Character Concept Artist
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Job Title: Character Concept Artist
Contract term: Fixed Term
Reporting to: Art Director
Who are we?
At Roll7, we create exciting and critically acclaimed video games - including the BAFTA-winning Rollerdrome.
Innovation, freedom, and a real sense of fun are at the heart of everything we do, from creating award-winning original IPs to the everyday business of running our unique distributed workplace set-up.
With a current headcount of 50+ and we are growing and growing fast. We need great talent to help us on our journey to build a remarkable studio and help shape the way video games are made in the industry.
Our Concept Artist will be taking on a hands-on role, working directly with our Art lead and Creative Director to help realise and develop a visual language that is influenced by comic books and cartoons. We’re creating a weird, imaginative and unusual world and as our Concept Artist you’ll be one of the first people setting the tone and style in the artistic process. We are looking for someone with a quirky imagination to work with art and narrative teams to create concepts of characters, environments, and VFX all of which will contribute to a unique and interesting game world.
Typical tasks and projects you will work on include:
• Creating character and environment concepts from reference, narrative docs and your brain!
• Developing working drawings for artists, including turnarounds, detailed breakdowns and paintovers of greybox environments.
• Creating and developing hero art, marketing art and other images alongside our 2D artists and marketing teams
• Working with Art leads to develop in-game brands and cosmetic items.
• Collaborating with VFX artist and animators to concept VFX and character movements • Developing colour palettes for use by Env art team
• Working with Creative Director and Lead art to develop storyboards and other assets for cutscenes, intros and trailers.
You as our Concept Artist
An open mind and friendly nature is vital. Roll7 has managed to stay true to its core beliefs and make this one of the best remote companies to work for, and it comes down to the people we have working with us. You are friendly, open and easy to get along with whilst remaining clear, concise and delivering when needed.
Passionate about what you do. Artistically we want Roll7 to be a studio renowned for creating games with truly unique and interesting art direction, both in terms of its tone and its render style. As a Concept Artist on our next project, you’ll be someone who is passionate about art styles that are influenced by comics and illustration. You’ll be someone who is excited about collaborating with a super creative, welcoming and quirky team, who infuse their games with that same kind of energy.
Team Player. Although we all work from home, none of us are working alone. Communication and a desire to support other members of the team (both within art and the wider development effort) is an essential part of working at Roll7. We also encourage everyone to get involved with our social events and become a big part of the team.
• Strong character and environment concepting
• Have demonstrable experience of creating comic/cartoon/anime/graphic novel style work
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to adapt and refine style as the project develops
More about Roll7
Game Changers in Remote Working
We've been a remotely distributed studio for the past five years; way before any type of lockdown and pandemic, so we know how to make it work! We make sure our team meets up at least once a month to keep staff engagement alive and have some real life human interaction.
Our robust online communication system, alongside scheduled team fun days and activities, allow us to retain all the positives of a welcoming and friendly office environment, without the downsides of a long and expensive commute and office politics.
We know that remote work allows us to offer a high degree of freedom and autonomy to our motivated and creative staff, and we're passionate about making sure that everyone at Roll7 can work in a way that allows them to balance impressive workplace achievements with their own responsibilities at home.
To complement this we have a robust flexible working policy that allows you to cover your working hours however best suits you, so that the work day can fit around your needs - from doctor’s appointments, to the school run, to extra time to spend with your pets and family. We also do not crunch, we don't want our team to be burnt out or suffer from technostress so working your hours and not crunching is one of our biggest priorities.
Everyone is welcome
Our team is at the heart of everything we do, and it matters to us that everyone feels comfortable and valued at work. We are an equal opportunities employer, and we have a keen commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where all of our employees are accepted and valued as part of the team. We hire based on talent and suitability for the role - regardless of race, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, pregnancy, marital status or veteran status.
To support this, as a #RaiseTheGame pledge partner, we are deeply committed to creating an inclusive work environment that actively encourages applications from diverse backgrounds and perspectives across underrepresented communities such as BAME, LGBTQIA+ and Disabled applicants.