Concept Artist

Sep 20, 2023
San Diego, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work
- 1+ Years experience in Video Games Industry supporting title Development, Release, or LiveOps
- 1+ Years professional experience as a concept artist
- Portfolio that demonstrates style range, creativity and craftsmanship. At Amazon, our goal is to create great games. We believe in ground-breaking games that can redefine the boundaries of player experience and change the way the world sees digital entertainment. Games have the power to connect people at a massive scale, and creating these experiences will help us produce some of the future’s most influential visual experiences. We seek the best game developers in the world to join our team and become the architects of this vision.

Amazon Games is looking for a Concept Artist to join the San Diego art team on a new project. As a Concept Artist, you will work with the Art Director developing visual direction to help guide artists to create memorable environments and characters that are illustrative and dramatic yet grounded in reality, exude personality and life. You will use your artistic expertise in color, composition, shape, atmosphere and visual design to help develop an iconic visual style. Your knowledge of environment, character, and asset design will provide the foundations which make the game world engaging, inspirational and believable.

In this role you will be working closely with a seasoned team of game developers where you can continue to grow and share your game development experience. We are looking for artists who can communicate effectively, problem solve, and raise the project’s technical and visual standards.

Key job responsibilities
Exceptional traditional and digital art skills

Obsessive about look development and strong visual design process

Excellent visual storyteller creating detailed, inventive, and believable worlds

Ability to craft production drawings (turnarounds, layouts and isometric views) for characters, creatures, weapons and environments.

Effective collaborator, strong communicator and problem solver able to coordinate with creative internal and external teams

A day in the life
Work closely with the art director and other art leaders collaborating on visual development concept of new creatures, characters, weapons, architecture and environments and inspirational pieces that help to communicate vision and visual direction to the rest of the art team.

About the team
About Us
Amazon Games applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future. With the power of Twitch and AWS at your fingertips, you will have the chance to innovate in gameplay, creativity, marketing, and technology, while working alongside some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

Inclusive Culture, Work/Life Balance, & Career Growth
We embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We offer ten employee-led affinity groups with 190 global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

San Diego, CA, USA- Expert with digital content creation tools such as Photoshop, Painter, zbrush, etc.
- A deep understanding of human and creature anatomy.
- A good eye for form, structure and shape in regards to design.
- Solid approach from ideation to final concepts
- Exceptional communication skills and strong collaborative spirit
- Ability to convey emotional intent through dramatic lighting and composition
- Ability to craft production concept work for environments
- Works effectively across all game development disciplines
- Knowledgeable about game industry trends and art styles
- Bachelor’s Degree in Art or in related field
- Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
- Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.
- Passionate about the end-to-end game experience and can design interface schemes and styles that heighten rather than distract from the user experience

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $47,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $110,500/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.
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