Full Time Job

Concept Outsource Lead

Epic Games

Cary, NC 06-26-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for an experienced Concept Outsourcing Lead to support and supervise creative content provided by outsource partners. Reporting to the individual art lead(s) and working with the Outsource Manager, the Concept Outsourcing Lead will provide front-line creative feedback for work submitted for Epic review. Though the role will be mainly supervisory, the individual should be an experienced concept artist, having worked in game studio pipelines before, and have a solid hands-on art background. The ideal candidate would be a talented concept artist who is able to communicate with outsource partners, including documenting existing pipelines, collecting or creating quality bar and technical example assets, collecting photo reference, creating mood boards, creating paint overs, and finally collaborating with other teams at Epic to ensure that concept art is of the highest quality and adequately supports the needs of those teams and the project.

In this role, you will
• Work closely with the individual Epic Art Leads, Outsource Manager(s), and artists on the team to support external vendors.
• Collect or generate detailed documentation, video reference, and examples of art asset production, procedures, and engine requirements to support the external vendors.
• If required, make any needed fixes to keep assets consistent and technically game ready as they're handed off from the outsource partner.
• Clearly communicate feedback to the outsource partner, and ensure those creative notes and goals are met. Inform leadership in the event that isn't happening.
• Communicate and partner with internal Epic art staff to ensure that outsource concept art is clear and respects limitations from other disciplines.
• When required, some amount of hands-on art production to deliver concepts for the project, ensuring they are familiar and capable working alongside other Epic artists.

What we're looking for
• Worked on at least one AAA game in a Senior Concept Artist role.
• Portfolio that demonstrates a range of styles, creativity and craftsmanship.
• Effective communicator, collaborator, and problem solver able to coordinate between internal and external teams and deliver clear and concise feedback.
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to accurately estimate tasks and maintain schedules.
• Understanding of other game art disciplines, their workflows and limitations (animation, character, environment, VFX).
• Experienced working within a team and a high pressure production environment.
• - A PLUS - Fluency in a language other than English, including Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, or Russian.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw0j1p-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.