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Concept Artist

Concept Artist


Climax is one of the leading creative lights of independent games development with an outstanding line of top published titles. It truly is an exciting and inspiring place to work in the heart of Gunwharf Quays, in Portsmouth overlooking the harbour.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated concept artist who has at least two years studio experience to join our award winning art team. This position will require an artist that is highly adept at photo bashing and is able to conceptualize environments, architecture and illustrate new assets for our AAA games.


  • Excellent holiday package
  • Regular social events
  • Fresh fruit and snacks
  • A friendly, focused, ambitious and relaxed working environment
  • Ongoing training and development, with career progression
  • Discount card for all the shopping centre stores
  • Great seafront location, a short walk from the rail station, bars, restaurants, coffee shops
  • Group Private Medical Insurance provided by BUPA
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Private Dental Insurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Eye-Care Vouchers


  • Bring your doggo to work! We're a dog friendly studio, bring your pooch in to meet us.
  • Bean to cup coffee machine in the studio.
  • Fresh fruit and healthy snacks provided daily, breakfast and some not so healthy snacks.
  • In-house clubs and socials. From board games, tennis, football to D&D nights, there are lots of opportunities to socialise.
  • Regular Socials including Project Wrap Parties, team and studio events, Christmas and annual Summer parties and some great charity fundraising events.

Experience & Requirements

  • Have an excellent understanding of form and function
  • Has a great eye for composition, lighting and colour theory
  • Work alongside the design and production teams
  • Create stunning characters and environmental art that captures the quality of our games
  • Ability to multi-task across various projects and to create concept art from stylised to photo real
  • Excellent illustration skills with the ability to create effective and coherent concept and sketch art.
  • Self-motivation and willingness to participate in many areas of game development
  • Passion for video games and the creation of worlds, creatures and characters
  • Solid knowledge of Photoshop
  • Proven ability in working with grey/white box draw over development
  • Portfolio that demonstrates an excellent eye for all things concept
  • Strong understanding of all aspects of concept art
  • Show a strong foundation in traditional drawing skills as well as have a proven track record of multiple drawing styles.
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