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Vacancies in Art & Animation

Remote Animator AAA REF – 2719

We are working with a leading AAA RPG and Shooter based game studio, who are now looking for a talented Animator to join their team and work on their exciting upcoming projects. This role is offered fully remotely.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for creating a full Player’s or Enemies’ animation set
  • Collaborate with Animation Directors and Leads to receive animation and apply animation feedback and notes  
  • Contribute to the improvement of animation tools
  • Research and propose new ideas for characterisation, actions, combats etc
  • Be an active part in discussions on how to solve issues on the project

Who you are:

  • Experience working as an Animator in the games industry
  • Knowledge and proficiency of 3D packages (ideally Maya or Motion builder)
  • Good understanding of Gameplay animation principles
  • Either strong Keyframe skills and/or strong Mocap editing skills
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for new ideas
  • Fluent in English

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Great benefits package
  • Amazing professional development opportunities e.g., training with Mocap editing or Unreal Engine 5
  • Fun, friendly, and supportive work environment
  • Remote working offered

Application:

To apply please send your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2719.

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


Senior VFX Artist Console Games UK – REF 2717

We are working with a co-development studio who works with global AAA clients, working on multiple and exciting projects, offering plenty of variety. They are looking to appoint an experienced Senior VFX Artist to join their growing art team. This role is offered fully remotely if based in the UK.

What you will be doing:

  • Create high quality visual effects, from prototyping through to the implementation in game
  • Bug fix, polish and assist with concepting new ideas and exploring new techniques
  • Improve the efficiency of the VFX art processes
  • Set and share best practises, production pipelines and workflows
  • Help and mentor junior members of the VFX art team
  • Keep up to date with industry advancements and technologies

Who you are:

  • 4+ years of experience working in a Senior VFX artist or similar role
  • Worked on at least 1 title in a VFX discipline preferably a AAA title
  • Excellent artistic ability exhibited through a portfolio/showreel, demonstration a range of 2D and 3D real time VFX
  • Knowledge of workload management software/principles (Jira)
  • High proficiency of Maya/Max, Photoshop, Substance and After Effects
  • Experience in Houdini, UE4’s Cascade or Niagra
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Great benefits package including private medical insurance schemes
  • Employee share scheme and annual bonus offered
  • Relocation support is provided if needed
  • Amazing addition perks including monthly fitness sessions

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2717.

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


Remote Senior VFX Artist AAA - REF 2714

We are working with a well-established AAA game studio, who are looking for a talented VFX Artist to join their team. As part of your role, you will be creating a first-class high quality game experience. This role is offered fully remotely.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for the development and creation of high quality VFX effects
  • Report directly and work with the Associate Lead VFX Artist
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to design and implement VFX
  • Provide clear technical documentation regarding VFX production and implementation procedures
  • Anticipate, identify, and solve problem areas regarding VFX
  • Provide feedback and support to other team members

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of experience in a VFX artist role or similar
  • Minimum of 1 title shipped for PC and console in a VFX Artist role
  • Good experience with Unreal Engine Niagara
  • In-depth knowledge of VFX principals
  • Experience using Autodesk Maya/3D Studio Max or other related software
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for video games and VFX

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours with no crunch
  • Remote/home working offered
  • Professional learning development opportunities
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Company social events

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2714.

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


Principal Cinematic Artist AAA London – REF 2716

We are working with a leading AAA action-based game studio located in London, who are looking for a Principal Cinematic Artist to join their talented team and work on their latest exciting projects.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for leading the creation of cinematic sequences across the entire creative process
  • Help drive and established processes, methods, and pipelines
  • Keep and maintain the artistic style consistent to a high quality both technically and visually
  • Assist in the documentation of cinematic development techniques and process
  • Ensure a productive and efficient internal workflow
  • Manage and prioritise tasks to ensure that project tasks and deadlines are completed on time and to specification
  • Demonstrate and desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Help junior members of the art team when needed

Who you are:

  • Minimum of at least 3 published games with at least one AAA title in a Cinematic Artist role
  • Strong working knowledge of Maya, Motion Builder, or another equivalent 3D program
  • Great knowledge of UE4 cinematic tools or equivalent
  • Cinematography experience and knowledge of cinematography techniques
  • Previous game or film experience working with performance capture data and applying it to cinematic sequences
  • Ability to give and receive feedback
  • Self-motivated and a great teamwork
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with generous bonus scheme
  • Great benefits package including private medical insurance
  • Amazing additional perks e.g., car leasing and cycle to work schemes
  • Friendly and supportive work environment with social events/parties

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2716.

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


Art Outsourcing Supervisor Animation Barcelona – REF 1143

We are working with a well-established mobile games studio based in Barcelona, who are looking for a talented Art Outsourcing Supervisor to work on their latest exciting 2D animation projects.

What you will be doing:

  • Report to the Art Outsourcing Manager to align on tasks and priorities
  • Proficient with Spine - 3D animation knowledge is a big plus 
  • Great understanding of 2D art principles 
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to identify and solve problems in the art pipeline
  • Design, monitor and execute improvement plans
  • Ensure documentation is of a high standard and on time
  • Optimize the efficiency of your assigned projects

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of experience in the game industry in an Art role or similar 
  • Professional experience handling art vendors and experience working with vendors
  • Great knowledge and proficiency of Maya and 3DsMax
  • Professional experience working on asset management and maintaining asset pipelines
  • Experience with cloud services e.g., Drive, Doc and slides
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for games

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible hours
  • Great benefits package including private medical insurance
  • Relocation support offered
  • State of the art studio including a gym, gaming room and hairdressers
  • Studio based in a beautiful city full of rich culture
  • Personal development offered e.g., language lessons
  • Friendly and supportive work environment with social events/parties

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 1143.

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


Senior Environment Artist AAA London – REF 2656

We are working with a leading AAA console game studio based in London, who are now looking for a talented Senior Environment Artist to join their team and work on their next world hit title.

What you will be doing:

  • Create high quality environments that vary in scale and complexity
  • Work closely with Lead roles to harmonise new assets
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to drive the creative vison forward
  • Produce high quality work within the project deadlines
  • Model assets using reference photographs
  • Help and mentor junior members of the team
  • Be aware of potential risk to the projects and Trouble shoot action asset errors

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of experience in an Environment Artist role or similar
  • Up-to-date art portfolio containing examples of environment art
  • Experience using 3D asset creation
  • Knowledge of PBR workflows
  • Good experience with modelling tools e.g., Maya, or 3D Studio Max
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Jira
  • Passion for art and games

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Great benefits including private medical and dental cover
  • Generous bonus and reward schemes
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Excellent additional perks including discounts, car leasing schemes etc

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2656.

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


Lighting Artist Games Germany – REF 2055

We are working with a leading game studio based in Southern Germany looking for a talented Lighting Artist to join their exciting team.

What you will be doing:

  • Report and work directly under the Executive Art Director on defining lighting styles and moods
  • Work closely with the art team to improve processes and workflows
  • Set up main lighting and moods of the studio’s levels/worlds
  • Help drive narrative story telling through effective use of colour, light and mood
  • Set up lighting for cutscenes and cinematics ‘

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of experience as a lighting artist or similar role
  • At least 1 title shipped from start to finish in a Lighting Artist position
  • Strong understanding of lighting theory
  • Good understanding of lighting pipelines and cutting-edge art techniques
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work on various art styles from Realistic to Stylized
  • Passion for videogames

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Excellent benefits package including health insurance
  • Great work-life balance
  • Relocation support provided
  • Good additional benefits e.g., language classes and fitness studio

Application

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2055.

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


Vehicle Artist Games France – REF 2108

We are working with a highly acclaimed indie game studio based in the South-West of France. They are now looking for a talented Vehicle Artist to join their exciting team.

What you will be doing:

  • As part of a team, maintain a high standard of texturing, PBR material creation and modelling
  • Create high quality 3D models from conceptual models
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to deliver a cohesive visual experience
  • Be responsible for creating and applying adequate textures
  • Follow technical and planning constraints

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of experience in Hard Surface modelling or similar
  • Proficient in 3D modelling software e.g., 3DS Max
  • Excellent usage and knowledge of Photoshop
  • Self-motivated and great team worker
  • Able to communicate well in English and French
  • High attention to detail skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Great benefits package including health insurance
  • Relocation support provided
  • Profit sharing and holiday bonus
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Amazing added benefits in terms of transportation, sports, studio media library

Application:

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2108.

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


Remote Senior Technical Animator AAA Berlin – REF 2689

Our client is a AAA action based F2P game studio looking for a Senior Technical Animator to join their team. As part of your role, you will be responsible for rigging characters, develop tools for character animation and streamline processes.

What you will be doing:

  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to establish, refine and optimize animation pipelines and procedures
  • Develop tools and frameworks for character animation
  • Take part in review cycles, providing and improving on feedback from other team members
  • Work with animators to resolve technical issues blocking the workflow
  • Be involved in planning project goals and provide solutions for problems in planning
  • Mentor and help junior members of the Art team

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in a gaming production role
  • Expert knowledge of Maya (preferred), Motionbuilder or similar 3D packages
  • Great understanding of tools, pipelines, and development process’s
  • Strong creative and technical problem-solving skills
  • Good Experience with Unreal engine or similar game engines
  • Ability to create character/creature rigs to a high standard
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with a great work-life balance
  • Relocation package offered
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Studio located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world
  • Professional growth and trainings offered

Application

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2689.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency, and we are GDPR compliant.


Remote Senior Technical Artist AAA Berlin – REF 2611

Our client is a AAA games studio working on a brand-new exciting F2P multiplayer shooter. They are now looking for an experienced Technical Artist to join their team. As part of your role, you will be responsible for leading the technical art team and make the game look and perform great.

What you will be doing:

  • Lead the Technical Art team under the direction of the Lead Technical Artist
  • Mentor and help junior members of the Art team through guidance and feedback
  • Be involved heavily in the creation of Technical Art processes, pipelines, and disciplines
  • Create and maintain documentation standards and practises for tools, pipelines, and technical specification
  • Monitor progress against schedule and budget
  • Collaborate across multidisciplinary teams to design, implement, document, and maintain content creation pipelines and tools
  • Improve workflows and increase the speed and efficiency of the art team
  • Remain up to date with new technologies and techniques
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders and partners

Who you are:

  • 3+ years in a Technical Artist role or similar
  • At least one shipped title from beginning to end in a Technical Artist role
  • Experience writing tools with C++, Blueprints and Python
  • Great understanding of real-time rendering, VFX, and lighting workflows
  • Deep overall understanding and experience with Unreal Engine
  • Good at both technical and creative problem-solving
  • Experience supporting and devising modern 3D art asset creation pipelines
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication
  • High attention to detail

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with a great work-life balance
  • Relocation package offered
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Studio located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world
  • Professional growth and trainings offered

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2611.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency, and we are GDPR compliant.


Principal Hard Surface Artist AAA Games Studio London - Ref 2679

Our client is a successful and award-winning studio who creates team-based multi-player games, looking for an experienced and creative Principal Hard Surface Artist with an artistic eye for detail, who will lead and inspire the team, also setting, pushing and maintaining the highest quality and artistic bars throughout the project.   

What will you do

  • Work closely with the various teams to bring the vision of the project to life
  • Assist, build and maintain the pipelines
  • Create amazing realistic hard surface assets

What do you need

  • Relevant industry experience at Lead or Principal level,
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your 3D modelling skills – hard surface assets with real world references
  • Expert knowledge of 3D modelling packages
  • Solid experience of physically based materials  

Benefits

This studio offers a very competitive salary along with wonderful company benefits.

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2679.

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


Marketing Artist Cross-Platform Games EU based studio - Ref 2674

Our client is one of the largest cross-platform games communities, who produces and distributes digital card and board games, action arcade games, as well as puzzle games for the web and social and mobile platforms. They are looking to appoint a Marketing Artist to join their team of creative and talented artists.

Responsibilities
• Work closely with our product managers, UA, social media experts and illustrators
• Collaborate with art direction
• Creating ad creatives, app store assets, animations, videos
• Design web and social media graphics for our game websites and social media
• Doing the necessary adjustments to illustrations
• Generate innovative concepts and maintain the highest quality

Requirements
• Relevant qualifications
• A min of 2 years of experience - graphic design or marketing artist
• Previous mobile games/ casual games is a bonus
• motion graphics and animation skills
• Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator experience

Benefits
This studio offers a very competitive salary and flexible work hours

Application
Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV, along with your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2674.

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


Marketing Artist Mobile Games UK based studio - Ref 2673

Our client who has developed very popular titles in the mobile games industry, is looking to appoint an experienced Marketing Artist to promote and showcase their mobile games, and live events.

Responsibilities

  • Creating promotional images and motion graphics
  • Help edit 2D animation
  • Provide feedback and insight to designers, artists, and producers on proposed designs
  • Engage with the player community
  • Work closely with the company’s in-house teams to fulfil marketing graphic requests
  • Deliver on the organisation's creative marketing goals

Requirements

  • Marketing experience in the games industry
  • A min of 2 years, ideally mobile games, ideally casual games
  • motion graphics and animation skills
  • Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator
  • 3D software & Unity knowledge is desirable but not essential

Benefits

This studio offers a very competitive salary, amazing company benefits and relocation assistance

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV, along with your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2673.

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


Lead Environment Artist AAA Console Games Studio UK Ref 2667

Lead Environment Artist AAA Console Games Studio UK Ref 2667

Our client is a world-class, award-winning studio who specialises in multi-player games based in South London. They are looking to appoint a highly talented Lead Environment Artist with hard surface and organic experience, to join their team of skilled artists, who will create amazing gameplay spaces, while maintaining their high-quality standards.  

Responsibilities

• Reports to the Art Director

• Working closely with Production to plan the project’s environment needs

• Prioritise and establish the pipelines and processes for the team

• Mentor, lead and review the team’s output, providing regular feedback

• Maintain and drive the high quality of the environments

• Ensure the project’s visual direction is adhered throughout

• Project tracking and identify any issues to avoid any risks to the project 

• Liaise and collaborate with the other leads, assessing further needs

Requirements

• An experienced Lead Environment Artist in the games industry, with at least 1 shipped title

• Ideally AAA games experience, with an impressive portfolio showcasing your environment art skills

• Solid team management

• PBR workflow

• 3DS Max, Maya, Photoshop, Substance Painter

• Jira or any other standard asset tracking software

An added bonus if you have the following skills:

• Unreal 4

• Zbrush, Substance Designer

• Hard surface and/or foliage asset modelling skills

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to lynelle@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2667.


Technical Art Director Console Game Studio UK - REF 2668

Our client who is known for creating cutting-edge game experiences, is looking to appoint a highly skilled Technical Art Director to come on board, ensuring optimal results between art and game performance, delivering excellent results.

What will you be doing?

  • Reports to the Art Director
  • Effectively manage the Tech Art Department and oversee the technical art processes
  • Lead, support, guide and mentor the Tech and Art teams
  • Communicate and act as a liaison between the Code and Art teams
  • Working closely with the code, design and art teams – pushing new visual features and assist with designing the pipelines and processes for the production readiness
  • Manage and oversee the pipelines and quality across the games
  • Meeting regularly with Code, Design and Art teams – discuss and implement new ideas and features
  • Assist all departments with debugging
  • Drive quality and define best practices and workflows

Who you are

  • A min of 10+ years in the games industry, with relevant technical art direction experience
  • Released titles, ideally 2/3 full development cycles
  • Solid programming- C++, C#, WPF
  • Writing shaders – HLSL experience
  • Scripting skills – Python, Maxscript
  • 3DS Max experience
  • Expert knowledge of leading game engines
  • Drive optimisation of content, best practices in games content creation

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to lynelle@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2668.

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


Senior Environment Artist Console Studio AAA SE England Ref 2651

Our client is expanding and working on a new AAA project for Gen 5 consoles. They are looking to appoint a talented and creative Senior Environment Artist, who will create high quality foliage, rocks and organic environments.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Lead Artist and collaborate with the art and design teams, working on cutting-edge features
  • Create beautiful and amazing environments – take it to new level and enhance gameplay
  • Work with the team and producers, identifying issues and find and communicate solutions with management  
  • Push for visual quality of the games
  • Liaise with the rest of the teams to discuss their requirements

Requirements

  • A formal qualification with experience as a senior artist in the games industry
  • An updated and amazing portfolio showcasing your environment art and 3D art skills
  • Full game production pipeline as a Senior, with released titles, console games experience
  • PBR workflows
  • 3DS Max/ Maya/ Blender, Substance Designer/ Painter, Photoshop skills

An added bonus if you have the following skills:

  • Houdini
  • Real-time lighting
  • Shipped AAA games
  • Previous high-end film quality projects
  • Creation of organic assets

Benefits

Working on international AAA game projects, access to cutting-edge hardware, flexible/hybrid working, discretionary bonus scheme, Private Healthcare Plan, Pension Plan, Life Assurance, Team Incentives and Social Events.

Application

Please email your Word CV and your updated portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2651.

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


Senior Vehicle Artist AAA Console Studio UK - Ref 1993

We are working with a leading studio based in Leamington Spa who is looking for a talented Senior Vehicle Artist, with solid 2D and 3D automotive design skills, who will create bespoke and licenced vehicles.

Skills required

  • A min of 3 years as a Vehicle Artist, with an impressive portfolio showcasing your skills
  • AAA experience, with a released title
  • 3D modelling skills (low and high poly)
  • PBR workflow experience
  • Art packages such as Maya, 3DSMax, Photoshop
  • Unreal engine
  • Understanding of optimisation and mesh topology techniques
  • V-Ray rendering knowledge will be a bonus

Application:
Please forward your updated Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1993.

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


Technical Artist AAA Console Studio Midlands Ref 2647

Our client is a world-class and leading AAA studio who is looking to appoint a highly skilled Technical Artist, who will support their team of artists, who will drive quality and performance improvements, to create a beautiful fairy-tale world for their game.

You’ll have 

  • Act as a bridge between the Art and Engineering teams
  • Collaborate and communicate across the various disciplines
  • Export tools for environment artists
  • Create shaders along with the rendering team
  • Create processes to ensure quality is maintained
  • Troubleshooting, communicate and resolve any issues
  • Support the various sub-disciplines – VFX, lighting, UI etc. 

Who you are

  • An experienced Technical Artist in the games industry, creating high quality environment art
  • Art application experience - 3DS Max, Maya, Substance suite, Zbrush etc.
  • Shader experience (HLSL or node-based) 
  • Python or similar, creating scripts for Maya or 3DS Max
  • Knowledge of rendering, animation, and other art topics

Application

Please email your updated Word CV and your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2647.

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


Senior Lighting Artist World-Class International Games Studio Sweden

Senior Lighting Artist World-Class International Games Studio Sweden Ref 2629

Our client is an award-winning studio known for creating successful and cutting-edge games. They are looking to appoint an experienced Senior Lighting Artist with a passion for world building, an artistic eye, who will push and challenge the team’s skills.  

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Lead Lighter and the Art Director
  • Assist with establishing the image quality and moods, also visual targets of the project
  • Create light settings for interior and exterior environments
  • Set up image effects processes and technical requirements
  • Provide feedback to the lighting team, also appreciate feedback on your own work

Requirements

  • 3 – 5 years in the games industry as a Lighting Artist, understanding for lighting fundamentals, colour theory, materials, cinematography and photography
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Solid 3D asset creation and lighting skills - have an artistic eye and ability to interpret reference and concept art
  • Strong knowledge of the composition of scenes
  • Real-time rendering engine experience

 
Benefits

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

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio/showreel links to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2629.


Lead Artist Multi-Platform Studio Netherlands - Ref 2630

We are working with a well-established VR developer who is looking to appoint an experienced Lead Artist to manage their talented team of artists, who will be working on their AAA VR action shooter game.  

 What will you be doing?

  • Reports to the Senior Lead Artist
  • Liaise with the other Leads and the production team
  • Assist the Creative Department Manager with the art team’s development
  • High-level planning and set deliverables, and ensure timeous delivery
  • Manages and communicate any potential risks
  • Ensure the project adheres to the defined art style, vision, and strict quality
  • Manage the team to deliver in-game assets – 3D meshes, textures, environments, characters, animations, shaders, lighting, and UI
  • Manage, mentor, and motivate the team
  • Set the standards high regarding best practice, processes, and procedures

Who are you?

  • Proven experience as a Lead artist in the games industry, with a full development cycle 
  • A minimum of 5 years, with a pc or console titles
  • Solid team management experience
  • Expert Jira and Confluence knowledge

Benefits

This studio offers competitive salaries, flexible working hours, income tax reduction for eligible expats, great work life balance, working with in a diverse and collaborative environment.

Application

Please email your Word or PDF CV to cvs@big-planet.biz along with your updated portfolio/ reel quoting reference 2630.

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


Technical Animator PC Game Studio South of France - Ref 2075

Our client is situated in a beautiful region in the South of France, and they are looking to appoint a highly skilled Technical Animator, who will create game-ready animations for their hit action RPG title.  

Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Lead
  • Liaise and collaborate with the Design team and the developer
  • Deliver an engaging user experience
  • Create character animations – concepts, rigs, animations and pipelines
  • Setting up and managing character behaviour graphs
  • Provide constant input and feedback

Requirements

  • Experience as a Technical Animator in the games industry
  • A minimum requirement of 1 year, with an amazing reel to showcase your skillset
  • At least 1 published title – pc/console
  • Solid animation design, pipeline and procedures oi
  • Unreal/Unity
  • Maya

Application

Please email your updated PDF or Word formatted CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2075.

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


Technical Artist Console Games Studio UK Ref 2617

We are working with a co-development studio who works with global AAA clients, working on multiple and exciting projects, offering plenty of variety. They are looking to appoint an experienced Technical Artist to join their growing team, who will support the art and animation teams.

What will you be doing?

  • Advise Technical Art Leads of resourcing concerns and productions risks
  • Support the Art and Animation Team
  • Assisting with resolving technical issues
  • Streamlining workflows
  • Improving performance and creating toolsets
  • Help to establish and maintain project art pipelines from inception and throughout the project life-cycle

Who you are?

  • An experienced Technical Artist with an updated portfolio showcasing your skillset
  • A min of 2 years in the games industry with at least 1 published title
  • Understanding of modern rendering, shading and lighting techniques
  • Maya and/or 3DS Max and some knowledge in Python
  • Good understanding of a PBR workflow
  • Understanding of the technical limitations of current console hardware

A bonus:

  • MEL and/or Maxscript knowledge
  • Unreal Engine or Unity
  • Maya API and programming in C++ or C# is advantageous
  • 3 published titles

Benefits

Market related salary, flexible working hours, private medical and dental insurance scheme and so much more!

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2617.

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


VFX Artist Console Games Studio UK - Ref 2621

We are working with a co-development studio who works with global AAA clients, working on multiple and exciting projects, offering plenty of variety. They are looking to appoint an experienced VFX Artist to join their growing art team.  

What will you be doing?

  • Ensure the art direction is adhered to
  • Share knowledge with the VFX art team
  • Follow concept art to produce high-quality visual effects in varying art styles
  • Create visual effects, from prototype through to implementation in game
  • Bug fixing, polishing and assisting with concepting new ideas and exploring new techniques
  • Create clean and efficient systems for optimal performance
  • Adhere to schedules, with prompt feedback concerns
  • Updating Jira and communicate progress
  • Improve efficiency in the VFX art processes
  • Finding solutions to technical issues
  • Deliver quality work within fixed time constraints
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary art team

Who you are

  • A min of 2 years in a VFX role with an impressive portfolio/showreel, demonstrating a range of 2D and 3D real time game VFX
  • Maya/Max, Photoshop, Substance and After Effects
  • Houdini, UE4’s Cascade or Niagra, Unity’s Shuriken, PopcornFX, FumeFX or Ember Gen
  • A clear understanding of game mechanics and systems
  • Various tools and game engines used in game development

Benefits

Market related salary, flexible working hours, private medical and dental insurance scheme and so much more!

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2621.

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


Senior UI Artist Console Games Studio UK - Ref 2620

We are working with a co-development studio who works with global AAA clients, working on multiple and exciting projects, offering plenty of variety. They are looking to appoint a skilled Senior UI Artist with keen eye for detail, to join their growing teams, producing quality of our UI artwork.  

What will you be doing?

  • Reports to the Lead UI Artist, and help define clear visual goals, create best practice artwork and help to oversee the UI Team quality
  • Exploring new techniques, assist with concepting new ideas and refining the UI to enhance the player experience
  • Create high-quality 2D UI art, from wireframe prototypes and concepts, through to implementation in game, bug fixing and polishing
  • Collaborated with other departments and working as part of a multidisciplinary Art Team.
  • Motivating and inspire artists, to flourish and help promote a culture of collaborative innovation
  • Manage outsource artwork, including all communication, feedback and implementation
  • Update tutorials, documents and technical guides to improve efficiency in the art pipeline

Who you are

  • An experienced UI Artist in the games industry, with an updated portfolio showcasing your UI or UX skills
  • A min of 3 years in game development
  • Experience with modern UI animation processes, strong sense of timing for animating UI elements
  • A clear understanding of art fundamentals; colour theory, proportion, layout, composition, typography, iconography and use of negative space.
  • Knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator in particular)
  • Experience in Figma / Adobe XD or similar prototyping tool and in After Effects.
  • Various other tools and processes used in game development, including current game editors such as Unreal.
  • A collaborative team player, a professional, flexible, and a calm approach with the ability to adapt with change.
  • An interest and passion for new game art techniques and emerging UI/UX trends

Benefits

Market related salary, flexible working hours, private medical and dental insurance scheme and so much more!

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2620.

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


Lead UI Artist Console Games Studio UK - Ref 2619

We are working with a co-development studio who works with global AAA clients, working on multiple and exciting projects, offering plenty of variety. They are looking to appoint a highly skilled Lead UI Artist to join their growing teams, to create graphics and world-class user interfaces for their projects and also overseeing all the UI artwork.

What will you be doing?

  • Create beautiful icons, menus, buttons and front-end HUD graphics, for engaging and intuitive interfaces - from wireframe prototypes and concepts, through to implementation in game, bug fixing and polishing
  • Collaborate with other departments to make the user experience intuitive and useful
  • Exploring new techniques and refining the UI
  • Inspire, motivate and mentor the UI team to produce consistent high-quality work
  • Ensure the consistency between initial vision and final assets.
  • Promote processes and pipelines, define budgets and create concise documentation of best practices
  • Schedule the art workload and monitor output
  • Update tutorials, documents and technical guides to improve efficiency in the art pipeline

Who you are

  • An experienced Lead UI Artist in the games industry, with an updated portfolio showcasing your UI or UX skills
  • Experience with modern UI animation processes, strong sense of timing for animating UI elements
  • A clear understanding of art fundamentals; colour theory, proportion, layout, composition, typography, iconography and use of negative space.
  • Knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator in particular)
  • Experience in Figma / Adobe XD or similar prototyping tool and in After Effects.
  • Various other tools and processes used in game development, including current game editors such as Unreal.
  • Technical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Experience of mentoring and sharing technical knowledge with junior team members
  • An interest and passion for new game art techniques and emerging UI/UX trends

Benefits

Market related salary, flexible working hours, private medical and dental insurance scheme and so much more!

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2619.

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



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