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Vacancies in Art & Animation

Lead Animator AAA games studio London Ref 2115

We are working with an award-winning game studio based in London who is looking for an experienced and highly skilled Lead Animator, with an eye for detail, to lead their highly talented and passionate team of gameplay animators, setting the bar high and delivering the vision of the project.

What will you be doing?

  • Liaise with the Animation Director and lead the gameplay animation team
  • Develop, manage, mentor and lead the team by example
  • Dedicate time to produce content for the game
  • Project management throughout the process – work with the projection teams
  • Risk management – identify workflow issues, run the outsource plans for the department
  • in order to excel s and Leads on the project
  • Work closely and collaborate with the team of developers to create high quality User Interfaces
  • Creating high quality assets for game interfaces
  • Adhering to the studio's functional and aesthetic vision
  • Documentation of style guides etc


Who you are

  • Lead Animator experience – a minimum of 3 years at Lead level
  • Extensive experience in gameplay animation
  • Motion Builder expert
  • Solid experience using 3DS Max
  • Work practices in Jira, Slack, Shotgun, Confluence and Excel
  • Experience with managing outsource teams
  • Facial animation experience is an added bonus


BenefitsThis studio offers a creative environment, competitive pay, full corporate benefits and job satisfaction.


Application


Please email your updated CV as a Word document as well as your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2115

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

Principle Technical Animator AAA games studio London Ref 2113

We are working with an award-winning game studio based in London who is looking for an experienced and highly trained and skilled Principle Technical Animator to join them, to support their great team and deliver awesome games.

What will you be doing?

  • Collaborate with the Leads and the teams and support the projects’ needs
  • Create and design models and rigs
  • Manage with workflow
  • Resolve any technical issues
  • Ensure and enhance the quality of the assets
  • Maintain documentation for the technical animation
  •  Develop, manage, mentor and lead the junior team members


Who you are
  • Experience as a Principle technical Animator in the games/VFX or film industry
  • Python in Maya
  • Strong coding standards and practices


 Added bonus
  • Gameplay technical animation experience
  • Experience in 3DS Max and PyMax
  • Working with Jira, Shotgun, and their APIs
  • Facial animation experience


BenefitsThis studio offers a creative environment, competitive pay, full corporate benefits and job satisfaction.


Application


Please email your updated CV as a Word document as well as your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2113

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

Technical Animator Contractor AAA games studio London Ref 2114

We are working with an award-winning game studio based in London who is looking for an experienced and highly skilled Technical Animator on a contract basis, to support their highly talented and passionate teams, in order to create awesome AAA games.  

What will you be doing?

  • Collaborate with the teams to create and design rigs, models and systems
  • Resolving technical issues – debugging any animation issues
  • Test animation/rigging tools
  • Adhere to the pipelines to improve animation and rigging workflows
  • Ensure and enhance visual quality of assets


Who you are

  • Technical animation/rigger with games, VFX or film industry experience
  • Python in Maya
  • 3DS Max and / motion builder experience
  • Programming skills – C++, Maya API and Plugin writing is a bonus
  • Gameplay technical animation would be a bonus


BenefitsThis studio offers a creative environment, competitive pay, full corporate benefits and job satisfaction.

Application

Please email your updated CV as a Word document as well as your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2114

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

Senior Technical Animator /Rigger AAA games studio London Ref 2116

We are working with an award-winning game studio based in London who is looking for an experienced and highly skilled Senior Technical Animator/Rigger, to support their talented and passionate teams, to create and deliver awesome games.  

What will you be doing?

  • Support the content and animation teams
  • Developing techniques and pipelines to improve animation, assets and rigging workflows
  • Problem solving – debugging any animation related issues
  • Testing, setup and export in-games and cinematic assets
  • Ensure and enhance quality of assets


Who you are

  • A skilled Rigger / technical animator with games/VFX or film industry experience
  • A min of 5 years’ experience
  • Complex rigging with advance facial/body/puppet rigging exp
  • Expert Maya and/ motion builder skills
  • Python


Bonus

  • C+++ / Maya API + plugin writing
  • 3DS Max and PyMax
  • Experience with gameplay technical animation
  • Jira/Shutgun


BenefitsThis studio offers a creative environment, competitive pay, full corporate benefits and job satisfaction.

Application


Please email your updated CV as a Word document as well as your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2116

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

UI Artist AAA games studio London Ref 2117

We are working with an award-winning game studio based in London who is looking for a creative UI Artist to join their highly talented and passionate team to produce their next AAA title.

What will you be doing?

  • Liaise with the Directors and Leads on the project
  • Work closely and collaborate with the team of developers to create high quality User Interfaces
  • Creating high quality assets for game interfaces
  • Adhering to the studio's functional and aesthetic vision
  • Documentation of style guides


Who you are

  • Experienced UI artist in the games industry with an amazing portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Modern UI design principles
  • Graphic elements and motion animation skills
  • Core graphic design skills e.g. layout, colour, font formats, typography...
  • Appreciation of composition and colour theory
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects
  • Unreal 4
  • 3D Software skills


BenefitsThis studio offers a creative environment, competitive pay, full corporate benefits and job satisfaction.

Application

Please email your updated CV as a Word document as well as your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2117

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

Texture Artist AAA Game Studio Midlands UK Ref 1745

We are working with a AAA game studio based in the Midlands, UK who is looking for a Texture Artist to join their team and work on their exciting new RPG title. You will be responsible for creating a wide range of materials and textures required for this open world project.

Who you are



  • 1+ shipped AAA game on any current-gen console platform

  • Appreciation of the technical aspects required for current-gen art production

  • Able to demonstrate a strong portfolio showing texture and Substance work 

  • Photogrammetry

  • PBR rendering and Light Interactions

  • Zbrush/Mudbox

  • Lighting/Photography skills a bonus

  • Knowledge of Photogrammetry Workflows a bonus

  • Material pipeline implementation and maintenance a bonus



  • Technical requirements



    • Excellent skills in Substance Designer

    • Substance Painter

    • Shaders

    • Asset optimisation

    • Efficient tileable texture creation



    • BenefitsThis 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 cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1745.

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

Animation Programmer - Next Gen Studio - Royal Leamington Spa Ref 942

Are you passionate about Animation Engineering?

Big Planet is looking for a hardworking Animation engineer to join a high end client working on world-class games based in a great AAA studio, situated in Royal Leamington Spa.

Being a phenomenal animation engineer will combine your detailed knowledge of animation technology, techniques and performance considerations on console platforms with first-rate C++ and software architecture to become a key member of a new engineering team.

The engineering team is full of friendly, passionate people solving interesting problems, and also provides a great environment for professional growth.

What we need from you:


  • Experience of working on published console titles

  • Strong C++ and software skills

  • Knowledge of animation systems

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A real passion for games

  • Perks of the job:

    • Competitive salary

    • Private health care

    • Flexi Hours

    • childcare vouchers scheme

    • Unforgettable company outings

      Interested in this role?

      Please forward your CV to Bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 942.

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

      We are a GDPR compliant company.

Technical Artist contract role AAA Studio Midlands UK Ref 2093

Technical Artist contract role AAA Studio Midlands UK Ref 2093We have a contract role for a Technical Artist at a AAA games studio situated in Leamington Spa. We are looking for a skilled Technical artist, a team player, who will collaborate and offer technical support to the teams.

Immediate start (if possible), rates negotiable.  

Skills required...


  • Games industry experience, with a min of 3 years as a Tech Artist

  • Unreal / Blueprints

  • Good generalist tech art and animation skills such as shaders, optimisation, rigging, lighting etc

  • Art packages such as Maya/ 3DSMax / photoshop

  • Console or PC games experience



  • Application:
    Please forward your Word formatted CV and your portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2093.

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

Lead UI Artist AAA Studio Midlands Ref 2099

 Lead UI Artist AAA Studio Midlands Ref 2099

Our client, an award-winning AAA studio in “Silicon Spa” is looking for an experienced, driven and passionate Lead UI Artist to join their talented team, to create and build a brand new AAA interface.

Responsibilities:


  • Oversee the UI team and plan and delegate work to the team

  • Setting and maintaining the high standards  

  • Collaborate with the Art Director and the Art Manager

  • Adaptable to the requirements of the project and shape the visual identity of the project 

Requirements:

  • Strong graphic design skills, delivering world-class UI in a similar genre

  • A min of 4-5 years as a UI designer, with a strong portfolio

  • Good leaderships skills

Benefits:

Great multicultural work environment, excellent salary and bonus scheme.


    Please forward your updated CV and URL portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2099

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

      Animation Director AAA Studio Midlands Ref 2090

      Animation Director  AAA Studio Midlands Ref 2090

      Our client is a successful and an award-winning AAA studio situated in “Silicon Spa”. They are looking for an experienced Animation Director to join their talented team to drive and maintain the high quality and standards of their game.     

      Animation Director role:


      • Work closely with the Art and Cinematic Directors to develop the artistic vision of the AAA project

      • Take ownership of the animation production and maintain the look and feel of the game's animation style

      • Managing a multi-disciplinary team, supervise and review all the animation pipeline and final delivery from conception to release

      • Drive artistic vision and oversee the successful completion of the game aesthetic

      • Review the quality levels and maintain the high standards throughout the process

      Skills and experience required:


      • Relevant game industry experience at Director level

      • Previous AAA studio projects and multiple high profile console titles under your belt

      • Highly motivated and able to motivate others, detail-oriented and an effective verbal and written communicator across all levels

      • Project management pertaining to animation – from start to finish

      • Running, inspiring, leading and representing the animation team and its output

      Benefits:

      This studio offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme and wonderful company benefits. 


        Application:
          Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to lynelle@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2090

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

          Senior Technical Artist Cross-platform Games Studio Midlands Ref 2080

          Senior Technical Artist Cross-platform Games Studio Midlands Ref 2080 

          Our client is one of the best in its class, a cross-platform game developer situated in the Midlands.  They are growing and are looking to appoint an experienced Senior Technical Artist to join their team of veterans in the industry, to work on their range of highly regarded IPs and different platforms.

          Responsibilities


          • Collaborate and communicate with the various teams to find solutions to any technical issues

          • Optimisation all art-related elements of their games – materials, lighting. VFX, meshes 

          • Balancing aesthetic needs and define and meet all in-game asset budgets

          • Resolve snags, maintain and propose optimization developments

          • Develop tools & scripts, iterate and archive documentation

          • Propose and deliver goals and monitor implementation

          • Provide guidelines to the art and code teams regarding best practices

          • Develop pipelines

          Requirements

          • A minimum of 5 years experience as a technical artist

          • Multiple shipped titles (across platforms)

          • C++/ C#

          • Understanding artistic principles and digital art content tools – Maya, 3DS Max, Photoshop, Substance Painter…

          • Unreal and/or Unity

          • Your experience with GIT or other version control systems and working in an Agile environment, is a bonus

          Benefits

          This studio offers a very competitive salary and wonderful company benefits.

          Application


          Please forward your CV Word format and your portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2080.
          We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR complaint.

          3D Animator Mobile Games Studio Spain Ref 1021

          3D Animator Mobile Games Studio Spain Ref 1021

          Are you a 3D Animator? Do you have experience in the games industry? Are you interested in working for a leading mobile games studio?

          This F2P iOS and Android games studio based in Barcelona, Spain, is looking for a 3D Animator to join their team and work on their games.



          What will you be doing?


          • Animating characters and environments

          • Evaluating animations alongside the outsourcing team


          Who you are


          • 5+ years as a 3D animator in the games industry

          • 3D packages e.g. Max, Maya...

          • Game engines e.g. Unity

          • Illustration and Photoshop or similar

          • Interpersonal and communication skills

          Benefits


          This studio offers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as breakfast and lunch, fresh fruit, an onsite gym, monthly events, competitive salary.


            Application

            Please email me your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 1021.

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





              Lead Lighting Artist AAA Studio Midlands UK Ref 2076

              Lead Lighting Artist AAA Studio Midlands UK Ref 2076

              This AAA games studio based in Leamington Spa is looking for a highly skilled and creative Lead Lighting Artist, with an eye for detail, to join their talented team and work on their award-winning game. 

              What will you be doing?


              • Driving lighting technology, processes and pipeline

              • Delivering a consistently high standard of lighting across all game aspects

              • Identifying risks and making improvement

              • Liaise and collaborate with the various departments


              Who you are

              • Lighting pipelines and art techniques

              • Proven team leadership skills

              • High quality lighting look-development

              • AAA lighting pipeline experience

              • Physically based game rendering

              • Lighting and colour theory

              • Off-line 3D rendering

              • Digital photography

              • 3DS Max

              • Good interpersonal and communication skills

              • Animated VFX is an added bonus


              Benefits

              This studio offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme and good company benefits.


                Application

                Does this sound like your dream job? Then please forward your CV in Word format to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2076.

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

                VFX Artist AAA Console Studio Germany Ref 2068

                VFX Artist  AAA Console Studio Germany Ref 2068

                We are working with a leading AAA console game studio based in Central Germany who are looking for a VFX Artist to join their team. They are looking for a passionate and creative special effects artist with a keen eye for detail.


                What will you be doing


                • Optimizing visual FX for performance while maintaining high-quality standards

                • Creating high quality real-time visual FX for characters, environments and gameplay using custom tools

                • Maintaining visual FX production pipeline and refining the processes

                • Technical tasks and problem-solving, based on the project’s needs

                • Working with producers, lead artists and animators on special effects for games to track and manage workflow through different departments

                • Creating digital particle effects including fluid fire, smoke, explosions, as well as object and light manipulation


                Who you are

                • Relevant qualification, with professional real-time VFX experience in the games industry

                • 1+ released console or PC title

                • Max or Maya, Motion Graphics and FX

                • 3D modelling and knowledge of cinematic of post-production is 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 your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2068. Please include your VFX reel.


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

                  Technical Artist AAA Console Games Germany Ref 2069

                  Technical Artist AAA Console Games Germany Ref 2069

                  We are working with a leading AAA console game studio based in Frankfurt, Germany who are looking for a Technical Artist to join their team, working closely with the art and engine teams, ensuring asset quality and performance.


                  What will you be doing


                  • Provide support for the Art and Tech teams

                  • Production problem solving - recognising inefficiencies and pipeline issues and solving them

                  • Developing user friendly tools and scripts.

                  • Creation and maintenance of Technical Art documentation for features and tools for the team.

                  • Ensure our DCC pipeline can push out the highest quality

                  • Creating and maintaining Shaders with the collaboration of the Render Code Team.


                  Who are you

                  • Technical artist / tools programmer– a min 2 years’ experience in the games industry

                  • Scripting experience in Python, MaxScript

                  • Good understanding of Maya, 3DS Max. Photoshop

                  • Solid understanding of art optimisation techniques and developing custom tools for Digital Content Creation tools

                  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 cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2069
                     
                    We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR complaint.

                    Senior Procedural Technical Artist AAA console studio, UK Ref 2052

                    Senior Procedural Technical Artist AAA console studio, UK Ref 2052

                    Our client is a major AAA studio working on a world-famous fantasy RPG franchise. They are looking for a highly skilled and creative Senior Procedural Technical Artist, an excellent communicator, and a problem solver, to their talented team.  


                    What will you be doing


                    • Creating internal processes

                    • Asset pipeline implementation

                    • Liaise with the tools and rendering teams

                    • Art creation

                    • Process automation

                    • Support the content creators  


                    Who you are


                    • A skilled technical artist with shipped console titles

                    • Shader creation

                    • PBR material workflow

                    • Houdini experience and other procedural creation skills

                    • Max/Maya scripting knowledge

                    • Process-driven  


                    Benefits

                    This studio offers an incredibly competitive salary, private healthcare and bonus scheme.  

                    Application

                    Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2052

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

                    Art Director AAA Developer Shanghai China Ref 2046

                    Art Director AAA Developer Shanghai China Ref 2046

                    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 clientele, they are looking for an experienced Art Director, a team player, who will manage, drive and support the art team in order to deliver high quality games.

                    What you'll do:

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

                    • 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

                    • Create and follow through with existing game art direction

                    • Set the bar and maintain high quality of work – artistic and technical standards

                    • Budget management


                    Who you are:



                    • Related art degree, with latest portfolio to showcase your work

                    • 10+ years' experience within the games industry, with 4 years as Art Director level

                    • AAA shipped titles

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

                    • Understanding of User Interface, VFX, Modelling, Character development and Animation

                    • 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 

                    • Mandarin will definitely be a bonus


                    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 cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2046

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

                      Art Manager AAA Studio, Midlands UK Ref 2045

                      Art Manager AAA Studio, Midlands UK Ref 2045

                      Our client is a multi-award-winning studio, looking to appoint an experiences Art Manager to join their successful team.
                      You will be responsible for managing all the project staff, motivate the team, oversee the projects, ensure timeously delivery, and maintain high quality of the projects.  

                      What will you do?


                      • Previous Art manager experience

                      • At least one published title / AAA games experience

                      • Keen eye for detail

                      • Planning and manage the schedules

                      • Budgeting and outsourcing management

                      • Manage the production and delivery of all art and animation

                      • Liaise with all the art teams

                      Benefits


                      Great multicultural work environment, excellent salary and bonus scheme.  


                      Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2045 now!!

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

                      Lead Environment Artist - AAA Games Studio, Midlands UK Ref 2041

                      Lead Environment Artist – AAA Games Studio, Midlands UK Ref 2041 

                      A fantastic opportunity exists with a leading AAA games studio in the Midlands UK.
                      The client is looking for a skilled and talented Lead Environment Artist, to manage, motivate and support the Environment Art Team, while also working closely with their award-winning Management Teams, and as part of the team, to deliver the vision of exceptionally high-quality games. 

                      Who you are


                      • Team management skills as a lead artist

                      • Experienced environment artist - proven environment artist and technical skills, with an impressive portfolio 

                      • AAA games / multiple shipped titles

                      • Good communications skills

                      • Proactive, efficient and a problem-solver


                      What skills do you need?


                      • Understanding production - processes, flow and pipelines

                      • Provide feedback, liaising and collaborating with the art teams

                      • Set and maintain quality standards and following up on delivery

                      • Mentoring and coaching junior artists

                      • Ensure art style is adhered to by the team

                      • Resource allocation and scheduling

                      • Collaborate with the lead artists, Producer and Art Director

                      • Identify any staffing needs

                      Benefits
                      Permanent position in an internationally renowned studio and an opportunity to contribute to a series of highly successful titles. Competitive salary.

                      Application


                      For more information, please email cvs@big-planet.biz quoting ref 2041
                      We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

                      Art Director Mobile Games Spain Ref 1920

                      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 are you 

                      • 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 cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1920.

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

                        Senior VFX Artist Remote Ref 2032

                        New Vacancy – Senior VFX Artist Remote Ref 2032

                        We are working with a games studio based in sunny Madrid whois seeking to employ a creative and talented Senior VFX Artist to join theirteam, who will set and maintain high standards, creating  real-time in-game effects as well asresearching and visualising spectacular effects.
                        This is a fantastic opportunity to work remotely.


                        What will you be doing?

                        • Working closely with the Art teams, designers and animators to maintain VFX art direction of the game
                        • Collaborate with the rest of the games development teams
                        • Creating top quality real-time effects – assets, textures, PBR materials, simulations
                        • Estimating time frames and tracking progress
                        • Implementation of feedback from the teams
                        • Provide feedback to the artists



                        Who you are

                        • Relevant art related qualification/ professional experience as a VFX artist
                        • 2+ years in the games industry with at least 1 shipped game
                        •  Expert using Unreal Engine 4
                        • 1+ released AAA title under your belt
                        • Photoshop, Maya, Houdini, 3DS Max or XSI
                        • Knowledge of real-time practices and workflows
                        • Understanding of shader systems and particle driven effects (real and non-real time renderers, Physically Based Rendering
                        • A bonus, if you speak Spanish


                        Benefits

                        This studio offers a remote work and a market rate salary.

                        Application

                        Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2032

                        Senior Technical Artist Remote Ref 2031

                        Senior Technical Artist Remote Ref 2031

                        We are working with a games studio based in sunny Madrid who is seeking to employ a talented and highly skilled Senior Technical Artist to join their team, who will set and maintain high standards, in order to deliver their quality games.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work remotely.


                        What will you be doing?

                        • Work closely and collaborate with the project art directors and team leads
                        • Implement complex shaders and desired visuals
                        • Developing road maps/pipelines and tools
                        • Liaise with the programming teams
                        • Implement and drive optimisation of content/ photo/video for memory and future reference
                        • Identifying, mitigate and resolve any technical art issues
                        • Develop, plan, maximise and drive production processes
                        • Participating in best working practice decisions


                        Who you are

                        • Relevant tertiary qualification
                        • 2+ years in the games industry as a Technical Artist, creating real-time, next gen games, with at least 1 shipped title under your belt
                        • Understanding 3D graphics and knowledge 3D animation packages 
                        • Unreal Engine expert
                        • Industry standard tools - 3DS Max, Maya, Adobe
                        • Knowledge and experience of scripting languages eg. Max Script/ Python/ C++ -
                        • Interpersonal and communication skills
                        • An added bonus if you can speak Spanish 

                        Benefits

                        This studio offers a remote work and a market rate salary.


                        Application

                        Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2031

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


                        Lead Character Rigger AAA Studio UK Ref 1970

                        Lead Character Rigger AAA Studio UK 

                        We are working with a family-friendly AAA game studio based in the North West of England who is looking for a Lead Character Rigger to join their successful and talented animation department, where you will lead the rigging team and produce high quality rigs and tools.  

                        What will you be doing?


                        • Creatively and technically lead the rigging team

                        • Support and work alongside Animators, Designers, Artists, Programmers and the Production teams

                        • Ensuring that character art assets and animation rigs are delivered timeously for animation

                        • Take responsibility for all assets

                        • Manage the pipeline, identify any issues, design, and implement any changes

                        • Work closely with the Project Leads, Managers and the Animation departments

                        • Create tools to aid the creative team, to support the animation pipeline

                        • Setting and maintaining high standards

                        • Ensure that the team deliver consistent good quality of work

                        Who you are 

                        • Sound rigging and animation experience

                        • Good team management skills - to motivate, delegate, support and lead by example  

                        • Expert knowledge of Maya and Unreal Engine

                        • Excellent understanding of MEL/ Python scripting languages

                        • A bonus - C++ knowledge

                        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 cvs@big-planet.biz Ref 1970.

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

                        Lead Character Artist AAA Studio NW England Ref 2100

                        We are working with a well-known AAA games studio based in the North West of England, who is looking for an exceptional Lead Character Artist to oversee the art team. You will provide creative and technical direction to the team, committed and able to work under pressure, ensuring consistent delivery of high-quality work on the projects.  


                        What will you be doing? 


                        • Maintain good communication and motivate the team 

                        • Drive, delegate and maintain the high quality of character artwork

                        • Build relations and constant communication with the Animation and Rigging teams

                        • Identifying issues and providing feedback to the programming department

                        • Implementing and maintaining material pipelines

                        Who you are 

                        • A Lead Character artist with proven team leadership skills

                        • A minimum of 3 years’ experience at Lead level

                        • Expert experience with Zbrush, Maya, Substance Painter

                        • Good understanding of the technical requirements and limitations of providing Character Art for use in an Unreal Engine 4

                        • Good understanding of production workflows in relation to character art production

                        • A strong portfolio demonstrating your in-game character artwork

                        • Multiple shipped titles with Project experience from initial phase to delivery

                        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 cvs@big-planet.biz Ref 2100.


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

                        Character Rigger AAA Games Cheshire UK Ref 1542

                        We are working with a family-friendly AAA game studio based in Cheshire, UK who is looking for a Character Rigger to join their animation team.

                        What will you be doing?


                        • Producing high quality rigs, tools and interfaces

                        • Helping to define rig requirements

                        • Character animation maintenance

                        • Communicating with the Lead Character Rigger regarding trouble shooting and development

                        Who you are


                        • Educated to degree level in a relevant field OR previous Animation experience
                        • Strong Autodesk Maya

                        • Script writing for animation pipeline support, python a bonus

                        • Appreciation of animation principles and processes

                        • Interpersonal and communication skills

                        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 e-mail your CV as well as your portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1542.


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


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