Concept Artist

Art Department London, United Kingdom


Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic


The Concept Artist creates Concept art for visual effects in feature films. Works as part of a team of artists executing CG and traditional artwork, helping create artwork that adheres to a specific design or “look” of a show.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Creation of dynamic artwork that illustrates various stories and scripts
  • Ensures work is done according to specifications outlined by the Director/Key Creatives of a show
  • Implements any changes and incorporates feedback from Art Directors into artwork
  • Actively participates in dailies and transmissions

Key Peers or Relationships:

  • Art/Sr. Art Directors, Creative Director, Art Dept. Production Manager

Job Requirements

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or proven experience as a Concept Artist in the Entertainment Industry including Visual Effects or Games
  • Experience or knowledge of cinematic techniques, language and shot composition (advantage)
  • Demo reel and/or portfolio required

Required Skills / Competencies:

  • Developed “eye” and strong aesthetic
  • Demonstrated understanding and creation of photo real work
  • Experience creating some or all of the following: environments, hard surface, and creature design, matte paintings, shot elements, storyboards (advantage)
  • Ability to work closely with Art Department leadership and within a production environment
  • Ability to work under pressure while implementing changes based on input from multiple sources

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in design software required (Photoshop, Painter, Sketch-   up, Modo, etc, z-brush)
  • Ability to assemble research and reference material that will be influential to clients and design team


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