Contract Associate Concept Artist

Art Austin, Texas


Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? Certain Affinity is an exclusive, independent Austin developer comprised of a tightly-knit group of experienced, no-nonsense veterans committed to solid work/life balance. We’re best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own.

Certain Affinity is seeking a Contract Associate Concept Artist. In this role, you'll be working on creating game worlds, characters, weapons, and gear, and much more. This is an amazing opportunity to get hands-on working experience on AAA first- and third-person shooters under the guidance of one of the best developers in the business.


  • Work closely with the Concept Art team to create a cast of characters and immersive game environments
  • Create a wide variety of additional concepts including creature design, hard surface props, and vehicles
  • Design original concepts that fit within the project style guide
  • Translate high-level ideas into production-ready art packets
  • Maintain a high level of quality art, while providing a variety of ideas
  • Create lighting schemes and color palettes that capture the tone of the world
  • Create storyboards and dynamic keyframes that illustrate the story and/or gameplay
  • Ability to create photorealistic work


  • Recent graduate / currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Passion for creating concept art
  • Strong understanding of anatomy, form, function, and 3d perspective
  • Good proficiency with Z-Brush, Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, and/or other 3D software packages
  • A good understanding of character design, perspective, lighting, and color theory
  • Applications must include a cover to be considered
  • Authorized to work in the US

Extra Credit

  • Experience in FPS and/or 3rd person action-adventure game development
  • 3DS Max, Maya, Zbrush or similar 3d skills
  • Graphic design, iconography, layout skills

This is a non-exempt position that will be paid by a 3rd party vendor.
This role is based in the Austin, TX. 
The contractor will be responsible for housing costs and relocation if needed