The Explorative Concept Design approach is the backbone of our Concept Design Framework. By combining concept art skills with game design and elements of design thinking Vizlab Studios create compelling visual development and concept art that conveys the essence of your game and player experiences – See our projects to gain a more thorough insight in this thought process.
Our framework is based on collaboration, transparency, and an in-depth understanding of each engagement. Understanding and defining what is valuable in each individual project makes it possible to adapt our method and approach to your specific needs and goals.
Location: We work remotely, and use a number of collaboration tools to support communication, knowledge sharing and documentation. Our approach and framework is configured for this type of work, using high speed, stable, and secure internet connections, high quality video and audio conferencing hardware, and secure and protected software collaboration tools such as Miro, WeTransfer, and Dropbox Business.
Our procedures, guidelines, and tools are aligned with ISO27001.
Duration: Our projects are usually a month or longer.
Ramping up/Ramping down: Building strong, long-term relations is important to us. That’s why we usually start small. We want to make sure there’s a good match between us. Our way of figuring this out is by starting on a small scale, and growing into what feels right.
Availability: We’re always ready to start a conversation, and set up an initial call to talk things through. Once we have figured out if there’s a good match between us, we can get down to business. We usually calculate with 1-3 months from first contact to project start.
Deliverables: We provide our expertise through the art we create, and through workshops, ideation, and conversation. We document our progress, learnings, exploration, and ideation through our collaboration tool (Miro boards). All content is shared continuously and transparently, and boards can be downloaded and transferred to the studio for future reference and documentation (example).
Prerequisites: We expect that relevant materials are shared with us as soon as possible after signing a NDA. This helps us understand the general needs and direction. Briefs, mood boards, art bibles, pitch decks and core design documents help us align and understand your art direction, creative approach, and whether we’ll be a good match for you.
Participation: An art director, creative director, or lead artist should be involved throughout the project, to make sure the necessary creative decisions are made when needed, and be able to provide critical creative input. We also expect that you actively participate in the planned creative workshops and management meetings, and bring qualified resources to these collaboration events.
Cost/Pricing: As a principal, our engagements start at € 20.000 or above.
Think Vizlab Studios is a good match? Fill out the form and let’s talk.
We’re always on the lookout for talented artists and game-designers – are you our next colleague?