Lead Concept Artist

Lead Concept Artist
Los Angeles, CA
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We're looking for an imaginative Lead Concept Artist to help us bring the magical world of Xadia to life in our new multiplayer game based on the Emmy® Award-winning Netflix series, The Dragon Prince!

As the Lead Concept Artist, you will work in partnership with Art Direction and Production, using your craft expertise, problem solving skills, and eye for design and storytelling to create beautiful concept art that helps deliver a rich and engaging fantasy experience for our players. You will also be responsible for leading a team of in-house and external concept artists, setting clear goals and priorities, meditating and resolving craft disagreements or misalignments, and ensuring that the team's deliverables are of the highest quality and meet overall production goals. 

If you’ve been looking for a role where you can have the biggest impact and can elevate your career, then this may be your moment! Come help us expand The Dragon Prince universe and create an extraordinary game that captivates and connect communities around the world.

You Will:

  • Create original concepts for characters, skins, VFX, props, creatures, and environments
  • Collaborate with Production to coordinate concept art resources, aid in task delegation, establish schedules, and develop/enhance systems, tools and processes for the concept pipeline
  • Write briefs for concept tasks, and support review cycles to ensure our high quality bar
  • Work closely with the outsource manager to ensure clear communication with external concept artists and neighboring art disciplines
  • Provide feedback and mentorship to other concept artists on the team, both for executing on a compelling vision for the games we make, as well as helping each to grow and thrive as professionals
  • Help to expand the concept team’s capabilities through training and team building, and assisting in candidate recruiting and hiring

You Are:

  • Communicative with the ability to effectively give and receive creative feedback
  • Passionate about cultivating a collaborative and inclusive team through empathy, respect, and authenticity
  • A driven leader that enables talent, encourages proactive collaboration, and maximizes team potential to deliver the best possible game experience
  • Detail-oriented, task-driven, and self-motivated
  • Passionate about creating exceptional game experiences

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience as a concept artist
  • Portfolio demonstrating concept design fundamentals and versatility in both rapid ideation and polished production-ready concepts
  • Shipped and supported a game title or similar projects
  • Thorough knowledge of art pipelines within a production environment
  • Experience with managing agile planning and milestone-based timelines

Desired Qualifications:

  • Unreal Engine 4 experience

The annual base pay range for this position in Los Angeles, California is $100,000 USD - $160,000 USD. Pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and overall experience. In addition to base pay, all full-time positions will receive equity, flexible PTO, unlimited sick leave, parental leave, a full range of medical, dental, and vision insurance, and relocation support as part of the overall compensation package. 

Wonderstorm Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information 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.