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Vacancies in Art & Animation

Senior Concept Artist AAA Console Games Studio London Ref 2431

Our client who specialises in multi-player games, is growing and working on an exciting new and upcoming project. They are looking to appoint a highly talented, passionate and creative Senior Concept Artist to join their successful team in London, England.  

What will you be doing

  • Works closely with and collaborate with the Project developers
  • Mentor the junior artists
  • Create impressive designs from realistic to sci-fi

What skills do you need

  • Previous experience as a Concept artist in games development
  • Has worked on shipped titles
  • Design and illustration experience
  • Photoshop

An added bonus, if you have the following skills:

  • Ability to construct credible and realistic mechanical designs
  • Industrial, sci-fi and mechanical design principles and their application to fictional characters, vehicles, machines, weapons etc
  • A variety of art styles
  • Anatomical knowledge - Character design
  • 3D packages

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2431.

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


3D Animator PC/Console Games Adriatic Region – REF 2810

We are working with an exciting PC/Console video games studio who are looking for a talented and experienced 3D Animator to join their team. As part of your role, you will be responsible for creating high-quality character and environment animations for their latest project.

What you will be doing:

  • Create, develop and high-quality 3D animations across human characters and creatures
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to ensure animation assets are delivered in a timely manner and to a high level of quality
  • Collaborate with the design team to understand and interpret the vision for the game’s animations
  • Take an animation all the way from creation to the game engine
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and new technologies

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of industry experience in an animation role or similar
  • A good eye for animation principals and detail
  • Good knowledge and understanding of animation implementation in UE, Unity or equivalent
  • Proven keyframe expertise and practised skills
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits

Competitive salary, profit share, relocation assistance, flexible work hours and a friendly, fun and supportive work environment.

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2810.

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


Remote Senior Animator AAA – REF 1050

Our client is an AAA video game studio in search of a talented Senior Animator to join their exciting team and assist with their latest projects. This role is offered fully remote.

What you will be doing:

  • Produce high-quality believable animation performances for characters and in game objects
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to create prototypes and production animation that fits with the vison of the game design
  • Liaise with the Lead Animator and Animation Director to ensure animation is in-line with the studios vision
  • Actively contribute to the improvements of the animation tools, problem solving and production pipelines
  • Balance artistic aspects with technical constraints

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of industry experience, ideally with some exposure to shooter games
  • At least 1+ shipped title for PC/Console as an animator
  • Excellent knowledge of Unreal Engine animation system
  • Proficiency with Maya, Motion Builder and other 3D software packages
  • Experience animating first/third person characters for traversal systems
  • Good knowledge and understanding of technical constraints, optimisation and implementation and building basic rigs
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

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

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 1050.

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


Remote/Onsite Environment Artist Games SE England – REF 2798

Our client is a multi-platform videogame studio looking for an Environment Artist to join their talented art team and create realistic real-world location for their train simulation titles. This role is offered remote with based in the UK or Ireland.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for creating high quality realistic worlds
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to deliver content
  • Keep up to date on best practises for environment art creation
  • Adhere and follow to performance budget limitations
  • Maintain the correct modelling and texture scale consistency

Who you are:

  • Industry experience in an Environment Artist role or similar
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your environmental art skills
  • Great knowledge and experience of 3D Studio Max/Maya and Photoshop
  • Ability and potential to create high quality art assets
  • Great English written and verbal communication

Benefits

A great work life balance with a healthy and supportive work environment, alongside a competitive salary and amazing benefit package

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2798.

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


Senior Concept Artist Games Studio Austria Ref 2079

We are working with an established game studio based in Vienna, who are now looking to appoint an experienced and talented Senior Concept Artist, who is passionate about creating concepts and 2D art, to join their team. 

Who are you

  • A creative concept artist
  • A minimum requirement of 5 years’ experience
  • Gaming industry experience
  • An amazing portfolio to showcase your creative skills
  • Knowledge of stylization, lighting, colour and composition
  • Lead, manage and mentor the Art team

Benefits

This studio offers a creative and positive working environment, interesting projects, market rate salary and more!

Application

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2079.

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


Senior Animator PC/Console Games Vienna, Austria – REF 2793

Our client is a well-established PC and console studio based in Vienna, Austria who are now looking for an experienced Senior Animator to join their team and work on their latest projects.

What you will be doing:

  • Work closely with the Art Director and/or Lead Animator to keep in line with the art direction and animation style
  • Be responsible for delivering high quality game animations
  • Create clear documentation of approaches, both technical and creative for animation
  • Keep up to date with latest industry developments and advancements
  • Help mentor junior members of the animation team
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of industry experience in an Animator position or similar
  • Impressive portfolio showcasing your animation
  • Great understanding of 3D animation
  • Good experience and proficiency with Unreal Engine and Maya
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Good work-life balance
  • Excellent Relocation support 
  • Flexible hours
  • Collaborative, friendly, and supportive work environment
  • Studio based in the one of the world’s ‘Best Cities’

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2793.

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


Remote Animator Games Studio NW England – REF 2732

Our client is a co-development studio working with some of the biggest AAA games studios in the world based in the NW of England. They are now looking for a talented Animator to join their team and help work on their latest exciting projects. This role is offered remote only if based in the UK or Ireland.

What you will be doing:

  • Create high quality animations for in-game and cinematic scenes
  • Work with Animation Leads to ensure consistency between initial vision and final animations
  • Ensure animation work meets all technical constraints and adhere to guidelines
  • Stick to schedules, update Jira and communicate progress
  • Assist in both providing and implementing feedback
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Work with technical animators to troubleshoot and improve existing workflows
  • Mentor and coach junior members of the animation team
  • Support, promote and build good team morale

Who you are:

  • Industry experience in an animation role or similar
  • Impressive animation portfolio demonstrating your skills
  • Great knowledge and experience with Maya/3DS Max
  • Proficiency with Unreal Engine 4/Unity
  • Experience with Excel and Jira
  • Keep to date with the latest technology and industry trends
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Great benefits schemes including medical and dental insurance
  • No crunch
  • Opportunity to work with a friendly and supportive team
  • Professional development opportunities

Application:

Please email me your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2732.

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


Senior 3D Artist PC and Console Game Austria - REF 2518

We are working with a PC and console studio based in Vienna, Austria who is looking for a Senior 3D Artist to work on their hit project as well as their exciting new IPs. You will be creating a range of different types of 3D assets and props, and will need to be able to demonstrate a variety of art styles both realistic and cartoony.

What will you be doing?

  • 3D real-time asset creation, including sculpting, modelling and texturing
  • Asset integration, shader assignment and material settings
  • Developing concepts and prototypes
  • Building assets from photogrammetry data
  • Using Unreal4 editor to create levels and open world areas

Who you are:

  • 5+ years as a 3D artist
  • 1+ released titles as a 3D artist
  • Maya, Substance Painter, Photoshop & ZBrush
  • Next gen techniques e.g. normal mapping, High and Low Poly modelling...
  • High fidelity reproduction of 3D art from 2D concept art
  • Appreciation of lighting, texturing, CG Shaders...
  • 3D editors e.g. Unreal...
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits

  • Good work-life balance
  • Flexible hours
  • Collaborative work environment

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2518.

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


Senior 2D Artist Games Austria REF 2388

We are working with an established Game Studio based in Vienna, a charming cultural haven in mainland Europe. We are seeking to employ an experienced and talented Senior 2D Artist, who is passionate about creating 2D art, to join their team. 

Who you are:

  • A creative 2D artist
  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Gaming industry experience with a published title under your belt
  • An amazing portfolio to showcase your creative skills
  • Knowledge of stylization, lighting, colour and composition
  • Lead, manage and mentor the Art team

Benefits

This studio offers a creative and positive working environment, interesting projects, market rate salary and more!

Application

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2388.

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


Senior Level Artist PC/Console Game Studio Austria - REF 2520

Our client is a well-established PC/Console games studio who are looking to appoint an experienced Senior level Artist, who’s a good communicator and team player to join their team.

What will you do?

  • Be responsible for high quality creation and visual development of levels/maps.
  • Work closely with the art team with feedback on visuals and performance
  • Collaborate with the level design department to ensure that art and gameplay work hard in hard
  • Ensure that levels are supporting the desired visual style of the titles
  • Mentor and help junior members of the team when needed

Who are you?

  • A min of 5 years as an artist in the games industry
  • Great with composition, proportion and scale
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your environment /level art skills
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits

  • Good work-life balance
  • Excellent Relocation support 
  • Flexible hours
  • Collaborative, friendly, and supportive work environment
  • Studio based in the one of the world’s ‘Best Cities’

Application

To apply please forward your updated Word formatted CV to cvs@big-planet.biz along with your latest URL portfolio/ showreel quoting reference 2520.

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


Senior VFX Artist PC/Console Game Studio Austria - REF 2519

Our client is a well-established PC and Console game studio based in Vienna, Austria, they are now looking for a Senior VFX artist to join their exciting art team and work on their latest project.

What will you do:

  • Conceptualize, create and implement high-quality VFX
  • Work with VFX Lead and Art Director to ensure consistency between vision and implementation of effects
  • Optimize VFX workflows
  • Mentor and help junior members of the VFX art team, leading by example
  • Document and communicate clear guidelines for VFX creation
  • Research solutions and technologies with the engineering team

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of industry experience in a VFX Artist role or similar
  • Impressive portfolio showcasing your broad VFX skills
  • A great understanding and experience in conceptualizing, creating and implementing VFX
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for games and making them

Benefits:

  • Good work-life balance
  • Excellent Relocation support 
  • Flexible hours
  • Collaborative, friendly, and supportive work environment
  • Studio based in the one of the world’s ‘Best Cities’

Application:

Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2519.

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


Technical Animator PC/Console Games Austria – REF 2791

We are working with a PC and console studio based in Vienna, Austria who is looking for a Technical Animator to work on their hit project as well as their exciting new IPs.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for creating advanced character rigs
  • Create tools to improve/support animation and character pipelines
  • Breakdown designs into plans of action
  • Communicatee plans effectively and efficiently across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Keep up to date with new Animation and Rigging techniques and identify industry trends/best practices

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of Industry experience in a Technical Animator role or similar
  • Outstanding portfolio demonstrating your animation rigs and tools development
  • Great experience and knowledge of animation, rigging and technical art using Maya and Unreal Engine
  • Good English written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for video games

Benefits:

  • Good work-life balance
  • Excellent Relocation support 
  • Flexible hours
  • Collaborative, friendly, and supportive work environment
  • Studio based in the one of the world’s ‘Best Cities’

Application:

Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2791.

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


Technical Artist Austria - REF 2287

We are working with an established Game Studio based in Vienna, widely considered to be one of the “World’s Most Liveable City “.

The client is seeking to employ an experienced and talented Technical Artist, who is passionate about creating awesome games, to join their team, who will be working on both famous and new IPs, a good communicator and a problem solver, with strong technical and artistic skills.

What will you be doing:

  • Manage the content creation pipelines / workflow
  • Developing and researching technical solutions
  • Fully utilise their tools and technology
  • Create detailed, easy to read documentation of toolsets and workflows 
  • Maintain performance/memory budgets of console platform
  • Fully utilise their tools and technology

Who you are:

  • Proven skills and experience as a Technical Artist
  • A min of 5 years in the games industry (shipped games)
  • Deep knowledge and expertise in Unreal Engine and Blueprints 
  • Good understanding of art processes and fundamentals 
  • Great English written and verbal communication 

Benefits:

This studio offers a creative and positive working environment, interesting projects, market rate salary and more!

Application:

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2287

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


Technical Artist Quebec, Canada – REF 2783

We are working with a highly successful digital games and simulation studio based in the province of Quebec, Canada is looking for a Technical Artist. This studio believes passionately in their mission to build appealing worlds and craft stunning and inspiring games. They specialise in original games, VR, mobile and multiple platforms to create unique gaming experiences. For this role you have to be based in Canada or have a Canadian work permit.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for creating and innovating tools to facilitate production
  • Create technical documentation to support the team
  • Develop features specific to technical art
  • Identity issues in the art pipeline and work with the team to develop solutions
  • Identity and implement new workflows and best practises

Who you are:

  • Industry experience in a Technical Artist role or similar  
  • University degree in multimedia, 3D animation or visual effects (or equivalent)
  • Fundamental understanding of 3D art and its processes
  • In-depth knowledge of 3D production software e.g. 3DS Max, Maya, Substance, Blender, ZBrush etc
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one game engine such as Unity, Unreal, Cry Engine (or equivalent)
  • In-depth knowledge of C#, Python, Mel Script, Max Script, JavaScript programming languages
  • Knowledge in developing UI, QT, WPF etc. tools
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

This studio offers a competitive salary, health and dental care, free healthy snacks, and the opportunity to work in a comfortable and friendly environment on projects which you can be genuinely proud of.

Application:

Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2783.

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


3D Animator Canada Quebec – REF 1518

We are working with a highly successful digital games and simulation studio based in the province of Quebec, Canada is looking for a 3D Animator. This studio believes passionately in their mission to build appealing worlds and craft stunning and inspiring games. They specialise in original games, VR, mobile and multiple platforms to create unique gaming experiences. For this role you have to be based in Canada or have a Canadian work permit.

What you will be doing:

  • Create high quality animations for characters and objects in line with the vison and style of the project
  • Work in collaboration with other 3D animators
  • Reviews rigs
  • Asses requests for optimization or additions based on different projects
  • Integrate animations into the game engine

Who you are:

  • Industry experience in a 3D animator role or similar
  • A university degree in multimedia, 3D animation or visual effects (or equivalent)
  • Extensive knowledge of 3D production software – 3Ds Max, Unity
  • In-depth understanding of human anatomy and movement
  • Experience with texturing and modelling assets
  • Fundamental understanding of traditional art and animation
  • Advanced French speaking and writing skills  

Benefits:

This studio offers a competitive salary, health and dental care, free healthy snacks and the opportunity to work in a comfortable and friendly environment on projects which you can be genuinely proud of.

Application:

Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1515.

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


Lighting Artist Console Games Austria – REF 2787

We are working with a well-established console games studio based in Vienna, which is voted one of the “World’s Most Liveable Cities”. They are now looking for a Lighting Artist to join their excited team and work on their latest projects.

What you will be doing:

  • With the Leads and Directors to define moods and lighting styles
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to create a great game experience
  • Work closely with the art team to improve workflows and processes
  • Drive narrative story telling through an effective use of colour, light and mood

Who you are:

  • Industry experience in a Lighting Artist role or similar
  • Strong lighting and light optimization skills
  • Deep knowledge of Unreal Engine, blueprints and materials
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for games

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Good work-life balance
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Excellent relocation support

Application

If this is the job for you, please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2787.

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


Art Manager AAA Console Games London – REF 2628

We are working with a AAA studio based in London, who are looking for a talented Art Manager to join their growing team of talented developers.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for managing and scheduling content creation during all phases of production including live phases
  • Help define workflows, milestone plans and definitions
  • Continually evaluate pipelines and processes
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively across project Leadership and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Help the Art team deliver on time and to quality with the project’s Art Director
  • Identify areas in need of support or improvement

Who you are:

  • Good understanding of end-to-end video game production process
  • Experience managing Art teams through completely life cycle of project development
  • Experience and knowledge of industry standard tracking software’s e.g. Jira
  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Great scheduling, resource allocation and issue solving abilities

Benefits:

  • Private family medical care
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Minimal crunch
  • Great work life balance

Application

If this is the job for you, please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2628.

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


Senior Lighting Artist AAA Console Studio Midlands – REF 2652

Our client is a world-class leading AAA studio who is looking to appoint a highly skilled Senior Lighting Artist to join their talented Art team. This is an excellent opportunity for an exceptional lighting artist who is looking to further their career with an ambitious developer.

What you will be doing:

  • Work with the Lighting Lead and directors to understand and establish visual targets for the projects
  • Create high quality lighting set-up for open worlds
  • Setup time of day lighting and atmosphere
  • Work closely with Production to set project timeframes
  • Identify opportunities to improve techniques and toolsets
  • Mentor and coach junior members of the Art team
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to push rendering, shading and lighting toolsets
  • Setup image effects such as bloom, ambient occlusion, vignetting and colour grading

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of industry experience in a Lighting Artist role or similar
  • An impressive portfolio of work that demonstrates your ability as an artist
  • Excellent knowledge of lighting theory, pipelines and cutting-edge art techniques
  • Great understanding of real-time rendering techniques
  • Knowledge of off-line 3D rendering
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

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

Application:

Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2652.

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


Senior Lighting Artist AAA Console Games Studio UK Ref 2216

We are working with an award-winning AAA games studio based in the UK, who is looking for a highly skilled Senior Lighting Artist with an eye for detail, with strong artistic abilities, to join their team and work on their exciting new and unannounced projects. 

What will you be doing 

  • Working closely with the Lead Artist and the Art Director and collaborate with the level design, cinematics, environment and tech art teams
  • Create light scenes based on concept art and reference pictures
  • Maintain the quality and ensure consistency with regard to the visual style
  • Using game editor to review and implement all work
  • Identifying and resolving any issues

 Who you are 

  • A Senior Lighting Artist, along with an impressive portfolio
  • Relevant games industry experience – pre-bake, dynamic and hybrid lighting skills
  • Unreal 4 
  • Understanding of PBR and knowledge of colour grading, tone mapping, LUTs.
  • Self-motivated, team player and a technical problem solver

An added bonus if you have the following skills: 

  • Unreal 5 Early Access and Lumen.
  • Understanding the impact of Lighting direction on Level Design and gameplay.
  • Knowledge of trends in videogame lighting, movie cinematography and photography.
  • Understanding of HDR and its implementation.
  • Experience lighting both environments, characters and cinematic cut scenes.
  • An understanding of post processing effects including colour grading.

Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading game studio. This studio offers a comprehensive benefits package, with a focus on the staff and their families and advocates for a work-life balance.  

Application

Please email your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2216  

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


Principal Environment Artist AAA Games Studio London - REF 2613

We are working with a studio situated in London, who is looking to appoint a highly skilled Principal Environment Artist to join their growing team of developers, to create high quality visuals, either hard surface, architectural, mostly organic or a fusion of both, for their exciting games.

What will you be doing:

  • Reports to the Art Director
  • Works closely with the Lead Environment Art
  • Create high quality environments, modelling assets using photographs or concept art materials
  • Maintain the quality and project’s visual direction
  • Adhere to performance specifications under strict deadlines
  • Collaborate with other sub-disciplines such as Level Design, Lighting and VFX
  • Mentor the junior team members

Who you are:

  • An experienced Lead or Principal Environment Artist, with an updated portfolio showcasing your skillset
  • 3D asset creation, with a strong understanding of shape, form and composition.
  • Proven abilities in optimised 3D asset creation.
  • PBR workflows
  •  3DS Max, Maya
  • Photoshop and Substance Painter
  • Jira or similar asset tracking software

An added bonus:

  • Unreal engine
  • Zbrush, Substance Designer
  • Photogrammetry experience
  • Houdini / procedural tooling skills
  • Shipped AAA titles as an Art Director
  • Basic level lighting skills
  • A mixture of hard surface and foliage asset modelling
  • Set dressing and beautification pass experience

Benefits:

They offer a comprehensive benefits package.

Application:

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2613.

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

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 cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2667.

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


Lead Cinematic Animator Games Studio London - REF 2624

We are working with a studio situated in London, who is looking to appoint a highly talented and artistic Lead Cinematic Animator to join their growing team of developers, who will have the opportunity to drive and further develop a strong team.

What will you be doing:

  • Develop, direct, and carry the standard for cinematic animation at every phase, from concept, previs, to final animations implemented in the cinematics
  • Excellent cinematic storytelling
  • Varied animation styles and up to date with the latest animation techniques and innovations
  • Plan, prepare and supervise motion capture
  • Work closely with other disciplines to resolve any technical difficulties
  • Maintain project quality
  • Productive internal workflow and beneficial relationships with external partners
  • Collaborate with other sub-disciplines such as Level Design, Lighting and VFX

Who you are:

  • An experienced Lead Cinematic Animator with an updated portfolio showcasing your skillset
  • A min of 3 published games
  • At least 1 AAA title
  • Game or film experience working on story and action-oriented sequences and cut scenes
  • Motion Builder, Maya or other equivalent 3D animation program
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Remote working option with flexible working hours
  • Great benefits package including private healthcare
  • Supportive and friendly work environment
  • Opportunities for professional growth

Application:

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2624.

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


Principal Character Artist AAA Games London – REF 2677

We are working with a leading AAA console game whose studio culture is rooted in an open, friendly, and collaborative environment. They are now looking for a talented Principal Character Artist to join their team and work on their latest projects.

What you will be doing:

  • Work with the Lead Character Artist and Art Director to create high-quality assets in keeping with the project’s vision
  • Be responsible for creating high-quality characters and creatures varying in scale and complexity
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary areas to ensure that characters look great and function well
  • Help define pipelines and workflows
  • Coach and mentor junior-level members of the Art team
  • Model characters using reference photographs and concept art materials
  • Identity, anticipate and troubleshoot assets errors and action creative feedback

Who you are:

  • An impressive Up-to-date portfolio with recent examples of hard surface characters e.g., robots or Mechas
  • Expert level experience with PBR workflows
  • Strong sense of silhouette, form, and proportion
  • Knowledge and understanding of real-world human and animal anatomy
  • Understanding of mesh topology best practises for animation purposes
  • Proven ability in optimised 3D asset creation, including LOD generation
  • Proficiency with sculpting and modelling tools such as Zbrush, Mudbox, 3D studio Max or Maya
  • Worked with industry tracking software e.g., Jira
  • Experience working with photoshop and Substance Painter
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

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 number 2677.

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


Lead Character Artist AAA Games London – REF 2365

A great opportunity has opened for an experienced Lead Character Artist to join a well-established AAA studio, this role is offered at their studio located in London.

What you will be doing:

  • Work closely with the Art Director and Creative Director to define the look and feel of the game’s characters
  • Be responsible for creating, establishing, and maintaining high-quality characters
  • Inspire and motivate your team, proving mentorship and feedback to maintain high-quality art with best practices and workflows
  • Identify and communicate risks and weaknesses
  • Help your team, in terms of maintaining quality, efficiency, and consistency through feedback and mentoring
  • Collaborate with Art and Design Directors to create technical sound, engaging and memorable characters
  • Proactively seek areas for improvement in the Character Art development pipeline

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Character Artist role or similar
  • An impressive portfolio demonstrating a strong understanding of form, silhouette, shape, texture, colour, and lighting
  • Experience in managing a Character Art Team
  • Great experience and proficiency with 3D Studio Max or Maya, Zbrush, and Photoshop
  • Superb 3D modelling and texturing skills
  • Highly experienced working with multiple texturing workflows
  • Experience with character pipelines and memory management of UVs, textures etc
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of human anatomy, characterisation, proportions etc
  • Good knowledge of mechanical construction and functionality e.g., gear, weapons etc
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills

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 2365.

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


Hard Surface Artist AAA Games London – REF 2761

We are working with a leading AAA action-based videogame studio who are looking for a Hard Surface Artist to join their exciting Art Team.

What you will be doing:

  • Work closely with the Art Director and help create and maintain assets to high quality standards
  • Create believable and inspiring hard surface assets e.g., robots, vehicles, weapons etc.
  • Maintain quality, efficiency, and consistency across your work
  • Work closely with Associate Producers and other departments to ensure fluid and speedy workflow
  • Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary teams to maintain gameplay and performance requirements
  • Build and maintain pipelines that are scalable and sustainable
  • Mentor and help junior members of staff

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Hard Surface Artist role or similar
  • Experience creating 3D Art for video games, having worked on several commercial projects
  • Strong understanding of art principles
  • Deep understanding of contemporary workflows
  • Good leadership and people management skills

  • Able to efficiently interact and communicate with team members of different departments
  • Good leadership and people management skills
  • Passion for games hard-surface and enthusiasm for playing games

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 2761.

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



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