop and polish their work throughout the art pipeline 
  • Review completed work, ensuring its aligned with the artistic direction and 3D requirements 
  • Produce high-quality concept art, with the ability to deliver consistent quality across all areas of environments, lighting, characters, vehicles, props and more 
  • Carry out key department responsibilities that include hiring, training, appraising performance and resolving issues 
  • Build and maintain partner and client relationships, trust and communication 

Skills & Experience Needed:  

  • Minimum 5 years commercial production experience in a Concept Art role 
  • Prior leadership experience 
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 and production management tools 
  • Experience working with outsourcing partners and freelancers across different locations  
  • Mastery of 2D art fundamentals: anatomy, composition, lighting, materials, color use, etc. 
  • Expert-level proficiency with Photoshop, Z-Brush, Maya and/or other 2D & 3D software packages 
  • Excellent communication, organization, mentorship, time management and interpersonal skills  
  • Bachelor/Undergraduate degree or equivalent 
  • Keen interest in playing games and game development beyond art 

To learn more about this Lead Concept Artist opportunity, apply now and chat with a recruiter today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $100,000 - $130,000 yearly



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