Concept Artist

New Orleans, LA
Design

High Voltage Software seeks a Concept Artist.

In this role you, will work directly with the design department to create and quickly iterate on clean, purposeful shapes that look amazing. You should have a combination of strong creative/visual aesthetics, excellent design skills, and a clear rendering style in designing both characters and environments. You should be able to demonstrate that you can think outside the box and translate an awesome gameplay experience into an awesome visual experience.

Responsibilities

Creating characters, enemies, and environments based on direction from the project Art Director and input from the game design team

Create concept art based on written or verbal descriptions

Create both quick thumbnail drawings and finished pieces of art

Gather reference and research

Based on visual style from the Art Director, collaborate to on the visual style and ensure our designs are of our quality bar

Help High Voltage push the visual envelope by creating stunning and inspiring characters

Create and iterate unique and stunning designs within a determined production schedule

Create alternate skin designs

Qualifications

Links to portfolio (required)

Resume (required)

Experience designing slick, detailed, modern, forward-looking characters

A mind for technical function and aesthetic pursuit with an ability to balance creativity with function

Ability to work within gameplay design restraints (environment scale, character abilities, prototype function, etc.) and translate those restrictions into visuals that enhance the experience

Experience creating mechanical designs

Ability to prototype in 3D, work directly with the 3D artists, and basic knowledge of 3D software

Strong traditional drawing skills and knowledge of the human anatomy

Strong understanding of color theory and how color affects mood & focal points

Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills

Experience with the Unreal Engine

Ability to work well within a team

Excellent time management and organizational skills

Must be able to take critique and art direction

Passion for video games

If you’d like to be part of building a visually stunning game and this sounds like a challenge for which you’ve been looking, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your resume with a portfolio and we'll be in touch soon.

High Voltage Software has been the leading independent game development studio in the Midwest for 25 years. Our tenure in the games industry has rewarded us with an impeccable pedigree of over 95 shipped titles. Our company is a dedicated team focused on delivering the best products in our industry. At High Voltage Software, we give our team members the opportunity to have an impact on our games as well as provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. Ambition and creativity are not just encouraged, they're expected.

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