Senior Concept 3D Developer/ Artist

Raleigh, North Carolina | Freelance | Job ID #62434 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client, a Mobile game company, is seeking a Concept 3D developer/artist to join them.
This role will be responsible for creating original and imaginative concept art for characters, environments, and other game assets.


  • Help define the mood and tone of new environments by creating beautiful and engaging concepts
  • Create readable character, environment, and prop concepts that translate well into 3D art assets
  • Help create visual targets, style guides and creative briefs for internal and external developers
  • Help with all visual aspects of bringing a game to market, including assisting in the creation of marketing materials (screenshots, touch-ups, banners, video trailers, icon creation, etc.)
  • Take high-level feedback from the Art Director and other creative leads and turn into positive results
  • Maintain excellent communication internally and externally with our development partners (as needed)
  • Implement tasks as requested by the art team to streamline and support production
  • Track and update the progress of day-to-day tasks using designated tracking tools
  • Communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders to confirm task direction and consistency of own work


  • Bachelor’s degree in art, design, or related field
  • 7 years of video game art experience, mobile preferred
  • Experience leading creative projects
  • Highly proficient with Photoshop or similar software. Skills using Illustrator and After Effects preferred
  • Solid traditional art skills with a deep understanding of composition, color theory, lighting, mood, anatomy, and perspective
  • Proficiency in life drawing as well as a strong imagination and a willingness to push the envelope, to innovate within the parameters of the game’s world
  • Excellent illustration skills, with the ability to produce art styles ranging from game art to realistic renderings
  • Online portfolio and/or demo reel that demonstrates the ability to succeed in this role
  • A passion for video games and mobile gaming in particular
  • Knowledge of production methodologies and tools, including JIRA and digital asset management processes
  • Experience with 3D software (Autodesk Maya, 3DSMax, etc.)
  • Experience with video editing/creation software (Adobe Premiere, Adobe Final Cut, After Effects, etc.)
  • Experience with Unity Game Engine

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.


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