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Lead Character Artist – AAA Games – Middlesbrough, UK

Project: AAA Games

OPMs client is looking for a Lead Character Artist to join their team based in Middlesbrough

The successful candidate will be leading the creation of a Major Important RTS IP, directing and implementing the environments within a set technical pipeline, whilst setting schedules, managing other artists and responsible for any required outsourcing within a project; directing, scheduling and implementation of character assets.



  • Shipped at least one title as a Senior or Lead Character Artist
  • A strong portfolio illustrating proficiency as a Senior or Lead Character Artist
  • Excellent understanding of human anatomy and posing characters
  • Understanding of Maya/Max, Z-Brush, Substance Painter
  • Experience generating PBR materials and shaders
  • Excellent understanding of the character art pipeline, dependencies, and overall scope of the project
  • Advanced experience with real-time 3D packages such as Unreal or Unity
  • Demonstrates an ability to work with detailed concept art or reference art materials
  • Excellent leadership and mentoring abilities, as well as interpersonal skills
  • Experienced in managing direct reports and personal development



  • Specialising in the creation of a wide variety of 3D character models; from human through to creature and from realistic to stylised
  • Work directly with other Leads to keep quality and style consistent across all art assets
  • Fully understand and work around existing art pipelines Able to manage, direct and implement any required outsourcing for the projects
  • Produce rich materials and shaders that complement and enhance the 3D models
  • Reviews work for quality and carry out various supervisory responsibilities
  • Capable of owning development of, and delivering, content while leading by example
  • Provide direction to Character Artists for aesthetic and technical considerations
  • Proactive in finding answers and able to clearly communicate issues and direction to the team
  • Works with Production to prioritise work and maintain a clear and consistent schedule
  • Upholds a sense of professional ownership, keeps a positive attitude, and ensures tasks are completed to quality
  • Able to manage and mentor career development of 3D Artists at various skill levels


Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 413!

Lead Character Artist – AAA Games – Middlesbrough, UK

Middlesbrough, UK
Full time

Published on 04/05/2022

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