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Are you an inventive artist, skilled in a variety of techniques and a seasoned expert in developing inspiring concepts to a high standard?

Paradox is looking for a Senior Concept Artist to be a champion in the Concept Art Team. You will be entrusted with a large degree of freedom to define the art style, texture and richness of our titles across a wide variety of themes - from historically accurate period conflicts to fantastic space faring colonization!

Responsibilities

  • Work with Art Directors to develop the look and feel of our games through thoroughly researched, richly detailed and extensively iterated concept art. 
  • Craft detailed in-game art, ranging from small interface icons to full-screen illustrations, and marketing material.
  • Develop style guides, creative briefs and art quality benchmarks for outsourcing and the team.
  • Review and feedback on work produced by external artists. 
  • Collaborate closely with the Art Producers to breakdown and delegate tasks.
  • Mentor less experienced artists and lead by example with organised workflows and efficient processes. 

Requirements

  • 7+ years experience creating concept art to a high standard - from scratch - including environments, characters, props, clothing, hair, hard surface and vehicles.
  • Mastery of 2D art fundamentals: Anatomy, Composition, Lighting, Material Expression, Color Use, etc and highly skilled in Photoshop, ZBrush, Maya & Sketchup
  • 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 and receiving feedback in English
  • Vision and restraint to create concepts with tangible value over technical intricacy
  • Ability to create, adapt, and iterate, within a variety of artistic styles

It would of course be great if you had a passion for the strategy game genre and an understanding of world culture or history. Mentoring experience or additional skills like familiarity with Keyshot, Octane or 3D Coat would be a bonus but not essential.

This is a great opportunity to have a huge impact with the world's leading developer for Grand Strategy games! So you would also score bonus points if you have a passion for the genre, an interest in world culture, history knowledge and skills or training in mentoring to bring to this senior role.

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

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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.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!


  • Work

    Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us

    You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams

    Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)

  • Social

    Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages

    Yearly company parties

    Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games

    Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch

  • Development

    Leadership courses available for all employees

    We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom

    Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”

  • Compensation

    Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year

    Participation in our company wide profit share program

    5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year

    For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)

Our Culture

In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:

- DEDICATED

- PASSIONATE

- GET SHIT DONE

- OPEN-MINDED

- NERDY

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