Concept Artist

Job Description

We're looking for a Concept Artist to join our growing Art team here at Virtex Stadium.

Working in connection with Art and Design team leads you'll get the chance to create high quality concepts to inspire and raise the visual bar of the Virtex Stadium experience. We're looking for someone who loves to use creativity and artistic skills to contribute to the creation of a variety of environments, props, characters and more, all to be shipped as part of a live product.

As part of this role you will have the chance to work with some of the biggest IP in modern gaming, bringing their world, art direction and style into Virtex Stadium to create some truly memorable spaces and moments for fans around the world to enjoy.

Our studio is growing and so we'd love it if you thrive in an ambiguous environment where goals and constraints are mostly team driven and where change, big or small, is a critical part of the process.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Design Lead to create high quality concepts to inspire and raise the visual bar of the project.
  • Working with AAA partners to bring a range of IP (and their unique setting/art directetion) into the Virtex Stadium universe
  • Ensure work is delivered timely and according to the specifications of a brief following an established Art Direction.
  • Develop a range of exciting character, prop & environment assets
  • Create stunning environmental art that captures the overall filmic quality of the games universe

Prerequisites

  • 3+ years of professional experience as a concept artist in games
  • Excellent illustration skills.
  • Great eye for light, value, composition, colour, staging, architecture and detail in environmental design.
  • Have a good understanding of form and function with an eye for Industrial design
  • Collaborate heavily with the design and production teams while maintaining the Art Directors vision

Additional Skills (pluses)

  • Experience with 3D software packages like Maya, Blender, Max, ZBrush etc.
  • An understanding of human / creature anatomy, colour theory, values, form, shape language and silhouette.
  • Background in architecture or with a great eye for both internal and external scenes (designing and concepting out what will become real 3D spaces)
  • Experience creating sci-fi or futuristic settings
  • Passion for Esports, VR or live events.

Benefits

  • Ability to work fully remotely (limited to UK and European time zones to facilitate collaboration).
  • Unlimited holiday (with a minimum amount we hope you take each year).
  • Relocation support to UK incl. budget if you are interested in moving to London and working from the studio/office.
  • Latest VR equipment for all team members.
  • Stock Options depending on your previous experience.
  • Play Fund to support you exploring games and other social apps.
  • Workplace pension scheme for UK residents.
  • We are a registered UK Visa Sponsor.

Who We Are

As big fans of Esports, we began to envision virtual stadiums and a 3D viewing experience a long time ago! With the Virtex Stadium application launching on PC and VR in 2021, we want to make that dream a reality by allowing Esports fans to view gameplay live in 3D, in the centre of a virtual stadium. Partnering with the wider Esports ecosystem (incl. publishers, leagues, teams), we are working towards building the virtual home of Esports.

At Virtex, we’re powered by a team who have taken part in Esports live events as competitors, organisers and dedicated fans so we know what makes a good live show and we’ll choose the stadium over the stream every time. 

Just like our favourite teams, we know it takes different types of skills to win and while Virtex Entertainment is headquartered in London, UK, we support fully remote team members all over Europe so you can work wherever you work best!

Vision & Mission

We want to contribute and make watching Esports an exciting place, because we believe it is the future of gaming and entertainment. Creating a VR and cross-platform experience for Esports feels like a perfect fit for us because all of our favourite games are already 3D, whether they are a PC, console or a mobile game.

Our vision is for fans to experience the intense excitement and joy only a live event with with a crowd can provide. Our mission starts as a virtual stadium that allows us to create previously impossible experiences, opens up completely new territory with endless creative opportunities but we're not stopping there.

With everything we do, we aim to bring fans closer to the shows, games and teams that they love while creating experiences everyone can enjoy. We know this is the future of Esports and we want to be the ones who bring this vision to life; Watching on the stream? No, we'll see you in the stadium.

How to Apply

To apply please email jobs@virtexstadium.com

Please include the following:

  • The job you are applying for in the subject line
  • CV
  • Portfolio / Website / Demo Reel (if available)

Virtex is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.