Contract Job

Sr Concept Artist


Los Angeles, CA 02-15-2024
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Sr Concept Artist (Environment - Contract)

Why PlayStation?

Join the award-winning team that created God of War

Santa Monica Studio is seeking an experienced Sr Environment Concept Artist for the development of a new unannounced title!

We are looking for an experienced concept artist with a focus on environments to help us visualize imaginative and unique worlds that set the bar for creativity and complexity on the PlayStation console. You would contribute to the artistic vision, working with art teams to establish the tone of the game, and bring it to life. As a member of the team passionate about environments, you must effectively collaborate with the Art Director, Game Director, and Art Leads to craft worlds that are visually spectacular and cohesive while also working with a wide range of development team members to ensure technical feasibility. Help us craft unique visuals that define our industry!

• Design environments, props, production callouts, system interacts, high vision concept art, color scripts, marketing material and other visual guides and tasks as needed to assist the development team
• Combine the goals of game design, art direction, and technological considerations to build industry defining environments
• Research and initiate information gathering of pertinent subject matter to your task
• Develop and maintain strong creative and collaborative partnerships across disciplines to help further develop the in game environments, visual language, and rule sets for fantasy-based worlds
• Solve complex artistic development issues for both artists as well as other team members
• Actively improve your skills and maintain an awareness of industry techniques, tools, evaluate competitive products, learning new software packages and traditional art methods
• Serve as an artistic resource for overall product or as a studio resource - this includes, but is not limited to conducting general research, developing ground breaking techniques, or testing new systems and tools

• Strong command of foundation art skills (drawing, painting and rendering, material indication, perspective, composition, color theory, design, anatomy and 2d and 3d design techniques)
• Strong design skills with the ability to render realistic believable fantasy based props, architecture, and natural landscapes using contemporary industry standard tools and techniques
• Strong ideation, brainstorming and documentation skills
• Proficiency in Photoshop with an emphasis on drawing, painting and image making
• Ability to block out ideas in 3D as well as 2D depending on the needs of the task
• Strong time management and prioritization skills - this entails collaborating with the Production group to coordinate task lists to ensure assignments are progressing well according to schedules, objectives, and overall project goals
• Familiarity with video game product development and the fundamentals of 3D packages
• Good communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Bachelor's degree in fine arts or relevant curriculum or equivalent skillset
• Minimum 3 years of AAA video game platform experience

Preferred Experience
• Two or more published titles is desirable


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Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE's top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$115,900 - $173,900 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rovyv1-3-230-143-213-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $104,000 to $156,000 Per Year ($ USD)
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