Playground Games is looking for a Senior Environment Concept Artist to join our talented Fable team here in Leamington Spa. 

ABOUT US: 

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. 

We're expanding our diverse team to create outstanding experiences in the gaming industry. 

ABOUT THE ROLE:  

As a Senior Environment Concept Artist, you'll play a critical role in designing a diverse range of game environments and props. Working in close collaboration with the Art team, you will transform initial ideas into breathtaking environment concepts and production paintings. Our ideal candidate has a strong command over visual design and a portfolio that illustrates their exceptional fundamental art skills. An adaptable, highly driven, and meticulous individual would best fit this role. 

We're seeking an artist capable of instilling their work with a whimsical, fairy-tale essence, showcasing a sensitivity often lost in modern fantasy epics. 

WHAT YOU'LL DO:  

  • Work closely with the art director, lead concept and concept team to define the world, visual storytelling and vision of the project within the parameters of its unique art style 
  • Create stunning designs, sketches and paintings at a photo-realistic and industry leading quality 
  • Work in a highly iterative fashion, developing quick initial thumbnails into final environment benchmarks and key frames with accompanying callouts 
  • Develop production quality paint overs to solve and enhance existing game spaces 
  • Solve visual challenges while remaining mindful of technical and gameplay restrictions 
  • Collaborate at all stages of development by presenting to the greater team to ensure your concept and ideas come to fruition 

 WHAT YOU'LL BRING:  

  • An impressive portfolio of realistic environment concept art demonstrating expert fundamental art skills across different genres 
  • An expert knowledge of painting, photo-manipulation and 3D techniques 
  • An understanding and appreciation of historical architecture, prop construction, and the practical requirements driving a design 
  • A strong passion and knowledge for the natural world and biome types 
  • A keen and photographic eye for composition and visual storytelling principles 
  • Strong knowledge for the fantasy and fairy tale genres 
  • Expert understanding of colour and light 
  • Ability to capture core of your idea in the early stages of your work 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Experience working in the AAA games or Film and TV industries 

This is an incredible opportunity to create a world-class game with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry's most exciting first-party game studios. 

 Playground Games is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity and inclusion fuels creativity.  We are dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming working environment.    

We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members.  It drives our innovation and connects us closer to our players.  We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.   

At Playground Games we recognise the importance of self-development, career progression, well-being and retention of our colleagues. We celebrate difference and welcome everyone to join us and to be themselves at work.  

If you require any reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, please contact us on recruitment@playground-games.com 

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