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Senior Concept Artist

Alongside the Creative Art Director you help to shape the visual identity and style of our games. You’re one of the first to get started in pre-production, doing sketches, drawings and paintings. You’re a creative ideas machine who enjoys the process of visual design, alongside and pushing the team forward with expectation for you to iterate on ideas and adapt to new ones.

It is expected that you will have a strong design sense and an excellent grasp on the fundamentals of art including perspective, lighting, design, composition and colour. Communication and teamwork are very important, as is working under time constraints and as a senior you’ll be expected to manage more of your own time.

We are looking for someone who can uphold the vision of the Creative Art Director on given projects, maintain style direction and offer feedback/guidance to the art team.

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Concept Artist

Responsibilities & Tasks 

  • Work closely with the Creative Art Director to carry out in-depth research and establish a style, mood, and aesthetic for all visual aspects of the game.
  • You have a wide visual library and can tap into this alongside your project reference and research material. You’ll be designing characters, creatures, environments, and provide detailed drawings of assets such as props, weapons, and collectibles.
  • The work you produce inspires and informs the rest of the team, and often acts as a base of inspiration for other departments to get started.
  • During production you’ll continue to help the 3D team with scene paint overs and provide additional concepts that may be required.
  • Can support junior concept artists with feedback and support.


Person Specification 

Required Experience

  • Must have a portfolio of work demonstrating excellent artistic skills and a good mind for innovative visual design.
  • 3+ years of education and training as an artist.
  • Knowledge of digital drawing/painting software such as Photoshop or equivalent.
  • A strong draughtsperson with a clear grasp of perspective, form, structure and line control.
  • A strong painter with a clear understanding of lighting and colour relationships.


Preferred/Desirable Experience of

  • 3+ shipped title in console/PC/VR development.
  • Knowledge of industry standard 3D software.
  • 5+ years of games industry experience.
  • 1+ years of VR development.
  • Strong knowledge of visualising environments with game design and limitations.


Required personal skills and approach

  • Ability to interact and communicate across all disciplines and with colleagues effectively.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Can work independently and is a confident communicator in meetings.


A champion and exemplar of Coatsink’s key values and contributor to the company culture including:

  • A passion and enthusiasm for Coatsink games.
  • A straightforward and open approach to the team and leadership.
  • A focus on quality.
  • An openness to others’ ideas and challenges around quality issues.
  • An eye for the well-being of project team members.
  • Resilience to learn from mistakes and encounter new tasks and responsibilities.
  • A willingness to maintain continuous professional development.


Submission Instructions

  • A CV is required
  • A cover letter is required
  • A link to your portfolio and/or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills is required
  • You must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so

What we can provide

  • Competitive salary
  • Freedom to choose where you work in the UK
  • Flexible working hours
  • Enhanced holiday package
  • Enrolment in the company pension scheme
  • Self development days
  • Bi-annual appraisals
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Career breaks
  • Enhanced and generous maternity and paternity package
  • Dependents emergency leave
  • Access to our life insurance policy and WeCare healthcare app
  • Access to our health insurance cash plan
  • Investment in your physical health with weekly live and on-demand strength, cardio, yoga and meditation sessions
  • Investment in your mental health with regular access to training courses and one-to-one wellness sessions and workshops
  • Access to metro pass and cycle schemes
  • In person and virtual events
  • Free access to some of our previously released titles
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Work with cutting-edge technology

We are an equal opportunities employer

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. We do not pay fees to any third party agency or recruiter without a mutually agreed-upon contract and we are not responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

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