Cloud Chamber

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Senior Concept Artist - Characters

About the job

Cloud Chamber is looking for an imaginative and collaborative Senior Concept Artist to work closely with our Character Art Team to create compelling, stylized visual content. With creative guidance from the Art Director, you will provide the visual target for the team that enables them to bring BioShock characters to life. You are a talented artist with traditional drawing and painting skills who can work effortlessly within a digital world. To be successful in this role you should have a desire to collaborate, iterate, share your ideas, inspire your fellow artists, and tackle challenging assignments head on.

Job Details

  • Create stylized, diverse, 2D character concept art.
  • Create compelling character designs to inspire the team and carry the story across.
  • Produce detailed & accurate orthographic drawings for the Character Modelers.
  • Create detailed concepts & storyboards to bring player powers to the next level.
  • Work with Design & Combat teams to storyboard AI moves & attack patterns.
  • Provide feedback and paintovers for the Character Modelers.
  • Create marketing art and assets as needed.
  • Maintain the values of Cloud Chamber.
  • Stay up to date with technology and industry trends to continually drive innovation.
  • Foster a positive, proactive, and agile work environment that encourages innovation and collaboration.

Skills, Experience And Qualifications

  • Degree in Fine Art and/or Digital Art, or related work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in games.
  • Previous experience creating 2D character concept art for AAA games, proficiency in 3D character concept design is a plus.
  • Ability to cohesively collaborate within team environments.
  • Ability to quickly iterate on ideas visually.
  • Ability to take direction well and iterate on given feedback.
  • Self-motivated toward solving creative problems.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to take initiative to communicate, coordinate, and negotiate between different disciplines with kindness and respect.
  • Excellent organizational and written communication skills.
  • Work ethic focused on dynamism and collaboration.
  • Analytical and strategic thinker with communication skills to express clearly and concisely with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Highly detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and able to embrace change for a fast-growing organization.
  • Uncompromising ethics and unwavering integrity.
  • Champion of high standards, pushing for progress, embracing change, and challenging the status quo.

** Updated portfolio demonstrating high quality drawings and painting proficiency required at the time of application **

We are Cloud Chamber: a collaborative team of inspired minds who create games together. We strive to make unique, entertaining, and thoughtful game experiences that engage the world.We believe in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of our thinking. Our focus on open communication and overall well-being allows each of us to strive for excellence in our work, and happiness in our lives.We’re currently making the next BioShock. Our love for this iconic franchise is what brought us together. The thrill and responsibility of creating the next iteration of such a beloved game is what keeps us going.

If all of this sounds as exciting to you as it is to us we’d love to meet you. Join us in creating worlds that move people.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never use instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews. When emailing prospective employees we only use accounts.This is a fully remote role that may be based anywhere in the United States. Below are the expected salary and wage ranges for applicants based in locations where the pay transparency law is in effect:Colorado: $70,000 and $130,000 per yearCalifornia: $90,000 and $140,000 per yearNew York State (inclusive of New York City): $90,000 and $140,000 per yearWashington: $70,000 and $130,000 per yearBase pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards and eligibility to participate in our 401(K) plan, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees will also receive 14 paid holidays per calendar year, are eligible to earn a minimum of 15 days of vacation leave per year (subject to proration based on start date during the calendar year) and will receive 10 sick days per calendar year. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, 4 including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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