Full Time Job

Lead Concept Artist

Respawn Entertainment

Remote / Virtual 09-05-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Lead Concept Artist (Apex Legends)

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA video game development studio that aspires to create new hit games that leave a lasting impact for gamers worldwide. Our work includes the critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends and Titanfall franchise. We developed the Star Wars™ action-adventure game Jedi: Fallen Order and virtual reality game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, and we are continuing development for our live free-to-play game, Apex Legends.

You can learn more about our studio and values at

We're looking for an experienced Lead Concept Artist to join our external development team supporting Apex Legends. Our ideal candidate is passionate about game development, loves to create high-quality, inspirational concept art pieces, and has experience leading teams. Reporting to our Ex Dev Art Director, you will work on a variety of subject matter designing concepts across characters and weapons. Additionally, you will be trusted to feedback and approve graphical elements (badges, holosprays and banner frames) coming back from our talented external art teams.

What you will do...
• Collaborate with the Apex Legends team and our Ex Dev Art Directors to drive the external production and designs of character/weapon concepts and graphical elements (badges, holosprays, banner frames) and additional content that leverages strong graphic design dexterity
• Manage and support the concept team to make sure they get properly tasked and have balance in their workload while prioritizing the concept team's wellbeing. This includes overseeing their own concepts, and helping them stay on schedule.
• Work closely with Leads and Directors to keep quality and style consistent across all assets
• Have extensive knowledge of the latest game development tools, techniques, and workflows (including internal proprietary tools) and ability to share this with the team
• As an individual contributor, be able to make concepts in the highest quality
• Own the quality control of incoming graphical content and manage the feedback and approvals
• Finalizing, polishing, externally created concept content as needed to ensure visual quality bar is met or exceeded and 3D modelers are well informed
• Assist the OS ADs in internal OS training, as well as defining and documenting OS best practices and style guides
• Coordinate with Ex Dev Management team on addressing vendor gaps, quality issues, scheduling or changes in scope
• Create and critique briefs and production packages for external production
• Actively seek opportunities to improve processes and facilitates solutions at all levels in the organization

Ideally, you will have...
• Great capacity of managing the concept team in terms of art and building achievable and realistic schedule, according to the needs of the studio
• Develop and maintain strong creative and collaborative partnerships across disciplines to help further develop Apex visual language
• Strong understanding of proportion, scale, perspective, lighting, and color
• Exceptional ability to design and illustrate everything from characters to environments to mechanical designs... or anything that could be imagined in a Respawn game
• Basic understanding of 3D and experience creating designs to be translated into 3D
• An experienced eye for artistic quality and detail with the ability to breakdown and communicate complex feedback and art direction clearly using visual, verbal, and written medium
• The patience, temperament, and creative-thinking, and communicative adaptability required to help ensure constant alignment with external partners often separated by distance, language, and cultural aspects
• Experience working with external service providers
• The best people skills. Empathy for fixing the problems of others, whether internal Respawn or external partners, and respect for others' time
• 8+ years experience as a Concept Artist

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and we will get back to you once we have reviewed your application.

In addition to opportunities for creative impact and professional growth which come with being a member of our team, working at Respawn has many other perks and benefits! Learn more at


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
º $113,300 - $171,700
• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
º $111,500 - $171,700
• Jersey City, NJ:
º $126,700 - $171,700
• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
º $111,500 - $144,000
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
º $111,500 - $157,300

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmy482-44-201-72-250-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $113,300 to $171,700 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Respawn Entertainment

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.