Concept Artist Job Description

Concept Artist Job Description

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Concept artist provides high level management and oversight in the development of art pipelines (2D and 3D).

Concept Artist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective concept artist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included concept artist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide quick, thumbnail concept for exploration as needed
Iterate on game assets with production artists via paint overs, studies, and group critiques
Creation of dynamic concept artwork that illustrates various stories and scripts
Ensures work is completed according to specification outlined by the Director
Implement changes and incorporate feedback from the Art Director
Provide creative inspiration to support the Director's artistic vision
Implement changes and incorporate feedback from the Studio Art Director
Establish a clear collaborative working relationship with the partner including processes for idea generation, rapid prototyping, feedback collection, and asset delivery
Immerse with the licensor – learn the culture, brand, people and process to be able to represent their interests to EA
Be EA’s game champion’ onsite with the licensor, acting as the key point of contact to drive engagement and to answer all game, process, and creative questions

Concept Artist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Concept Artist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the concept artist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Art, Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Design, Producing, Animation, Painting, Fine Art, Game Art

Skills for Concept Artist

Desired skills for concept artist include:

Photoshop
3D software
Image composition
Composition
Perspective and colour theory
Form
Use of detail and visual story telling
Video game industry and awareness of typical video game development processes
Relevant 2D and 3D software
Data management software

Desired experience for concept artist includes:

A demonstrable background in traditional art and art history is preferred
The candidate must have an expert level understanding of Color theory, Perspective, and Anatomy, firm grasp on dramatic lighting for games/film
UI work
Create concepts for various projects as assigned
A minimum of 5 years’ experience creating concept artwork for animation, film, or videogames
Environment designs that explore a wide range of styles and explore specific moods

Concept Artist Examples

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Concept Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a concept artist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for concept artist
  • Collaborate with artists, designers, and engineers to create concepts that not only take technology and mobile design requirements into consideration but help to advance them
  • Create a wide variety of concept designs ranging from characters, environments, props, UI, effects, logos, and even storyboarding
  • Create production quality finished assets for internal and external promotion marketing
  • Help create and maintain art style guides
  • Create beautiful and stunning 3D production ready assets for our mobile platform
  • Expert with landscape and environment concepts, strong realistic art is a must
  • Work closely with the Art Director and Production Artists to create a cast of highly believable characters and immersive game environments
  • Create a wide variety of additional concepts including creature design, hard surface props, and vehicles
  • Design original concepts that fit within the project style guide
  • Translate high level ideas into production-ready art packets
Qualifications for concept artist
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and iterate on artistic ideas quickly
  • Fearless ability to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the Wow style
  • Demonstrated ability to produce final illustration quality production paintings
  • At least 2 shipped titles
  • Outstanding design sensibility
  • Understanding and an interest in how and why things are constructed, from a designer’s perspective
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Concept Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of concept artist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for concept artist
  • Provide in depth research, reference material, and develop conceptual ideas
  • Create lighting schemes and color palettes that capture the tone of the world
  • Create storyboards and dynamic keyframes that illustrate the story and/or gameplay
  • Ability to create photorealistic work
  • Establish the style of the project and be a reference for all elements of art production (Environment, Character, UI )
  • Must be willing to complete an art test if required to do so
  • Create detailed illustrative renditions of well-known TV/film characters
  • Concept an array of environmental assets, structures, and characters designed to read well on mobile devices
  • Create presentation and marketing materials
  • Estimate, monitor and update task status
Qualifications for concept artist
  • Strong understanding of asset creation from start to finish
  • Very strong traditional illustration skills in a variety of media excellent drawing skills
  • A strong ability to think in 3D
  • Environment and component ideation and design
  • Strong fundamental skills including good use of line, light, shadow and color
  • Storytelling and concept development
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Concept Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of concept artist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for concept artist
  • Mentor associate concept artists
  • Uses advanced functions of several archive and management tools or masters one specific tool usable in a project
  • Suggests improvements and finds solutions on several tools used on the project
  • Conceptualize and design game environments
  • Conceptualize and design UI
  • Support the Art Director and Creative director the overall vision for the game
  • A better understanding of games development and how concept art positions fit within teams and support games
  • Create a wide variety of concepts including hard surface vehicles, buildings and props
  • Ability to create both realistic and stylized work
  • Producing quick sketch ideas and iterations to inform on intent as briefed
Qualifications for concept artist
  • Ability to work within specific styles, including a style set by another artist or art director
  • Comfortable giving and receiving critiques
  • 4+ years of concept experience
  • Experience providing feedback to outsourced vendor artists is a plus
  • Artistic knowledge
  • Collaboration/Team player
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Concept Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a concept artist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for concept artist
  • Ability to take various photographed elements and combine them with painted elements into a key concept frame
  • Ability to take a rough design through to a fully realized rendered image
  • Provide in depth research, reference material, and develop conceptual idea
  • Create character concepts including character sheets, movement studies and detailed breakouts for equipment and weapons
  • Collaborate closely with the Art Leadership to produce quality designs that define and expand the look of the product
  • Craft concept art for use by Production Artists to create their game content
  • Storyboard and illustrate various concepts, scripts and scenarios
  • Generate thumbnails, sketches, model sheets and production paintings within deadline
  • Assemble research and reference material that supports idea generation and problem solving
  • Ensure that concept art is consistent with defined visual style for the product
Qualifications for concept artist
  • Act with seniority in behavior
  • Coach peers
  • Ability to create concepts from scratch and create color studies
  • Very strong traditional illustration skills in a variety of media excellent drawing skills, matte painting experience is a plus
  • Strong understanding of modern pop culture trends within the entertainment industry with an ability to successfully apply to concept art and product style
  • Diligence with individual and team tasks
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Concept Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a concept artist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for concept artist
  • Create additional illustrated concepts for marketing needs
  • Solve visual problems in collaboration with the broader team including other artists, developers and designers to ensure concepts are as effective and informed as possible
  • Prioritizing and managing the team’s day-to-day tasks to ensure that deliverables are completed on time and to specifications through stand-ups and synchronization meetings to communicate vision and needs with other teams
  • You will generate detailed concept drawings and designs for architectural natural (organic) level objects to be built by 3D artists
  • Creates a wide variety of concepts including stylized characters, props, backgrounds, architecture, and environments
  • Responsible for Creating New or Translating video game concept art assets into promotional material, licensed toy assets, licensed apparel
  • Designs original concepts while following specific style guides and direction from the Art Director
  • Partners with concept team to create balanced solutions to all related technical and aesthetic issues
  • Maintains a standard of art by providing a wide variety of different and viable solutions
  • Provide research and conceptual development ideas independently
Qualifications for concept artist
  • Ability to assemble research and reference material that will be influential to clients and the design team
  • Demonstrated understanding and creation of photo realistic work
  • Expert knowledge of concept design for mobile, NextGen, and web games
  • Must be able to handle all facets of concept design and be able to work collaboratively with the team to develop functional designs
  • Must have strong background in traditional art deep understanding of concepting for a production team developing in a 3D environment
  • Must be able to quickly match existing art styles to maintain a cohesive look help develop ideas to further existing styles and create new ones

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