Lead Concept Artist - New Sci-Fi FPS IP

Art | Console Team

Creative Assembly's award-winning team behind Alien Isolation are exploring new frontiers with a brand new and exciting First-Person Shooter IP.

Creative Assembly are looking for a creative and passionate individual who enjoys working with designers and programmers to translate game design requirements into great user experiences. You will be responsible for the visual communication of information to the player across the game.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, accomplished Visual Designer/Concept Artist to make their mark on the new, undisclosed IP from Creative Assembly’s multi-award-winning team.

Key Responsibilities

As a Lead Concept Artist, you will be an experienced artist who has a highly developed understanding of concept art and visual design. Good organisation, time management and prioritisation skills are key to this role.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:
  • Lead a concept team with passion and enthusiasm
  • Shape and develop the look of our project
  • Support the Art Director and Art Leads (primarily servicing the World and Character departments)
  • Consult widely to gather concept requirements, working closely with Production
  • Provide effective direction and feedback to experienced artists and mentor developing artists
  • Communicate effectively, present ideas confidently and champion the look of the project across the team
Knowledge, Skill and Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of leading and developing other artists
  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates a solid grasp of visual, and concept, design
  • An excellent comprehension of composition, colour, and lighting
  • A great sense of staging and storytelling in your work, demonstrating mood and tone
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate and present ideas effectively
  • A self-driven attitude and the ability to receive and provide clear feedback
  • A Team player with good communication skills, and a positive outlook
  • Formal Art training
  • Traditional media Art skills
  • Proficiency with 3D modelling or sculpting packages
Note: Applications for this role must include a portfolio/showreel (or link to a portfolio/showreel). We cannot accept files via Dropbox as we are unable to access these.  Applications that do not have this information will not be considered.  

About Creative Assembly

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our craft-led studio, as we push the boundaries in creating deep and detailed experiences that last.

Our teams are diverse from across the world, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life. We are united through our shared values of Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust and we win awards for our culture and our people-centric approach, having won a Best Place to Work Award for five consecutive years. We invest in our people, the studio, and our projects. We are a company that’s secure and safe – you don’t need to worry about job security at CA.

We’ll give you the creative freedom, tools, support and development to achieve your potential.

Our studios are based in Horsham, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria, including several bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedication motion capture facility. We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19 and are developing more flexible ways of working for the future. Right now, we are actively recruiting and onboarding staff with our expert IT and HR teams setting you up for success remotely, whether you’re relocating now or will be in the future.

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
  • We are developing more flexible ways of working to give everyone at CA the balance and space they need. We also offer enhanced holiday allowance, maternity and paternity breaks, flexibility with our core hours, and no-notice holidays.   
  • Bespoke relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialists
  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, and all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme with free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen*
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme and onsite confidential sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy*
  • Discounts for home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers, and many local businesses including estate agents
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer Festival, Christmas Party plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have Cinema days and wrap parties for game releases*
  • Studio community activities such as life drawing, creative writing, Pilates, Walking Challenges, Couch to 5k, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more*
*some of the above in-studio benefits are on hold while we work remotely during COVID-19.

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.