Character and Equipment Concept Artist – HYENAS (FPS)


Position at Creative Assembly

Creative Assembly is looking for a talented Concept Artist to join our FPS team to work on HYENAS, our exciting new shooter. This role will be based at one of our studios in Horsham, West Sussex.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and accomplished character and equipment Concept Artist to join the team, helping to shape our universe.

Key Responsibilities

In this position, you will be working primarily with the character Leads and production artists to develop exciting content in our game.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Be proactive, collaborating closely with the concept team, writers, production artists, and designers, graining the information required to deliver great visual designs
  • Research and develop ideas, with quick iteration cycles, adapting and developing your designs where necessary
  • Build on existing character work, supplying concept imagery for cosmetics and other character related content.
The goal is to provide concept imagery, which services both design and production art, while satisfying the game vision and art direction.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates a solid grasp of visual design
  • A flare for character and costume design
  • A good understanding of anatomy
  • An understanding of material details and construction methods
  • Strong sketching skills and demonstrable design iteration
  • Good knowledge of composition, colour, and lighting
  • Self-driven attitude and the ability to receive and provide clear feedback
  • A Team player with good communication skills, and a positive outlook.
  • Photo-bashing skills
  • Traditional media Art skills
  • Proficiency with 3D modelling or sculpting packages
  • Story boarding skills
  • Experience working in games
Note: Applications for this role must include a portfolio/showreel (or link to a portfolio/showreel). 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 boundaries, 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.

Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.

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 dedicated motion capture facility. 

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
  • Flexible working: hybrid, fully remote and in-studio working

  • Work from Anywhere for a temporary period each year (restrictions apply such as VISAs)

  • 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 in the studio 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.
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.

Creative Assembly is looking to hire a Character and Equipment Concept Artist – HYENAS (FPS) at their Horsham, UK location. Job contains the tags Remote, Temp, Motion Capture, Unity, Character, Concept and Art.
Job discovered on 7/20/2022