Saturday, February 14, 2009

JOB ALERT!!! - Concept Artist

Concept Artist
Sony Online Entertainment - Denver
Denver, Colorado - United States

Platforms: PS3, PC
Software Utilized: 3D Studio Max, AfterEffects, Flash
Bonus Eligibility: Yes
Relocation: Yes
Start Date: Immediately
Required Spoken Language(s): English
Required Work Auth.: United States
Job Description and Responsibilities:
Sony Online Entertainment

Job Title: Concept Artist
Location: Denver, CO

SOE, the company responsible for the pioneering, global EverQuest® entertainment phenomenon, has developed and/or published a number of ground-breaking and genre-defining games, including EverQuest®, EverQuest®II, Star Wars Galaxies®, PlanetSide®, The Matrix Online™, EverQuest® Online Adventures, Champions of Norrath™, Untold Legends™ and Field Commander™.
Sony Online Entertainment’s Denver Studio, developers of Star Wars Galaxies™ Trading Card Game, Legends of Norrath™, Pirates Constructible Strategy Game ™ Online, Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga, and Stargate ™ Online Trading Card Game, is looking for a Concept Artist. Join a fast-paced, cutting edge environment where your contributions will help define the future of strategy gaming.

Essential duties:
• Relevant experience with 2-3 titles to their credit in Video Games or Film.
• Rapidly produce professional concept art within time and style constraints.
• Ensure that assets are in accordance with the approved game style, technically sound and completed within the scheduled timeframe with some supervisor assistance on more complex assets.
• Understand simple through complex asset creation, technical requirements and basics of work flow.
• Can generate simple and standard assets, and complex assets under regular supervision.
• Document technique, process, R and D, and best practices used during project development.
• Work with game designers, producers and art staff on design and presentation of art.
• Candidates must show samples and/or portfolio to be considered.
• In addition to strong concept drawing, must have skill in one or more related areas: Illustration (digital painting), modeling, texturing, animation, generalist.
• Demonstrate traditional art skills and creativity. Candidate may be asked to draw a concept during the interview process.
• Working knowledge of Photoshop.
• Proficient in one or more of the following programs: Flash, After Effects, Maya, 3d Studio Max, Z-brush.
• Professional full time industry experience creating game or web assets with associated technical requirements.
• Possess basic knowledge of game engines and artist tools.
• Associates Degree or equivalent experience.

Other Desirable Skills
• Skilled in one or more of these related areas: Animation, Rigging, 3D Environmental Art, 3D Character Art, Lighting, Shader Development.