Aardvark Swift Recruitment | Character Concept Artist (UK Remote)

September 25, 2023
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Job Description

Job Description

We’re looking for a Character Concept Artist to join Roll7 on a nine-month fixed term contract. Roll7 create exciting and critically acclaimed video games – including the BAFTA-winning Rollerdrome.

As a Character Concept Artist at Roll7 you’ll be taking on a hands-on role, working directly with the Art Lead and Creative Director to help realise and develop a visual language that is influenced by comic books and cartoons. They’re creating a weird, imaginative, and unusual world and you’ll be one of the first people setting the tone and style in the artistic process.

For this role you’ll benefit greatly from having a quirky imagination, allowing you to work with art and narrative teams to create concepts of characters, environments, and VFX all of which will contribute to a unique and interesting game world.

Innovation, freedom, and a real sense of fun are at the heart of everything Roll7 do, from creating award-winning original IPs to the everyday business of running their unique distributed workplace set-up. With a current headcount of 50+ they are growing and growing fast. They need great talent to help on their journey to build a remarkable studio and help shape the way video games are made in the industry.

Your Responsibilities…

  • Creating character and environment concepts from reference, narrative docs, and your brain!
  • Developing working drawings for artists, including turnarounds, detailed breakdowns and paintovers of greybox environments
  • Creating and developing hero art, marketing art and other images alongside the 2D artists and marketing team
  • Work with Art leads to develop in-game brands and cosmetic items
  • Collaborating with VFX artist and animators to concept VFX and character movements
  • Developing colour palettes for use by the Environment Art team
  • Working with Creative Director and Lead art to develop storyboards and other assets for cutscenes, intros and trailers

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the roll…

  • Strong character and environment concepting (primarily character)
  • Demonstrable experience of creating comic/cartoon/anime/graphic novel style work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt and refine style as the project develops more
  • Willing to be in the office on the last Tuesday of the month (travel expenses paid)

Perks and benefits include…

  • Flexible working hours
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Employee stock purchase scheme
  • A double matching pension policy
  • Private healthcare and dental with Bupa
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Personal Accident Cover
  • Death in service insurance and income protection
  • Flu vouchers, eye tests and vouchers towards glasses
  • Fitness reimbursement benefit
  • Level Up well-being platform
  • Fully paid membership to Headspace
  • Regular meditation and yoga sessions
  • Fortnightly studio days with free lunch, snacks, beers/refreshments – and activities in the evening for those who want to partake
  • Studio away days and retreats, studio celebrations and parties

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Company Name
Aardvark Swift Recruitment

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