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Vacancies in Art & Animation

Lead Cinematic Animator AAA Games Midlands UK Ref 1741

We are working with a world-leading AAA game studio based in the Midlands, UK who is looking for a Lead Cinematic Animator to join their team and work on their extremely exciting new RPG title.


What will you be doing?

  • Participating in the establishment of the project's cinematic direction and style
  • Defining goals and leading the cinematic animation team
  • Participating in scheduling of artists and resources
  • Improving the overall quality of the tools, workflow and pipelines
  • Mentoring junior members of the team
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of coders, artists and designers


Who you are

  • 5+ years in Animation in the games industry
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of the animation pipeline and processes involved in the full development lifecycle
  • 3D software e.g. Maya, 3DS Max, Motionbuilder...
  • Story telling and animation techniques/principles
  • Interpersonal and communication skills


Benefits

This studio offers a competitive salary, private healthcare, a bonus scheme and free breakfast.


Application

Please e-mail your CV as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1741.

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

Cinematic Animator AAA Games Midlands UK Ref 1740

We are working with a world-leading AAA game studio based in the Midlands, UK who is looking for a Cinematic Animator to join their team and work on their extremely exciting new RPG title.


What will you be doing?

  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of art, narration, audio, code and design
  • Creating compelling cinematic material 
  • Making character performances which are emotionally engaging through the use of cutscenes and cinema
  • Working on all stages of production from conception through to finalised implementation
  • Participating in the improvement of cinematic pipeline, processes and tools


Who you are

  • Appreciation of animation pipeline and processes at all stages of the development lifecycle
  • 3D software e.g. Maya, 3DS Max, Motionbuilder...
  • Animation principles, staging and character posing
  • Interpersonal and communication skills


Benefits

This studio offers a competitive salary, private healthcare, a bonus scheme and free breakfast.


Application

Please e-mail your CV as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1740.

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

Animator Indie Games France Ref 1736

We are working with a highly successful indie game studio based in France who is looking for a 3D Animator to join their studio and work on their exciting new unannounced project. 


What will you be doing?

  • Rendering 3D animations
  • Preparing objects, characters, environments...
  • Ensuring work meets the design vision and adheres to prototypes
  • Participating in motion capture sessions



Who you are

  • Previous experience in animation in the video games industry
  • 3D production software e.g. 3D Max, Motion Builder…
  • 3D Engines e.g. Unity, Unreal…
  • Image-editing software e.g. Photoshop
  • Appreciation of human anatomy and movement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills



Benefits

We value our staff and believe in a great work life balance, good relocation package, competitive salaries, health insurance, meal vouchers...

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1736.

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


Concept Artist Mobile Games Sweden Ref 1706

We are working with a mobile game studio based in Sweden who is looking for a talented Concept Artist to join their team and create fantastic 2D assets.

What will you be doing?

  • Building 2D/concept art
  • Implementing 2D assets for easy translation into 3D
  • Texturing basic 3D meshes, packaging texture sheets...
  • Referring to the design roadmap to pitch your design ideas and decisions
  • Adhering to fundamental principals e.g. colour theory, visual weight...
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of artists, programmers and designers

Who you are

  • 3+ years in game development
  • 2+ completed projects under your belt
  • ZBrush
  • Unity
  • Substance/Photoshop/Ddo
  • Can demonstrate a wide variety of art styles
  • Design skills e.g. effective use of colour, lighting, composition, form...
  • Building readable designs for props, environments, characters, vehicles and weapons...for 3D assets
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong traditional arts a bonus

Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great studio and work on next gen experiences. This studio offers a diverse and comfortable working environment.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1706.

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

Lighting Artist AAA Games NE UK Ref 1703

We are working with a leading AAA game studio based in the North-East of England who is looking for a Lighting Artist to join their team and work on their exciting new third-person shooter title.

What will you be doing?

  • Implementing and designing lighting for the project environment
  • Participating in lighting across multiple projects
  • Assisting in the pitching of future projects

Who you are

  • 3+ years in AAA games or films
  • Lighting and colour theory
  • Real-time rendering and post FX
  • Level lighting and post FX in real-time engine 
  • Physical shaders including how they interact with lighting and post FX
  • Unreal 4 a bonus

Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading game studio. This studio offers holiday and flexi-time benefits, a relaxed a positive team environment, social staff events and an excellent remuneration package.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1703.

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

Senior Technical Artist AAA Games SE UK Ref 1696

We are working with a leading AAA game studio based in the South-East of England who is looking for a Senior Technical Artist to join their team and work on their exciting new projects.

What will you be doing?

  • Proactively identifying and providing solutions potential issues
  • Increasing quality and efficiency through new technique implementation
  • Ensuring content will run smoothly across multiple platforms
  • Working with both the Art and Code team
  • Tools testing
  • Documentation


Who you are

  • 5+ years in the games industry
  • 2+ released titles (AAA a bonus)
  • Unreal Engine 4 production level shader and optimisation experience
  • Blueprints and implementation
  • Substance Painter/Designer, Zbrush...
  • Interpersonal and communication skills


A bonus...

  • 3DS Max experience in a Technical Artist role
  • Maxscript programming and other programming languages
  • Houdini
  • Data management
  • Leadership skills


Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading game studio. This studio offers holiday and flexi-time benefits, a relaxed a positive team environment, social staff events and an excellent remuneration package.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1696.

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

Senior Character Artist AAA Games NE UK Ref 1692

We are working with a leading AAA game studio based in the North-East of England who is looking for a Senior Character Artist to join their team and work on their exciting new projects. You will be given the opportunity to help lay out the standard for the project model creation.

What will you be doing?

  • Following studio guidleines when transferring high-poly models to low-poly
  • Efficient mesh creation
  • Producing assets using the baking pipeline
  • Creating top quality textures
  • Documentation for character production techniques and pipelines
  • Working alongside the Concept Art team, as well as Riggers and Animators
  • Supervising junior member of the team

Who you are

  • Previous experience as a Character Artist in the video games or feature film industry
  • Able to use traditional 3D and sculpting packages to create high polygon models
  • Demonstrate a range of art styles
  • 3D packages e.g. Max, Maya...
  • 2D programs e.g. Photoshop...
  • Mudbox/Zbrush
  • Substance Painter
  • Shader skills
  • Mesh creation showing excellent structure as well as being suitable for animation
  • Appreciation of anatomy

A bonus...

  • Experience with game engines e.g. UE4...
  • Hard surface modelling
  • Technical art
  • Engine shaders and material creations
  • Scripting experience
  • Production of high resolution marketing materials
  • Concept art

Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading game studio. This studio offers holiday and flexi-time benefits, a relaxed a positive team environment, social staff events and an excellent remuneration package.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1692.

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

Senior VFX Artist AAA Games UK Ref 1691

We are working with a leading AAA game studio who is looking for Senior VFX Artists to join their team in their studios based in the Midlands and the South-East of England. You will be responsible for the outstanding VFX across multiple titles.

What will you be doing?

  • Building real-world VFX
  • Ensuring VFX is optimised to budget, measure and test
  • Participating in new workflows and techniques
  • Creating prototypes
  • Ensuring VFX adhere to gameplay requirements
  • Technical documentation
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of Designers, Artists and Programmers to implement the VFX

Who you are

  • 5+ years in real-time VFX in the games industry
  • 1+ released AAA title
  • UE4 - Cascade, Niagara...
  • Appreciation of real-time VFX authoring tools
  • 3D packages for 3D asset creation
  • Photoshop and After Effects
  • Appreciation of real-time VFX principles
  • Knowledge of the VFX impact on console performance
  • Mentoring skills

Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading game studio. This studio offers holiday and flexi-time benefits, a relaxed a positive team environment, social staff events and an excellent remuneration package.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1691.

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

Technical Artist Online Games China Ref 1674

We are working with a fantastic online multiplayer studio based in Shanghai who is looking for multiple Technical Artists to join their team and work on their MMO RPG, which is looking to be a hit within the Western market.

What will you be doing?


  • Researching game engine tools
  • Technical art related problem solving
  • Art workflow optimisation
  • Engine tool development
  • Pipeline of art resource development optimisation

Who you are

  • 1+ years in Technical Art or 3D Graphics
  • Educated to degree level in Computer Science/Art or another relevant area
  • 3D Engines e.g. Unreal, Unity3D
  • 3D art production tools e.g. DirectX3D, OpenGL, Render Pipeline, Shader...
  • Game art resource pipelines
  • PBR processes
  • Graphics algorithms and programming languages e.g. C++, Python...a bonus

Benefits

This studio offers great opportunities to advance your career, brilliant relocation package, very competitive salaries, and the chance to work in a high-tech state of the art studio.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1674.

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

Vehicle Technical Artist AAA Games Midlands UK Ref 1650

We are working with a AAA game studio based in the Midlands, UK who is looking for a Vehicle Technical Artist to join their team and work on their world-famous racing titles. 

What will you be doing?

  • Creating internal art processes
  • Guiding vehicle pipeline implementation

Who you are

  • Previous AAA console experience
  • Creation pipelines, asset exportation, process automation
  • Shader creation & PBR material workflow
  • Hard surface modelling/texturing
  • MAX/Maya scripting
  • Game Engines and toolsets

A bonus...

  • C#...
  • Lighting/rendering
  • Houdini/procedural creation

Benefits

This 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.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1650.

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

UX Designer AAA Games Midlands UK Ref 1424

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 UX Designer to join their team in their studio based in the Midlands, UK.

What will you be doing?

  • Working alongside systems and game designers
  • Ensuring players guided through the journey and meta
  • Promoting player engagement with the world and systems
  • Bridging the gap between design, concept and UI
  • Working on monetization systems
  • Refining game flow

Who you are

  • Mobile game development experience
  • Wireframes and interactive prototypes
  • Wireframe packages e.g. Adobe XD, Sketch, Axure...
  • User testing, player analysis and iteration
  • Appreciation of mobile game interaction and behaviours
  • Mobile game design including an understanding of modern mobile devices and their possible constraints
  • F2P experience a bonus
  • XHTML, Javascript, CSS, C#...a bonus
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits

This studio offers a competitive salary and annual pay reviews as well as a great work atmosphere.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1424.

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

Digital Creative Artist Mobile Studio Midlands UK Ref 1622

We are working with a mobile studio based in the Midlands, UK who is looking for a Digital Creative Artist to join their team to overlook and review all game presentation assets produced for their fun filled mobile games. You will enjoy working within a multidisciplinary team environment.

Who you are

  • Feature banner creation
  • Making videos for game promotions and assets for advertisements
  • Creative interface concept creation
  • Icon iterations
  • Art reviews

Who you are

  • Innovative Marketing Asset creation
  • A portfolio demonstrating a range of artistic styles
  • iOS interface knowledge
  • Colour theory and composition
  • Scrum and Sprint project planning
  • High Production level asset creation

Benefits 

  • Flexible working hours
  • Free Breakfast, drinks and snacks
  • Regular team activities and events
  • Competitive Salary

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1622.

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

Lead Artist Mobile Games Spain Ref 1620

We are working with a leading mobile game studio based in the sunny, beautiful City of Barcelona who is looking for a Lead Artist to join their team and work on their hit titles, enjoyed by millions of players worldwide.

What will you be doing?

  • Taking ownership of the artistic development of the games
  • Defining the technical pipeline, Art bible and style guides
  • Art quality and execution
  • Building the roadmaps

Who you are

  • 8+ years in the games industry as an Art Director/Lead Artist or similar
  • Technical and quality art validation
  • 3D and 2D software e.g. 3DS Max, Photoshop...
  • Negotiation and change management

Benefits

You will be offered top of the range technological resources, fantastic opportunities for career progression, a competitive salary, bonus scheme and will be working with a talented and internationally diverse team.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1620.

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

Art Director Mobile Games Spain Ref 1619

We are working with a lead mobile game studio based in the beautiful, sunny City of Barcelona who is looking for an Art Director to join their team and work on their hit titles, enjoyed by millions worldwide.

What will you be doing?

  • Taking ownership of the game vision
  • Building immersive worlds
  • Researching into player profiles including demographics, behaviours...
  • Technical requirement recommendations
  • Managing Art Bibles
  • Aiding in recruitment

Who you are

  • 5+ years in the games industry as an Art Director/Head of Art
  • Management of multiple projects
  • Negotiation and change management

Benefits

You will be offered top of the range technological resources, fantastic opportunities for career progression, a competitive salary, bonus scheme and will be working with a talented and internationally diverse team.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1619.

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

Lead Technical Animator AAA Games South UK Ref 1600

We are working with a leading AAA game studio based in the South of England who is looking for a Lead Technical Animator to join their team and work on their new pillar title for next-gen platforms.

What will you be doing?

  • Creating roadmaps throughout the project development
  • Managing the backlogs, bugs and risks
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of Animators, Cinematic Directors, Tech Artists, Character Artists and Environment Artists
  • Building internal asset packs and documentation
  • Feedback and quality control
  • Recruitment for new team members
  • Regular informal reviews for the Tech team
  • Mentoring junior team members

Who you are

  • Professional AAA game experience
  • Previous experience leading large teams 
  • UE4
  • Motion Builder
  • Game character and non-character rigging
  • Designing and tooling rigging and animation pipelines
  • MS Office including Excel
  • Tracking tools e.g. Jira, Shotgun...
  • Python
  • 3DS Max and Maya a bonus
  • Net, MaxPlus, PyMax (2017)...a bonus
  • C++ a bonus
  • Mel, PyMel...a bonus
  • KL, Canvas, Kraken...a bonus

Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the UK's leading game studios. This studio offers medical and dental care, an excellent pension and annual bonus scheme, 25 days of paid holiday and great relocation support.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1600.

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

Senior Environment Artist AAA Games Midlands UK Ref 1586

We are working with a AAA game studio based in the Midlands, UK who is looking for a Senior Environment Artist to join their team and work on their world-famous pillar franchise. You will need to be able to demonstrate an outstanding portfolio of environment art.

What will you be doing?

  • Ensuring top quality environment art
  • Helping with R&D of new techniques for the pipeline implementation
  • Keeping up to date with the latest art production techniques
  • Mentoring junior members of the team

Who you are

  • Previous experience on published console titles
  • Top quality 3D assets on AAA titles
  • Appreciation of environment creation technical assets
  • Previous experience working with outsource vendors

Benefits

This studio offers a competitive salary, private healthcare, a bonus scheme and free breakfast.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet quoting reference 1586.

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

Lighting Artist AAA Games Midlands UK Ref 1587

We are working with a leading AAA studio based in the Midlands, UK who is looking for a Lighting Artist to join their team and work on their world-famous franchise.

What will you be doing?

  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team and leading partnership with other departments
  • Developing techniques and toolsets
  • Ensuring the project meets quality standards as well as adhering to the time schedule
  • Identifying any potential risks and offering solutions

Who you are

  • Lighting theory
  • 3DS Max
  • Lightmap baking
  • Lighting pipelines
  • Off-line 3D rendering
  • Digital Photography principles
  • Appreciation of animated VFX a bonus

Benefits Include:
  • Award winning studio
  • Highly competitive salaries
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private health care
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Duvet Days

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1587.

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

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
  • Pipeline and best practices documentation


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
  • Mobile optimization techniques
  • 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
  • VFX/Shader programming a bonus


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

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Animator PC and Console Game Studio Austria Ref 1570

We are working with a PC and console game studio based in Austria who is looking for an Animator to join their team and work on both their leading and their exciting new projects.

What will you be doing?

  • Humanoid, creature, machine and environment asset animation
  • Rigging and Skinning
  • Creating Blendshapes
  • Participate in VFX, particle effects and 2D animations
  • Art reviews
  • Following and building upon stylistic guidelines

Who you are

  • Previous experience in 3D animation for video games, TV or films
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable

  • 3+ years in the video games industry
  • Maya and scripting
  • Motionbuilder and AfterEffects
  • Facial Animation
  • Lip-syncing
  • MoCap
  • Generalist art skills e.g. figure study, 2D animation, illustration, story boarding, gesture drawing, painting...
  • Film-making e.g. pre-visualisation, story writing, cinematography, editing...

Benefits

You will be given the opportunity to work in a creative and friendly environment on challenging and interesting projects. This studio offers flexible working hours, holiday pay, a bonus scheme and a competitive salary.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1570.

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

Senior Environment Artist AAA Games Midlands UK Ref 1522

We are working will a leading AAA game studio based in the Midlands, UK who is looking for a Senior Environment Artist to join their team and work on their exciting new RPG title. For this role you will need to be able to demonstrate a strong portfolio including 3D assets and environments for AAA titles.

What will you be doing?

  • Building high quality environment art
  • Assiting in R&D of new techniques
  • Mentoring junior team members
  • Ensuring best practice and share with others
  • Researching latest games industry production techniques and software
  • Rapidly learning new concepts and tools

Who you are
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Published console game experience
  • A portfolio demonstrating your high quality 3D assets for AAA titles
  • Appreciation of all technical environment creation aspects

Benefits

We offer a great work-life balance, excellent bonus scheme and some of the best salaries in the industry. 

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1522.

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

Japanese Speaking Lead 2D Artist/Art Manager Mobile Japan Ref 1498

We are working with a leading mobile game studio based in the buzzing city of Tokyo in Japan who is looking for a Japanese speaking Lead 2D Artist/Art Manager to join their team.

This is a 2D focused role, please ensure your portfolio is full of examples of your 2D work.

What will you be doing?

  • Management of the Japanese Concept Art Team including schedule arrangement, quality control, team co-ordination, recruitment...
  • Providing feedback on project requirements and ensuring progress is on track
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of programmers and designers

Who you are

  • Japanese as a working language
  • 5+ years in the games industry as an artist with previous experience as an Art Manager or Lead
  • Previous experience with character concept art
  • Previous participation in 2+ mobile game development projects
  • Game art/concept art team management
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Mandarin a bonus

Benefits

This studio offers great opportunities to advance your career, brilliant relocation package, very competitive salaries, and the chance to work in a high-tech state of the art studio.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1498.

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

Senior 3D Artist PC and Console Game Studio Austria Ref 1488

We are working with an independent PC and console game studio based in Austria who is looking for an all round, experienced 3D Artist with good examples of environments, props and characters. 

What will you be doing?

  • Creating top quality 3D assets
  • Building characters, environments, props and vehicles
  • Work documentation and planning
  • Ensuring art work supports and compliments game design and user experience

Who you are

  • 3+ years in the games industry with released titles
  • 3D modelling e.g. Maya...
  • Digital Scultping e.g. Zbrush, Mudbox...
  • Game engine experience
  • Appreciation of colour theory, human/creature anatomy and design theory
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Adjacent field experience e.g. 2D art, concept, particles, animation, rigging...a bonus
  • Scrum framework a bonus

Benefits

You will be given the opportunity to work in a creative and friendly environment on challenging and interesting projects. This studio offers flexible working hours, holiday pay, a bonus scheme and a competitive salary.

Application

Please e-mail your CV and portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1488.

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

Art Directors AAA Games China Ref 1468

We are working with a AAA game studio based in multiple locations in China looking for Art Directors to join their team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on the lead frontier of video games using cutting-edge technology.

What will you be doing?

  • Managing a team of artists, including communication with clients and technical aspects
  • AAA, mobile and VR/AR project management
  • Providing improvements to the art production pipeline
  • Ensuring high quality of all deliverables
  • Mentoring junior members of the team
  • Participating in recruitment


Who you are

  • 4+ years as an Artist in the games industry, in a Senior/Lead/Team Leader position
  • 3+ years console games experience
  • 10+ years with various game styles including AAA experience
  • Expert with 3D packages e.g. Maya, 3Ds Max, Photoshop, Zbrush, Substance Painter/Designer...to be able to manage a 10 person team
  • Bachelors degree in Arts, Graphic Design or similar
  • Understanding of Unreal Engine
  • Understanding of level art
  • SCRUM and Agile
  • A portfolio containing some realistic artwork
  • Art pipeline optimisation
  • Team management and leadership


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 and portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1468.

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

Senior Environment Artist AAA RPG – Midlands UK Ref 304

Our client is a AAA studio, well-known for delivering high standards of polish with all the titles they release. They are now seeking a Senior Environment Artist to join their talented team and realise their next high profile, AAA RPG project.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure both yours and the department’s 3D assets and environments are the required AAA quality
  • Realistic environment creation in collaboration with the art Leads and managers
  • Exploration of new technologies and practices to incorporate into production


Requirements:

  • 5 years' experience in AAA games production
  • Portfolio illustrating expert levels in environment art Low and High poly modelling
  • Experience and understanding of Physical Based Shaders (PBR), ideally Unreal Engine 4 experience as well
  • Expert at Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush, Animation experience a bonus


To be considered, submit your CV's in .doc or .docx format, complete with portfolio link to jane@big-planet.biz today.

Lead VFX Artist – AAA Midlands, UK Ref 287

Our client is an independent game development studio. They excel with award-winning titles by some of the most experienced and talented developers in the UK. Currently working on an unannounced project, they are looking for an experienced VFX Artist who excels in realistic dramatic effects.

Responsibilities

Determine and drive the visual feel of projects
Manage and mentor the art and effects teams for the creation of dramatic, realistic effects
Collaborate with all the teams and set project workflows to deliver within game parameters 

Requirements

Prowess in a large range of disciplines, including particle systems, shaders, animation, ribbons and VFX, demonstrated in both portfolio and showreels
At least 2 released titles in a realistic cinematic style as senior
Demonstrable skills in: team management, 3DS Max, Maya, and XSI 

We Offer

Permanent key position in an internationally renowned studio
Opportunities to palpably contribute to a series of highly successful titles
Competitive salary and career advancement path 

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