Character Concept Artist - Stellaris

Jun 23, 2022
Stockholm, Sweden
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Paradox Development Studio makes world-leading grand strategy games that our fans spend hundreds of hours in, and our artists make sure we do it in style! We are now looking for a creative Character Concept Artist to develop inspiring aliens, creatures, concepts and illustrations in our Stellaris art team!

About the role

In the role as Concept Artist with the focus on alien characters, creatures and soft surface, you will work collaboratively with our art team to develop and refine the art style, texture and richness of the Stellaris game, through thoroughly researched, richly detailed and extensively iterated concept art. The role also involves creating additional 2D art for our games as needed, such as model sheets, small or full-screen illustrations and marketing materials.

You will also take part in visual development/style guide work, help the Art Director & Producer with task estimates if needed, and participate in feedback sessions with your fellow artists.



  • ~3 years experience creating concept art and illustrations for in-game purposes - preferably for soft surface design and illustrations like alien characters, creatures, clothing and environments

  • Prestigeless when giving/receiving feedback from leads or peers, and having no issues taking up another artists task or putting down their own work to let others finish it

  • Skilled in Photoshop and has solid understanding of 2D art fundamentals: Anatomy, Composition, Lighting, Material Expression, Color Use

  • Strong creative process to translate gameplay requirements into visual designs: information gathering, research, thumbnailing, detailing, and iterations

  • Articulate in contextualizing decisions, communicating ideas and giving feedback

  • Comfortable using English in spoken and written form


    • A passion for sci-fi

    • A passion for the strategy game genre and specifically Stellaris

    • Familiar with PDS games or RTS games

    • Familiarity with tools such as ZBrush, Blender Maya & Sketchup, Keyshot, Octane or 3D Coat would be a bonus but not essential

      It’s important that you enjoy working in a team where everyone supports each other, and that you are motivated by having the creative freedom and responsibility to take charge of a task and deliver. You care about quality and you’re motivated by the idea of our many fans around the world interacting with your work.


      As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to perform a test.

      Practical information
      Scope: Fulltime and permanent
      Reports to: Art Manager
      Location: Stockholm, Sweden

      Some of our benefits include:


      If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude, and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

      At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We, therefore, encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be a great addition to our team.

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