Concept Artist

About the Employer
Sumo Nottingham develops characterful, accessible and innovative action/adventure and racing games for console and PC. We are part of Sumo Digital Ltd., an independent UK developer working with some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony and Sega.

The role @ Sumo
Sumo Nottingham are looking for a talented Concept Artist who will be responsible for creating and iterating on ideas, through hands-on creation of concept pieces, to drive the direction of a project or concept presentation whilst maintaining and championing the artistic vision of the Studio Directors alongside the Senior Concept Artists.
It is essential to the position that the candidate is capable of stylistic diversity with the ability to rapidly generate ideas.

Within this role you will:

  • Work alongside Senior Concept Artists creating and iterating on ideas whilst maintaining the artistic vision of the Project Art Director.
  • Ensuring that work is delivered to spec and on time and working with production to create timings and briefs for internal and external teams.
  • Work to specific briefs to provide the 3D artists with enough conceptual work to inform their work.

We need you to have:

  • The ability to work in multiple artistic styles
  • Fast concept and iteration of ideas across all aspects of the brief
  • High levels of aesthetic ability, judgement and eye for detail
  • Good composition, lighting and colour theory skills and appreciation
  • Demonstrable talent across all concept disciplines in particular figurative, environment and object work.
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-initiating, confident approach to their work;
  • Keen understanding of cultural influences beyond games, movies, books, TV, comics etc.
  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop
  • Highly passionate and self-motivated
  • The ability to work with various styles of art on multiple projects
  • Good verbal, visual and written communication skills
  • Experience with 3D packages.
  • An understanding of the videogame creation process would be a bonus.
Where you’ll be working
Our studio is in Nottingham’s Castle Marina, near Nottingham’s picturesque canal route and just fifteen minutes’ walk from the City Centre. The studio is served by excellent bus, tram and cycle links and the railway station is a ten-minute walk away.
Nottingham has lots to see and do, including a huge choice of bars and restaurants, art galleries and numerous cultural events. There are several large parks in and around the city (including Wollaton Park, containing Batman’s house!), and it sits on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District area. It has excellent road and rail links to the North and South of the country, with London less than two hours away by train.

What we’ll do for you
We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. We support your personal development through access to training resources and time to work on them. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, vouchers on your birthday and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.
We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves, and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, with emphasis on well being and work/life balance.

Want to know more about Sumo?
Sumo Digital, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and 2019 TIGA Award for Best Independent Studio, continues to be one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying year on year stability and growth since its founding in 2003. We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, Warrington, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.