GUCK is hiring Concept Artist (Remote Job)

Concept Artist 100% REMOTE

Posted: 20 days
Art and Animation
Part-Time
$35-$40 / hour
Unannounced Aboriginal-led Video Game
Guck is working on a magical new Video Game codenamed ‘Future Folklore’ that is Aboriginal-led and will be released on both mobile & console. This game is an Australian-first and we’re looking for a Concept Artist to join our team and bring this magical world to life!

Interested in joining us in building a new world of fantasy?
GUCK upcoming game concept

Concept Artist Job Summary
The concept artist is a key creative role that sits within the design and art teams at GUCK. With your artistic and technical skills you will collaborate with the Art Director to bring our unique magical vision to life.

Your environment & nature asset concepts will successfully communicate the game’s visual style, and coupled with your strong communication & teamwork skills, you will collaborate with various First Nations’ team members to create inspiring concepts for the wider team that supports the development of our exciting, history-making game.

About the Role:

The pay rate is $35-$40 per hour, dependent on experience. This is initially a 3-month contract for 1 day a week, with the ability for an ongoing extension for the right candidate.

Why GUCK:
  • $35-$40 AUD per hour casual contractor rate, dependent on experience
  • Guest talks, fun field trips and nature studies
  • Multi-Award winning team
  • Awesome company culture: supportive, inclusive environment
  • Studio Mascot -  ‘Salem’ the friendly chihuahua who loves pats
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • All of the snacks
  • Prioritised wellbeing: reasonable working hours, Employee Assistance Program and In-house Wellbeing Officer
  • Paid training and time allocated for skill development


Key Responsibilities
  • Translating concepts from the Art Director and Game Designer into practical & useful concept art, including environments, plants, landscapes and other concepts as required
  • Strong artistic ability—drawing, painting, digital illustration skills and a high degree of familiarity with relevant software
  • Understand design principles and methodologies, particularly with regards to concept art and how it ultimately becomes in-game art
  • Superior eye for light, value, composition, colour, staging
  • A firm understanding of colour theory, texture & light
  • Experience with creating stylized art and an interest in nature and magical concepts
  • Flexible, imaginative and willing to experiment and adapt to different art styles
  • Demonstrated communication, creative collaboration and teamwork skills
  • A genuine passion for working on a groundbreaking project like this, and interest in original game concepts
  • A commitment to working in a culturally safe & supportive environment.


Job Requirements:
  • Produce environment concept art and in-game mockups with our unique artistic vision
  • Work with the Art Director to develop, maintain and promote a consistent aesthetic style
  • Create mood paintings, color studies, and lighting keys to inform and inspire 3D artists and other team members
  • Create stylised, highly imaginative environment, landscape & prop concepts, as well as illustrations that invite new ideas & engage others
  • Conceptualise, design and help create in-game visual effects
  • Iterate on game assets with 3D artists via paint overs and direct feedback
  • Collaborate on promotional content
  • Optional- attend team field trips (galleries, bushwalks etc) and guest talks
  • Optional-  participate in the GUCK gamer club and play games socially


About GUCK
GUCK is a one-of-a-kind creative technology company based in Melbourne, Australia. With expertise in mixed reality, mobile apps, games, UI & UX design, and social good, we care about people & the planet, social good, and genuine creativity.

We are a diverse team, with an awesome culture of creativity and inclusion. The Future Folklore project is Aboriginal-led, with First Nations people holding meaningful positions of power & leadership in all areas of the project; including art, design, development & production. The project also receives oversight and guidance from the Blak Cloud board.
Illustration by @rifqaart on IG

GUCK Team

Reporting
This role reports to the Project Director, Art Director & Gamerunner. There will be additional aspects of the role that report directly to the Blak Cloud Board.

Location
The GUCK office is located in Footscray, Melbourne, Australia. Until it is COVID-safe, we will be working remotely. We are open to remote work for the right candidate.

Ready to Apply?
To apply for this position please send us a short introduction about yourself, your resume and link to your portfolio.
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About GUCK

GUCK is a one-of-a-kind creative technology company based in Melbourne, Australia. With expertise in mixed reality, mobile apps, games, UI & UX design, and social good, we care about people & the planet, social good, and genuine creativity.

We are a diverse team, with an awesome culture of creativity and inclusion. The Future Folklore project is Aboriginal-led, with First Nations people holding meaningful positions of power & leadership in all areas of the project; including art, design, development & production. The project also receives oversight and guidance from the Blak Cloud board.

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