Friday, April 30, 2010

JOB ALERT: Concept Artist #2 - NETDEVIL

Position Title:     Concept Artist #2
Location:            NetDevil-Louisville / Denver, CO
Taleo Req Number: 345


NetDevil is at the forefront of game innovation and has grown to over 100 people in its 12 year history.

From the space combat MMOG, Jumpgate Evolution, to the highly anticipated LEGO Universe MMOG; our company’s passion for launching to new heights of creativity can be experienced in everything we do.

Denver, Colorado provides an incredible variety of year round recreation and entertainment within easy reach of our studio. Skiing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and many other activities are all available at a cost of living that is a fraction of either coast. It’s no wonder Louisville, Colorado was voted the #1 place to live in 2009 by MONEY Magazine.

If you want to join a fun environment where we play as hard as we work and think you have what it takes to be a part of one of the most innovative MMO development studios in the world; come be a part of NetDevil.

This position will be responsible for producing high quality concept visuals including sketches, color comps, polished illustrations, paint-overs etc., to drive and finalize visuals toward a next gen/pre-rendered cinematic quality for video games, and Web graphics.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for producing environmental, creature and character visual concepts for video game and web graphics
  • Responsible for applying the final painting pass to pre-rendered 3d assets
  • Responsible for working with game design staff and project management to ensure concepts drive AAA quality visuals within constraints of a very specific art style
  • Must be an active participant in regular team meetings discussing Art related issues to productivity, process, work flow and quality
  • Must be an effective listener, able to resolve problems, empathic and decisive
  • Must take advantage of new technology features
  • Must participate in game play test sessions
  • Position reports to Lead Concept Artist and Art Director


  • Must have exceedingly strong digital painting skills
  • Must have extremely strong drawing and painting skills of highest competitive level in the industry
  • Must have a critical eye and be able to flourish in and adapt to the visual intent of the project
  • Must be able to receive constructive criticism and react, producing iterations as needed
  • Proven Oral & Written Communications Skills
  • Proven Organizational and Analytical skills

Superior Knowledge:

  • Photoshop or Painter

Functional Knowledge:

  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Perforce

Knowledge of these programs a plus:

  • Maya or 3DS Max
  • Illustrator
  • MS Office
  • Version Control Software

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a fine arts or visual design degree or equivalent work experience
  • Must have strong people skills
  • Must be willing to relocate to Denver, CO area for full-time employment
  • Must have a working knowledge or interest in Massively Multiplayer Games
  • Must be willing to travel internationally infrequently

Salary based on experience; 401k, health insurance, and other benefits provided