Senior Character Concept Artist

Art/Concept · Frisco, Texas
Department Art/Concept
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


Senior Character Concept Artist

The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit


We are currently looking for a Senior Character Concept Artist to create artwork for upcoming projects! In this role, you will define or work within a specific art style to craft AAA-quality characters and creatures. Artist must also have a proficiency making props, weapons, and environments.


The character concept artist role requires a strong sense of creative & visual aesthetics. Working closely with the Art Director, Concept, and Character Art teams, you must demonstrate you can be forward thinking and turn an exciting gameplay experience into an awesome visual experience!



  • Craft visual concepts for characters, props, and weapons
  • Provide initial ideas rapidly with rough illustrations and thumbnails, quickly moving through the ideation process
  • Work within or establish different types of style, including styles set by other artists or art directors
  • Work to establish and modify complex character customization systems
  • Execute fully realized and rendered characters and creatures



  • Have expertise in illustrating characters, props, and environmental pieces in different settings (Sci-fi, fantasy, modern, etc.)
  • Very strong traditional illustration abilities in a variety of media, as well as strong knowledge of human and animal anatomy
  • Comfortable receiving or giving critiques
  • Strong grasp of color theory, line, light and shadow and how these influence mood and focal points
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • Ability to balance technical function, aesthetics, and creativity
  • Ability to develop within game design constraints and turn those restrictions into exciting visuals that improve the experience
  • Strong understanding of content creation from start to finish. Creating concept images, spec sheets and call outs for content artists, level artists, and animators to build from
  • Willingness to mentor team members
  • Be passionate about games and play them regularly, everyone at Gearbox is a game creator and you must play them to make them!

Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. 


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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience