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Vacancies in Art & Animation

Mid and Senior 3D Artists AAA Game Studio UK Ref 1306

We are working with a well-established AAA game studio based in the South of England looking for mid and senior 3D artists to join their team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of their latest projects for their pillar franchise on next generation platforms.

What will you be doing?

  • Modelling high end, realistic assets from photo and design references, maintaining consistency throughout
  • Working to a fast-paced development cycle, managing time and tasks effectively while ensuring assets are to standard and on-time
  • Communication with diverse departments, providing feedback and mentoring to junior members, always looking for ways to improve processes

Who you are

  • 1+ released AAA title on current generation platforms
  • Baking textures, processing maps and physically based shading
  • 3D packages e.g. 3DS Max and Substance Painter
  • Zbrush or similar
  • Procedural texturing packages e.g. Substance Designer
  • Full asset pipeline (optimising and profiling)
  • Unreal
  • Good understanding of traditional art skills and anatomy
  • Mechanical engineering and design a bonus
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits

This studio offers a fantastic pension and annual bonus scheme, private medical and dental care, 25 days of paid holiday, staff meals and outings and free eye tests.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document and a portfolio exhibiting realistic, well-modelled 3D art to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1306.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Vehicle Artist AAA Games France Ref 1375

We are working with a leading AAA game studio based in France who is looking for a Vehicle Artist to join their art team.

What will you be doing?

  • Turning concept art into functioning interior and exterior artwork
  • Building and implementing textures
  • Task and time management


Who you are

  • Hard surface modelling
  • 3DS Max and Photoshop
  • Industrial Design
  • Appreciation of form, mass and volume
  • Shader and physically based rendering experience a bonus
  • Vehicle design a bonus
  • French a bonus


Benefits

You will be given the opportunity to work in a friendly and comfortable environment with a collaborative and diverse team. This studio values their staff and believes in a great work life balance, good relocation package, competitive salaries and health insurance.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1375.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Principal VFX Artist AAA Games Yorkshire UK Ref 1377

We are working with a leading AAA game studio based in Yorkshire, UK who is looking for a Principal VFX Artist to join their team.

What will you be doing?

  • Collaborating with the Art Director/Lead to define the visual standard for the team
  • Creating VFX assets and creation pipelines
  • Building previs concepts
  • Providing support to gameplay requirements 
  • Documentation of VFX producttion and implementation procedures


Who you are

  • 5+ years in Real Time VFX or as a Lead/Senior VFX Artist in video games
  • 2+ released AAA titles in a Lead/Senior role
  • VFX authoring tools
  • 3D packages for 3D asset creation
  • Photoshop and After Effects
  • Appreciation of Real Time VFX principals
  • Appreciation of the effect of VFX on console performance
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • UE4 (Cascade/Niagara), Unity (Shuriken), PopcornFX a bonus
  • Fluid dynamics simulation software e.g. Houdini, FumeFX a bonus


Benefits

You will be given the opportunity to work in a comfortable and friendly environment, and will be offered a great benefits package including holidays and flexi-time.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1377.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Art Manager Game Publisher South England Ref 1373

We are working with a cross platform game studio based in the South of England who is looking for an Art Manager to join their team. 

What will you be doing?

  • Planning, directing, and coordinating all activities in the art department
  • Organising the art team by arranging one-to-one meetings, probations, recruitment, training...
  • Managing risks and issues
  • Managing the needs of the art team


Who you are

  • Management experience (games industry a bonus)
  • Appreciation of a modern game development studio's activities
  • Team building and recruitment
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • External partnership communication experience a bonus


Benefits

You will be given the opportunity to work with one of the UK's biggest game studios to create a product you can be genuinely proud of. This studio offers social events, pub trips, a competitive salary and a good pension scheme.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1373.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Lighting Artist AAA Console Games Germany Ref 1351

We are working with a leading AAA console game studio based in Central Germany who are looking for a Lighting Artist to join their talented team.

What will you be doing?

  • Using custom tools to produce beautiful lighting for scenes and environments
  • Creating vivid and convincing lighting for photo-real rendering 
  • Establishing color correct values in PBR of lighting and textures 
  • Maintaining artistic vision and schedule, both personally and throughout all disciplines  

Who you are

  • Professional real-time lighting
  • 1+ released PC or console title
  • Exceptional in direct / indirect light, luminance, color theory, lighting tools ad pipelines 
  • Cinematic post production
  • 3D modelling


Benefits

This company offers a competitive salary in a friendly and comfortable working environment, as well as a fantastic bonus and pension scheme.

Application

Please email your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 1351. 

We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR complaint.

Lead Technical Artist AAA Developer China Ref 1348

We are working with a well established third party game studio based in the South West of China who is looking for a Lead Technical Artist to join their talented art team and work on their pillar titles.

What will you be doing?


  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of programmers, artists and technical artists
  • Researching and and developing tools for use in the art production pipeline
  • Studying and building up a high familiarity with the game engine used in studio, ultimately able to edit and maintain game engine features according to requirements
  • Assessing requirements of different departments, identifying potential problem areas and providing technical support where necessary, ensuring technical documents are up to date
  • Providing technical support in establishing and improving the art production pipelines and taking part in training new art employees
  • Driving innovation and technical improvements to push the boundaries of art and effects while adapting to shifting needs or technical requirements, maintaining pipelines, and tools throughout
  • Working with a range of DCC apps including Maya, 3ds Max, Photoshop...


Who you are


  • An eye for art and aesthetics, with great proficiency in understanding different art production pipelines and technical requirements
  • Knowledge of Design and Programming department pipelines, with ability to co-operate interdepartmentally during development and provide technical support for issues between art and code
  • High degree of self-motivation, able to work on own initiative and effectively prioritise and delegate tasks, an effective communicator at all levels
  • UE4 Engine 


Benefits

This studio offers competitive salaries, excellent relocation packages and great work life balance. You will be given the opportunity to work in a diverse and collaborative environment.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1348.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Cinematic Director AAA Game Studio Midlands UK Ref 1341

We are working with a world-famous award-winning game studio based in the Midlands, UK who are venturing out with ground-breaking technology to work on their latest instalment of their AAA RPG title. They are looking for the best Cinematic Director that the games industry has to offer to make this project a success.


What will you be doing?



  • Creating and capturing a vision telling a story through a cinematic lense and bringing to life the details

  • Script breakdown including final images, storyboarding, animatics, previsualisation, blocking, casting, VO/performance direction, animation, editing, cinematography, lighting, VFX and audio

  • Assembling assets, animation, VFX and lighting into the game engine, as well as staging, blocking, editing and rough cuts


    • Working alongside directors from other disciplines to produce a collaborative tone for the game


    • Who you are



      • 3+ released titles

      • 1+ released AAA title as a Cinematic Director or equivalent

      • Real-time engine experience

      • Cinematic storytelling, pacing and character development

      • Current knowledge of cinematic techniques and trends

      • Animation and theory technique e.g. Maya or similar

      • Character and animation pipelines

      • VO and MoCap directing

      • Interpersonal and communication skills


      • BenefitsThis is an exciting opportunity to have a pivotal impact on a multi-million-pound game project. You will be working in a multidisciplinary and diverse team, be offered a competitive salary, private healthcare, a bonus scheme and free breakfasts.

        You will be building something that is uniquely different with a knowledgeable, high-achieving, experienced and driven team that emphasises open communication.

        Does this sound like your dream job?
        Please forward your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1341.

        We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate.

        We are a GDPR compliant company.

Mid Level Environment Artist Wanted RTS Sim Studio Czech Republic Ref 1003

This cutting edge Realtime simulations studio is looking for a talented environment artist to create new natural and cultural terrain to include vegetation, bridges, buildings and props etc for their new tech  simulation project.

Working closely with the Lead Environment Artist this good communicator will:

  • Have a good standard of knowledge of art creation tools, Substance Painter, Photoshop and 3DS Max
  • Knowledge of internal software tools
  • Observe deadlines and demonstrate proper and appropritae techniques in art methods, documentation, testing and review
  • Have 1-2 years professional experience (not university) in a similar role 
  • Have an outstanding portfolio


Offering a competitive salary, visa and relocation assistance as well as an excellent bonus and perks including long holidays.  We believe in promoting from within and give our staff the chance to grow and advance.  Sounds like your dream job?

Then please send your CV plus portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job number 1003

We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate.  We are GDPR compliant.

Tech Artist Wanted RTS Simulation Studio Prague Ref 1094

This cutting edge Real Time Strategy simulation studio situated in the buzzing city of Prague is looking for a mid level Technical Artist to bridge the gap between Artists, and programmers working on their new tech product.  You will be part of a new art team and will have an impact on the product you will be working on.

The preferred candidate will: 

  • Know how to create Shaders in Python, GLSL, JavaScript etc for engine implementation
  • Work alongside the Lead Environment Artist and development team to create tools, technology and techniques for our products
  • Aid in maintenance and updating of art production pipeline
  • Engine experience (Unreal, Cryengine, RAGE, Frostbite, Snowdrop, Unity etc)
  • Have experience working alongside programming teams (especially tools and graphics).


 Ideally you will have:
  • Texturing software experience (Substance Design/Painter, Quixel Suite, Magascans Studio)
  • 3D modelling skills (3dsMax, Maya. Modo…)
  • Photometry and photogrammetry knowledge
  • VR experience 


Offering a competitive salary, visa and relocation assistance as well as an excellent bonus and perks including long holidays.  We believe in promoting from within and give our staff the chance to grow and advance.  Sounds like your dream job?

Then please send your CV plus portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job number 1094
We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate.  We are GDPR compliant.

Lead Environment Artist Game Tech Studio Czech Republic Ref 1002

Our client is looking for an experienced and outstanding Lead Environment Artist to work at their game based technology studio in the beautiful city of Prague, in the Czech Republic. We're an established studio with many new products currently in development. You will be part of a new art team working on a completely new product. This is a unique opportunity to palpably contribute to the artistic direction of a new project. 

Who you are
  • 5+ years in AAA console titles, with 1-2 years as lead environment artist (so you have experience managing an art team)
  • 2+ titles worked from conception to release
  • An excellent portfolio demonstrating prowess in the field, a broad range of talents, exceptional and individual artistry 
What skills do you need?
  • Substance Designer, Photoshop, Max
  • Knowledge of art pipeline
  • Mentoring and coaching junior artists
  • Ensure art style is adhered to by the team
  • Art budgets, resource allocation and scheduling

We Offer
  • A great relocation package and visa sponsorship   
  • Competitive salaries and benefits 
  • A working environment that is relaxed yet rewarding
  • Office in the city centre of Prague
  • Long holidays

Please forward CV as a Word document and your environment art portfolio to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1002.
We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate.  We are GDPR compliant.


ANIMATION OUTSOURCE MANAGER AAA SE ENGLAND Ref 982

ANIMATION OUTSOURCE MANAGER

AAA studio are looking for an experienced Animation Outsource Manager who is able to produce outstanding titles on current consoles platform.  All areas of Gameplay and Cinematic Animation are to be managed and outsourced by this exceptional candidate.  This role would suit an animator with lead experience.

Key Duties:

• Be the main contact and oversee of the relationship with our external partners

• Maintain and develop long-term workflows allowing for efficient, flexible and on time delivery of high numbers of high-quality assets

• Liaison with internal team to create high quality template documents for outsourcing

• Work alongside outsource partners/production to establish a schedule and keep to tight deadlines

• Setup internal team reviews and support the distribution of feedback to outsource partners keeping to the specific sign off processes

• Work proactively to manage the logistical side of complex projects with multiple dependencies

• Maintain healthy relationships with outsourcing partners working efficiently and keeping a high aesthetic standard

• Working closely with the Senior Producers and Studio Management keeping track of quality, time and cost

• Be able to identify risks to both the project and outsource pipeline and ensure that all security measures are in place

• Work with the Animation Leads and Directors and keep the final product fitting to the quality briefs that they create

Technical Requirements 

• Good understanding of in-game animation pipelines

• Experience in using Shotgun (Asset Management software)

• Knowledge of 3DSMax and/or Maya is advantageous

• Understanding of Motion Builder is desirable

• Engine experience in Unreal or similar is advantageous

• An understanding of the Motion Capture process is desirable

• Excellent skills in Office i.e. Excel, Word is necessary


Please send your current CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting the title of the job you are applying for reference 982.  

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency, value diversity and don’t discriminate.  We are GDPR compliant.



Freemium Spanish Mobile Giant open to Lead Artist Ref 964

Our client is one of the most recognised developers in Spain. With a powerful foothold in the Freemium Mobile market, they are now looking for a Lead Artist to inspire their Spanish studio's talent.

Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership over all aspects of the game Art, ensuring the Art team delivers quality efficiently at every corner of a -sometimes unpredictable- production cycle
  • Establish the look and feel of the game from the very beginning and play a major role in ensuring the vision is shared and solidified across teams through roadmaps, team briefs, accumulating and sharing knowledge
  • Challenge methodologies and always look for room to improve them, all while executing the tight-rope balancing act of managing expectations and distributing work-loads effectively


Requirements:

  • At least 8 years' games industry experience within an Art Director, Lead Artist or other management-level role
  • Experience in negotiation, communication across all levels - a demonstrable ability to connect with and motivate others as well as oneself through a positive attitude
  • A meticulous approach to vetting technical and quality aspects of Art through experience with 2D/3D software and artistic fundamentals


To be considered, please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to attila@big-planet.biz citing Ref 964 today.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency who value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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UK AAA Multi-Platform Studio hiring Senior/Lead Artist Ref. 956

Our client is a renowned AAA studio with a varied list of releases, world renowned for its action titles. They now seek to hire their next Senior to Lead Artist to drive their studio's talent in delivering their next generation of hits in their Brighton studio.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and assist the team to adhere with Art Director's vision with applying hands-on approach as required.
  • Communicate with internal and external departments to keep all aspects of art within standards and deadlines.
  • Mentor junior members and plan tasks efficiently.


Requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ games industry art experience, including 1 year in a senior or lead role.
  • Full cycle production experience on a published AAA game title with a deep understanding of Game Engines and the technical challenges they present.
  • Communication skill; particularly conflict resolution, tact as well as problem-solving ability.


To be considered, submit your CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio to attila@big-planet.biz today, citing Ref 956.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency who value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Freemium Spanish Mobile Giant open to Motion Graphic Designer Ref. 949

Our client is one of the most recognised developers in Spain. With a powerful foothold in the Freemium Mobile market, they are now looking to add an experienced Motion Graphics Designer to their Spanish studio's talent.


Responsibilities:

  • Involvement in all creative aspects from initial stages -brainstorming, storyboarding, animatics and benchmarks- as well as asset creation for fan sites with the 2D Artist
  • Play a key role in keeping expectations realistic, building and aligning road maps with Marketing and collaborating with Outsource departments to maintain deliverables within schedule
  • Stay up-to-date on all the latest trends and standards with User Acquisition


Requirements:
  • At least 4 years' experience within either the games- or advertising industry, ideally bringing prior mobile marketing experience
  • Multi-disciplinary skills within art, including Composition, 2D Motion Graphics and Video Editing, Character Animation and general story-telling skill, particularly with Adobe After Effects, -Animate and -Photoshop
  • A real passion for communicating stories visually, ideally combined with a knowledge of digital- or traditional advertising methodologies
  • Fluency in English with a disciplined, positive approach and effective teamwork, able to motivate oneself and others


To be considered, please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to attila@big-planet.biz citing Ref 949 today.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency who value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Senior Environment Artist Wanted Leading Online Games Studio China Ref 921

A unique opportunity has become available to work at one of the best online games studios in the world based in Guangzhou, China. They are looking for senior or lead 3D environment artists to work on their pillar titles they will bring to western markets.

What you will need to do

Agree with product art director in deciding game environment style and producing environment concept design template and specifications;

  • Editing and planning environment using engine editor, organize environment concept artist and producer to carry out the work;

Environment design; review, verify and guide environment designs from outsourcing;

  • Control the ultimate game effect of characters
  • Share environment design experiences, compile courseware and facilitate new hires, mentor junior artists

Job Requirements:

  • Have strong passion for video games, focus on gaming experience, can cooperate with product improvement in gaming experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or above, art related majors, proven and awesome art skills;
  • 3+ years’ experience in environment concept designing, it’s better to have experience in managing a team

Strong ability of comprehensive analysis and innovation, precisely understand work demands and can accomplish it expertly;

  • Work well with team
  • Master necessary software for this position, strong learning ability, take the initiative to research and apply new technology to work.
Please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 921.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency, value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate. Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency.


Renowned Multi-Platform Studio offers Senior/Lead Artist role Ref. 655

The client is a world-famous multi-platform development studio, now seeking a seasoned Artist to join their talent at their North UK studios at either Senior- or Lead level (depending on experience) in the delivery of core- and casual games experiences across platforms.


Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and mentor the art team, with a hands-on approach, creating art and leading by example to drive effective teamwork, providing feedback and guidance
  • Plan tasks efficiently, working across disciplines to best determine solutions to any arising issues
  • Take ownership of the artwork of the project, keeping up-to-date on trends and deliver memorable experiences within technical constraints 


Requirements:


  • At least 5 years' experience within the games industry with at least 1 year in a Senior or Lead role, game production cycles fully worked are greatly advantageous
  • Proficient in Photoshop and 3DS Max / Maya or equivalent 3D package, knowledge of shaders, lighting and technical art practices
  • Unity experience, ideally with experience leading a small art team and setting up a project, establishing workflows
  • Effective communicator across all levels, with a passion for games


To be considered, submit your CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio to attila@big-planet.biz citing Ref 655 today.

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Senior / Lead Lighting Artist – UK North Ref. 878

Our client, one of the UK's premiere AAA development studios; well-known for the exacting standards of polish displayed on every title they ship. They are now offering an opportunity for a gifted Environment Artist to join their North UK studio's talent at either Senior- or Lead level. 


Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating closely with Lead Artists and the Art Director to establish and maintain a distinct and coherent artistic style and mood from inception to release
  • Stay in communication with both Design and Technical Art departments to mediate between design objectives and technical constraints, delivering within both quality and performance standards
  • Take ownership of the realisation of engaging, visually impressive levels fit for AAA, maintaining a high degree of quality, efficiency and consistency across your work


Requirements:


  • At least 3 years' experience (5+ for Lead) within the games industry, with at least one released AAA game
  • Confidence in understanding artistic fundamentals such as colour theory and composition, photography and traditional art experience advantageous
  • Technical knowledge in the realisation of lighting within game engines such as Unreal, additional understanding of PBR rendering beneficial
  • Passion for creating high quality games, confident in communicating across all levels and able to receive and provide feedback, with ability to take part in the R&D of techniques and pipeline implementation highly desirable


To be considered, please submit CV's in with portfolio link, citing Ref. 878 to attila@big-planet.biz today.
We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency who value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Experienced / Senior Environment Artist - AAA – UK North Ref. 788

Our client, one of the UK's premiere AAA development studios; well-known for the exacting standards of polish displayed on every title they ship. They are now offering an opportunity for a gifted Environment Artist to join their North UK studio's talent at either Experienced- or Senior level. 


Responsibilities:

  • Realise 3D assets to the quality standards the studio is known for, taking an active role in opportunities for research and development of cutting-edge techniques and improvements that will set standards for AAA
  • Crafting and applying physical based shaders
  • Leverage experience, taking part in the mentorship and personal development of junior staff, accumulating and distributing AAA know-how


Requirements:

  • At least 5 years' experience within the games industry, with at least one released AAA production cycle worked
  • Expertise at both High- and Low-poly modelling, with confidence and a passion using tools -Maya, Photoshop and Zbrush
  • Unreal Engine 4 and any animation experience experience greatly beneficial 
  • Great understanding of PBR shaders, an effective communicator of ideas and technical concepts


To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to attila@big-planet.bizquoting reference 788 today.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Art Outsource Manager - AAA - Midlands UK Ref. 624

Our client is a multi-award winning studio that has excelled cross-platform, in many genres of games for all age groups, maintaining a consistently high meta-critic rating. To sustain their steady expansion they are looking for a production-focused Art Manager to join their renowned independent studio. Experience in managing the development and creation of Art for AAA titles essential.


Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Art Director and Dev Director, take an active role in building and maintaining departmental schedules, managing the production of all art and animation, keeping assets consistent across quality standards and within deadlines
  • Communicating clearly across departments, adapting to changes in dependencies and informing the Art Director on requirements of the Art department
  • Facilitate effective teamwork between external and internal teams, ensuring Art documentation is kept up to date
  • Accumulating and disseminating best practices across art teams to review assets and improve workflows


Requirements:
  • At least 4 years' experience within the games industry and experience with managing Art team through complete production cycle of at least one released AAA game
  • Effective verbal, written and visual communicator across all levels and departments, with scheduling, budgeting and outsourcing experiences
  • Deep understanding of 3D art production pipelines, with an ability to effective organise and supervise creative teams


To be considered, please submit CV's in with portfolio link, citing Ref. 624 to attila@big-planet.biz today.
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2D Artist AAA SE England Ref 842

We are AAA racing studio looking for a 2D artist to work on our latest games. You will collaborate daily with other artists and developers and be responsible for crafting a wide variety of digital artwork, ranging from environment and character art, logos and UI elements from concept to final implementation. This is an excellent position for an experienced 2D Artist in the games industry.

Who you are

  • All round perfection in design and digital illustration.
  • Digital painting
  • An ability to generate quick concepts and realize ideas.
  • Have a very creative and imaginative mind-set
  • Eye for composition and colour.
  • Possess a beautiful and up to date 2D art portfolio.
  • Examples of self-initiated projects.
  • An understanding of multi-platform development.
  • Ability to follow existing styles and brand guidelines. Technical Skills
  • Adobe creative cloud
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Substance Painter and Designer
  • Games UI experience a plus
  • Texturing
  • Strong drawing skills
  • 2+ years games industry experience after education

What we offer

Want to work on a AAA title and make your mark in the games industry and receive mentoring and training from top artists? Sounds like your dream job? Then please apply to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 842.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate!


Technical Artist - AAA - London, UK Ref. 647

Our client is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, involved in the crafting of engaging AAA multiplayer experiences that garnered over 300 awards and nominations world-wide. They now seek to add a talented Technical Artist to their studio to help deliver the next generation of hits.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate between all disciplines to resolve issues and improve game quality
  • Prototype, develop and improve art pipelines
  • Optimise run-time performance of our games
  • Assist the programming team with implementing art-related tools and features  


Skills and Experience

  • Strong proactive problem-solving attitude
  • Experience with Unreal Engine, especially UE4
  • Demonstrable knowledge of modern game content creation workflows using Autodesk 3dsmax and/or Autodesk Maya, ideally confident in rigging and run-time performance profiling
  • Good application scripting experience (e.g. Python, MAXScript, Javascript), C++ or C# programming advantageous




To be considered, please submit CV's in with portfolio link, citing Ref. 647 to attila@big-planet.biz today.
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Technical Artist (Unity) - Mobile Games - Spain Ref. 870

Our client is one of the most recognised developers in Spain. With a powerful foothold in the Freemium Mobile market, they are now looking to add an experienced VFX Artist to their Spanish studio's talent.


Responsibilities:

  • Develop tools and solutions best suited to the Art department's needs 
  • Establish and maintain effective Art production pipelines across the entire project, ensuring consistency and addressing any issues as they arise
  • Collaborate closely across departments, mediating requirements and making sure assets integrate smoothly
  • Accumulate and disseminate proven methods and practices from production pipelines


Requirements:

  • At least 2 years' experience within a mobile game development studio within the games industry, experienced with the Unity Engine
  • Confident with C# scripting and a deep understanding of optimisation techniques for mobile, ideally experienced with 2D production pipelines
  • Efficient and resourceful problem-solver, driven by a passion for games, balacing creative solutions with a methodical approach and effective communication skill, bridging the gap between Art and Programming and integrating into a strong team
  • Any additional experience with UI and Unity Canvas or artistic experience with 3D and 2D asset production highly beneficial


To be considered, please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to attila@big-planet.biz citing Ref 870 today.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency who value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Marketing Artist - Mobile Studio - Spain Ref. 919


Our client is one of the most recognised developers in Spain. With a powerful foothold in the Freemium Mobile market, they are now looking to add an experienced VFX Artist to their Spanish studio's talent.

Responsibilities:

  • Active involvement in creative processes and subsequent asset production for campaigns and fan sites, closely collaborating with Marketing Video Artist
  • Crating and aligning roadmaps with those of the marketing team, managing expectations and ensuring deliverables are within standard and deadlines
  • Involvement with outsource departments depending on requirements, keeping all assets consistent and up-to-date on trends within User Acquisition


Requirements:
  • At least 2 years' experience within the games- or advertising industry, ideally with mobile game marketing experience
  • Multi-disciplinary artistic skill and proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop in particular), as displayed on a varied portfolio. Any additional experience with 3D modelling software and Unity engine highly beneficial
  • Solution- and detail-oriented approach, with good communication skill and fluency in English
  • Passionate about visual storytelling, a proactive, self-driven team player that can thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment


To be considered, please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to attila@big-planet.biz citing Ref 919 today.
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Senior Animator - AAA - Action and RPG - London, UK (Ref. 895)

Our client is an award-winning London studio behind critically acclaimed AAA titles. They are currently seeking a Senior Animator to join their animation team in the delivery of their next hits on a two-year contract. 


Responsibilities:

  • Creation of industry-leading, high-quality character animations in support of narrative and gameplay, working closely with Animation Director and -Lead in ensuring assets meet all standards for consistency
  • Join an ambitious team of animators in ensuring all pipelines and tools developed are suited for purpose department-wide
  • Display dedication and decision-making in the development of excellence in all assets, encouraging non-Senior members to excel


Requirements:
  • At least 3 years' relevant experience within the games industry, with AAA games experience, and at least one AAA title worked and shipped
  • Proficiency in 3DS Max or Maya, MotionBuilder and knowledge of Unreal Engine, exposure to MoCap processes advantageous
  • A deep understanding of the principles of animation and animation pipeline, from conceptualisation to implementation with outstanding keyframe animation skill, as displayed on portfolio / reel
  • A real passion for games, strong self-management- and organisational skill, able to work in a team within a dynamic environment, providing and receiving feedback


To be considered, submit your CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio to attila@big-planet.biz citing Ref 895 today. 

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Lead Animator - AAA - Action and RPG - London, UK (Ref. 894)

Our client is an award-winning London studio behind critically acclaimed AAA titles. They are currently seeking a Lead Animator to head up their animation team in the delivery of their next hits. 


Responsibilities:

  • Working alongside the production team, creating roadmaps and schedules to ensure deliveries across the life-cycle, running outsource plans and quality control as required
  • Collaborating with the Animation Director, aid the Animation department in realising the AAA standards the studio is known for
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of accurate department documentation and take part in the interview and hiring process during re-staffing and development plans
  • Contribute to any part of the production cycle as required, accumulating and distributing improvements across departments


Requirements:
  • At least 7 years' experience within the games industry, at least 3 years at an equivalent Senior or Lead role, with at least 2 AAA titles worked and shipped
  • Exceptional eye for detail, UE4 experience, MotionBuilder and working knowledge of 3DSMax or Maya, as displayed within a strong portfolio
  • Meticulous approach to work, with outstanding communication and leadership skill across departments and levels, ability to maintain motivation and morale, ideally prior experience with outsource management
  • Ambitious and eager to develop new techniques, an interest in pushing standards for Facial Animation highly advantageous


To be considered, submit your CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio to attila@big-planet.biz citing Ref 894 today. 

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