Concept Artist (Apex Legends)

Multiple Locations: Los Angeles, California, United States • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 167286

Position Title: Concept Artist 2

External Description:

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA video game development studio that aspires to create new hit games that leave a lasting impact for gamers worldwide. Our work includes the critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends and Titanfall franchise. We developed the Star Wars™ action-adventure game Jedi: Fallen Order and virtual reality game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, and we are continuing development for our live free-to-play game, Apex Legends.

You can learn more about our studio and values at respawn.com/studio.

We're looking for a highly-skilled Concept Artist to join our external development team supporting Apex Legends. Our ideal candidate is passionate about game development, loves to create high-quality, inspirational concept art pieces to support efforts across multiple disciplines. Reporting to our Studio Ex Dev Art Director, you will create and iterate on a variety of subject matter designing concepts across characters, weapons and props for seasonal content. 

What you will do...

  • Create and iterate on, primarily, character and weapon concepts for legendary skins
    • thumbnails, loose sketches, finished/polished pieces, orthographics
  • Own the quality control of incoming graphical content and manage the feedback and approvals
  • Finalizing, polishing, externally created concept content as needed to ensure visual quality bar is met or exceeded and 3D modelers are well informed
  • Assist the OS ADs in internal OS training, as well as defining and documenting OS best practices and style guides
  • Coordinate with Ex Dev Management team on addressing vendor gaps, quality issues, scheduling or changes in scope
  • Create and critique briefs and production packages for external production
  • Actively seek opportunities to improve processes and facilitates solutions at all levels in the organization

Ideally, you will have...

  • Strong understanding of proportion, scale, perspective, lighting, and color
  • Exceptional ability to design and illustrate everything from characters to environments to mechanical designs... or anything that could be imagined in a Respawn game
  • Basic understanding of 3D and experience creating designs to be translated into 3D
  • An experienced eye for artistic quality and detail with the ability to breakdown and communicate complex feedback and art direction clearly using visual, verbal, and written medium
  • The patience, temperament, and creative-thinking, and communicative adaptability required to help ensure constant alignment with external partners often separated by distance, language, and cultural aspects
  • Experience working with external service providers
  • The best people skills. Empathy for fixing the problems of others, whether internal Respawn or external partners, and respect for others' time
  • 3+ years experience as a Concept Artist

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and we will get back to you once we have reviewed it.

In addition to opportunities for creative impact and professional growth which come with being a member of our team, working at Respawn has many other perks and benefits! Learn more at respawn.com/perks.

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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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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! 

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