CHARACTER CONCEPT ARTIST*
Location: (remote) Department: Art Language: English Software: Photoshop
We are looking for a passionate artist to join our Art team! The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for strong character design and illustration; including anatomy, turnarounds, active poses, headshots, and unique clothing and prop design.
The Concept Artist role requires a high degree of communication with the Creative Director, Art Director, and the wider art team to assist in pushing the artistic vision and defining the visual direction, style, and emotional language of the Orphans story world.
Expect to conceptualize character profiles, descriptions, or design briefs and provide ambitious iterative visual interpretations for pitch, promotion, pre-production, marketing, and production stages of projects. You will generate inspirational concept and prototype art using creative ingenuity and rendering skills to a wide range of art and design challenges.
Skills and Experience:
We’re less concerned about where you studied. But we expect you’ll be able to demonstrate your skill with a solid portfolio exemplifying a wide range of concept design, illustration, and/or sequential work of subject matter including: characters, creatures, clothing, and objects (please note that we do not necessarily expect candidates to have experience in ALL of these areas, but a wide range of skills and creativity is what we’re looking for).
We’d also expect to see a strong understanding of proportion, framing and composition, color theory, lighting, and perspective for style and impact with excellent attention to detail and the ability to work on hard surface, industrial, and organic subject matter and textures within the various character designs.
We’re looking for someone with experience adapting to an existing art style and direction. The ability to rapidly iterate sketches and paintings to a consistent level of quality is essential.
Taking and implementing written/verbal direction from the Creative Director, Art Director, and/or production team within a specified deadline will be important.
We prefer people with strong communication and interpersonal skills who are able to work both in an individual and team-based manner. It’s also critical to have a strong sense of initiative, and the ability to self-manage, multi-task, prioritize, and problem solve.
Additional Desirable talents:
Demonstrable experience with content 3D creation applications (like Maya, zBrush, Cinema 4D, etc) is a plus.
Strong sequential storyboard, comic panel, and/or staging skills.
A solid understanding of animal anatomy
Good, b/c we’d like to hear from you. Simply send a link to your online portfolio to info@OrphansOfPyrah.com, include the job title in the subject line, and tell us a little about yourself. We’ll follow up with you soon.
All submissions are confidential.
*We are an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity… celebrating strengths
**Direct applicants only – No agencies nor headhunters please, we don’t want to be rude