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Principal Environment Concept Artist

Game Development - OC Studio | Irvine, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Principal Environment Concept Artist

Nexon is expanding aggressively into the western gaming market by opening a new development studio in Orange County California. We are building a workplace based on mutual respect, good humor, and the pursuit of excellence because we believe that great games can only be built by amazing people. Our vision is to create high quality, innovative online games that create unforgettable experiences for players around the world.

Nexon has an ever expanding worldwide team of over 5,500 employees and boasts a diverse global portfolio. If you want to be part of building an exciting game company and help chart the course of a brand new development studio, let’s talk!


In this role, you will be responsible for the creating concepts that convey a beautiful and rich world for players to enjoy. Our ideal candidate will have a passion for games and previous experience working on AAA titles. 


  • Support Art Director in executing on visual direction
  • Create style guides, environment mood paintings, lighting studies, color keys, and color scripts
  • Create concept illustration art to help the team with their creative and artistic goals
  • Foster and maintain effective relationships inside and outside the art department
  • Be a jack of all trades when necessary to generate the largest impact
  • Build a learning environment and that empowers the team to solve problems
  • Work with outsourcing vendors to ensure artistic quality and enforce deliverables
  • Create structure and environment concepts that can be turned into 3D assets


  • Expert ability creating 2D Art with ability to quickly generate ideas and also polish rendered illustrations
  • Solid 3D modeling skills
  • Understanding of 3D Art creation and how to generate concepts ready to be translated into 3D
  • Expert with shape design, silhouette, and structure as well as color and composition
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop or equivalent
  • Strong art background and a positive attitude
  • Highly self-motivated and collaborative, able to develop concepts from start to finish
  • Ability to communicate effectively with artists, and designers to convey an idea
  • 7+ years concept art experience

Bonus Points:

  • Experience in Unreal Editor 4
  • 3D Modeling Experience
  • Texturing Experience
  • Blueprint Experience in Unreal