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Senior Concept/2D Artist

Role

Working with the Lead Artist, Art Director, Creative Director and the wider Development Team, you will be solely, or as part of a collective of concept artists, responsible in helping establish, develop and maintain the artistic vision for our titles.

Through rapid visual conceptualisation, pre-production art specifically for others to follow to create art assets, creating final quality game assets and key art for in-game or external marketing - you will be highly competent in conceptualising unique and believable characters, creating breath-taking and intriguing worlds, and bringing life to our games through your ideas and artwork. 

Key responsibilities include:

Concept Art - Set the style and define visuals of new titles in the studio. Working closely with our Studio Art Director, Concept Artists, Writers and Designers to help bring new worlds to life. Iterate on mood, setting and art style to find the perfect fit. 

Production Art - Produce sketches, quick-paints and annotations to create briefs for Art Teams - to help them completely understand your work in order to correctly reproduce the style and bring them life.

Asset Production - Create in-game artwork and assets ranging from backgrounds and characters, to in-game objects and icons. 

Pitch Concepts - Rapidly developing ideas and producing high quality, evocative artwork for new game concepts and project pitches within the studio. Supporting artwork for presentation slides to accompany the Key Art images.

Role Requirements
A Senior Artist has an arsenal of direct experience they can call upon. They are highly professional and
proven experts in their field:

 

  • Comprehensive portfolio showing varied concept examples.
  • Presents a series of well thought through options through proper research, reference gathering, visual investigations and development
  • Creates original high-quality roughs, block outs, in-game and promotional art that invoke distinct personality and a strong narrative
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of lighting and some knowledge of post-processing techniques and lens effects
  •  Able to plan and direct reference shoots, location scouting, mood board gathering.
  •  Comfortable creating artwork in a range of styles
  • Supports Leads and Principals with the creation of style guides and visual targets
  • Follows and guides others on best practices
  • Suggests and maintains pipelines, re-use, planning and optimisations

About Mediatonic

Mediatonic is a one of the UK's largest independent game makers with around 150 exceptionally talented and seriously hardworking people who devote their careers to crafting awesome original games.

We produce around three new titles every year and deliver them to millions of players with backing from the UK’s top industry veterans and carefully selected partners.

You’ll find our games on Smartphones, Console and PC platforms being enjoyed by millions of people all over the world!

Working with us

Above all, we take pride in crafting games that challenge and inspire us and we invest in technology that will keep us at the forefront of the industry.

We hire experts to take on the biggest creative and technical challenges we can get our hands on and we invest in our people for the long term.

Working in an ambitious teams we strive to create an open, down-to-earth workplace.

Our studios are based in the heart of central London, Brighton and Madrid and all have their own games rooms and fully stocked fridge.  You’ll find plenty of social events and activities during and outside of work time including game and pizza nights, game jams, tech talks, pub trips and office lunches. 

Applying for this role

We receive thousands of applications every year.  As a small recruitment team we try our very best to respond to everyone that applies but we don’t always get this right. We know how hard it is to find the right role and we’re very grateful for every application that we receive.

Here’s some advice when applying to Mediatonic…

A cover letter that tells us a bit about you and what you’re passionate about is essential to get our attention and distinguish your application from the crowd.

Candidates will most often be assessed on the strength of their portfolio and previous work so make sure you provide links and examples wherever you can.

Successful applications will usually have a phone chat before being invited to an interview at Mediatonic with at least one member of our recruitment team. 

While a CV and cover letter are an important part of the application process, in this role, we’ll be looking at your portfolio and artwork first and foremost. 

Successful applicants will be sent an art test, before being invited to an interview on-site at Mediatonic with several members of our creative team.

By applying to this role you expressly make the following representations and warranties and give your consents as described below:

Mediatonic collects your personal data for the purposes of managing Mediatonic’s recruitment related activities as well as for organizational planning purposes globally. Consequently, we may use your personal data in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants including, for example, setting up and conducting interviews and tests, evaluating and assessing the results thereto and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes including the final recruitment.

Mediatonic does not disclose your personal data to unauthorized third parties. However, being a parent company and having studios in multiple locations, Mediatonic has international sites and uses resources located throughout the world. You agree to the fact that to the extent necessary your personal data may be transferred and/or disclosed to any company within Mediatonic group of companies, including also transfers to servers and databases outside the country where you provided Mediatonic with your personal data. Such transfers may include for example transfers and/or disclosures outside the European Economic Area.

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