Concept Artist

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What we need:

Smilegate Europe is looking for a passionate and skilled Concept Artist, to join our growing team of developers. We're looking for an individual to collaborate with a team of like-minded and talented creatives toconceive of inspired characters, environments, props, and other gameplay elements. The ideal individual is someone who appreciates and thrives on the development process and has a great eye for design.

What the role involves:

  • Collaborate with the Art Director to establish visual direction for the game.
  • Create concept art for characters, environments, and props.
  • Create storyboards, background illustrations, and promotional artwork.
  • Collaborate with Artists and Designers to creatively solve problems.
  • Assist Art Director and Art Leads by providing feedback and guidance to Artists.
  • Design visually cohesive fictional/realistic worlds and characters.
  • Assemble reference materials to support the concept designs.
  • Provide and receive feedback professionally.

Role requirements:

  • At least one shipped AAA title.
  • A web portfolio that demonstrates skill in environment, character, creature, vehicle, weapon, and prop concept development.
  • Effective researcher that understands how to successfully navigate through various databases to discover the best reference and imagery possible.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present feedback and ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • Self-starter, reliable, and passionate about their work; committed to their discipline and its challenges.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe Photoshop.
  • Able to work well under pressure and deadlines with minimal supervision.


  • Strong understanding of general 3d and game art production techniques.
  • Some basic modeling experience.
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine

About us:

Aiming to create best-in-class experiences that last forever in players memories, a team of Game Industry veterans is building a new AAA Open World game studio in Barcelona, backed by a quality-first market leading publisher and developer. If you are an experienced team player who loves game creation, values autonomy within a multi-national team, and would welcome the challenge of building new IPs and career defining games - get in touch!

Working at Smilegate Barcelona:

  • Breakfast in the Office.
  • Restaurant Tickets:  approx 180 € per month (2.160€/year).
  • 23 vacation days per year + Christmas to the new year.
  • Flexible Working Hours & Flexible Friday.
  • Flexible working conditions of Work From Home.
  • Private Health insurance including dental coverage.
  • Team Building Events.
  • Relocation Package/assistance and VISA support.



We usually respond within a week

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08008 Barcelona Directions View page

Why join us?

We offer you an excellent place to work in the center of Barcelona, well communicated in a sunny office. We will keep you engaged and motivated. You will be part of the next AAA open world game and you will enjoy the process.

But let's go to the details:

  • Medical Insurance

    Smilegate will cover you with our medical plan.

  • Office perks

    Weekly fresh fruit, tasty coffee, and other office daily needs.

  • More benefits incoming

    Stay tuned! We're working to get an amazing welcome pack for our new joiners.

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