Lead Concept Artist

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📅  Posted 14 days ago 📍 United States
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Job Description

Lead Concept Artist

Remote (United States)

Remote, Seattle, Washington, United States

Rec Room is the best place to build and play games together. Chat, hang out, explore MILLIONS of rooms, or build something new to share with us all! As a Lead Concept Artist, you will manage and create production artwork that will be used to communicate ideas across multiple teams with an emphasis on iteration, problem solving, and finalizing designs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and help mentor artists to expand their skill sets
  • Lead and drive projects from start to finish
  • Provide critical feedback and paintovers
  • Develop, manage, and improve production art pipelines
  • Concept visual targets, stylized character outfits, props, environments, and marketing key art
  • Maintain consistent aesthetic within the Rec Room style and technical quality across all areas of development
  • Ability to take an idea from thumbnail to finished concept
  • Strong understanding of composition fundamentals and a good eye for shape language
  • Iterate quickly with sketches, mock ups, and 2D/3D paintovers

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years of game industry experience
  • 2+ years of experience as a lead artist
  • Experience mentoring artists and supporting their growth along their desired career path
  • Successfully shipped a title utilizing Unity or equivalent 3d engine
  • Proficient in Unity with a basic understanding of Blender or equivalent 3d program
  • Strong understanding of 3D modeling best practices, limitations, and PBR workflows
  • Ability to hand paint stylized game textures in Photoshop
  • Knowledge of color theory and the ability to create balanced and appealing color palettes
  • Portfolio examples that exhibit working in a stylized low poly productiond
  • Proficient with source control
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working in fast-moving, ambiguous development environments
  • Ability to onboard and work remotely

BONUS POINTS

  • Experience shipping cross-platform 3D games (e.g., Playstation, PC, Xbox, Mobile, VR, etc.)
  • Strong background in mobile and virtual reality technologies (e.g., iOS, Android, PSVR, Steam VR, Oculus Rift, etc.)
  • Broad cross-disciplinary work experience (e.g., animation, modeling, lighting, VFX)
  • Self-sufficient in Unity and Blender
  • Strong understanding of fashion and costume design

The base pay range for this position is listed below; please note the base pay may vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Stock options and, in some cases, a sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. We also offer a full slate of benefits, including flexible vacation, medical, dental vision, life and disability coverage, long-term care insurance, FSA, commuter benefits, a 401(k) plan with company match, and a parental leave program. We also offer some not-so-standard benefits, including equipment, family, and pet care stipends.

Base Pay Range

$115,000$150,000 USD

COMPANY INFO TO KNOW:

Rec Room offers generous medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. We also support your retirement benefits with a company match. Rec Room values work-life balance by providing unlimited paid time off. Our company values are real and drive our culture. We work hard to be a safe and friendly place for people from all walks of life.

Rec Room provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.