Lead Character Artist

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City of London
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Lead Character Artist in London 

Are you a talented Character Artist with experience leading art teams? Does the idea of joining a world-class studio in your next role appeal to you? If so, read on for details! 

As a Lead Character Artist at this studio in London you will work at the heart of the studio bringing the next generation of games to life. Within the role you will play a pivotal role in creating and directing game characters all whilst leading game art teams. 

The team at this studio are pioneers in storytelling and creating immersive adventures. As an award-winning studio part of a family owned by a giant in the gaming space, you’re sure to feel welcomed into the team. In return for your hard work, you will get to enjoy a huge host of benefits from private healthcare to flexible working, onsite gym, free games allocation, family discounts, personal development fund and a load more! 

Lead Character Artist responsibilities: 

  • Take ownership over artistic quality and style for game characters 
  • Drive the department and studio in pioneering games 
  • Improve quality of character prototypes 
  • Define character tools and pipeline 
  • Keep character art on schedule 
  • Build and extend the team 
  • Train and support external partners 

Essential requirements for this role in London: 

  • Experience developing digital characters in a range of styles 
  • Experience holding responsibility over technical and budgetary requirements for character art production 
  • Experience leading internal and external art teams 
  • Skilled in anatomy, sculpting, texturing 
  • Knowledge of real-time modelling techniques (shaders, PBR, normal, displacement) 
  • Knowledge of Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush, Substance Painter 

Think this role could be the one for you? Get in touch with Eleanor on ew@skillsearch.com or apply through the form below now. 

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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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