Lead Artist

Oversee Entire Art Team Cross Genre – Established Indie Studio – Concept, Environment, UI, Character Art

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Lead Artist in Leeds 

Do you like the idea of overseeing and inspiring a team of artists? Do you love getting involved in all areas of game art? If so, this role is perfect for you! Keep reading to find out more... 

As a Lead Artist at this studio in Leeds, you will be dedicating your time to balancing your creative vision with production skills to produce high quality artistic assets, taking on responsibility for all game artwork and owning the planning and structure of all tasks for the art team. 

This studio is a leading developer of games and is one of the biggest indie studios in Europe which works on a range of media from books and comics to TV and film! As they work on some exciting unreleased titles, they’re growing their diverse team, so it’s the perfect time to join them! 

Lead Artist responsibilities: 

  • Take on responsibility for all artwork and artists 
  • Take a hands-on approach to artwork 
  • Work with other development teams to overcome issues and produce great games 
  • Plan and structure tasks and pipelines 
  • Be a mentor for the art team and inspire them to create their best work 

Key requirements for this role in Leeds: 

  • Expert knowledge of 3DS Max, Maya and blender 
  • Expert knowledge of Xbrush or Mudbox 
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop/Substance Painter 
  • Experience implementing artwork to a game engine (Unreal/Unity) 
  • Knowledge of PRB material pipeline 
  • Able to produce high quality art assets 

Could you be the perfect fit for this role? If you think so, contact Ben on bj@skillsearch.com or apply using the form below now. 

Tags: Lead Artist, Game Artist, Game Art, Senior Artist, Art Manager, Art Director, Game Art Jobs, Leeds Jobs 

Why Leeds? 

As the UK’s fourth largest city, Leeds is considered the most successful business, financial and legal hub outside of London across the UK and has often been rated as one of the best places to live in the UK on cost of living and happiness factors. Although a big city, Leeds city centre is actually very compact, taking only 30 minutes to walk from one side to another. Home to cultural legends such as Alan Bennett and Damien Hirst, as well as being full of galleries and museums, culture is one thing Leeds is not short of. Although historically an industrial city, Leeds isn’t all factories and traffic! With a variety of green spaces, parks and good schools, this city is a great option if considering relocating with a family.

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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