Concept Artist - NOC 52120

by Digital Extremes

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 17, 2024
Digital Extremes

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION 

 

The Concept Artist (NOC 52120) will be required to dream big and then execute with strong fundamental based abilities to present their artistic vision. The incumbent will create both clear and concise production concept art for characters, the world and the other assets for Digital Extremes’ games. The incumbent will possess exceptional communication skills in written, visual and verbal forms, and excellent knowledge of the video game industry.  Strong ability to take constructive criticism while selling your ideas is critical. Giving direction will be as important as taking it and you must be able to drive implementation of your ideas. We need a team player who values the best ideas regardless of where they come from to create a clear picture of how they fit in the larger vision of the game. An ideal candidate will also be able to provide examples of your design work and communication skills. 

 

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT 

 

Permanent and full time (40 hours per week). 

 

LANGUAGE OF WORK 

 

English.  

 

LOCATION OF WORK

 

250 York Street, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6A 6K2 Canada. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

 
  • Create original and imaginative concept art for characters, the world and other assets that will inspire the team and help set the tone, look and feel of the games. 

  • Effectively collaborate with other artists to create the architectural design, character design and broader environment design of the games. 

  • Work closely with the Art Director, Creative Director and Game Designer to take creative direction as well as reinforce the execution of the game’s visual design. 

  • Contribute innovative and original ideas toward all aspects of the game’s production and development. 

  • Deliver work on time and according to schedule. 

  • Develop creative solutions to achieve the objectives of promotional artwork using limited resources and sometimes unfinished in-game assets. 

  • Actively participate in the feedback loop, accepting feedback from, and providing feedback within the marketing team. 

  • Multitask effectively, prioritize competing demands, and following through on details. 

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.  

 

REQUIREMENTS 

 
  • Minimum three years game industry experience in a Concept Artist level capacity. 

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual arts or a related discipline.  

  • A portfolio that demonstrates strong artistic sensibilities and the ability for a range of styles, including human anatomy, perspective, life drawing, lighting, composition, colour theory, atmosphere, material and textures. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Excellent teamwork skills. 

  • Proven ability to document and communicate design ideas. 

  • Excellent knowledge of the video game industry. 

  • Be a driven individual who has a proven track record of delivering projects on time. 

  • Experience in working with photoshop, Zbrush and/or Blender. 

 

WAGE 

 

The wage range for the Concept Artist position is between CAD $65,000 and CAD $80,000 per year, based on work experience and qualifications.

 

BENEFITS 

 

Digital Extremes provide a competitive benefits package, including the following: 

 
  • Extended healthcare. 

  • Two weeks of paid vacation per year. 

  • Discretionary profit-sharing bonus, based on meeting the company’s financial targets. 

  • RRSP matching plan.  

 

ABOUT DIGITAL EXTREMES 

 

Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes Ltd. ranks as one of the world’s top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creative of Epic Games’ multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Section®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. 

 

The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 50 million registered players on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.      

 

For more information about Digital Extremes, visit www.digitalextremes.com. To sign up for Warframe, visit www.warframe.com.    

 

WHY WORK AT DIGITAL EXTREMES 

 

Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing clients is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team! 

The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include: 

 
  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities 

  • Excellent benefits and paid time off 

  • Matching RRSP plan 

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Virtual access to Dialogue, our mental wellness and healthcare services app

  • Professional development and career support 

  • Work-life balance fitness subsidies 

  • Be part of “Giving Back” through a multitude of fundraising venues at Digital Extremes 

  • Virtual events such as team building exercises, Game night, Live band performances, Adult and separate children’s holiday and summer parties for global teams! 

 

JOIN US 

 

Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people disabilities. Accommodation are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted. 

 

HOW TO APPLY 

 

Please click “Apply Now” below to begin the application process. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

 

Digital Extremes Ltd. 

250 York Street, Suite 100

London, Ontario N6A 6K2 Canada 

Tel: 519-657-4260

Fax: 519-471-9972

Email: careers@digitalextremes.com 

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