Concept Art Director

    • Epic Games
  • Cary, NC
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 10 hours ago

Overview

On Site
Full Time

Skills

Game development
Production scheduling
3D computer graphics
Unreal Engine
Architectural design
Art
Epic
Creativity
Design
Leadership
Management
Mentorship
Collaboration
IP
Modeling
Workflow
Value engineering
Virtual reality
Media
Policies
Recruiting

Job Details

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 character, and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.
What You'll Do

Epic Games is looking for a Concept Director to join our team working on Fortnite . In this role, you will work directly with the concept team to help our team create and iterate on exciting, purposeful characters that look amazing. You should have a combination of strong creative/visual aesthetics, excellent design skills, leadership experience, and a proven track record of creating compelling characters.
In this role, you will
  • Work with Concept Leads and Art Directors to guide the direction of Fortnite Cosmetics
  • Be highly creative. Imagine and communicate your vision to the team to develop new content that players will love
  • Direct and mentor a worldwide team of Concept artists
  • Contribute and maintain the Fortnite Character Style guide
  • Filter multiple sources of analysis and feedback into visual direction for creating new art
  • Help Epic push the visual envelope by creating stunning and inspiring characters
  • Collaborate with the Product and IP teams on themes and cosmetic sets
  • Create and iterate unique and stunning designs within a determined production schedule
  • Partner with other departments such as the Modeling and TechAnim teams, to ensure the concept designs work within the project workflow
What we're looking for
  • Experience as a Lead Concept artist in a game studio
  • Strong understanding of art fundamentals, multiple art styles, anatomy, appeal
  • Experience designing characters of a wide variety and broad appeal
  • Understanding of modern fashion-forward aesthetics
  • Ability to help mentor and coach a growing team of artists
  • A mind for technical function and aesthetic pursuit with an ability to balance creativity with function

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 .