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Senior Material Artist – AAA Games – Remote UK, Onsite, Hybrid

OPMs client is looking for a Senior Material Artist to join their growing team and create materials for in-game use, solve production challenges with creative solutions, design photorealistic, game-ready, physically based materials to project specifications, and build and maintain an internal PBR material library.

The successful candidate will have proficiency at sculpting surface details and controlling shader features for a wide variety of material types. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extensive professional game development experience as an artist / material artist. 
  • Shipped multiple titles with at least one deemed AAA. 
  • Strong understanding of physically based material workflows and shaders. 
  • Expert knowledge of Substance Designer and Painter workflows. 
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and high-resolution texture baking. 
  • Experience optimizing games for performance and memory. 
  • An impressive portfolio of photorealistic materials for games. 
  • Proficiency at sculpting surface details and controlling shader features for a wide variety of material types. 
  • Ability to unwrap UVs for texturing meshes and lightmaps. 
  • A collaborative, creative and process driven approach 
  • A strong understanding of current game technology and future ambitions 
  • Excellent communication, time-management, and organizational skills 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create photorealistic, game-ready, physically based materials to project specifications. 
  • Build and maintain internal PBR material library.  
  • Assist with maintaining technical, consistency and quality standards for materials. 
  • Collaborate with production artists on creating materials for in-game use. 
  • Create organized material workflows in Substance Designer and Painter. 
  • Problem solve production challenges with creative solutions. 
  • Document production workflows and mentor production artists. 
  • Evaluate scope estimates to ensure material assets are in line with project schedules. 
  • Work with Environment and Lighting Leads to revise and respond based on feedback for both aesthetic and functional purposes. 

DESIRED:

  • Photogrammetry experience 
  • A passion for storytelling  
  • Skills and experience in cinematography / photography / Film or TV 

BENEFITS:

  • 25 days annual leave plus discretionary 3 days extra for Christmas & National UK Bank Holidays
  • Project completion bonus & Christmas bonus
  • Travel card or parking ticket loan
  • Flexible full-time and remote working options
  • Company pension contribution (consistently above statutory level)
  • Local Gym membership
  • Flexitime: Core working hours of 10 am to 4pm

And many more!

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call us directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214413!

Senior Material Artist – AAA Games – Remote UK, Onsite, Hybrid

Woking, UK
Full time

Published on 01/23/2023

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