Lead Character Artist

AAA Blockbuster Franchises - Industry Leading Benefits - Prestigious Studio

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4 days ago

Skillsearch is helping a North American-based gaming studio find a Lead Character Artist to work on a remote basis. This full-time remote role comes with a salary of up to $160,000 and some excellent company benefits. 

The Lead Character Artist will partner with the company's creative leadership, including Art Directors, Lead Artists and Designers to create high-fidelity worlds for future AAA experiences. You will ensure the quality bar of art created both internally and externally stays consistent with project standards. 

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

  • Lead a team of highly skilled internal and external character artists in the development of high-fidelity assets 
  • Conceptualise, present, and execute ideas within a schedule, while actively participating in technical and artistic problem-solving 
  • Use industry standard as well as custom toolsets to create optimised real-time character meshes and materials 
  • Optimise mesh and materials for real-time rendered characters. 

As a Lead Character Artist, you must have experience as a Senior, Lead, or Principal Character Artist, contributing to at least one AAA or comparable high-fidelity title. You will also need the following: 

  • The ability to manage internal and external artists 
  • Demonstrable experience holding others to quality standards 
  • Expertise in 3D modelling and sculpting, utilising packages such as Maya, 3DS Max, Zbrush, Photoshop, and Substance Painter. 

You will be rewarded with an excellent benefits package, including a salary of $110,000 to $160,000 per year. 

Please get in touch with Dan from Skillsearch at de@skillsearch.com today to apply for this remote full-time Lead Character Artist position. We'd love to help you get your next role and enable you to fulfil your professional ambitions. 

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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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Daniel Everett

Game Art Consultant - North America

Dan works with Joe and his team working to find the best Game Artists in North America the job they’ve been waiting for! He’s a big gamer himself, so you can be sure you’re in good hands if Dan’s looking after you, just don’t bring up Deathtrap Dungeon as playing that game on PS1 many years ago has left him scarred for life! Get in touch with Dan for Art opportunities in North America.

Europe: +44 (0)1273 287 007

North America: +1 (437) 887 2477


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