Character Artist

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - UK & Europe

Job Title Character Artist
Job Category Character Artist
Job Description Character Artist 

Salary range DOE + performance related bonus. 

The ideal candidate will have the following:
  • A solid understanding character and clothing production, design and development.
  • Experience of using Unity 3d.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Maya.
  • The ability to create clear and detailed briefs and provide feedback to other artists.
  • Flexibility & the ability to learn new skills over time.
  • Experience working with outsource studios, producing spec document for design and production with the ability to make production processes more efficient and scalable.
  • Experience of rigging and weighting of characters and clothing, ideally an understanding of animation pipelines and mocap but animation skills are not required.
  • Experience of working on a highly editable and customisable avatar system and the ability to work closely with Programmers to achieve the highest results.

Desirable, but not essential skills:
  • Experience with Hansoft, SVN and Perforce
  • Experience or a keen interest in clothing and fashion
  • Experience working on a social or mobile game
  • Experience working on a female orientated product

Your responsibilities will include: 
  • Managing, designing and producing the in-house 3D characters on Avakin Life.
  • Providing constructive feedback to outsourcers and the internal team.
  • Ensuring an efficient pipeline using both internal and external art resources.
  • Helping manage the fixing of art bugs and pushing the quality of Avakin Life.

Why Choose Us?

  • Competitive salary with quarterly bonus scheme.
  • Flexible work hours
  • Staff social outings
  • Pension and Gym Membership
  • The chance to work with a fun group of developers!

This is a permanent position in Nottingham. Applicants should send their CV and covering letter to to the level of interest we are currently unable to sponsor work visa applications for this role.

Many thanks for your interest

About Lockwood:
Lockwood Publishing is one of the leading independent UK mobile games companies. Our most successful product to date is a 3D virtual world on mobile called Avakin Life.We want to hear from talented and passionate developers who can help us implement our incredibly exciting and ambitious road-map. As part of the team at Lockwood, you will enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your design expertise. Our working environment is extremely open, and all team members have complete access to any metrics they wish. We hold regular company-wide briefings to ensure team members and departments are aware of the direct impact their efforts have on the progress of the project. Best of all, because we believe team members deserve more than a pat on the back for their effort, we offer a bonus scheme that pays out 50% of any increase in record quarterly profits directly to the team.
Salary DOE
Location Nottingham, UK & Europe
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 28/11/2017
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