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Senior Character Artist – Realistic AAA Games – Midlands

OPMs client is a best-in-class cross-platform game developer based in Leamington Spa, UK. Since their founding as a small indie studio, their headcount has grown into a team full of talented, experienced people supported by a veteran management team.

As well as working on their own IP, they also offer co-development services to a growing list of clients.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extensive experience creating characters for games as a senior or lead artist,
  • Been through the full development cycle of at least 2 games,
  • Be an exceptionally talented Character Artist with a keen artistic eye and a good understanding of the technical requirements of the character art pipeline,
  • Strong demo reel/portfolio showing game-ready assets,
  • Experience of working with the other disciplines, advising on best practices and pitfalls where appropriate,
  • Technically skilled across all areas of character production and be up to date with modern processes,
  • Self-motivation, proactivity, and the desire to work within a collaborative team environment,
  • The ability to implement and troubleshoot your own work in game engines,
  • Experience in UE4 or unity is desirable,
  • An in depth understanding of the game development process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Craft high poly character models across multiple genres and art style,
  • Use your experience to collaborate with the Art Director, Tech Artists and Concept team to mitigate against design problems before modelling commences,
  • Transfer your high poly models into low poly models that adhere to required guidelines,
  • Have a deep knowledge of creating efficient meshes that are good for performance, rigging and animation, working closely with the animation lead,
  • Create well laid out, high-quality textures suitable for both traditional and PBR pipelines,
  • Be able to direct tech art on shader requirements and other technical processes related to characters,
  • Keep up to date with modern processes and tools in the character art pipeline,
  • Assist expansion of the character art team through portfolio appraisals and interviewing candidates,
  • Mentor character artists and share your personal experience to drive the character production process to your vision,
  • Create or direct others to create documentation for techniques and pipelines in the character production process and knowledge sharing with other teams and junior artists.
  • In tandem with production create a backlog of tasks, schedule your own and the teams time to meet the project deadlines,
  • Actively seek out feedback,
  • Set the benchmark for character art at the studio.

BENEFITS:

  • Defined Annual Bonus Scheme
  • ULEV car scheme
  • Monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension
  • Flexible Working

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

Senior Character Artist – Realistic AAA Games – Midlands

OPM
Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Full time

Published on 10/27/2022

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