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Concept Artist - Toronto

Mr. X is looking for a highly talented concept artist to work on a brand new project!

Job Description

  • Work closely with VFX Supervisors and the production team with establishing the visual style for production art
  • Work with the VFX Supervisors to maintain consistent artistic style
  • Create 2D designs and other production designs for assets
  • Actively participate in artistic and technical problem-solving
  • Be able to identify inefficiencies in the concept-to-production process and help formulate resolutions
  • Produce a wide range of highly creative character, creature, hard surfaced and environment concept art
  • Communicate clearly with artists and project supervisors
  • Produce assets on schedule, meeting or exceeding team quality metrics
  • Participate in meetings and discussions to ensure project goals are being met at a high quality.
  • Create style frames/concepts and help gather reference material to bring clarity to the project’s visual direction.


  • Minimum 4-5 years of film industry experience
  • Excellent rendering and design skills with a demonstrated ability to adapt to established styles
  • Understanding of fundamental illustration skills including composition, perspective, anatomy, draftsmanship, and color theory
  • Digital illustration skills with an advanced understanding of Photoshop using a Cintiq or Wacom tablet
  • Understanding of form, composition, and distribution and purpose of detail
  • Industry leading understanding: of costume design throughout human history; of geography, geology, terrain, flora with an ability to render realistic environment concepts; of a variety of architectural styles throughout history with an application to architectural studies/concepts; of color theory, value structure, and lighting fundamentals with an application to both character and environment concept art; of material definition with an ability to render highly realistic materials as needed.
  • Strong understanding: of modern matte painting techniques; of modern pop culture trends within the entertainment industry with an ability to successfully apply to concept art and product style.
  • Self-managing - organized with good time management. Must be able to identify and meet goals.
  • Portfolio must demonstrate your versatility
  • Basic knowledge of 3D software as it pertains to the concept process is a plus
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude and a great team-player
  • Exceptional communications skills, both oral and written
  • A passion for film is a plus
  • BA in art or related field or equivalent experience

Employment Type: Contract/Freelance

Studio Location
Mr. X Inc.
720 King Street West, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 2T3

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