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Vacancies in Art & Animation

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 Livable City “.

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

What will you be doing?

·  Lead,manage and mentor the Art team

·  Developingroad maps and tools

·  Managethe content creation pipelines / workflow

·  Developingand researching technical solutions

·  Fullyutilise their tools and technology

·  Maintainperformance/memory budgets of console platforms

·  Fullyutilise their tools and technology


Who you are

·  Provenskills and experience as a Technical Artist

·  Amin of 5 years in the games industry (shipped games)

·  Knowledgein 3D art and graphics, physically based shading and lighting, VFX, rigging, animation

·  UnrealEngine4

·  Industrystandard tools - Maya, Photoshop, Substance Designer/Painter, HLSL

·  Python


Benefits

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

Application

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


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


Senior Animator Casino Games Studio Baltic Region Ref 2275

I am working with a leading, international gaming studio whois looking to employ a seasoned Senior Animator with amazing 2D art skills, tojoin their global family of artists, responsible for the overall look and feelof their games.

Responsibilities

· Liaise with the teams, to produce character andFX animations, also backgrounds

· Create stunning 2D art for casino games andoptimising assets

· Communicate with the relevant parties across thebusiness to ensure expectations are met

· Project management

· Manage and ensure quality standards are met

· Share knowledge, ideas and skills with the restof team – tips, techniques etc

· File management

Skills required…

· A minimum of 5 years in the games industry, aminimum of 3 years as a Games Animator, with an impressive demoreel to showcaseyour skills

· Exceptional 2D animation skills

· Good understanding of Illustration and GraphicDesign

· Advanced software skills - Adobe Creative Suite(Animate/Flash, Photoshop, After Effects) and Spine Animation

· Good problem-solving and people skills

· i-Gaming industry experience is definitely abonus

Benefits:

They offer some of the most competitive benefits in themarket including continued personal growth, career development plans andperformance bonus. Also providing an environment where employees can flourish –you’ll be working in a very modern work environment – and will make sure youwill also have enough time to unwind with our monthly massages, office eventsand team-building activities.

Application:
Please forward your Word formatted CV and along with your latest portfolio/demoreellinks to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2275.

 We are an equal oppsrecruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate.

We are GDPR complaint.


Lead Technical Artist AAA Studio Europe Ref 2261

We are assisting an established and successful studio who islooking for an experienced Lead Technical Artist to join them, to work on theirunique flagship title, to grow and be part of an awesome and dedicated team of talentedgames artists.   

Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Art Director, Technical Director and other Leads
  • Manage, motivate, mentor and lead a team of 3 Technical Artists
  • Collaborate and communicate with the various teams to find solutions to any complex technical issues
  • Oversee development all pipelines – software plug-ins, proprietary tools, new in-game technology
  • Research, develop and implement new tools & scripts – coming up with cutting edge stuff
  • Provide guidelines and advise the teams regarding best practices, risks of any new features
  • Ensuring high quality bar is maintained within the team
  • Prepare, record and maintain all technical documentation   

Skills required...

· A min of 5 years of experience as TechnicalArtist in the games industry

· At least 2 years at Senior/Lead level with ashipped title under your belt

· Real-time rendering pipelines

· Unreal engine 4

· Programming skills – preference for Python, C++

· 2D and 3D content creation tools and scriptingsolutions

· An experienced team leader, prepared to shareknowledge and technical skills, in order to grow the team

· A solutions-driven individual – aproblem-solver 

· Must be able to speak English – good verbal andwriting

Company benefits:

Relocation bonus and ongoing support and assistance,occupational pension scheme

Flexible working hours, fresh fruit and vegetables everyday, hot and cold beverages of your choice, in-house massage, fitness Clubmembership, monthly company events

Extensive games/books library and participation at variousgame conferences

A variety of exciting Team Events, regular in-house socialevents, summer and Christmas Party, beer and soft drinks for Friday meetings.

Application:
Please forward your Word formatted CV and your portfolio/showreel linksto 

cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2261


We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do notdiscriminate. We are GDPR complaint.


Lead Environment Artist AAA Studio Europe Ref 2262

We are assisting an established and successful studio who islooking to hire a highly talented Lead Environment Artist, with an eye fordetail, to join their amazing team of games artists, to creating stunningenvironments.   

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Art Director and works closely with the Leads
  • Collaborate with Production and Technical Artists
  • Lead, mentor and support the team, ensuring the output meets the goals
  • Work as part of the environment team to create beautiful assets to support gameplay
  • Ensure consistent delivery of high quality assets and adhere to the art direction
  • Provide guidelines and advise the teams regarding best practices, risks of any new features
  • Develop and document pipelines
  • Liaise with producers and outsourcing partners

Skills required...

· A min of 5 years of experience as SeniorEnvironment Art level with an impressive portfolio to showcase your skills

· Lead experience, with a shipped title under yourbelt

· Real-time rendering technologies and pipelines

· Understanding all aspects of 3D stylized art

· Unreal engine (blueprints etc….)

· 3DS Max, Maya, Substance Suite…. Modo

· A good lead artist, a team player, prepared toshare knowledge in order to grow the team

· Must be able to speak English – good verbal andwriting

Company benefits:

Relocation bonus and ongoing support and assistance,occupational pension scheme

Flexible working hours, fresh fruit and vegetables everyday, hot and cold beverages of your choice, in-house massage, fitness Clubmembership, monthly company events

Extensive games/books library and participation at variousgame conferences

A variety of exciting Team Events, regular in-house socialevents, summer and Christmas Party, beer and soft drinks for Friday meetings.

Application:
Please forward your Word formatted CV and your portfolio/showreel linksto 

cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2262.


We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do notdiscriminate. We are GDPR complaint.


Senior Technical Artist AAA Studio Europe Ref 2260

We are assisting an established and successful studio who islooking for a highly skilled Senior Technical Artist to join them, to work ontheir unique flagship title, to grow and be part of an awesome and talentedteam of games artist.   

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Art Director, Technical Director and Leads
  • Collaborate and communicate with the various teams to find solutions to any complex technical issues
  • Optimisation all art-related elements of their games – materials, lighting…etc 
  • Research and develop new tools & scripts – coming up with cutting edge stuff
  • Provide guidelines and advise the teams regarding best practices, risks of any new features
  • Develop pipelines

Skills required...

· A min of 5 years of experience as TechnicalArtist, with at least 1 shipped title under your belt

· Real-time rendering pipelines

· Unreal engine

· Programming skills – preference for Python, C++

· 3DS Max, Maya, Substance Suite…. Modo

· Good tech art and understanding of animation…shaders,optimisation, rigging, lighting etc

· A team player, prepared to share knowledge andtechnical skills, in order to grow the team

· Must be able to speak English – good verbal andwriting

Company benefits:

Relocation bonus and ongoing support and assistance,occupational pension scheme

Flexible working hours, fresh fruit and vegetables everyday, hot and cold beverages of your choice, in-house massage, fitness Clubmembership, monthly company events

Extensive games/books library and participation at variousgame conferences

A variety of exciting Team Events, regular in-house socialevents, summer and Christmas Party, beer and soft drinks for Friday meetings.

Application:
Please forward your Word formatted CV and your portfolio/showreel linksto 

cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2260.


We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do notdiscriminate. We are GDPR complaint.


Senior Environment Artist AAA Console Studio Midlands UK Ref 2256

We are working with a leading studio based in Leamington Spawho is looking for a talented Environment Artist, who has amazing artisticskills, with a keen eye for detail, to create high quality assets and foliage,to join their teams who are working on an exciting project.

Skills required

  • Relevant console games experience, as an Environment Artist, with an impressive portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Understanding real-world reference
  • A team player, able to collaborate with Lead and stakeholders
  • Experience creating and optimising high and low poly assets for real-time engines
  • PBR experience
  • Art packages such as Maya/ 3DSMax / photoshop
  • Unreal

Application:
Please forward your updated Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2256


We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do notdiscriminate. We are GDPR complaint.


UI Artist Mobile games Remote Work Opportunity Ref 2252

We are working with game studio based in London who is looking for a skilled mobile UI Artist, a team player to join their team and create a fun user interface experience for their young target market.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work on their pillar games, enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. 
What will you be doing?
•Create all in game HUD and UI assets,
•Participate in art reviews and respond professionally to creative feedback
•Concept/implement 2D visual assets using Photoshop and Illustrator
•Ensuring top quality artwork
•Taking ownership of aspects of the project's creative direction
•Making sure the greatest concepts are brought to life in-game
•Participating in building style guides and visual targets
Who you are
•An experienced mobile games artist with a minimum of 3 years' experience as a UI Artist 
•Can demonstrate a strong portfolio showing fantastic UI examples 
•Able to evaluate of Game Design briefs, technical specs and results from User Experience data
•Research and visual development and investigation
•Game UI Design, UX principles, motion design...
•Appreciation of platform requirements e.g Unity...
•Knowledge and experience with UX development e.g. wireframes, visual mock-ups...
•UI animation to demonstrate the vision for implementation behaviours
Application
Please forward your updated Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to 
cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2252 
We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Lead UI Artist AAA Studio UK South Ref 2244

Our client is a top AAA studio, who have won multiple awards and garnered strong metacritic ratings again and again. They are looking an outstanding Lead UI Artist to join their UI team. 

Responsibilities:


  • Colloborate with the Art direction and UI design teams to develop the UI art for their games 

  • Manage, support and lead the UI teams

  • Ensure consistent delivery of high quality 

  • Create UI style guides for the whole team, create 2d UI assets, UI skinning and define UI layout utilizing in-house UI editor

  • Define: usability strategies; front end flow and menu hierarchy design / layout; game controls and interface

  • Creating spec sheets and toolkits, project planning


  • Requirements:


    • At least 7 years games industry experience, with UI art skills

    • Experience as a Lead UI Artist, with an impressive portfolio showcasing your work 

    • At least one successful shipped title

    • Excellent user of Photoshop and Illustrator

    • Substance Painter, or any 3D package is an added bonus 

    • Unreal is also a bonus 

    • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional UI as well as a broad range and styles of art skills

    • Resourceful, self-motivated, organised, creative, a problem solver


    • 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 2244 

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

Junior to Mid-Level Character Artists AAA Games Cheshire UK Ref 1540

We are working with a family-friendly AAA game studio based in Cheshire, UK who is looking for multiple Junior to Mid-Level Character Artists to join their team and create diverse characters for their high quality titles.

What will you be doing?

  • Creating character art assets
  • Source and engine side character setup
  • Entering issues into JIRA
  • Content optimisation
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of Designers, Artists, Programmers and Producers
  • Maintaining documentation
  • Tools feedback

Who you are

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field
  • ZBrush and Substance Painter...
  • Maya and Photoshop
  • Vector-based software e.g. Adobe Illustrator...
  • Appreciation of Character Art technical requirements for a Game Engine
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Industry standard Engines a bonus

Benefits

This company offers a competitive salary in a friendly and comfortable working environment, as well as a fantastic bonus and pension scheme.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as well as your portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1540.

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


Senior Cinematics Animator AAA Games Midlands UK Ref 2228

We are working with a world-leading AAA game studio based in the Midlands who is looking for a creative Senior Cinematics Animator to join their talented team of artists.

What will you be doing?


  • Collaborate with the Lead, Director and the cinematic team

  • Implementing cinematics into the game engine, testing, polishing motion capture, to  produce high quality work

  • Creating compelling in-game cinematic material, blocking out animations and cameras

  • Participating in the improvement of cinematic pipeline, processes and tools

  • Update documentation


  • Who you are


    • An animator in the games industry with a min of 5 years’ experience

    • AAA experience

    • Motion capture and keyframe workflows, animation pipeline and processes at all stages of the development lifecycle

    • 3D software e.g. Maya and Motionbuilder

    • Understanding visual storytelling

    • Previous experience in film or pre-vis a plus


    • Benefits: This studio offers a competitive salary, private healthcare, a bonus scheme and free breakfast. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a world-famous and award winning studio.

      Application: Please email your updated CV and URL portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting Ref 2228.

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

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  

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

Senior 3D Artist PC and Console Games South Germany Ref 1578

We are working with a PC and console studio based in the South of Germany 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

    • 3+ released titles as a 3D artist

    • 3DS Max, 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

    • Unreal Engine 4 a bonus

    • Substance Designer, Speedtree a bonus

    • Open world environment dressing a bonus

    • Lighting and particle effects a bonus

    • Character modelling a bonus



    • 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 1578.

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

Cinematic Technical Artist AAA Console Studio UK Midlands Ref 2204

Our client is a leading AAA studio working on a world famous RPG franchise. They are looking to appoint an experienced and highly talented Cinematic Technical Artist to join their cinematics team, who will be  developing narrative and cinematic tools. 

Responsibilities


  • As the Technical Product Owner, you will act as the liaison and bridge between the engineering and cinematics teams

  • Collacorate with the other teams to lead the vision of their cinematic techical strategy

  • Ensure that the cinematic pipeline is well integrated

  • Review the cinematic creation processes and make the necessary tool improvements

  • Propose and deliver goals and monitor implementation


  • Who are you 


    • AAA cinematic and narrative content experience

    • Developement in various game domains (rendering, tools, cinematics etc)

    • Python, C#

    • Narrative and cinematic data and asset management 

    • Cinematic development in game engine 


    • Benefits

      This studio offers a very competitive salary, private healthcare, world beating bonus scheme and free breakfast


      Application 
      Please forward your updated CV in Word format along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2204

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

Character Artist Contract role AAA console Studio UK Ref 2202

Our client is an establised AAA studio who is looking for a seasoned Character Artist, with a traditional art foundation, to join their team on a contract basis. 

What will you do?



  • Liaising with the technical team

  • Asset optimisation

  • Creation of meshes

  • Provision, implementation of assets to a high standard

  • Who am I?


    • A min of 3 years in the games industry as a Character artist

    • Console games experience, ideally AAA titles

    • An updated portfolio with high quality 3D character assets, with a detail-oriented and methodical approach and excellence

    • Clothe creation, using Marvelous Designer 

    • Sound knowledge of mesh topologies

    • Texture creation using Substance Designer and Painter

    • Proficiency with 3DS Max, Maya, also Zbrush, Mudbox 

    • Understanding both artistic and technical aspects of human anatomy, which is demonstrated in your portfolio


    • Benefits

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

      Application

      To be considered, submit your updated CV in Word format along with a link to your lated portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting ref  2202
We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Senior UI Artist Leading Games Studio Shanghai Ref 2197

I am working with a top studio in the games industry. They are growing their conceptual design team and looking for a talented Senior UI Artist, to work on various studio projects.  

What will you be doing


  • Working closely with the lead design team, also game producers, programmers

  • Take ownership of all aspects of user flow and organisation of all user-side information of the game

  • Researching and proposing UI art styles and methods with the rest of the team

  • Preparing feature mock-ups and preparing high quality UI design

  • Play an active role in keeping up-to-date on trends and proposing continual improvements to existing flows

  • Ensure asset integration, management and optimisation for all UI elements, collaborating across departments

  • Who you are

    • Min 3 years' experience as UI Artist / UI Design roles

    • Games industry experience with an impressive portfolio showcasing your skills

    • Background in mobile, PC or console games

    • Keen eye for aesthetics and art, with a focus on colour and composition in particular

    • Ability to create tangible user experiences and effective user flows, with proficiency in asset technical implementation and UI construction (within Unity)

    • Adobe suite (Adobe Flash and MS Blend is a bonus)

    • Effective communication skills, verbal and written English

    • Able to thrive in a dynamic team in a fast-paced, iterative environment

    • Complete the game graphic interactive interface design

    • Based on product design and user interface design plan, look deeply into product and users’ characteristics, design and realize the game graphic interactive interface

    • Plan interface resources, optimize working tools, and improve working quality and efficiency.

    • Design visual interface style of games

    • Application
      Please email updated CV in Word to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2197.  

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

Unity Technical Artist Games Studio Greece Ref 2194

We are working with a leading blockchain studio specialising in NFT games. The studio is based in sunny Greece and they are looking to employ a skilled Unity Technical Artist, a problem solver with 3D artistic pipeline skills to join their passionate team, to work on their upcoming MMO project.  

What will you be doing?



  • Support and improve the modelling implementation, animation, FX and lighting pipelines

  • Collaborate with the teams and offer support with regard to asset performance

  • Develop tools and techniques to support the art teams

  • Resolve any technical issues

  • Using diagnostic and profiling tools to improve and optimise game content

  • Testing and developing new features and visual effects



  • Who you are



    • 2+ years as a Technical Artist in the games industry  

    • In addition, 2+ years as a modeler or FX artist

    • Unity game engine

    • Maya

    • Designing and maintaining character modelling, animation and FX skills

    • Artistic skills – colour, proportion, and composition

    • Knowledge of 3D rendering pipeline

    • Programming languages - C#,C++ or Python



    • Benefits 
      Health insurance, pension, Easter off and whole month of August

      Application

      Please email your updated CV along with your latest URL portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2194

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

Lead Artist Multi-platform Games Studio Netherlands Ref 2189

We are working with a well-established game studio based in Amsterdam who is looking for a talented Lead Artist to join their team, to develop high-end mobile/social games.

The client is looking for a generalist artist, with a keen eye for detail, who has experience across many areas and disciplines, to utilise your skills to effectively manage the project and pipelines, working collectively as a team to concept and pitch new ideas and setting trends, in order to deliver high quality games.  

What will you be doing?




    • Creating and define stunning 2D and 3D content (moodboards, assets, UI, FX etc)



        • Manage, mentor, and motivate the team



            • Set the standards high regarding best practice, processes and procedures



                • Communicate and collaborate with the teams and managing the vendors



                    • Pitch and scope new ideas



                        • Maintain and define the games’ art style


                        • Who are you




                            • Proven experience as a Lead artist, a minimum of 3 years

                            • 7+ years in game development



                                • Expert knowledge of Maya, Blender, Photoshop, Illustrator



                                    • Extensive knowledge of artistic base principles and version control software



                                    • Your following experience and knowledge are an added bonus and will certainly set you apart from the rest:




                                        • UX design



                                            • Unity and Unreal Engines



                                                • Social games experience

                                                • HTML

                                                • Managing the outsourcing vendors 


                                                • BenefitsThis studio offers competitive salaries, flexible working hours, income tax reduction for eligible expats and great work life balance. You will be given the opportunity to work in a diverse and collaborative environment.  

                                                  Application

                                                  Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2189 

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

Senior 2D/3D Artist Multi-platform Games Studio Netherlands Ref 2188

We are working with a well-established game studio based in Amsterdam who is looking for an all-round and experienced Senior 2D/3D Artist to join their creative development team, working on a mobile social games project.

The client is looking for a creative artist, who has a passion for social games, with a flair for fantasy, a keen eye for detail, who is able to cross-over in art styles,  to research and share ideas and collaborate as part of a team. 

What will you be doing?



    • Create 2D/3D visual concepts, improve their visual output



        • Define and maintain the art style throughout



            • Create art assets – characters, icons, backgrounds, UI panels


            • Who you are



                • 3+ years’ games industry experience, with experience in mobile/casual games will be a bonus 

                • An updated portfolio showcasing your 2D and 3D skills 



                    • Solid understanding of form, shape, anatomy



                        • Sound experience in a game development team



                            • Maya, Photoshop



                                • 2D animation tools – Spine (bonus)



                                    • Phaser or HTML (an added bonus)

                                    • Unity, Unreal


                                    • Benefits

                                      This studio offers competitive salaries, flexible working hours, income tax reduction for eligible expats and great work life balance. You will be given the opportunity to work in a diverse and collaborative environment.

                                      Application

                                      Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2188 

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

Lead VFX Artist AAA Games Studio UK Ref 2173

Our client is an award-winning AAA games studio based in the UK, who is looking for an experienced and skilled Lead VFX Artist with amazing artistic and strong technical skills, with high attention to detail, to join their team and work on their exciting new projects.

What will you be doing?


  • Creating stunning visual effects for their projects

  • Drive the visual quality and gameplay integration

  • Liaise with the Leads and oversee the project and the VFX team

  • Collaborate with the Art team, Designers and technical teams

  • Provide feedback regarding any game designs which may impact the schedule.

  • Ensure all memory and frame rate guides are met for all platforms

  • Plan and prioritise assigned workload.

  • 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.

  • Stay aware of trends and techniques from the industry, evaluate competitive products, and learn new software packages.


  • Who you are


    • VFX experience at Senior or Lead level with an impressive portfolio showcasing your skills

    • Worked on AAA titles

    • Portfolio demonstrating VFX work.

    • Production experience as a VFX Artist in the games industry, console titles preferred.

    • Photoshop editing skills to create texture effects for the particle systems.

    • UE4, Niagara is a preference

    • Node based shader pipelines

    • Technical and creative problem-solving.

    • Familiar with scripting principles a bonus

    • Houdini FX is a plus


    • 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 along with you updated URL portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 2173.

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

Remote Games Artist (Environment Art) Console Studio UK Ref 2175

A remote opportunity.
We are working with a leading games studio who is looking for an all-rounder, an experienced Senior 3D/Games/Environment Artist to join their creative development team. The client is looking for a creative artist, who has a passion for games, with a keen eye for detail, to research, share ideas, collaborate as part of a team and deliver high quality work.

Who you are


  • A formal qualification, with environment art skills

  • Multiple shipped titles, AAA experience 

  • Relevant games industry experience, with a min of 4 years’ experience as an artist, with an outstanding portfolio showcasing your skills

  • Define and maintain the art style throughout

  • Create art assets and realistic modelling

  • Baking textures, processing maps and physically based shading

  • Knowledge of 3D packages - 3DS Max, Substance Suite, Photoshop 


  • Benefits

    This studio offers the opportunity to work with the latest technology, a good work-life balance, a comfortable state-of-the-art studio, market related salary and bonus scheme.

    Application

    Please email your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2175.

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

Lead Outsourcing Art Manager PC & Console Games South Germany Ref 1596

We are working with a PC & console game studio based in the South of Germany who is looking for a Lead Outsourcing Art Manager to join their team and work on their pillar IP. This role will require you to work with a variety of visual styles.

What will you be doing?



  • Taking ownership of 3D assets e.g. vehicles, weapons, props, buildings...

  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Low-poly Modelling, Texturing, Mapping and Sculpting



  • Who you are



    • 5+ years in the game industry as a Senior 3D Artist

    • 1+ released title as a Lead 3D Artist/Outsourcing Manager

    • Management experience

    • Appreciation of 3D real time engine technical restraints

    • Hard surface prop creation

    • Organic shape sculpting

    • Mapping creation

    • ZBrush, 3DS Max, Substance Painter and Photoshop

    • Substance Designer, World Machine, Marvellous Designer and Speedtree a bonus

    • Experience with Character Creation a bonus

    • Unreal Engine 4 a bonus



    • 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 1596.

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

Senior 3D Animator - Next Gen Cutting Edge Studio - Amsterdam Ref 1061

This amazing next gen VR studio needs a highly creative, all round experienced generalist to support the Lead Artist in setting the bar for graphical style and quality.You can: 


  • Create complex low and high resolution 3D models and textures;

  • Build, populate and light levels from mockup to polished state;

  • Be a mentor to other 3D artists and interns in best practices, processes, and procedures;


  • You will have:



    • 4+ Years of GI exp ideally with some senior exp

    • Excellent knowledge of Maya, Z-Brush and/or Mudbox;

    • Experience with Unity and/or Unreal, including use of PBR materials;

    • Good use of light, shadow, color and form in both geometry and texturing.


    • It's a bonus:


      • Rigging and skinning experience

      • Experience creating 3D content cross platform

      • 2D and 3D UI exp

      • Concept art talent


      • This leading studio, situated in the centre of one of Europes best and buzzing citys,  offers a healthy work / life balance and competitive salary with bonus scheme.

        To be considered, please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to cvs@big-planet.biz citing Ref 1061 today. 

        We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency who 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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Lead 3D Environment Artist Top Online Games Studio China Ref 921

A unique opportunity has become available to work at one of the best online games studios in the world based in Guangzhou, China. They are looking for senior or lead 3D environment artists to work on their pillar titles they will bring to western markets.

What you will need to do

Agree with product art director in deciding game environment style and producing environment concept design template and specifications;



  • Editing and planning environment using engine editor, organize environment concept artist and producer to carry out the work;

  • Environment design; review, verify and guide environment designs from outsourcing;

  • Control the ultimate game effect of characters

  • Share environment design experiences, compile courseware and facilitate new hires, mentor junior artists

  • Have strong passion for video games, focus on gaming experience, can cooperate with product improvement in gaming experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree or above, art related majors, proven and awesome art skills;

  • 3+ years’ experience in environment concept designing, it’s better to have experience in managing a team

  • Strong ability of comprehensive analysis and innovation, precisely understand work demands and can accomplish it expertly;

  • Work well with team

  • Master necessary software for this position, strong learning ability, take the initiative to research and apply new technology to work.



  • To apply for this role please email me your CV to shelly@big-planet.biz quoting reference 921. 
    We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency, value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate. Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency.

Senior Environment Artist Console Studio France Ref 2155

We are working with a leading consoles game studio based in France, who is looking for a Senior Environment Artist to join their team, working on a unannounced project, creating stunning 3D environments.
You will need to be able to demonstrate an outstanding portfolio of environment art.  What will you be doing?


  • Reported to the Art Director

  • Create next-gen objects

  • Liaise and collaborate with the Level Designer

  • Ensuring delivery of top quality environment art



  • Who you are


    • A formal qualification with a min of 3 - 5 years of experience as an environment artist in the games industry

    • 3DS Max, Photoshop

    • Appreciation of environment creation technical assets

    • A keen eye for detail - lighting and composition

    • Next-gen modelling and texturing skills, lighting and composition

      Application

      Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2155.

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

Senior Animator Console Games Studio France Ref 2152

We are working with a leading games studio based in France, who is looking for a talented Senior Animator to join them, to work on an unannounced project.  


What will you be doing


  • Reports to the Lead Gameplay Animator

  • Real-time animation of characters and objects – motion capture  

  • Integrate animations into the game engine

  • Ensure all animation assets are produced in line with the projects agreed standards

  • Fix any bugs identified

  • Test all animation assets against specification, to ensure they perform as required


  • Who you are


    • Relevant qualification with a min of 3 years’ animation experience in the games industry, with your latest reel showcasing your excellent animation skills

    • Previous AA/AAA game production experience

    • Motion capture

    • Knowledge of 3DS Max and Motion Builder

    • Skilled at motion capture editing to define game clips and enhance performance


    • Application

      Please email your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2152

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


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