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Vacancies in Art & Animation

AAA Art Director with Drive for Games Studio - Midlands Ref 1087

World leading and award winning racing studio is looking for a top Art Director to drive the artistic vision and work of its leading title.  They will take responsibility for Art production pipeline and will set quality standards to the rest of the art team.

You’ll be:


  • Flexible, highly motivated and approachable, with excellent communication skills honed by your experience of leading teams


  • You'll have:


    • Extensive experience on multiple high-profile console titles in the course of your career with at least one published title in an Art leadership position or similar

    • Multiple high-profile published console titles

    • A demonstrable track record of quality in your previous work

    • Inspirational team management skills

    • A real passion for games


    • This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world’s most exciting games studios, using innovative technology to create world class games with an established, highly talented and collaborative team.

      To apply to this position please send your current CV to jane@big-planet.biz. quoting job number 1087

CHARACTER ARTIST - AAA STUDIO - OXFORD Ref 990

CHARACTER ARTIST - AAA STUDIO - OXFORD

Our client based in Oxford is  looking for an Experienced/Senior Character Artist to make character models to the highest possible quality for its up and coming AAA game projects. The successful candidate will be artistically talented, have great technical know-how and be highly motivated. 

At least 3 years’ industry experience designing and modelling characters is required – with experience of a full production cycle, from beginning to end, on at least 1 published game.

RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Creation of high quality character artwork for in-game use to the highest visual quality keeping to time and memory budgets.

  • Create first stage character designs with input from concept artwork and mood boards.

  • Creation of character geometry through ZBrush sculpt to final ingame model, LOD models and skinning.

  • Creation of character textures and materials - baking normals, UV-ing and generation of PBR textures.

  • Liaison with outsource artists with feedback and guidance with assistance from in-house Out-Source Manager.

  • Work to a functional and aesthetic brief, within technical constraints.

  • Collaborate productively within a multi-disciplined team environment.

  • Work effectively and understand prioritisation.

  •  REQUIREMENTS:

    • Excellent low poly modelling and skinning ability (IN 3ds Max or MayA).

    • Excellent knowledge of high poly sculpting in Zbrush or Mudbox.

    • Excellent knowledge of PBR derived materials and textures from sources such as Substance Painter, Substance Designer and Quixel Suite.

    • Knowledge of photogrammetry setup, photography, data processing and experience with Marvellous designer is disirable.



    • Benefits Good holiday benefits, flexible hours, pension scheme and other perks

      Please apply to this post by sending your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job number 990 . Only applicants who provide a portfolio of relevant work will be considered for the role.

Art Director – AAA Developer - China Ref 831

Our client has maintained its position as one of China's most successful games developers. Excelling across all platforms, with top studios across the world among their clientelle, they are looking for an Art Director that can drive their talent to their next generation of successes.

What you'll do:



  • Manage Senior and Junior members of the Art department to maintain artistic vision, morale and deliverables

  • Identify and mentor emerging talent, taking an active role in expansion as well as personnel career plans

  • Lead by example, instilling best practices across all studio sites and conducting regular reviews


  • Who you are:



    • 10+ years' experience within the games industry, with 4 years as Art Director, across various game styles and at least 2 AAA titles shipped

    • An understanding of workflows, particularly PBR, one or more mainstream 3D package (Maya, 3DS Max, Photoshop, Substance, Zbrush)

    • Experience in UE4, Unity and PC, console and mobile platforms

    • Methodical, great organisation and time management skill personally and inter-personally

    • Demonstrable prowess leading teams internally and with external partners

    • Passionate for game development, keyed-in on trends and an inspiring communicator across all levels 



    • Please apply today by submitting CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 831.

      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.

Senior Rigger - Netherlands - AAA Games Ref 868

Our client is involved in the development of AAA-standard games and are seeking a Senior Character Rigger and Procedural Skinner to work in the technical animation team.   

Responsibilities



  • Create new and advance existing animation

  • Contribute to the dialogue within the creative teams to the development of the portfolio’s look and feel

  • Rigging, skinning, editing and clean-up

  • Heading the teams and drafting ETAs while managing competing priorities

  • Animation in line with the project’s agreed path as well as being a creative problem-solver throughout



  • Requirements



    • 5+ years AAA industry experience

    • Expertise in scripting, Python (first), Maya Python API (second)

    • Excellent Maya skills

    • Demonstrable skills in and knowledge of character animation in a realistic style

    • Experience in rigging, scripting and programming

    • Good communicator and problem solver  



    • To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 868 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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Senior Technical Character Animator AAA Games Netherlands Ref 1265

This leading AAA game studio based in the Netherlands is looking for a Senior Technical Character animator to join their team.

What will you be doing?


  • Character skinning

  • Developing new tools

  • Ensuring animation quality within technical process limitations

  • Collaborating with colleagues to define workflows and pipelines

  • Guiding decision making through technical art goals


  • Who you are


    • 5+ years AAA experience

    • 1+ released title

    • Game engines and systems

    • Anatomy and procedural rigging

    • Maya

    • Vector maths

    • Scritping languages Python (first) and Maya Python API (second)



    • Benefits 

      Commuting allowance, pension scheme contribution, work permit application assistance, 25-day holiday allowance 

      Application Does this sound like your dream job? Then please forward your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1265.

      We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate. We are a GDPR compliant company.

Technical Artist AAA Games Studio NW England Ref 461

This family friendly AAA Games Studio based in Wilmslow, UK is looking for a Technical Artist to join their team.

What will you be doing?



  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of designers, artists, programmers and producers

  • Ensuring project milestones are delivered on time

  • Communicating your ideas throughout development



  • Who you are


    • Tools and pipelines

    • Comercial games experience

    • Assets for memory, design and frame rate limitations

    • Interpersonal and communication skills

    • Modelling/Shaders/Animation/VFX

    • Technical and creative problem-solving

    • Character/Vehicle Rigs

    • Character skinning

    • Physics simulation setup

    • Autodesk Maya & Adobe Photoshop

    • Custom Tools, Scripts & Shaders

    • 3DSMax/Houdini/Modo/Substance Designer/Painter a bonus

    • MEL, Python. C# scripting a bonus

    • Unity/Unreal a bonus

    • 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 me your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 461.

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

Senior UI Artist – AAA Studio - UK Midlands Ref 345

Our client is a AAA studio, well-known for delivering high standards of polish with all the titles they release. With an ambitious new project and future expansion on the horizon, they are now seeking a Senior UI Artist to join their Midlands UK studio's talent.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with creative leads, envision, pitch to stakeholders, then deliver the key areas of a game's presentation and UI that set a new bar for releases
  • Maintaining close ties with Design and Engineering departments, continually improve flow and functionality across the project lifecycle to ensure engaging, seamless user experiences are met


Requirements:

  • At least 3 years' experience within the games industry, with at least one AAA project worked in a UI capacity
  • Understanding of UI / UX design principles, Typography and Motion Graphics skill and current trends in art style, as demonstrated in portfolio
  • Excellent communicator and presenter, both verbal and written, across all levels with a true passion for creating games experiences


To be considered, please submit CV's to jane@big-planet.biz citing Ref. 345 today.
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Senior Technical Animator Cross Platform Studio SE England Ref 1404

We are working with a renowned independent cross platform game studio based in South-East England looking for a Senior Technical Animator to join their team. This is fantastic opportunity to help maintain and define the animation pipeline and contribute your creative skills.

What will you be doing?

  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of animators, engineers and artists
  • Creating animation in a variety of styles including cloth, IK and FK, ragdoll physics and blending animations
  • Performance bench-marking
  • Documenting asset budgets, standards and guidelines
  • Assisting in R&D of new techniques, as well as asset rigging, shader programming and lighting


Who you are

  • 3+ years in the AAA games industry
  • 1+ released title
  • 2D and 3D skills
  • Animation techniques, physics simulation and maths
  • Procedural and parametric animation
  • Unity
  • Python
  • C#
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits

You will be given the opportunity to work in a comfortable and collaborative environment with a talented and ambitious team. This studio offers social events, office lunches and a competitive salary.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1404.

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.

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.

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 jane@big-planet.biz citing Ref 964 today.

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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 jane@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.

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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 jane@big-planet.biz today.
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Associate Art Director – AAA - Midlands UK Ref 369

Our client is a AAA studio, well-known for delivering high standards of polish with all the titles they release. With an ambitious new project and future expansion on the horizon, they are now seeking an Associate-level Art Director to join their Midlands UK studio's talent.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Art Director in guiding the implementation of all content according to the defined style and scope, working across multiple disciplines to ensure stunning AAA visuals are delivered throughout
  • Leveraging prior experience, actively seek and identify risks and opportunities of improvement across teams
  • Maintain the same level of polish and AAA standard across each title worked that the studio is known for


Requirements:

  • At least 5 years' experience within the games industry, with at least one released AAA title, passionate for games
  • Deep understanding of Art principles, 2D and 3D art, shape, composition, chiaroscuro and lighting, as displayed on portfolio
  • Highly motivated and able to motivate others, detail-oriented and an effective verbal and written communicator across all levels


To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 369 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.
Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency. 
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Senior UI Artist - AAA Studio - Midlands UK Ref 345

Our client is a AAA studio, well-known for delivering high standards of polish with all the titles they release. With an ambitious new project and future expansion on the horizon, they are now seeking a Senior Environment Artist to join their Midlands UK studio's talent.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with creative leads, envision, pitch to stakeholders, then deliver the key areas of a game's presentation and UI that set a new bar for releases
  • Maintaining close ties with Design and Engineering departments, continually improve flow and functionality across the project lifecycle to ensure engaging, seamless user experiences are met


Requirements:

  • At least 3 years' experience within the games industry, with at least one AAA project worked in a UI capacity
  • Understanding of UI / UX design principles, Typography and Motion Graphics skill and current trends in art style, as demonstrated in portfolio
  • Excellent communicator and presenter, both verbal and written, across all levels with a true passion for creating games experiences


To be considered, please submit CV's to jane@big-planet.biz citing Ref. 345 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 Technical Artist - AAA Studio - Midlands UK Ref 431

Our client is a AAA studio, well-known for delivering high standards of polish with all the titles they release. With an ambitious new project and future expansion on the horizon, they are now seeking a Senior Technical Artist to join their Midlands UK studio's talent.

Responsibilities:

  • Build studio art processes, implementing asset pipeline in collaboration with Creative, Tools and Rendering teams
  • Take a pro-active role in resolving issues that arise during production and provide technical support where necessary 


Requirements:

  • At least 3 years' experience within the games industry, ideally with involvement in at least one shipped AAA title
  • Experienced using 3DS Max, Maya with relevant scripts and plug-ins
  • C++ or C# scripting and exposure to Houdini
  • Experience of working on published consoles and titles
  • Confident with Shader creation and PBR material workflows
  • Confident in implementing asset pipelines, exporting and automation of processes
  • Good communicator in English at all levels, passionate for video games and a team player, able to thrive in a dynamic environment


To be considered, please submit CV's to jane@big-planet.biz citing Ref. 431 today.
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Lead Character Artist - AAA Studio - Midlands UK Ref 402

Our client is an acclaimed AAA developer seeking to add a Lead Character Artist to head up the talent at their Midlands-based studio for their upcoming open world fantasy action game. Experience developing RPG games on current consoles desirable.

Responsibilities:

  • Experience in the technical aspects of the craft -materials, asset optimisation and the creation of meshes with clean and functional topology, while communicating with technical departments.
  • Overseeing the Character group, working in conjunction with the Art Director to plan ahead, then maintain the project within quality and delivery expectations from start to finish.
  • Excellent human anatomy knowledge, married with an understanding of standard methodologies to suit animation and engine requirements.

Requirements:
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating your in-game character artwork to very high standards.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of working on published AAA titles on current-gen consoles.
  • Deep understanding of current generation production workflows in relation to character art production.

To be considered, please submit CV's to jane@big-planet.biz citing Ref. 402 today.
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New Vacancy - UI / 2D Artist - Mobile Studio - Midlands, UK Ref 730

Our client is a long-standing independent Mobile Games Studio, now seeking a talented UI / 2D Artist to get involved in all aspects of UIs and HUDs at their Midlands UK studio.


Responsibilities: 

  • Create all in game HUD and UI assets,
  • Assist marketing department with feature banners and advertising assets. Creation of interface concepts to icon iterations.
  • Participate in art reviews and respond professionally to creative feedback
  • Concept/implement 2D visual assets using Photoshop and Illustrator

 Requirements: 
  • Traditional arts training, as shown in a polished and varied portfolio
  • Experience in creating 2D in-game graphics, animation and User Interfaces
  • Unity Experience with an extensive knowledge of Android and iOS Interfaces and -requirements
  • Involvement in development cycle of at least 2 released titles

To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 730 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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Lead VFX Artist - Online Games - China Ref 885

Our client is one of the largest development studios for online multiplayer games in all of China. With a bold plan to break into Western markets, they now seek a talented VFX Artist to lead their VFX Department and help deliver experiences from the ground up for a Western audience.


Responsibilities:


  • Design and define the style of all VFX, developing visual templates as part of the design bible
  • Take active part in the VFX design process, reviewing and guiding the work of both in-house and outsource teams
  • Compile best practices within VFX design and production, distribute via training handouts and take part in new hire on-boarding and junior member mentorship



 Requirements:


  • At least 5 years’ experience in realtime VFX design and production within the games industry, ideally with leadership experience
  • Passionate for video games, familiar with gaming experiences, with ability to pro-actively collaborate to drive gaming experience improvements
  • Traditional arts training, with Bachelor’s degree or above, with majors in suitable art fields, and a proficiency in any relevant software, as evidenced in strong portfolio of diverse VFX
  • A keen eye for detail, problem-solving ability and efficient task prioritisation
  • Responsible, self-motivated, an effective communicator, able to motivate teams to achieve deliverables and maintain morale
  • Ability to learn on the job, pro-actively research improvements and apply new technologies and processes



To be considered, please submit CV's to bonnie@big-planet.biz citing Ref. 885 today.
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Lead Environment Concept Artist - Online Games - China Ref 883

Our client is one of the largest development studios for online multiplayer games in all of China. With a bold plan to break into Western markets, they now seek a talented Concept Artist to lead their Character Concept Department and help deliver experiences from the ground up for a Western audience.

Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership over the environment's art style, taking part in creating the design bible
  • Design, then assemble the environment using tools provided, then organise both Environment Concept Artists and 3D Artists to perform duties for delivery
  • Participate in and oversee the creative process of the environments, including reviewing in-house and outsource work to ensure it is kept within vision and scope
  • Compile and distribute best practices via training handouts and take active part in new hire on-boarding, mentoring junior team members


Requirements:
  • At least 5 years’ experience in environment concept art, ideally with leadership experience as well
  • Passion for video games, an understanding of gaming experiences and ability to collaborate with other departments to drive improvements in gaming experiences
  • Traditional arts training, with Bachelor's or above, with related Majors and a strong portfolio with a good range of environment concepts
  • Keen eye for detail, ability to identify areas of improvement and efficiently manage tasks
  • Responsible, self-motivated, an effective communicator, able to motivate teams to achieve deliverables and maintain morale
  • Ability to learn on the job, pro-actively research improvements and apply new technologies and processes


To be considered, please submit CV's to bonnie@big-planet.biz citing Ref. 883 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.
Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency. Please refer to our new and updated GDPR Privacy Statement at http://www.big-planet.biz/news.php?d=27

Lead Character Concept Artist - Online Games - China Ref 882

Our client is one of the largest development studios for online multiplayer games in all of China. With a bold plan to break into Western markets, they now seek a talented Concept Artist to lead their Character Concept Department and help deliver experiences from the ground up for a Western audience.


Responsibilities:

  • Define the look and feel of all character art, establishing the design bible
  • Inform, organise and oversee the concept artists and 3d artists both in-house and outsource throughout the project, maintaining regular reviews over the design process
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure correct asset generation and implementation
  • Compile and distribute best practices via training handouts and take part in on-boarding of new hires

 Requirements:
  • At least 5 years’ experience in character concept design, preferably with leadership experience
  • Passionate for video games, familiar with gaming experiences, with ability to pro-actively collaborate to drive gaming experience improvements
  • Traditional arts training, with Bachelor’s degree or above, with majors in suitable art fields, and a proficiency in any relevant software, as evidenced in strong portfolio of diverse concept art
  • A keen eye for detail, problem-solving ability and efficient task prioritisation
  • Responsible, self-motivated, an effective communicator, able to motivate teams to achieve deliverables and maintain morale
  • Ability to learn on the job, pro-actively research improvements and apply new technologies and processes


To be considered, please submit CV's to bonnie@big-planet.biz citing Ref. 882 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.
Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency. Please refer to our new and updated GDPR Privacy Statement at http://www.big-planet.biz/news.php?d=27


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