Principal 2D Artist

Guildford, England   |   Full Time


Fortitude is a new studio based in Guildford, UK, dedicated to building innovative and creative games. By spring-boarding from parent company Mediatonic’s wealth of experience and connections, we’re growing quickly and pouring heart and soul into developing exciting titles that provide players with surprising, polished and high-quality experiences that are able to cut through a crowded marketplace.

We are looking to hire highly-motivated and talented individuals with the passion and skills to deliver premium-quality games from day one, while growing as part of a small team working with original properties and highly-acclaimed IPs to create a world-class games studio.

Role: Principal 2D Artist

Fortitude Games is looking for an experienced and exceptionally talented Principal 2D Artist with a focus on concept art to join our team in Guildford and take our games’ polish and flair to a new level of excellence.

As a concept artist first and foremost, you’ll be working closely with the art director and the creative director to bring a vision to life, creating extraordinary concepts and assets ranging from characters to interior and exterior environments. You are flexible and able to set a high benchmark for the project’s artistic style and tone, inspiring others to do the same. You are an excellent communicator and a team player, able to solve creative problems and mentor more junior members on the team. Knowledge of game development processes and pipelines is a must.

We’re expecting to see a portfolio with good variation, showcasing an excellent understanding of anatomy, character design, colour theory, perspective, lighting and composition. We are looking for personalities excited by the chance to join a rapidly growing team and help us set and achieve a new standard of quality and efficiency.


  • Your primary role is to assist the art director in setting a high-quality benchmark for the artwork in our games, helping to develop the art style and creating characters, interior and exterior environments and accompanying scene objects.

  • You will create concept art as well as final assets in the style of the game (if the game is 2D).

  • You work closely with the creative director to create a captivating world with colourful characters that match the needs and tone of the game.

  • You play a key role in our games’ style and visual identity, ensuring and pushing for exceptional quality across all aspects of the art discipline.

  • You are able to assist and mentor more junior artists.


Skills and Requirements

  • You have a minimum of 5 years experience working in games

  • Excellent 2D art skills with a penchant for stylized work.

  • An excellent understanding of anatomy, character design, colour theory, perspective, lighting and composition.

  • Be able to design a variety of original concepts including: characters, interior and exterior environments and accompanying scene objects.

  • Be fluent working with digital media.

  • Be able to quickly render imaginative concepts from verbal and written direction.

  • Work well in and communicate ideas within a team environment.

  • Be a self motivated individual with a strong work ethic.

  • You are able to take sketches or concepts and render them to their final state, matching the tone and style of the game

  • If required, you are able to help and mentor the wider art team, ensuring a high level of quality artwork across the game

  • You have some experience in creating and updating style guides, ensuring consistent artwork across the game

  • You have experience working in console games and understand their pipelines and best practices

  • Experience in 3D is a plus

  • Experience working with Unity is a plus


In addition to a portfolio and CV, we would like to hear a little extra from you.

Please include with your application no more than one A4 page detailing:

  1. What attracted you to this role?

  2. What you believe you can offer that is unique to yourself?

About Fortitude

We are a small studio in the heart of Guildford working on flagship titles to put Fortitude on the map.

Our staff includes multi-BAFTA nominated talent and games expertise spanning more than 10 years. We have a close and highly-developed working relationship with parent company Mediatonic and their extensive network and support, meaning that we are taking on large-scale challenges and growing more rapidly than would otherwise be possible.

We look forward to your application!

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