Senior Character Concept Artist

Art London, United Kingdom


Description

About Splash Damage

At Splash Damage, we’re dedicated to crafting team-based multiplayer games that ignite friendships as much as they do healthy competition and teamwork.

Our teams celebrated the launch of Gears Tactics earlier this year, and we’re currently developing Outcasters for Stadia along with several unannounced titles.

As an UnrealEngine focused studio, we're excited to be transitioning our teams to the latest in UE5 technology and we're looking for skilled and passionate developers to help us drive this.

We're advocates for work-life balance and offer a comprehensive benefits package focused on the well-being of our staff and their families.

We believe that teams create the best work when they have a range of perspectives and experiences to draw from. Therefore we're committed to increasing diversity across our studio, fostering an inclusive environment to ensure everyone's voices are heard.

Due to the on-going COVID-19 outbreak, we're all currently working from home. We’re still looking to welcome new team members, who'll join us remotely until we return to the studio 


The Role

With our fantastic AAA Projects forever pushing our studio's growth, Splash Damage is seeking a new Senior Character Concept Artist to come and join the SD Family.

Working closely alongside both our Art Directors and Lead Artists you will bring creative passion, vision, and inspiration to help drive the quality of our current and upcoming titles.


Responsibilities

Collaborating with the projects developers, you will be called upon to create an awesome line of characters with mechanical sci-fi designs. From initial speed sketches, through to product-defining visuals – developing imaginative visual solutions for the various aesthetic, technical, design & narrative considerations in a timely fashion.

Splash Damage as studio is hugely invested in the ongoing development of our staff, as part of these initiatives, you will help lead, mentor & develop the skills of junior members of the concept team.


Essential Skills and Experience

Having shipped multiple titles, you are well embedded within the video games industry, with a thorough understanding of the games development pipeline.

You have experience in design & illustration and a strong understanding of Art fundamentals such as colour theory, composition, shape language, lighting, form + function, perspective and a burning passion for excellence & the video games medium!

You are fluent in Photoshop & possess a strong capacity to learn new tools.


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of industrial, sci-fi and mechanical design principles and their application to fictional characters, vehicles, machines, weapons etc
  • The ability to match and define a variety of art styles with minimal supervision from management staff
  • Strong anatomical knowledge Character design; unique and interesting characters in a range of styles
  • Architectural knowledge – strong understanding of the layout, proportions & construction of a range of building types, both realistic and imaginary.
  • Experienced in 3D packages
  • Strong traditional artistic skills

Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.