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Junior Concept Artist

Activision

Middleton, WI 03-29-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Why Raven?

Here at Raven, we pride ourselves on our unique vision for the industry that continues to inspire us after more than 30 years. We developed a team that cares about one another, our games, and our players. We treat each other with respect. We bring no egos. We focus on what is best for the game. We hire stunning peers. We own our mistakes. As we enter the next exciting chapter of our story, we are looking for people to grow with us. If you want to work with a world-class team, on exciting new projects, then apply today! We look forward to hearing from you.

Your Mission

Your mission is to provide the inspirational concept and reference art behind the immersive visuals and distinctive experiences developed for the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise. You will work alongside and train with experienced art directors and designers, learn best practices, and help drive the creative vision for game levels. This entry-level position is the perfect opportunity to develop your skills, improve your portfolio, and contribute to captivating visuals that will be enjoyed by millions of gamers across the globe. Above all, we are looking for an innovative and dedicated teammate to help tell our story.

You Will…
• Share your deep passion of concept art and the creative process.
• Research subject matter relating to objectives to ensure an authentic experience.
• Be a proactive self-starter that can execute high-level art direction.
• Work closely with your Art Director to envision and refine epic visual content for world-class player experiences.
• Proactively increase your knowledge of new tools, processes, and pipeline best practices.
• Thrive on open and welcome constructive criticism.
• Contribute creative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development.

You Bring…

Minimum Requirements:
• Solid drawing fundamentals, along with traditional painting and rendering techniques.
• Passionate and egoless attitude that welcomes feedback and criticism, and enjoys working in a collaborative, iterative, and agile process.
• Solid drawing fundamentals, along with traditional painting and rendering techniques.
• Solid artistic skills in anatomy, proportions, perspective, rendering light on form, value, composition, storytelling, and color theory regarding environments, characters, architectural forms, and graphic design.
• Strong knowledge of Photoshop.
• Good communication and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to thrive in a challenging and often ambiguous environment.
• Familiar understanding of game art with ability to clearly discuss modern trends.
• Solid portfolio demonstrating focus and commitment to concept art of realistically styled subject matter and a demonstrated proficiency in traditional art skills and digital painting; ideally demonstrating the creative process from dynamic sketching to refined renders.

Extra Points:
• Knowledge of 3D programs, 3DS Max, Maya, Modo, Sketchup, etc.
• Passion for the Call of Duty franchise.
• Possesses in-depth understanding of game engines, pipelines, and processes.
• History of playing a variety of game genres both digital and physical.

About Raven

Founded in 1990, Raven Software is the developer of numerous award-winning games including Hexen, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and most recently, a major contributor to the blockbuster Call of Duty® franchise. We are based in Middleton, Wisconsin, a suburb of Madison, annually ranked on numerous lists as one of the top places to live and work.

We each bring a unique set of experiences from dozens of cultural backgrounds.
Our shared values unify our direction and decisions, helping us touch the lives of more than a billion people each day.

About Activision

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered!

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.