Principal Concept Artist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Amsterdam

Your mission
We are Vertigo Games, developers and publishers of big hit VR titles like Arizona Sunshine, The 7th Guest and the highly anticipated Metro Awakening. Our Amsterdam studio is gearing up to start development for a big IP project and we are looking to recruit a Principal Concept Artist who can aid us in our mission.
Are you looking for a studio that celebrates creativity and sets the bar in immersive entertainment? Then we should meet!


  • Lead the creation of high-quality spatial designs for game environments utilizing 3D sketch models and 2D paint overs, setting artistic benchmarks for the project.
  • Interpret project briefs to generate artistic direction material, including detailed drawings, paintings, reference boards, and mood boards, facilitating broader project visions.
  • Champion aesthetic excellence and compelling visual storytelling, aligning closely with gameplay experience and narrative objectives.
  • Maintain a proactive dialogue with the Art Director, the Game Director and the Leads, offering regular updates on artistic progress.
  • Mentor artists and oversee their development to ensure consistency and quality across all visual elements.
Your profile
  • You have worked as a Concept Artist on the full development cycle of multiple high-profile console/PC/VR titles.
  • Exceptional design and traditional art skills, with expert-level knowledge in composition, layout, lighting, color theory, and visual storytelling.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills, capable of forecasting project needs and timelines.
  • Thorough understanding of the game development pipeline and how concept art can effectively support it.
  • Ability to provide numerous solutions that effectively consider both budgetary constraints and the technological limitations of VR.
  • Mastery of industry-standard tools such as Blender (or similar), Photoshop and Unreal Engine.
  • You thrive in dynamic environments, pushing creative boundaries and inspiring others.
Bonus points for
  • Strong technical proficiency with a demonstrated ability to adapt to new tools and software efficiently.
  • Good grasp of 3D modeling tools and Unreal Engine is strongly preferred.
  • A strong desire to innovate within the medium of immersive technology.
We offer
  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance.
  • A hybrid working model with two office days per week.
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation.
  • 26 standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more.
  • Free train commuting to and from the office.
  • Free pension plan.
  • A healthy lunch in our canteen.
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam.
  • Thursday afternoon drinks.
  • The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home.
  • Whilst working from home we provide all the relevant hardware, budget for a desk and chair and a contribution toward your energy costs.
About us

Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR  entertainment company with offices in Rotterdam & Amsterdam (NL) and Los  Angeles, California (USA).

With experienced teams in the areas of Studios, Publishing and Arcades, the company develops, publishes and distributes a growing portfolio of quality VR games that offer a novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experience both in- and outside of the home.

In 2020, Vertigo Games joined the leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, Koch Media, now PLAION (a subsidiary of the Embracer Group), adding VR gaming to the Group’s global network.

In 2021, the company announced it has five more high-end titles in the pipeline for the coming years.

We are looking forward to your application!
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