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Vacancies in Art & Animation

UX Designer - France Ref 1410

Our client, an award-winning studio based in France is looking for a UX Designer to join their successful team and to work on the next generation of games. Are you looking to advance your career and work in a world leading studio?  

In this role

You will:
  • Work alongside the Design team on a game that is currently in development and be responsible for the user experience design
  • Collaborating with a UI designer on Interface and interactions
  • Assess daily and weekly workflows and milestones
  • Adobe tools or similar software to produce design ideas and blueprints
  • Ensure ease of use and accessibility in the user’s experience, concentrating on control and flow
  • Be proactive to ensure the project remains on schedule


Who you are
  • Great communicator with excellent English, French language skills is a bonus
  • Team player
  • Cognitive psychology and autonomy and decision-making process essential for the role


Benefits
  • Incentive policies
  • Free Health Insurance
  • Transport subsidy of 50% for public transport users
  • Profit and bonus schemes
  • Relocation assistance


Please send your CV as a word document referencing to jane@big-planet.bizto apply quoting reference 1410 !

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

Senior Animator Games Germany Ref 1137

Are you a senior animator looking to work on a AAA open world title?

This independent PC and console game studio based in western Germany is looking for a Senior Animator to join their team and work on all aspects of animation.

What will you be doing?
  • Building 3D character and creature animations
  • Using Unreal 4 to set animation graphs
  • Rigging and skinning
  • Editing motion capture data
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of designers, concept artists and character modelers

Who you are
  • 2+ released titles as an animator
  • 5+ years in the gaming industry
  • Character movement
  • Action game animation e.g. combat actions timing
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Unreal 4 Engine a bonus
  • 3DS Max/Motion builder a bonus

Benefits

This studio offers flexible working hours with on the job training, and a great relocation package with private medical and pension scheme.

Application
Please email me your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 1137.

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

Senior Houdini Technical Artist AAA Games Studio Home Counties UK Ref 1224

Are you a Senior Technical Artist with experience with Houdini? Are you interested in working with a successful multi-award winning studio?

This leading independent AAA games studio and media company is looking for a Senior Houdini Technical Artist to join their team and work on their upcoming projects.

What will you be doing?

  • Communicating between all disciplines to resolve issues and improve game quality
  • Presenting latest workflows
  • Identifying optimal workflows
  • Prototyping, developing and improving art pipelines


Who you are

  • Experience as a Technical Artist at a Senior or Lead level
  • Houdini skills
  • Tasks and scripting automation
  • Photogrammetry pipelines
  • Optimal workflow identification
  • Problem-solving oriented


Benefits

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

Application
Does this sound like your dream job? Then please forward your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1224.

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

    Lead Animator - Leading 3rd Party Studio - Paris Ref 1040

    Lead Animator – Expert 3rd Party Studio - Paris 

    Successful Paris based third party studio, with a strong record of sports titles, quirky platformers and expansive fantasy RPGs are looking for a Lead Animator to head up the team.  The Lead Animator will have a broad expertise in characters, props and illustrate remarkable attention to detail in their work. 

    You will have: 

    • At least one published title covering the full life cycle of a game
    • At least 5 years experience in games animation
    • 3DMax or Maya
    • Knowledge of using at least one engine such as Unreal, Unity, Cry Engine…
    • Cross platform experience including mobile and console
    • Key frame and / or Mocap skills


     It would be a bonus if you could speak French but not essential. 

    We offer: 

    • A good work life balance
    • Excellent benefits
    • Highly competitive salary


    Please submit a comprehensive animation showreel with your CV (ideally in Word format) to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job number 1040

    Lead Lighting Artist Game Studio - Racing Midlands UK Ref 1237

    This award-winning AAA games studio based in Leamington Spa, UK is looking for a Lighting Artist to join their team and work on their pillar racing titles.

    What will you be doing?
    • Driving lighting technology, processes and pipeline
    • Delivering lighting across all game aspects
    • Identifying risks and opportunities


    Who you are
    • Lighting pipelines and art techniques
    • Team leadership
    • High quality lighting look-development
    • AAA lighting pipeline experience
    • Physically based game rendering
    • Lighting and colour theory
    • Off-line 3D rendering
    • Digital photography
    • 3DSMax
    • Animated VFX a bonus
    • Interpersonal and communication skills


    Benefits

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

    Application
    Does this sound like your dream job? Then please forward your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1237.

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

      Senior VFX Artist - World leading VR Studio - Amsterdam Ref 1038

      One of the world's largest VR and AR developers, based in the heart of Amsterdam is looking for an all round VFX Artist to create amazing real-time visual effects, using both existing and innovative techniques. The ideal candidate is a one-man VFX army, able to do all aspects of the art (shader effects, animations, particle systems, precomputed simulations etc).  Join a talented team in one of the worlds most exciting cities.

      WHAT YOU WILL HAVE:
      • A natural artistic talent for timing and animation;
      •  Strong technical insight; from content creation to getting it to run in a game;
      •  Deep knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 shaders, blueprint, particle systems, etc.;
      • Modeling and texturing abilities;
      • Strong knowledge of pixel and vertex shaders;
      • Experience with Houdini essential


      ITS A BONUS IF YOU HAVE:

      • Substance Painter & Designer experience
      • Knowledge of MEL and Python
      • Programming skills in C++ and/or C#
      •  Understanding of CGFX and/or HLSL shader languages.


      ABOUT YOU:

      • You have a passion for creating real-time rendered visual effects and are constantly looking to improve existing techniques;
      • You have an interest in both technical systems and aesthetics, and how they influence each other;
      • Your background is in games or related fields, with several years of experience.


      This company offers good benefits and a healthy work/life balance.If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV, (ideally in Word format) plus portfolio/show reel to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 1038

      Senior Animator Maya AAA Games Warwick Ref 1245

      Are you a skilled animator? Do you have experience in the games industry? Are you interested in working with a successful multi-award winning studio?

      This AAA games studio based in Warwick, UK, is looking for a Senior Producer to join their team and work on their exciting new project.

      What will you be doing?
      • Creating high quality animations adhering to the project style
      • Ensuring work is completed on schedule
      • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of artists, designers and coders to ensure the animation is progressing in line with the project requirements
      • Building on your own technical knowledge

      Who you are
      • 2+ years game animation
      • Maya
      • Animation skills including application of weight, timing, pace, poses, storytelling...
      • Appreciation of how animation and design work in synchronization
      • Motion capture data
      • Interpersonal and communication skills
      • Problem-solving skills
      • Degree in a relevant field a bonus

      Benefits

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

      Application
      Does this sound like your dream job? Then please forward your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1245.

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

        Lead 3D Artist - Mobile Studio - Midlands Ref 1418

        Lead 3D Artist –Mobile Studio -  Midlands UK

        This midlands-based studio is looking for a talented 3D Lead Artist to overlook and review all art assets produced for their fun filled mobile games. You will enjoy working within a multidisciplinary team environment and supervise the team of artists. Your role will be crucial in the feel and success of any game, so a passion for your position is essential.

        You will have:

        • A passion for games, mainly mobile!
        • An outstanding, polished and varied portfolio
        • Strong Unity 3D skills
        • A good understanding of what makes a game appealing to different audiences Be able to inspire artists to make the highest quality product possible
        • Ensure quality, consistency and compliance of the graphic production throughout the whole process of production
        • Be able to provide creative feedback and communicate professionally to others
        • Have an extensive knowledge of iOS Interfaces and requirements
        • Be able to make tough decisions that affect the game’s final look and feel


        Benefits Include:

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


        To apply to this job please forward CV’s with your portfolio links to Jane Slater, Art & Animation Consultant - jane@big-planet.biz quoting job ref:1418

        Art Manager - Yorkshire Ref 1417

        Our client, a leading cross-platform, AAA game studio based in Yorkshire is looking to hire for a new Art Producer, are you looking to advance your career mentoring a team in a world-famous game studio?  You will be a rounded manager, able to apply the correct balance to process and the development of staff to improve their wellbeing and performance.  

        What will you be doing
        • Responsible for the scheduling of Art and Animation
        • Managing the production of Art and Animation for a AAA title
        • Overseeing the structure and development of the team
        • Communicate with the team leads to develop art planning processes
        • Work closely with the director on issues regarding Art and Animation
        • Advising on the 'make or buy' production decisions for Character and Environment Art


        Who you are
        • Art Lead experience, worked on the project development through the complete life cycle
        • Able to lead and organise a team to work effectively on the projects
        • Skilled in scheduling, outsourcing and budgeting 
        • Knowledge of the art processes and engine technology
        • Good communication and negotiation skills


        Benefits
        • Holiday and flexi-time benefits
        • Relaxed and positive team environment
        • Social staff events
        • Working for a well-known studio on a variety of projects
        • Excellent renumeration package


        Applications

        Please send your CV and portfolio link to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1417.  

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

          2D Artist Cross Platform Studio SE England Ref 1012

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

          Who you are

          • All round perfection in design and digital illustration.
          • Digital painting
          • An ability to generate quick concepts and realize ideas.
          • Have a very creative and imaginative mind-set
          • Eye for composition and colour.
          • Possess a beautiful and up to date 2D art portfolio.
          • Examples of self-initiated projects.
          • An understanding of multi-platform development.
          • Ability to follow existing styles and brand guidelines.

          Technical Skills
          • Adobe creative cloud
          • Illustrator
          • Photoshop
          • Substance Painter and Designer
          • Games UI experience a plus
          • Texturing
          • Strong drawing skills
          • 2+ years games industry experience after education


          What we offer? Want to work on a pillar title and make your mark in the games industry and receive mentoring and training from top artists? Sounds like your dream job? Then please apply to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1012 including a link to your 2d art portfolio with examples of texturing.

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

            Senior Environment Artists - Midlands UK Ref 1401

            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 to work on their latest RPG title and their racing titles.

            What will I do?

            • Create superb 3D high-quality assets according to the brief given by the art director
            • Rapidly learn new concepts and tools
            •  R&D of techniques and improvements in production pipelines
            • Mentoring and training juniors
            • Ensure best practice and share with others
            • Research latest games industry production techniques and software


            Who are you?

            • 5+ years relevant games industry experience, with at least one AAA console title under your belt as environment artist
            • Strong portfolio with realistic 3D assets, detailed modelled environments and foliage
            • Understanding of anatomy including a broad range of traditional skills 
            • Be both a manager and hands-on artist


            Benefits

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

            Sounds like your dream job?

            To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1401 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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            Mid/Senior Level Vehicle Artists - AAA Studio - Midlands UK Ref 876

            Our client is involved in the development of AAA-standard games.They are currently seeking a Mid-Level and a Senior Level Vehicle Artist to realise their next title.

            Responsibilities:

            • Work with the Art Director and Designers to develop production quality vehicles matching the art and style of the game
            • Provision, implementation of assets to a high standard, working with in-house tools to developing the games vehicle customisation studio
            • Overseeing the development and work of team members


            Requirements:

            • At least 2 years’ experience working in games, creating high quality 3D vehicle assets, with a detail-oriented, methodical approach and excellence in hard surface modelling
            • 2D/3D vehicle design
            • Mesh topologies
            • Proficiency with 3DS Max, texturing proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Unity experience beneficial
            • PBR texturing using Substance Painter
            • Outsourcing
            • Rendering, preferably with V-Ray
            • Exterior & Interior·Vehicle Modelling, understanding both artistic and technical aspects, demonstrated in your portfolio


            Benefits

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

            To be considered, submit your CV's in .doc / .docx format along with a link to your portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz today quoting ref 876.

              Lead VFX Artist AAA Game NW England Ref 1124

              This studio is a leading AAA family friendly game studio and are looking for a Lead VFX Artist to join their team to work on their pillar titles. This post is situated in the North-West of England.

              What will you be doing?

              • Conceptualising and creating visual effects for the game, aligned with game design and vision.
              • Creating cutscene specific VFX using Maya and Photoshop.
              • Liaise with Construction Artists & Code to place and trigger gameplay-specific VFX.
              • Provide feedback regarding any game designs which may impact the schedule.
              • Ensure consistency between the game vision and implementation of effects when working alongside VFX Lead and Art Director
              • Working closely with other departments on effects heavy levels to balance frame-rate.
              • Ensure all memory and frame rate guides are met for all platforms
              • Plan and prioritise assigned workload.
              • Attending meetings with the Level Director, noting all VFX requirements.
              • Mentor other VFX artists and aid in resolving complex artistic/VFX development
              • Document and communicate to the team technical guidelines for creation and real-time implementation of VFX.
              • Alongside the VFX Lead and engine programmers, build future tools and improve pipelines and graphic potential.
              • Stay aware of trends and techniques from the industry, evaluate competitive products, and learn new software packages.
              • Participate in necessary relevant training.


              Who you are

              • Portfolio demonstrating VFX work.
              • Production experience as a VFX Artist in the games industry, console titles preferred.
              • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills.
              • Photoshop editing skills to create texture effects for the particle systems.
              • Software skills such as UE4, Unity...
              • Shaders and Rendering Pipeline.
              • Technical and creative problem-solving.
              • Scripting language a bonus
              • Knowledge of Maya and simulation tools e.g. FumeFX a bonus
              • Ability to work as part of a team
              • Attention to detail


              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 1124.

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

                Senior Animator Wanted AAA Studio Yorkshire Ref 1048

                This leading third party studio based in the North of England is looking for a talented and experienced senior animator who can create dynamic, compelling animation and understand gameplay animation and its idiosyncrasies.

                • Production of high-quality hand-keyed and/or motion captured animation
                • Exhibit a strong understanding of the fundamental principles of animation
                • Contribute to the conceptualisation of character behaviours and abilities
                • Help to design and implement gameplay features in collaboration with programmers and designers in-engine


                 Who you are 
                • 5+ years in AAA games 
                • Excellent knowledge of at least one major 3D package (pref Maya)
                • Thorough understanding of the animation pipeline
                • Unreal 4 is a bonus
                • Motion Builder is a plus


                Benefits
                Relocation package, pension and great worklife balance.

                Application
                Please send your current CV plus showreel to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 1048

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


                  Outsourcing Art Manager F2P Mobile Studio Spain Ref 1145

                  This F2P iOS and Android games studio based in Bareclona, Spain, is looking for an Outsourcing Art Manager to join their team and work on their games.

                  What will you be doing?
                  • Revising processes, briefs and documentation
                  • Providing feedback to facilitating communication with vendors
                  • Managing and prioritising task delivery
                  • Ensuring art and technical requirements are met
                  • Mentoring the art team
                  • Recruiting new artists

                  Who you are
                  • Decision-making skills
                  • 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 jane@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 1145.

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

                    2D Animator F2P Mobile Game Studio Spain Ref 1021

                    Are you a 2D Animator? Do you have experience in the games induastry? Are you interested in working for a leading mobile games studio?

                    This F2P iOS and Android games studio based in Bareclona, Spain, is looking for a 2D 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
                    • 2+ years as an animator in the games industry
                    • 3+ years in 2D art and animation
                    • Spine animation and rigging
                    • Adobe Flash and Photoshop
                    • English proficiency
                    • Problem solving skills
                    • 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 jane@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 1021.

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

                    LiveOps UI Artist Mobile Game Studio Spain Ref 1142

                    This F2P iOS and Android games studio based in Bareclona, Spain, is looking for a LiveOps UI Artist to join their team and work on their games.

                    What will you be doing?
                    • Working alongside the Live Ops team to build high-impact assets
                    • Designing solutions based on LiveOps briefing

                    Who you are
                    • UI design portfolio
                    • Photoshop, Illustrator and flash
                    • Interpersonal and communication skills
                    • Intermediate English

                    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 jane@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 1142.

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

                    3D Artist F2P Mobile Game Studio Spain Ref 1141

                    Are you a skilled 3D Artist? Do you have experience working in the games industry? Are you interested in working with top ranking mobile game titles?

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

                    What will you be doing?
                    • Working alongside the art team to ensure project needs and guidelines are met
                    • Delivering quality assets within the required timeframe
                    • Ensuring project lead asset reviews are completed regularly
                    • Facilitating communication between the art and the code and tools departments


                    Who you are
                    • 3+ years as a 3D Artist in the games industry
                    • 5+ years working with 3D tools
                    • Colour, lighting and composition skills
                    • 3D and 2D software e.g. Max, Photoshop...
                    • Sculpting e.g. with zbrush
                    • Unity workflow, scene building and asset integration
                    • Real-time videogame art development techniques and methodologies
                    • Interpersonal and communication skills
                    • 2D art skills a bonus


                    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 jane@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 1141.

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

                      Houdini Technical Artist - London AAA Ref 1128

                      Are you a Houdini expert interested in working for a prestigious AAA games studio? This studio based in London is looking for a talented Houdini Technical Artist to join their team and work on their pillar titles for the next generation platforms.

                      What will you be doing?
                      • Building procedural tools for creating assets, as well as maintaining existing tools
                      • Supporting the Art and Tech teams
                      • Solving key production and pipeline issues
                      • Documenting Technical Art features and tools
                      • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of artists and engineers
                      • Profile scenes and addressing any potential issues

                      Who you are
                      • VEX and Python
                      • SOP based tools
                      • Houdini Engine
                      • Unreal Engine
                      • 3D Maths functions for real-time graphics e.g. vectors
                      • 1+ 3D DCC tools e.g. 3dsmax
                      • 1+ texture creation tools e.g. Photoshop
                      • Blueprint Solutions and DOP based simulations
                      • Pixel and Vertex Shaders
                      • Profiling and optimisation techniques
                      • Shipped console titles as a Technical Artist
                      • Interpersonal and communication skills
                      • Creativity and problem-solving

                      Benefits

                      This company offers a great pension and annual bonus scheme, as well as healthcare and holiday rewards. 

                      Application 
                      Please email me your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 1128.

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

                        Associate Art Manager AAA Midlands Ref 1125

                        Our client, an award winning AAA studio in “Silcon Spa” is looking for an experienced Associate Art Manager to oversee the creation and completion of Art content on their famous driving title.  Working alongside the Art Director, Art Manager and the Production team you will be able to identify project risks and dependencies giving solutions and guidelines in a flexible and approachable manner.

                        Who are you?
                        Excellent leadership qualities cross disciplines
                        A good understanding of art, design and technical processes
                        A keen eye for detail
                        Good problem-solving ability
                        A proven track record in art management of AAA titles
                        Good communication skills including excellent English
                        A genuine interest and passion in games

                        Benefits
                        Great multicultural work environment, excellent salary and bonus scheme.

                        Please forward your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1125 now!!

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

                        We are a GDPR compliant company

                        Senior UI Artist - Central Amsterdam - Leading VR Studio Ref 1037

                        One of the world's largest VR and AR developers, based in the heart of Amsterdam is looking for a talented Senior UI Artist is responsible for the aesthetics of the UI in our VR games. Working closely together with Game Designers, he/she also plays a vital role in the UX design they will guide the gamer with beautiful and clear visuals.

                        WHAT YOU WILL DO:
                        • Define the UI visual style by creating a style guide document;
                        • Contribute to UX design process by making mock-ups, wireframes etc.;
                        • Create and animate 2D and 3D UI assets and implement these in the game engine;
                        • Safeguard an optimal end user experience.

                        WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:
                        • 3+ years as a UI/UX artist in games
                        • Expert knowledge of UI visual tools like priority, weight, form, color etc.;
                        • Experience in 2D / 3D content creation for UIs (Photoshop and Maya is ideal);
                        • Experience with implementing UI content in Unity, UE4;
                        • Great understanding of the UI/UX field and virtual reality.

                        ITS A BONUS IF YOU HAVE:
                        • 3D modeling and/or animation background;
                        • Concept art skills;
                        • Passionate about games with an ability to analyze competitive products for their strengths and weaknesses.

                        ABOUT YOU:
                        • You are highly communicative;
                        • You are not afraid of creative clashes;
                        • You think outside the box;
                        • You can adapt to different visual styles;
                        • You are a creative & methodical thinker.

                        WE OFFER:
                        This amazing studio is a leader in its field and offers its workers great benefits and a healthy work-life balance.

                        If you would like to apply to this role please send your CV, ideally in Word format to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job number 1037  .  Please include your current portfolio and relevant examples of your work in the games industry.

                          3D Environment Artists - Multiple Locations - UK Games Ref 1017

                          We are working with a AAA, European, independent developer, who are seeking to hire 3D Environment Artists for their Home Counties and the NW. Please see below for an outline of the role.

                          Responsibilities: 

                          • Create artwork to the highest visual quality whilst working efficiently to time and memory budgets
                          • Work to a functional and aesthetic brief, within technical constraints
                          • Create models of 3D environments, map predefined textures, create new textures and light environments 


                          Requirements:

                          • Model and texture both high and low polygon environments, including terrain, buildings and props
                          • Expert ability with Maya and Adobe Photoshop
                          • Knowledge of 3ds Max, XNormal, Substance Designer, Substance Painter and Perforce.


                          If you would like to be considered for this role, or to discuss our current art opportunities, please send your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference no. 1017

                            Snr Character Animator - AAA Studio - Netherlands Ref 980

                            Our multi award-winning AAA client is seeking a Senior Character Animator to join their exciting and creative team to help them continue their successful journey within the gaming world making some of the best first-person shooters to date.    

                            What you will do:

                            • Design and improve Character Animation production
                            • Work closely with other animators within the team to get the best results
                            • Review produced content
                            • Create novel approaches to maintain and improve the quality of character animation
                            • Produce character animation


                            What we need from you:

                            • 5+ years’ Animator experience with AAA games
                            • Experience of motionbuilder
                            • Experienced with State Machines
                            • Focus on quality
                            • Strong communication skills
                            • To identify and overcome problems


                            In return we offer great benefits including; competitive salary, amazing social events, relocation allowance, great pension scheme and many more!  

                            Sound like the role for you?

                            Please forward your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 980 now!!

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

                            We are a GDPR compliant company

                              3D Character Technical Artist AAA Console Games Germany Ref 1345

                              We are working with a leading AAA console game studio based in Frankfurt, Germany who are looking for a 3D Character Technical Artist to join their team.

                              What will you be doing?


                              • Building art tools and automation processes to improve efficiency of the studio’s art pipeline
                              • Assisting with a mix of asset rigging, shader programming, animation and in-game lighting
                              • Participating in R&D of new techniques and incorporate into the art / production pipeline
                              • Proposing, articulating and coordinating solutions working in cross-discipline teams
                              • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of artists, designers, and tech


                              Who you are

                              • Broad range of 3D skills, including 3D modelling, texturing, rigging, animation, profiling and optimisation.
                              • 2-3 years of experience within the AAA games industry, with at least 1 shipped title
                              • Knowledge of art pipelines and process automation and familiarity with industry standard art software packages such as Photoshop and Maya
                              • 3DS Max


                              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 1345. 

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                                Lead Character Artist - AAA - Midlands UK Ref 1312

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

                                Responsibilities:

                                • Maintain the team’s consistency for asset creation
                                • Lead, develop and motivate the whole team
                                • Innovative creativity within established parameters
                                • High and low poly modelling
                                • Texture creation and mapping


                                Requirements:

                                • 5+ years AAA experience
                                • Shipped current-gen titles
                                • Zbrush/Mudbox
                                • 3DSMax/Maya
                                • Appreciation of human proportion
                                • Demonstrable quality in a broad range of artistic disciplines
                                • Excellent skills in realistic anatomical modelling in 3D
                                • Proficient at rigging and skinning assets ready for animation
                                • Experience of character pipelines and efficient memory management of UVs, textures and vertices
                                • Management proficiency in verbal and written English



                                To be considered, submit your CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio to jane@big-planet.biz citing Ref 1312 today. 

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