Lead Character Artist

Varied Projects - Super Flexible Hybrid Working - Competitive Salary

City of London
Employment Type
Salary on application

Do you have real-time virtual worlds and virtual human design experience, and are you seeking a new job in London? Skillsearch is looking for a full-time Lead Character Artist, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package.  

Reporting directly to the Head of Real-time, and working alongside the Lead Animator, you’ll be responsible for the output across the firm's character team, with a primary focus on delivering high-quality digital humans for real-time applications.  

In your first few weeks in this Lead Real-time Character Artist role, you can expect to: 

  • Supervise a team of 3D character artists responsible for creating realistic human models 
  • Understand the strategic direction for the company's character pipeline development and help drive toward that goal 
  • Oversee resource allocation across the character team, with regular check-ins with producers and the head of real-time on live projects 
  • Identify risks within live productions and take the necessary steps to mitigate them. 

To apply for this Lead Character Artist role, you will need 10 years of industry experience within production, whether a game, feature film or other. You will also require the following: 

  • A love for and deep understanding of Unreal 
  • Extensive knowledge of character pipelines from modelling and rigging best practices, animation and motion capture, and character systems inside Unreal such as retargeting and state machines 
  • Experience using mo-cap systems, including optical, inertial, markerless, and mobile apps. 

If you’re looking to make a positive impact and create change, possessing an inclusive and committed approach, you will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package. 

If this full-time Lead Character Artist job in London motivates and inspires you, please contact Skillsearch today. 


Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

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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