LEAD CONCEPT ARTIST

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. Reporting to the Art Director we are looking for an exceptionally talented Lead Concept Artist who is ready for the challenge of leading our Concept team to produce world class concept work that supports the vision and creation of our next AAA title.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ultimately, lead the concept team to produce world class results.
  • Work closely with our Art Director to create a fresh and solid creative vision for the project.
  • Meet strict production deadlines/goals, and be malleable and have clear strategies for times of change, due to the nature of gaming schedules.
  • Conduct regular reviews and manage the Concept team to excellence.
    • Manage the Concept team backlogs, bugs and risks in an effective manner, to ensure smooth running of the department.
    • Oversee, advise and drive the team to ensure high quality results and efficient working practices.
  • Be a role-model for all members of the Concept team by setting an example and emphasizing project & company goals and providing regular feedback on performance.
  • Be a mentor for junior members of the team.
  • Build and maintain close working relations with the Art Leads and general Art department.
  • Create industry leading concepts that creatively and technically raise the project’s visual bar.
  • Be comfortable communicating across teams and departments.
  • Self-regulate your workload while completing ad-hoc requests & investigating any issues that arise.
  • Be proactive and work together to maintain world class quality across the board.
  • Continue to develop the skills of yourself and those around you to maintain a world class quality.

Technical Requirements

  • Excellent illustration skills and deep understanding of human / creature anatomy, colour theory, values, form, shape language and silhouette.
  • Superior eye for light, value, composition, colour, staging, architecture and detail in environmental design.
  • Excellent knowledge of Photoshop and other painting packages, ability and willing to learn new tools and techniques.
  • Experience with 3D software packages a plus.
  • Understanding of 3d creation tools and workflow especially within a game environment.

Skill Requirements

  • Visualize complex environments through the use of basic components.
  • Design original concepts that fit within the project style guide.
  • Maintain a high level of quality art, while providing a variety of ideas.
  • Provide in depth research, reference material, and develop conceptual ideas.
  • Collaborates effectively with department leads during review sessions which results in the finest artistic look possible.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Extremely creative in bringing ideas and inspiring the team.
  • Ability to work within deadlines and good time management.
  • Ability to drive a concept project and to be proactive in maintaining a creative momentum.
  • Passionate in creating and playing games.
  • Storyboarding skills.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 130+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab