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Lead Concept Artist – Guildford – Console Games

Location: Guildford,UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago


OPM is pleased to be collaborating with this leading multinational developer of major AAA console video game franchises.


As the Lead Concept Artist who has strong fundamental art skills and the ability to visualise ideas, concepts and designs. You will be expected to contribute ideas and run with a loose description as well as collaborate with other disciplines across the wider studio.

The Lead Concept Artist visualises environments, characters, vehicles, colour schemes and the overall mood and feel of the game. You should be comfortable creating rough sketches and happy to talk about the ideas in them. Also, you should be able to create industry leading final illustrations given the time.

The images you create should inspire the team or help them visualise ideas.  You will also work closely with your team and provide leadership, feedback and mentorship where applicable towards increasing quality and efficiency of concept art creation across the studio.



  • Ideally two shipped AAA titles as a Lead Concept Artist
  • Thumbnails and finished illustrations
  • A strong understanding of industrial design describing function and form
  • A strong ability to think in three dimensions
  • Great use of colour, light and shadow
  • A breadth of creative styles
  • A broad interest in aspects of visual art outside of video and computer games
  • A good grasp of concept development and the iterative design process
  • Great communication skills, a drive to improve everything and a motivation to make a difference is essential.




  • Strong ability to be able to produce a broad spectrum of concept work needed in a studio, everything from quick thumbnails through to final illustrations and renders.
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to inspire, motivate and develop a team
  • Strong, industry-leading understanding of colour theory, value structure, and lighting fundamentals with an application to both character and environment concept art.
  • Be as comfortable creating characters as they are painting environments.
  • Collaborate with Art Directors, Production Teams, Concept Artists and Content Leads.


Is this you? Then please send a portfolio demonstrating your skills with a CV or call Claire on +44 (0) 1206 214413

Tagged as: Concept Artist

Tags: Concept Artist Categories: Art , Creative


Claire Ramshaw

Lead Recruitment Consultant

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