Environment Concept Artist - TW Warhammer - CA Sofia


Creative Assembly


Position at Creative Assembly

To work in-house at our Sofia studio located in Bulgaria, we are looking for a talented concept artist, that will help us bring a vast fictional world to life. From crafting breathtaking scenery to helping us capture the mood and tones of an epic fantasy universe, the artist will assist in paving the way for what our vision of this fantasy setting would be.

To excel in this role, you will have exceptional skills both in drawing and painting that cater to the demands of different art tasks, you are flexible on tweaking your art style, accordingly, understanding the modern game art trend and have strong design skills.

Key Responsibilities

As the Concept Artist on the project, you will demonstrate a strong understanding of environments - both nature and architecture, lighting and shading, perspective and portraying a variety of specific locations, tone and mood.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Produce concepts for environments, from initial concept to final illustrations.
  • Work closely with the Project Art Director, Concept Art team and Lead 3D Artist to design and illustrate environment and architecture assets, that not only look excellent, but that will also work well as 3D models in our game engine. 

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Excellent artistic skills, with a solid understanding of architecture, rendering, colour theory and lighting, perspective, composition, etc.
  • Able to design and paint various types of buildings, environments, locations and props.
  • A portfolio that showcases solid environment concept design and a strong illustrative skill
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills


  • Knowledge of our previous Total War games, especially Total War: Warhammer
  • A background knowledge of the 3D environment creation pipelines
  • Some understanding of historical and fantasy architecture design

Note: Applications for this role must include a portfolio/showreel (or link to a portfolio/showreel). Applications that do not have this information will not be considered.

Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values; Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust.

Winner of multiple Best Place to Work Awards, we house many talented people, from juniors to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life.

We have studio sites in Horsham UK and Sofia Bulgaria, including a number of bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture site.

Currently, we are working fully remotely, and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation with the safety of our staff our number one priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff each month. Our expert IT and HR teams will set you up for the remote process.

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:

  • Additional medical and dental health insurance for you, your partner and kids, life insurance, and free health care screening
  • Additional holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all Bulgarian Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, soft drinks and more in our fully stocked kitchen*
  • Office massages*
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer and Christmas parties, Children’s day party, wrap parties for game releases*

*some of the above in-studio benefits are on hold while we work remotely during COVID-19.

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Date posted: 2021-12-11