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Concept Lead

Epic Games

Epic Games

Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 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 is looking for a talented Lead Concept Artist to help us continue to shape the future of LEGO Fortnite. As Lead Concept Artist you will work with the development teams to create memorable environments, iconic architecture and creatures along with unique and compelling characters and minifigs that exude personality and style. You will use your artistic expertise in color, composition, shape, and visual design to help push our iconic visual style. Your craft expertise in both character and environment design will provide the inspiration which will continue to push the boundaries of what Fortnite means to our players.

In this role, you will

  • Collaborate closely with the Art Directors and core development team to drive and visualize many different types of content across the LEGO Fortnite universe
  • Inspire, mentor, and manage a team of Concept Artists and outsourcing vendors
  • Provide timely & detailed feedback for the concept art team and outsourcing vendors
  • Coordinate with other art, design, and production teams to help accomplish the goals of the product

What we're looking for

  • Worked on at least one AAA game in a Lead Concept Artist role
  • Have a passion for and understanding of LEGO’s and Fortnite’s unique visual styles
  • 7 + years experience in the game industry working in AAA game development
  • Portfolio that demonstrates a range of styles, creativity and craftsmanship
  • Effective leader, collaborator, and problem solver able to coordinate with internal and external teams to ensure visual development that can serve as a visual benchmark for the team
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to accurately estimate tasks and maintain schedules
  • Strong communication skills and understanding of various art disciplines (animation, character, environment, VFX)
  • Excellent traditional artistic skills with a strong grasp of composition, anatomy, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment, architectural, character, costume and graphic design
  • Experience working with IP partners is a plus

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (excluding CA, NY, & WA).

EPIC JOB + EPIC BENEFITS = EPIC LIFE

We pay 100% for benefits for both employees and dependents and offer coverage for supplemental medical, dental, vision, critical illness, telemedicine, Life and AD&D, long term disability insurance as well as weekly indemnity (short term disability) and a retirement savings plan with a competitive employer match. In addition to the EAP (employee assistance program), we also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.

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.