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Character Concept Artist

Manticore Games® is the developer and operator of the Core Metaverse, a premier metaverse platform featuring live events, interactive entertainment, and more than 50,000 games to play and worlds to explore. Core is the best metaverse platform for users who want to build virtual worlds and experiences and those who want to explore the metaverse in stunning high-definition. Manticore recently enabled the next evolution of the Core Metaverse by integrating MetaMask and OpenSea to set a new standard for NFT utility in the metaverse. Manticore Games has received backing from Benchmark Capital, XN, Epic Games, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Correlation Ventures, BITKRAFT Esports Ventures & BITKRAFT Opportunity Fund, LVP, M Ventures, Tuesday Capital, SV Angel, Arrive (a Roc Nation company), Sapphire Sport.

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced contract Character Concept Artist to help us extend our library of avatar skins and mounts.  As an artist on the team, you will work on a wide range of character genres from beloved classics to expressive fashion.

Responsibilities

  • Create concepts with a focus on characters, outfits, and props design.
  • Iterate quickly and take concepts from rough thumbnails to polished color renders.
  • Design within the constraints of Core’s mix & match, avatar editor. 

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in game development as an artist specializing in character concept development.
  • Demonstrate a strong foundation of drawing skills.
  • Mastery of form, shape, structure, and silhouette.
  • An eye for composition and color.
  • Ability to adapt to an established art style.
  • Demonstrate artistic flexibility and be able to work on a range of genres and styles.
  • Great teamwork and communication skills.
  • Enjoy iteration from thumbnails to finished reference sheet

Pluses

  • Proficient in 3D for ideation and paint overs.
  • Skill in one or more related disciplines – 3D modeling, graphic design, storyboarding, animatics, visual effects, illustration.
  • Experience working in different art styles.
  • Fluency in NFTs, Crypto, Metaverse.

Manticore Games provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.