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Company Name:
Vicarious Visions / Activision
Location:
Albany, New York
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
PC / Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
High School or equivalent

Concept Artist - Destiny

Vicarious Visions is looking for an exceptional Concept Artist who will work closely with the Art Director and Art Leads to expand the style and feel of the Destiny universe.  You will also work closely with the production art team to help them envision what the finished results can be for the in-game content they are creating.  As the ideal candidate, you should amaze us with creative designs and artwork and have the capability to inspire greatness in those around you. 
 
 
Your Guardian will be Responsible for:
  • Collaborate closely with the Art Director and other Concept Artists to produce quality designs that define and expand the look of the game
  • Create concept art for use by Production Artists to create their game content 
  • Create thumbnails, sketches, model sheets and production paintings within a deadline
  • Ensure that concept art is consistent with the defined visual style of the game
  • Contribute original visual design ideas throughout pre-production and production
  • Create additional illustrated concepts for marketing and PR needs 
 
The skills we’re looking for in order to level up your Guardian:
  • Ability to quickly iterate concepts given input from the Art Director
  • Professional attitude and an ability to take constructive criticism
  • An exceptional understanding of mood, lighting and architecture with a keen eye toward form, shape, structure, and silhouette regarding illustration and design
  • Superior eye for light, value, composition, color, staging and detail in environmental design 
  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts, including, but not limited to, figure drawing, landscape painting and illustration
  • The ability to carry an idea from the conceptual phase to the finished illustration and an understanding of translating these ideas to real-time game content
  • Self-driven, good communicator and a great team-player 
 
You’ll really get noticed with these upgrades to your Light Level:
  • Strong understanding of character proportion and costume design
  • Experience with Photoshop and Painter.  3D software knowledge not an absolute requirement
  • AA/BFA or demonstration through portfolio, an industry standard level of art
  • A passion for games
 
In 2016, Vicarious Visions celebrated its 25th year in the industry. Over the years, we have made hundreds of games, in every genre, on every conceivable game platform in the known universe.   We are a studio that is built to last, and now we are embarking on a brand new chapter.
 
We are currently partnering with Bungie to further expand the award winning Destiny universe.
 
Our philosophy of combining cutting-edge tech with creative innovation is evidenced in all of our products – from Skylanders to Crash Bandicoot, and including our recent contributions to 2016’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.  We apply the same dedication to excellence to every video game franchise we’ve worked on over the years and we are bringing that same philosophy to the Destiny franchise.
 
We thrive on a culture of collaboration, respect and fun. We have built a welcoming and relaxed workplace that invites creativity and encourages individual voices. We not only give our developers a safe and warm place to incubate and grow their ideas but the tools and support necessary to turn those ideas into impactful and memorable experiences.
 
Our studio is located in Albany, NY, a thriving northeastern city with an abundance of professional theatre, music, dance, and sports attractions, as well as a backyard full of recreational activities. (That’s a metaphorical backyard. The studio’s backyard has a patio and grill though…with seasonal awning.) And for those looking for more adventures, we’re located less than three hours from NYC, Boston, and Montreal!

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