Senior Concept Artist

About Lab42 

Lab42 is a best-in-class cross-platform game developer based in the UK. Our headcount has grown with fantastic, experienced people supported by a veteran management team with backgrounds from Activision, Codemasters and EA.  
We developed the officially licensed photo-realistic, sports/simulation Snooker19 with World Snooker for all major Consoles and PC. That’s in addition to providing a range of development services and special projects to a growing client list which features Paradox, Sega, Codemasters and Curve Digital. 
Lab42 is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, although sometimes, some groups are still under-represented. We are working to remove obstacles that can make it difficult for those groups to progress their careers in the games industry. We welcome applications from under-represented people in the gaming industry, including, but not limited to BAME, LGBQT+, women, people with physical disabilities, neurodiversity or mental health issues, and parents or carers.

The role @ Lab42
Lab42 is looking for a talented Senior Concept Artist to join the team. From environments and characters through to VFX visualisation, you will input ideas and style into all areas of our games - working closely with the art director to maintain and champion the artistic vision for projects through hands-on creation of concept pieces.
This is an exciting and rare opportunity to have a big impact - to shape visuals for our upcoming games working across varied genres and styles and help drive concept as a discipline at a growing studio.

Within this role you will:

  • Be responsible for creating high quality concept art.
  • Help ensure Art direction for the project is consistent across the work produced by the concept team through feedback and direction.
  • Work with 3D artists to generate concept work for their disciplines.
  • Work with Design to help visualise gameplay features.
  • Work with production to help break down tasks. Help schedule your own work and that of the junior team members.
  • Proactively seek feedback from Lead Artists and Creative directors.
  • Be a mentor to junior concept artists.
  • Document processes and knowledge share.
  • We need you to have:

  • 5+years as a concept artist for video games, with a good understanding of the development cycle of projects.
  • A keen interest in games.
  • The ability to work in multiple artistic styles, demonstrated in a portfolio.
  • Fast concept and iteration of ideas across all aspects of the brief.
  • High levels of aesthetic ability, judgement, and eye for detail.
  • Good composition, lighting and colour theory skills and appreciation.
  • Demonstrable talent across all concept disciplines including figurative, environment and object work.
  • Good communication skills.
  • The ability to work directly with other disciplines.
  • Self-initiating, confident approach to their work.
  • An understanding of cultural influences and artistic trends beyond games, movies, books, TV, comics etc.
  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop. 
  • Experience with 3D packages and using them for concept generation.
  • What We Offer:
    ·               Annual Bonus & Annual Salary Reviews
    ·               Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme
    ·               Flexible Working  
    ·               27 Days Holiday, including your birthday a duvet day and Christmas
    ·               Holiday ‘buy and sell’ scheme
    ·               5 Paid Learning Days, including 1 volunteer day per year
    ·               Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses, The Gnomen Workshop, GDC Vault and more
    ·               Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
    ·               Free Life Assurance - 4x Salary
    ·               Free Income Protection Scheme -up to 75%
    ·               Free Dental Insurance
    ·               Supportive Employee Assistance Programme with confidential 24/7/365 helpline & app
    ·               Access remote GP, Mental Health, Physio appointments & medical second opinions
    ·               Additional flexible benefits scheme
    ·               Cycle to Work Scheme
    ·               Mental Health First Aiders
    ·               Payroll Giving Scheme
    ·               Game & Book Libraries
    ·               Long service & project completion awards
    ·               Wrap Parties
    ·               Alternative Travel Prize Draw
    ·               The Sumo GameJam
    ·               Great family events
    ·               Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…
    ·               Life Drawing
    ·               Yoga Classes
    ·               Free fruit and drinks
    ·               Employee Referral Bonus     
    ·               Career Development      
    ·               Relocation Support to the UK
    ·               Visa Sponsorship

    Why should you work at Lab42?  

    Lab42 was formed with just one developer, and we have grown organically over the last five years. Now part of the Sumo Group we’re based in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa; a thriving town with a bustling game-development scene.
    It’s an exciting time to be part of the Sumo family, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
    We are a small, dedicated bunch with experience, drive, passion and creativity. Lab42 has a flexible working environment that make this a relaxed and friendly place to work. By prioritising the happiness and wellbeing of our staff we have been able to hire many industry veterans, and we are proud to have one of the lowest rates of staff attrition in game development. 
    On application, please include your current CV and any relevant portfolio content. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role. 

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