Senior Character Concept Artist
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.
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.
As Senior Character Concept Artist, you will work closely with the Art Director and Creative Director and be responsible for creating and maintaining high quality characters for our project.
Our ideal candidate should exhibit good mentoring and leadership capabilities: displaying high level knowledge of Mechanical Design and Anatomy with strong overall artistic abilities.
Collaborating with the projects developers, you will be called upon to create inspiring designs ranging from realistic to sci-fi. 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
- Strong 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; ability to develop unique and aspirational 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.