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Concept Lead

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Overview

Bungie is looking for an exceptional Concept Lead who will work closely with the Art Director and Art Leads to work on an unannounced project!

As a Concept Lead, you will be working on everything from exploring character designs and iconography to proposing visual solutions for broad world building questions. Most importantly, you will work with a fun, dedicated, and passionate cross-discipline team devoted to bringing a new game to life!

You will also work closely with the production art team to help them envision what the finished results can be for the in-game content they are creating. As the ideal candidate, you should amaze us with creative designs and artwork and have the capability to inspire greatness in those around you.

We look for candidates who value joining a mission-focused team with a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, interests, and viewpoints.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Art Director to visually define the art direction for an unannounced title
  • Lead a team of artists in creating a variety of inspirational concept art, that visualizes the tone and aesthetic design of the established Art Direction
  • Work with production to manage team deliverables, ensuring they meet the defined objectives, defined quality bar, and schedule
  • Manage, mentor, and inspire team members, guiding them with clear direction
  • Mentor colleagues by providing guidance, constructive feedback, and coaching to enhance efforts
  • Manage external development partner relationships
  • Promote a culture of collaborative innovation
  • Align art created with game design and art direction
  • When necessary, create highly functional concept art for use by production artists to create in-game content

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Proven team lead experience through full AAA development cycles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of games, market awareness and how art will be experienced by the player.
  • Advanced foundation in traditional arts, including, but not limited to, figure drawing, landscape painting, graphic design, and illustration
  • Be task driven, self-motivated, and proactive
  • Strong organizational, analytical skills, problem solving ability and attention to detail
  • Willingness to grow junior artists on the team
  • Expert proficiency with industry-standard visual art software
  • Ability to quickly iterate on concepts

NICE-TO-HAVE SKILLS

  • Experience with development using Unreal Engine or Unity
  • Familiarity with the competitive gaming landscape

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Updated Resume (PDF Preferred)
  • Updated Portfolio / Demo Reel
    • Provide password if applicable
    • Tailor your portfolio to the specific job that you’re applying for
    • Portfolio breakdown: provide additional notes, references, explanations, etc.

 

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