Intrepid Studios is looking for an experienced Senior Illustrator with a keen eye and passion for rich, fantastical worlds to join our team of talented developers and help bring the expansive MMO, Ashes of Creation, to life. If you are a self-driven, passionate artist who is looking for a highly collaborative and creative environment, then this position is for you!
- Work closely with the Creative Director, Lead Concept Artist, and other invested creatives to develop key art illustrations for use in marketing/promotional materials, loading screens, etc.
- With input from the Creative Director and Leads, help to define the unique visual style for the game’s key art/illustrations
- Translate concepts and in-game visuals into thrilling depictions of player moments, cosmetics, and other exciting shots
- Follow and execute on briefs given to you by respective teams
- Propose compelling and exciting ideas built on thorough research and exploration
- Actively participate in technical and aesthetic problem-solving discussions
- Complete quality work under established and agreed-upon deadlines
- Assist your Lead in guiding and mentoring the less experienced artists toward success
- Develop and maintain an understanding of the game world, its inhabitants, and any limitations set forth by the team
- Develop and define illustration best practices and processes to ensure consistent and cohesive work between different artists
- 5-10 years experience as an illustrator
- Expert level proficiency with Photoshop or equivalent 2D software
- Demonstrated ability to create high-quality work in a realistic/high fantasy style
- Strong understanding of traditional art fundamentals including composition, perspective, color theory, lighting, proportion
- Working knowledge of architectural design, human and animal anatomy, functional design, and historical/regional aesthetics
- An affinity for storytelling
- Self-motivated and driven with excellent communication skills
- The ability to work well within a highly collaborative team of passionate developers
- Receptive to art direction and critiques from project leadership and team members
Additional Considerations (Pluses):
- A portfolio that shows experience working within fantasy themes and visual stylings
- Experience creating illustrations for use on merchandise of various dimensions and form factors
- Experience creating layered illustrations for use in video marketing materials
- Experience with 3D packages such as Blender, Zbrush, 3DCoat, or equivalent
Required Application Materials:
- Resume and cover letter
- Portfolio that demonstrates illustrations showcasing characters, environments, creatures, vehicle, weapons, props, etc
- An art test may be required
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Intrepid Studios is an online game development company with a state of the art facility located in beautiful San Diego.