Concept Artist (contract)

Multiple Locations: Redwood City, California, United States • Orlando, Florida, United States • Austin, Texas, United States • Seattle, Washington, United States

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Requisition Number: 166877

Position Title: Contingent

External Description:

Concept Artist - The Sims 4 (contract)

Term: 12 months

Location: Redwood Shores, CA or Open to Remote Work in most U.S. Locations

At Maxis, we thrive on outrageous thinking.

It’s the fuel that inspires the best games in the world. We’re creators and great storytellers. Our mission is not just about amazing our peers – it’s about amazing our fans. Taking risks. Working with each other. Daring to dream big. Together, we can improve the way millions play every day.

The Sims 4 has a very unique player base with 60% of our audience being women between the ages of 18-24. We are looking for someone with deep insights on how to create the best experience for our players.

Responsibilities:

  • As a Concept Artist on The Sims, you’ll report to the Development Director from the Art Team
  • Create a wide variety of concepts including creature design and hard surface props
  • Design original concepts that fit within the project style guide
  • Translate high level ideas into production-ready art packets
  • Maintain a high level of quality art, while providing a variety of ideas
  • Provide in depth research, reference material, and develop conceptual ideas

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding design sensibility. You need to have the ability to develop unique and visually appealing designs for furniture, fashion, environment, and architecture. You don’t need to be an expert in each of these areas, but you should be an expert in at least 1-2, and feel comfortable working in each.
  • Understanding and an interest in how and why things are constructed, from a designer’s perspective.
  • Strong understanding of asset creation from start to finish. You understand how to create concept images and spec sheets which call out all pertinent information for modelers, texture artist, animators and VFX artists who will work on the final in-game model.
  • Very strong traditional illustration skills in a variety of media as well as excellent drawing skills. Matte painting experience is a plus.
  • strong ability to think in 3D.
  • Environment and component ideation and design.
  • Strong fundamental skills including good use of line, light, shadow and color.
  • Storytelling and concept development.
  • Ability to work within specific styles, including a style set by another artist or art director.
  • Comfortable giving and receiving critiques.
  • 4+ years of concept experience.
  • Multiple shipped video game titles.
  • Experience providing feedback to outsourced vendor artists is a plus

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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