Vacancies in Art & Animation

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


  • 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


To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2365.

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