Lead Concept Artist [New IP] (433)

  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Full-time
  • Flexible Working Organization: Hybrid

Company Description

Ubisoft’s 20,000 team members, working across more than 40 locations around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication and talent has brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting edge technologies and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.

Job Description

Lead, mobilise and develop an art team within a collaborative multidiscipline environment; define and track the schedule for the team, manage and mentor team members, and be a key player in the artistic style of the project.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Build an effective team to ensure it is fully resourced, a manageable size and a good mix of levels and foster the team player culture;
  • Plan, prioritise and set inspiring objectives for your team members all year long;
  • Empower your team members with clear expectations and hold them accountable for their key results;
  • Provide your team members with ongoing and meaningful feedback on performance and development;
  • Engage and positively influence team members and stakeholders around a vision;
  • Navigate through ambiguity and embrace change with a positive mindset;
  • Create the environment for initiatives and ideas to emerge and grow;
  • Be inclusive, supportive, flexible and care about people.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the Art Director by executing on the creative vision and with the creation of an Art Bible and Style guild;
  • Ensure the best-in-class art in accordance with the project's artistic direction and production timelines;
  • Be the main contact for Concept Art with the project and with its partners;
  • Cultivate the team with timely feedback, growth and development and training opportunities;
  • Work in close liaison with all disciplines fostering synergies between departments and individuals;
  • Conduct performance reviews and participate in interviews and ensure proper staffing and team make up;
  • Identify and set up the best workflow and pipeline practices;
  • Find resourceful solutions to any problems encountered;
  • Work with your respective Production representative to help inform planning, schedules, and strategies by levering the knowledge you hold in your specialist area;
  • Conduct any ad-hoc tasks when required.


Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent drawing and conceptualisation skills with an ability to adapt to established styles;
  • In-depth anatomical and architectural knowledge;
  • Solid knowledge of fundamental illustration skills including composition, perspective and colour theory;
  • Strong working knowledge of Photoshop;
  • Good working knowledge of relevant 2D and 3D software;
  • Strong emotional intelligence;
  • Ability to adopt and effectively communicate using different styles when working with team members across the world with various cultural backgrounds;
  • Good knowledge of scheduling and team tracking software and techniques;
  • Exemplary written, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong leadership, team and people management skills.

Relevant Experience

  • 5+ years as a Concept Artist or relevant experience with significant involvement with 2 published titles and exposer to a full project life-cycle;
  • Experience in team and direct line management;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any art-based subject or any other relevant training is a plus.

Additional Information

Benefits & Relocation

We’re offering flexible working with some remote work available, 25 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown (usually 3 days), private healthcare (with option to add immediate family), life insurance & income protection, workplace pension scheme, paid volunteering days, annual fitness & well-being allowance, games, technology & merchandise, subsidised travel and excellent relocation support, should you need it!

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