Principal Concept Artist

Gateshead, England, United Kingdom · Newcastle upon Tyne / Gateshead · Studio



Principal Concept Artists are responsible for leading teams to create concepts in a broad range of styles in accordance with the requirements of each project/client.

The role also requires you to be hands-on creating artwork and design at all stages of the development cycle, including concept and idea generation, fast sketching (including storyboards), colour/ light studies and polished illustration work.

You will work closely with the Production Team to give realistic time estimates for up-coming projects and give clear guidance to the Artists to ensure the project is delivered on time and to quality expectations.

The role involves approximately 80% art creation and 20% management.

The successful candidate will be able to work quickly and should consistently deliver innovative/high quality ideas and polished final art/designs.

You should be confident working directly with clients and be comfortable discussing projects with members of Atomhawk's production and senior management teams.

Given the wide-range of Clients we work with you will be proficient in a broad range of styles commonly found in Movies, Games and Traditional Art.

You will work closely with the Art Manager to identify training and development opportunities for your team and play an active role in monthly artist one-to-ones and bi-annual appraisals.

Hierarchy and Reporting Lines

You will report to the Art Manager and share the day to day line management of the art team alongside the other Principal Artists (x3)



Skills Required

Skills Considered a Bonus

Education and Experience

Personal Specification

In addition to having an excellent foundation of artistic ability, the role requires working as part of a team and so enthusiasm and good communication skills are needed. We are looking for a grounded and pragmatic team player. Confident without being arrogant, this person will want to play an active role in building an awesome culture within the studio.


Atomhawk offer a number of schemes to full time members of our Gateshead team, including:

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