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Company Name:
Bethesda Softworks
Dallas, Texas
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
High School or equivalent

Character/Creature Concept Artist

id software located in Dallas, Texas is looking for an amazing Creature/Character Concept Artist to join our industry leading team. The Character/Creature Concept Artist will work with the Art Director along with Character and Animation Lead to concept highly creative and visually compelling creatures and characters.



  • Illustrate a wide range of highly creative character and creature concepts for in-game use
  • Assemble reference materials to support the concept designs
  • Assist Art Director in establishing and maintaining a visual style for character and creature designs
  • Produce art ranging from rough thumbnails to clean line work to print quality images
  • Collaborate with other departments to concept strong in-game character concepts



  • Highly creative, passionate, and driven concept artist
  • Ability to rapidly illustrate concepts based on verbal and written directions
  •  Ability to create clean orthographic drawings to be used a modeling guide for in-game asset creation when needed
  • Strong foundational knowledge of anatomy and proportions with the ability to exaggerate as needed
  • Excellent digital Illustration skills with an advanced understanding of Photoshop and or Painter
  • Able to take direction from Art Director and collaborate with Character Lead and Animation Lead
  • Ability to hit tight schedules as required
  • Self-motivated, good communication skills, and team player
  • 2 years of game industry or film experience


Desired Skills and Pluses:

  • Environment concept capabilities as well as character and creature designs
  • 2 years or more of game development experience with one or more shipped titles
  • 3D modeling and/or animation skills
  • Dedicated gamer
  • Knowledge of id software games

Portfolio Requirements:

  • Character and Creature designs demonstrating an ability to infuse personality and emotion into designs
  • Demonstrate a variety of character types; Creatures, Demons, NPC’s, Space Marines etc.
  • Clean isometric drawings to be used as modeling guides for creation of production assets
  • Completed polished illustrations demonstrating an ability to render subject matter in an environment

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