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Concept Artist (Temporary) - Treyarch at Treyarch Corporation in Santa Monica, California

Posted in Art 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Treyarch is looking for talented and passionate concept artists who want to work on our current and future projects. Qualified candidates will work alongside a team of world-class concept artists who have worked on one of the most successful videogame franchises of all time.  Our ideal candidate is excited about creating immersive environments and has a good understanding of architecture as well as organic environments.  If you are passionate about videogames, concept art, and have a strong portfolio, come join our team! As a Concept Artist, you will work directly with the Art Director, Art leads and Concept Art team to deliver the following:

  • Create inspirational artwork to define artistic vision and support game design

  • Produce creative designs from initial sketches to final concepts

  • Gather and organize reference for the concept team

  • Paint over renders and screenshots in Photoshop

  • Draw storyboards which will illustrate the movement of FX and FX animations

  • Create redline notes for environments, taking game levels to a higher fidelity for the production

  • Actively contribute to the growth of the studio



  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop.

  • Understanding of traditional artistic skills, composition, rendering, anatomy, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment, architectural, character, and graphic design.

  • Solid drawing fundamentals, along with traditional painting and rendering techniques.



  • Knowledge of 3D programs, Modo, Sketchup, etc.

  • Excellent communication, time-management, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to observe, research, and analyze a variety of subject matters (i.e., history, architecture, construction, and how things are made)

  • Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment.


To apply, you must complete the online application. Applicants should have strong foundational drawing and painting skills in your portfolio including anatomy, proportions, perspective, rendering light on form, value, composition, storytelling, color, and dynamic sketching.  We are looking for portfolios that have a strong focus in realistic environmental concept art and demonstrated proficiency in traditional art skills, digital-painting, and 3D software.


Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped make the studio behind the Call of Duty: Black Ops series an industry-leading developer. Call of Duty®: Black Ops, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, and the studio’s most recent release, Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4, have all gone on to break industry records. Additionally, Treyarch is the birthplace of fan favorite, Call of Duty’s Zombies. Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision Publishing, Inc.