Sr. Concept Artist for SCEA Bend,Oregon
We are looking for a seasoned concept artist who will be the art director’s collaborator and an important driving force in the studio art department, helping define and conceptualize our studio’s vision for multiple projects on multiple platforms, including next gen PS3. This is a central, in-house creative position which will include supervising the work of external contract concept artists. The right person will be a studio leader and will help drive the vision of our future titles through their creative and conceptual talents.
Potential candidates must demonstrate experience producing concept art for multiple themes and worlds.
Experience as a concept artist on AAA film/game
Strong portfolio demonstrating ideation as well as final renders of character and environment art
Experience with rapid-iteration of drawings and paintings as experiments in form and lighting
Strong understanding of light and color theory
Quick gesture sketching and story-boarding skills
Architectural and Industrial Design knowledge
Strong sense of human anatomy
Strong sense of Style and Mood
Ability to convey texture, color and lighting
Attention to aesthetic detail
Able to communicate the "story" behind a character/environment piece
Proactive, industrious, responsible, professional
In addition to an industry competitive salary, commensurate with experience, SONY also has a yearly bonus system for full-time employees (yearly performance-dependent bonus of 15-25% of your salary) and a royalty system tied to the project you work on. Sony is a world-wide production studio with royalties calculated on world-wide sales. We offer full relocation costs, a competitive family health insurance plan, and matching 401K. In addition, you get heavy discounts on all Sony Electronics products, including PSP, PS2 and free music CDs.
Our studio is located in a resort town in beautiful Bend Oregon which offers very short commute times, reasonable home ownership costs and world class restaurants. http://www.visitbend.com/
Located in the high desert, Bend has hot summers and cold winters, four seasons with skiing, golfing, white water rafting, mountain biking, camping, hiking, rock climbing, boating, fishing…etc., and no humidity. Bend is 20 minutes away from Mt. Bachelor.
Bend is the fastest growing city in Oregon. Housing costs are rising fast, but it's the beginning of the boom. This year alone, the average house costs in Bend rose 40%! So if you have enough savings to afford a house when you get here and stick around for a few years, you run the chance of having a VERY lucrative stay in Bend.
SCEA: Bend Studio
Our studio atmosphere offers the feel of a small developer with the security of a major studio. We have close knit production teams, private offices, free soft drinks, gym membership. Talented team members are allowed and encouraged to step up and make a difference in the games we make.
Syponfilter: Dark Mirror
The newest game in our franchise has just been announced: Syphonfilter: Dark Mirror, an original, AAA title for the PSP. Check out the four page story in the November issue of Game Informer.
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