Concept Artist / Character Designer

Mooncolony is looking for a ~ Concept Artist / Character Designer ~ who will push the limits of creative excellence in our boutique Cambridge studio. This is a rare opportunity to work in a high-skilled, tight-knit team collaborating with some of the biggest studios in the entertainment industry. 

The candidate is a top level designer & illustrator with great communication skills and genuine enthusiasm.

If you're ready to advance to the next level in your craft, join us.

The Role:

As a Concept Artist you’ll work together with the Art Director and deliver world-class artwork in any given project. You’ll need to adapt to specific art styles provided by our clients and collaborate with your peers to achieve the best results.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum 2+ years industry experience (freelance or full-time).
  • World-class visual creativity and passion for character design and illustration.
  • Advanced understanding of value, lighting, colour and perspective.
  • Must have a perfect understanding of human anatomy, proportion, fashion and various cultures.
  • Excellent narrative and illustrative skills. An affinity for storytelling is a must.
  • Excellent 2D art skills and expertise in Photoshop.
  • Ability to take a character from an early concept to a fully rendered, high-quality finish.
  • Ability to adapt to a wide range of artistic styles.
  • Work comfortably under pressure and towards deadlines.
  • Juggling multiple tasks while focusing on priorities. 
  • Must be driven, self motivated and have meticulous attention to detail.
  • Must be a team player who understands art direction and how to help enhance the team’s output.
  • Shipped video game titles are a plus but not essential.
  • This is a full-time, in-house, permanent position so willingness to relocate to Cambridge, UK is necessary.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Good to have but not necessary:

  • Experience with 3D modelling and rendering (MODO, Blender, Z-Brush etc.)

What we look for in your portfolio:

  • Examples of unique fantasy, sci-fi and modern day character designs.
  • Examples of polished illustrations demonstrating world-class rendering skills.

The Perks of being a member of Mooncolony include:

  • Being part of something special - This is an exciting growing studio with no bureaucracy or politics.
  • A stylish office in the heart of bustling Cambridge.
  • Free snacks and quality coffee.
  • A highly competitive Salary.
  • 21 days paid holiday per year.
  • Company bonus scheme.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Annual personal development plan and free training materials for your own growth.
  • Opportunity to create artwork for the biggest studios in the industry and Mooncolony’s own internal IP’s.

If you’re interested in joining our team, send your portfolio (a website link) and CV to with the Subject: “Concept Artist Applicant”.
International applicants are welcome.
NO Agencies please!