Concept Artist

Genies

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Full time

Design & Creative

Apr 18

Genies is culture’s leading avatar technology company empowering humans to create their own avatar ecosystems. Genies provides tools (Genies Avatar Creator OS) that allows users to create their own avatars, avatar wearable fashion lines, avatar worlds, and avatar interactive experiences in web3. The company has 99% celebrity market share through its partnerships with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group as their “official avatar and digital goods NFT provider” with thousands of Genie creators including Justin Bieber, Migos, Cardi B, and J Balvin. Bringing the power of NFTs and crypto to culture, Genies’ avatar ecosystem NFT marketplace “The Warehouse” built with Dapper Labs, allows talent, IP, and creators to design and sell their avatar ecosystem creations (i.e. avatar fashion lines) to the masses. Genies has raised $100M till date from investors such as Mary Meeker’s Bond, NEA, Breyer Capital, and more.

Genies is looking for a Concept Artist to join our team to create an immersive and expressive digital world for the next generation. We are looking for an assertive, motivated, creative individual to provide visual designs for avatar development as well as communicating visual feedback and guidance to external developers in order to ensure our assets are authentic and high quality.  

What You’ll be Doing: 

  • Properly catalog all work related files according to company standards
  • Provide visual feedback across all our products in the form of draw-overs, painter-overs and written notes
  • Problem-solve brand and visual design challenges always working towards visual improvement of our products, characters and worlds
  • Communicate and collaborate directly with internal Creative and Production Teams, as well as creative counterparts at our Licensees
  • Create concept designs and sketches for characters and worlds
  •  Participate in creative brainstorm sessions to develop new ideas or improve existing ones
  •  Research and stay informed on specific brands

What You Should Have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in art/design
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in games, animation, film or entertainment as an artist
  • Ability to create compelling artwork and illustrations
  • 2D art skills with ability to draw and illustrate characters, environments, and vehicles
  • Strong understanding of forms, materials, composition, perspective, color, anatomy, and lighting
  • Ability to execute various illustrative styles from photorealism to highly-stylized
  • Effective researcher that understands how to successfully navigate through search engines in order to discover the best reference and imagery possible
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present feedback and ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Self-starter, reliable and passionate about their work; committed to their discipline and its challenges
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe Photoshop
  • (BONUS) basic 3d know-how ei: blender, maya, etc

Here's why you'll love working at Genies:

  • You'll work with a team that you’ll be able to learn from and grow with, including support for your own professional development
  • You'll be at the helm of your own career, shaping it with your own innovative contributions to a nascent team and product with flexible hours and a work from home policy
  • You'll enjoy the culture and perks of a startup, with the stability of being well funded 
  • Comprehensive health insurance for you and your family (Anthem + Kaiser Options Available), Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Competitive salaries and 401K program for all full time employees 
  • Flexible paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays, in addition to paid parental leave, bereavement leave, and jury duty leave for full-time employees
  • Health & wellness support through programs such as monthly wellness reimbursement 
  • Working in a brand new, bright, open-environment and fun office space - there’s even a slide! 
  • Windows laptop

Genies is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

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