Vacancies in Art & Animation

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


  • 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 number 2677.

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

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