Lead Concept Artist/Visual Development

AAA Stylized Unannounced Project - Rapidly growing LA Based Studio - Great Culture and Benefits

Los Angeles
Job Type
5 days ago

Skillsearch is helping a games company find a Lead Concept Artist/Visual Development Director to join their inclusive and collaborative team in Los Angeles. This full-time role offers a salary of up to $190,000 and some excellent employee benefits. 

As a Lead Concept Artist, you will work alongside amazing developers with experience on some of the largest AAA titles! You will be working with the Game Director and IP holders to set a vision and style for an exciting new multiplayer-focused project. 

In your first few weeks in this role, you can expect to: 

  • Develop and articulate each game’s unique aesthetic vision and standards through illustrations, documents, or any means necessary 
  • Direct concept artists to produce inspirational key art and model sheets for environments, props, characters, creatures and UI 
  • Supervise, review and steer the development of assets across multiple art teams to schedule, budget, and high visual standards 
  • Iterate closely with Design and Engineering teams to ensure all visuals support gameplay needs. 

To apply for this Visual Development Director role, you will need a deep understanding of art fundamentals, multiple art styles, anatomy and appeal. You will also require experience directing and supporting artists across multiple disciplines. In addition, you should have the ability to adapt to and innovate new styles and techniques. Additional requirements include: 

  • Deep understanding of arts disciplines and their workflow 
  • Leadership skills in order to lead a large number of people toward a singular vision 
  • Experience with effective feedback for outsourcing and contractors 
  • Experience working on a current-gen console or PC games (AAA title experience a plus). 

In return for your passion, collaborative approach and commitment, you will receive a salary of $150,000-$190,000 and a generous benefits package, including dental and vision plans, comprehensive medical, life insurance, free bike rentals, remote working options, training and development and more! 

To apply for this inclusive and collaborative full-time Lead Concept Artist/Visual Development Director job in Los Angeles, please contact Dan from Skillsearch at de@skillsearch.com today. 

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Daniel Everett

Game Art Consultant - North America

Dan works with Joe and his team working to find the best Game Artists in North America the job they’ve been waiting for! He’s a big gamer himself, so you can be sure you’re in good hands if Dan’s looking after you, just don’t bring up Deathtrap Dungeon as playing that game on PS1 many years ago has left him scarred for life! Get in touch with Dan for Art opportunities in North America.

Europe: +44 (0)1273 287 007

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