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2D Concept Artist

 

Who are we? 

We are a new studio based in Guildford, UK, dedicated to building innovative and creative games. By spring-boarding from parent company Mediatonic’s wealth of experience and connections, we’re growing quickly and pouring heart and soul into developing exciting titles that provide players with surprising, polished and high-quality experiences that are able to cut through a crowded marketplace.

We are looking to hire highly-motivated and talented individuals with the passion and skills to deliver premium-quality games from day one, while growing as part of a small team working with original properties and highly-acclaimed IPs to create a world-class games studio.  

We are small but so far have a 100% success rate of hiring extremely talented and likeable staff, and we very much wish to keep the perfect record running.


Role

This is a highly influential role at a small and rapidly growing studio. This is the first and most significant art role we are advertising.

As 2D Concept & Game Artist you will use your expertise in art principles and software to take responsibility for creating high-quality original artwork that will form the backbone of  the studio’s initial releases.

You will be able to take high-level creative direction, estimate, schedule and produce artwork as fitting depending on the stage of development, and work within a close-knit team to establish processes and best practices for current projects and future expansion.


Key Responsibilities

As 2D Concept & Game Artist you have an arsenal of direct experience to call upon. You are highly professional and a proven experts in their field, and in addition you:

  • Possess a comprehensive portfolio showing wonderful examples of your craft
  • Are highly capable of creating compelling artwork in a range of styles  
  • Are expert in computer-based illustration applications (Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Proactively take on responsibility for pushing the quality of your craft and your own self-development  
  • Explore and define interesting styles for new projects
  • Evaluate briefs quickly and ask the best questions you can, as early as possible
  • Offer well thought-through art options based on proper research, reference gathering, visual investigation and development
  • Generate original, high-quality production art and final quality key art
  • Communicate effectively both to groups and individuals


Requirements

  • Can provide examples of being a trusted, valued team member
  • Have multiple examples of high-quality work
  • Are experienced in game development (in an ideal world)
  • Manage your time carefully and conscientiously
  • Estimate tasks as accurately as possible and are able to communicate your reasoning where needed
  • Are competent with tracking/scheduling software (or very, very willing to learn)
  • Stay calm and objective in challenging situations
  • Think laterally and provide creative solutions to challenges
  • Know the mechanics and technical terms for your craft, but can use common language and shared references in discussions
  • Can recognise an extraordinary opportunity to join a small team as a in a key role helping it to grow into a studio to be proud of when you see it

Application

In addition to a short, sharp CV we would like to hear a little extra from you.

Please include with your application no more than one A4 page detailing:

What attracted you to this role
What you believe you can offer that is unique to yourself

 About Fortitude

We are a small studio in the heart of Guildford working on flagship titles to put Fortitude on the map.

Our staff includes multi-BAFTA nominated talent and games expertise spanning more than 10 years. We have a close and highly-developed working relationship with parent company Mediatonic and their extensive network and support, meaning that we are taking on large-scale challenges and growing more rapidly than would otherwise be possible.

The advertised role is one of an initial set of key hires, offering an opportunity to have an enormous impact on shaping our ambitious and creative studio.

We look forward to your application!

 

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