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Concept Artist - EA Sports Madden

Location: Orlando, FL, USA

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Requisition Number: 181156

Position Title: Concept Artist

External Description:

**THIS POSITION WOULD BE A HYBRID ROLE LOCATED IN ORLANDO, FL**

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, EA Sports, FC soccer, NHL® hockey, and EA SPORTS UFC.

 

About the role:  Concept art is the initial creation of the look, feel, and style of work from a design brief. It sets a project's tone and visual style and is a point of reference for everyone involved.

Visual storytelling is the key task of the Concept Artist. They imagine characters and worlds off the page and bring the story to life.

The role of the Concept Artist is crucial as their work will be the stylistic building blocks for the FC project. A concept artist interprets a client's design brief or expands your original idea by illustrating the key characters and environments of work. This preliminary artwork is simple but expressive as it will be developed and expanded further during the development process.

 

Concept Artist Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Concept team and Art directors regarding the brief for the project.
  • Researching relevant project material including translation styles, characters, and similar projects.
  • Presenting concepts, research, and references to the project team.
  • Interpreting initial ideas and creating quick sketch drafts for review.
  • Creating detailed concept designs in a variety of mediums specific to the brief such as 2D drawings or 3D renders.
  • Participating in feedback consultations and noting changes.
  • Developing characters, environments, props, logos, and designs based on feedback.
  • Manage project timelines and schedules and report any issues to the supervisor.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest design trends and advancements in technology.
  • Be a strong team member but self-reliant and driven.

Concept Artist Requirements:

  • Strong drawing skills, with a specialization in concept design.
  • Solid understanding of visual language - texture, color, dimension, scale, perspective, shade, composition, depth of field, proportion, spatial awareness, etc.
  • A portfolio of work demonstrating strong artistic and storytelling ability.
  • Excellent sketching abilities for rough conceptualization.
  • Ability to draw in a variety of styles.
  • Proficient in a variety of digital 2D and 3D software programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, and Blender.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality artwork against tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills, ability to explain concepts and support artistic choices.
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to learn new software programs and tools.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of the animation and game development processes.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and zoology, costuming, physical settings and history-related references, Solid awareness of facial expression, pose, posture, gesture, and movement
  • Knowledge of and or experience with different Architects and Architectural styles, including Modern , Post-Modern, Contemporary, Neo-Futurism, De-constructivism etc.
  • 3-5+ years of experience working on multiple video game titles or relevant concept art experience.

 

TEMPORARY FULL TIME POSITION - 12 MONTHS

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We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

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About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Days Open: 35

Can this position be remote?: 0

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About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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