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Concept Outsource Lead

Epic Games

Epic Games

Clark, NJ, USA
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

WHAT MAKES US EPIC?

At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

ART

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for an experienced Concept Outsourcing Lead to support and supervise creative content provided by outsource partners. Reporting to the individual art lead(s) and working with the Outsource Manager, the Concept Outsourcing Lead will provide front-line creative feedback for work submitted for Epic review. Though the role will be mainly supervisory, the individual should be an experienced concept artist, having worked in game studio pipelines before, and have a solid hands-on art background. The ideal candidate would be a talented concept artist who is able to communicate with outsource partners, including documenting existing pipelines, collecting or creating quality bar and technical example assets, collecting photo reference, creating mood boards, creating paint overs, and finally collaborating with other teams at Epic to ensure that concept art is of the highest quality and adequately supports the needs of those teams and the project.

In this role, you will

  • Work closely with the individual Epic Art Leads, Outsource Manager(s), and artists on the team to support external vendors.
  • Collect or generate detailed documentation, video reference, and examples of art asset production, procedures, and engine requirements to support the external vendors.
  • If required, make any needed fixes to keep assets consistent and technically game ready as they’re handed off from the outsource partner.
  • Clearly communicate feedback to the outsource partner, and ensure those creative notes and goals are met. Inform leadership in the event that isn’t happening.
  • Communicate and partner with internal Epic art staff to ensure that outsource concept art is clear and respects limitations from other disciplines.
  • When required, some amount of hands-on art production to deliver concepts for the project, ensuring they are familiar and capable working alongside other Epic artists.

What we're looking for

  • Worked on at least one AAA game in a Senior Concept Artist role.
  • Portfolio that demonstrates a range of styles, creativity and craftsmanship.
  • Effective communicator, collaborator, and problem solver able to coordinate between internal and external teams and deliver clear and concise feedback.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to accurately estimate tasks and maintain schedules.
  • Understanding of other game art disciplines, their workflows and limitations (animation, character, environment, VFX).
  • Experienced working within a team and a high pressure production environment.
  • A PLUS - Fluency in a language other than English, including Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, or Russian.

This role is open to multiple locations (including CA, NYC, & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

New York City Base Pay Range
$141,010$206,814 USD
California Base Pay Range
$155,111$227,495 USD
Washington Base Pay Range
$148,060$217,154 USD

ABOUT US

Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.