Lead Character Artist

Established Studio – New AAA Title – Great Benefits

Location
City of London
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
Salary on application
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Lead Character Artist in London 

Talented Character Artist looking for a new challenge? This Lead role at a thriving studio could be the one for you! Keep reading for details and to apply! 

As a Lead Character Artist at this studio in London, you will work closely with the Art Director as you create and maintain high-quality characters for a new AAA project, defining the look of heroes and villains! This role is largely focused on leadership, so you should have plenty of experience with leading a team of artists and supporting their careers to be successful within the role. 

This studio creates team-based multiplayer games focusing on healthy competition and teamwork. With successful titles already under their belt, and a brand-new AAA project up their sleeve, it’s the perfect time to join them! As a part of the team, you will get to enjoy private medical and dental care, profit sharing, game and book libraries, and loads more perks! 

Lead Character Artist key responsibilities: 

  • Lead, motivate and inspire a team of artist to maintain quality and consistency through mentoring and feedback 
  • Drive visual quality with other Lead Artists 
  • Work with Art and Design Directors to create engaging and memorable characters 

Essential requirements for this role in London: 

  • Experience of managing a character art team – holding 121s, setting objectives, mentoring, etc. 
  • Highly skilled with 3D Studio MAX or Maya, Zbrush, and Photoshop 
  • Excellent 3D modelling skills 
  • Strong understanding of human anatomy, proportions, mechanics, etc. 
  • Knowledge of mechanical construction and functionality 
  • Experience of character pipelines and efficient memory management of UVs and textures 
  • Experienced working with multiple texturing workflows for current PBR and previous generations 
  • Examples of current and past work demonstrating understanding of form, silhouette, shape, colour, lighting, texture 
  • Understanding of character modelling, rigging and skinning 

Is this the role for you? If you think so, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Nicole on nh@skillsearch.com or apply online through the form below now! 

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. 

Tags: Lead Character Artist, Character Art, Game Artist, Game Art, Lead Artist, 3D Art, AAA, UK Jobs, London Jobs 

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As the English capital, London is known to be a city full of opportunities. From cultures, foods, activities and greenspace, everything is at your doorstep in this city and there is something for everyone to enjoy. London Fashion Week, Michelin-star restaurants and festivals are just a few of the many delights London has to offer those looking for a taste of the city. London is, of course, famous for its extensive history, culture and attractions. Many of London’s museums and galleries are free to enter, meaning, especially as a newcomer to London, you are easily able to absorb the knowledge and arts the city has to offer.   

Fortunately for the many commuters, public transport is one thing the city can be really proud of. London is well-known for its widespread underground system, boasting 11 lines stretching 402km in total. Additionally, the Night Tube, a 24-hour service, is available on Fridays and Saturdays, making getting home after an evening exploring or catching up with friends a breeze. Aside from the Tube, London offers buses, river buses, black cabs, ‘Boris Bikes’ and trams, so getting around the city should never be a problem!

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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Company Benefits

fF Private medical/dental care
gG Bonus/reward scheme
hH Cycle to work scheme
iI Stock options
kK Team & company entertainment
mM Health & wellbeing
qQ Pension

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VFX & Animation Consultant Nicole Harrison

Nicole works in our Games team as an art consultant, as well as specialising in finding the best candidates for creative studios in TV, Film, Advertising, Cinematics and more. Her competitive streak means she’ll do whatever it takes to get you your dream role! Having grown up in South Africa, Nicole has many a safari story, although she wasn’t allowed to bring back a pet elephant, so she’s settled for her pet ducks, Cheese & Quackers! 

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