Lead Character Concept Artist

Manticore Games is the developer of Core, a platform and community that is redefining how virtual worlds and games are created, published, and played. Core’s mission is to empower and discover a whole new generation of creators.

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced Character Concept Artist to help us bring the multiverse on Core to life with exciting stylized characters for our players to bring with them into a vast range of games spanning many themes and genres. 

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop original stylized character concepts and skins for the multiverse spanning a vast range of themes and genres.
  • Lead a team of internal and external character concept artists, and provided direction and critique within specified time frames.
  • Work closely with the Art Director to refine, develop, and maintain style guides and documentation for concept artists and external art outsourcing.
  • Work closely with the 3D character team to iterate and design around technical constraints and develop technical model sheets, callouts, and paintovers
  • Work closely with art and product teams to help develop a roadmap for future character content for the platform

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in animation, film or game development focusing on conceptual artwork
  • Mastery of stylized character design and illustration
  • A deep understanding of human and creature anatomy and a keen eye towards form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regards to illustration and design
  • Excellent eye for light, value, composition, and color
  • Able to carry an idea from the conceptual phase to the finished illustration and an understanding of translating these ideas to real-time game environments

Pluses

  • Working knowledge 3d game production pipelines & software packages such as Maya, 3Ds Max, Zbrush, or Mudbox
  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing, landscape painting, and illustration
  • Have shipped a AAA, PC, or console title as a concept artist
  • Worked on a live service shipping characters on a cadence

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.