Grinding Gear Games is Hiring - Item/Microtransaction Concept Artist

Grinding Gear Games is looking to hire an Item/Microtransaction Concept Artist to design items and microtransactions for Path of Exile and Path of Exile 2 from our office in Auckland, New Zealand. It’s especially important that you play Path of Exile for this role because we want to make sure that our cosmetic microtransactions have unique ideas that feel integrated with gameplay. We’re looking to the community to find a talented artist who both plays the game and has an eye for what fits the aesthetic of Wraeclast.

The position includes the following duties:
  • Develop item/cosmetic microtransaction concept art, maintaining a consistent aesthetic across the game
  • Show initiative, push ideas and innovate within your duties
  • Be aware of project/task schedules and deliver work to deadlines
  • Engage with the Game Directors and Producers
  • Knows the game well

We are seeking someone with:
  • 3+ years experience as a game concept artist
  • An understanding of Path of Exile, its gameplay and themes
  • A superior eye for lighting, value, colour, texture and details
  • A firm grasp of composition and anatomy as it relates to games
  • A passion and ability for creating realistic, ‘dark and gritty’ visually appealing item, character and cosmetic designs.
  • An ability to take direction and work well within a team environment
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to evaluate time requirements
  • A proactive and self-reliant approach to working
  • Excellent communications skills, and able to work within a team environment
  • A strong, relevant portfolio

  • A traditional arts background and/or a BA in Fine Art or 3D/Game Art

Portfolio, and/or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required. Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so.

To apply for this role, please email with your CV and portfolio. This role is a full-time position at our office in Henderson, Auckland. Please only apply if you currently reside in New Zealand/Auckland or are willing to relocate. We can assist with applying for a work visa for this role. Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are essential and detailing your experience in Path of Exile through a cover letter would be very helpful.
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I can draw stick figures
Designing Cospri's Will:
Designing Cospri's Malice:
Iron Heart/Iron Fortress too!
but it would be nice to hang out there if they can draw
Please only apply if you currently reside in New Zealand/Auckland or are willing to relocate.

You must contact your local New Zealand Government Agency to continue, or offer WFH options from overseas.
Not to cast too wide a net, but I can work remotely and use Photoshop to touch up Midjourney prompts.
(2-3-2019) Buff underused skills (3.23?!)+ selfcast, stop nerfing defense, build in threshold jewels (3.23?!), implement D3-style looting, add death log + MTX preview, actually rework flasks, stop balancing around the .01%, unnerf Harvest, ADD NEW WAYS TO LEVEL, finally implement Loot 2.0
What we need: tech fix team to fix myriads of bugs

What we will do: hire more people for MTX purposes

This is how our microtransactions should look like..

For example:
- More gothic design.
- More necro bones designs.
- Dirtier, damaged, torn design.

" Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in a dark fantasy world."
Not in the world of rainbow unicorns.

No rainbow glowing styles! If someone wants to light up/ glowing gear etc, they should be able to buy it SEPARATELY!
Death is only the beginning..

\\ Only HC Ruthless mode player. //
Last edited by AlonelnTheDarkness on Mar 2, 2023, 4:51:08 AM
Prof549 wrote:
What we need: tech fix team to fix myriads of bugs

What we will do: hire more people for MTX purposes


Those are separate teams. Companies can do more than one thing at a time, you know? They aren't toddlers
Those are separate teams.
Those are separate teams... but they share a budget that is not infinite. So the more MTX appears, the fewer bugs are fixed.
Cough . . . maybe a ui guy Cough

This game has a ui inspired from the late 90s and the early 2000s annnnd it feeeeels like it.

Can I please have information centered ion the screen instead of putting in in ever corner of the screen?

Maybe a systems guy to finally do something with trade?

I get I don't know what's going on internally but for fucks sake the mtx are fire already just fix the other shit that has been plaguing your game for years now please.

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