Lead Artist

AAA Studio - New Title - Veteran Team

Brighton and Hove
Employment Type
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Lead Artist in Brighton: 

Are you an experienced Lead Artist looking to combine your skill set, experience and passion for games with a talented art team? If so, look no further as we have the perfect role for you! 

As the Lead Artist, you will be a key contributor towards the creation of top quality in game art as its applied to real-time technology for AAA console games. This is an exciting opportunity at an established AAA games studio that has worked on a vast range of world class projects!  

Key requirements for this role in Brighton: 

  • Work alongside the Art Director, Studio Leads and Client on the artist vision and art objectives 
  • Discipline leads with the team to ensure that the projects technical and aesthetic standards are met within the timeframes 
  • Mentor, manage and develop a cross discipline art team, helping them achieve the best results possible 
  • Lead, demonstrate, communicate, and set clear expectations that coincide with the artistic vision 
  • Innovative and passionate with an eye to recognise emerging trends within game art 
  • Play a key part in encouraging a collaborative art culture within the team 
  • Enlisting new members to the team and ingraining the studio’s core values to ensure excellence 
  • Acknowledge the importance of gameplay and build artwork that enhances the player's experience 


Required skills for this Lead Artist role: 

  • Lead Artist experience with a shipped AAA title 
  • Understanding and interest in multiple disciplines of art production 
  • Ability to give direction and constructive critique of artwork throughout the different stages 
  • A world class portfolio with industry related work that showcases your talent and inspires us! 
  • Experience working with current art games engines e.g. unreal engine for modern console hardware 
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, communication and organisational skills 
  • Experience establishing and troubleshooting production pipelines for the delivery of art production, both internally and externally 
  • Experience working with recruitment and studio leadership team to assist with the hiring process 
  • Have participated in wider recruitment initiatives e.g. industry talks and events 
  • Have a passion for games! 


Do you like the sound of this role and would like to know more, get in touch with Ben today on bj@skillsearch.com or apply using the form below now. 

Tags: Lead Artist, Game Art, Game Development, Game Design, Brighton Jobs, Jobs In Games 

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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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