Full Time Job

Lead Concept Artist

Epic Games

Cary, NC 04-05-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Art at Epic

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.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic.

What you'll do

Epic is looking for a talented Lead Concept Artist to help us continue to shape the future of Fortnite. As Lead Concept Artist you will work with the development teams to create memorable environments along with unique and compelling characters that exude personality and style. You will use your artistic expertise in color, composition, shape, and visual design to help push our iconic visual style. Your craft expertise in both character and environment design will provide the inspiration which will continue to push the boundaries of what Fornite means to our players.

In this role, you will
• Collaborate closely with the Art Directors and core development team to drive and visualize many different types of content across the Fortnite universe
• Inspire, mentor, and manage a team of Concept Artists and outsourcing vendors
• Provide timely & detailed feedback for the concept art team and outsourcing vendors
• Coordinate with other art, design, and production teams to help accomplish the goals of the product

What we're looking for
• Worked on at least one AAA game in a Lead Concept Artist role
• Portfolio that demonstrates a range of styles, creativity and craftsmanship
• Effective leader, collaborator, and problem solver able to coordinate with internal and external teams
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to accurately estimate tasks and maintain schedules
• Strong communication skills and understanding of various art disciplines (animation, character, environment, VFX)
• Excellent traditional artistic skills with a strong grasp of composition, anatomy, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment, architectural, character, costume and graphic design
• 7 + years experience in the game industry working in AAA game development
• You're user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do.

About Us

Epic Games spans across 12 countries with 32 studios and 1,800+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we've been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic's award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent. ​
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.