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Vacancies in Art & Animation

Lead Technical Artist AAA Studio, Europe - Ref 2261

We are assisting an established and successful studio that is looking for an experienced Lead Technical Artist to join them, to work on their unique flagship title, to grow and be part of an awesome and dedicated team of talented games 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 of 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 a TechnicalArtist in the games industry

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

· Real-time rendering pipelines

· Unreal engine 4

· Programming skills – preference for Python, C++

· 2D and 3D content creation tools and scripting solutions

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

· A solutions-driven individual – a problem-solver 

· Must be able to speak English – good verbal and writing

Company benefits:

Relocation bonus and ongoing support and assistance, occupational pension scheme

Flexible working hours, fresh fruit and vegetables every day, hot and cold beverages of your choice, in-house massage, fitness Club membership, monthly company events

Extensive games/books library and participation at various game conferences

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

Applications:

Please forward your Word formatted CV and your portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 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 that is looking to hire a highly talented Lead Environment Artist, with an eye for detail, to join their amazing team of games artists, to creating stunning environments.   

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 your belt

· 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 to share knowledge in order to grow the team

· Must be able to speak English – good verbal and writing

Company benefits:

  • Relocation bonus and ongoing support and assistance, occupational pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours, fresh fruit and vegetables every day, hot and cold beverages of your choice, in-house massage, fitness Club membership, monthly company events
  • Extensive games/books library and participation at various game conferences
  • A variety of exciting Team Events, regular in-house social events, summer and Christmas Party, beer, and soft drinks for Friday meetings.

Applications:

Please forward your Word formatted CV and your portfolio/ showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2262.

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

Senior Technical Artist AAA Studio, Europe - Ref 2260

We are assisting an established and successful studio that is looking for a highly skilled Senior Technical Artist to join them, to work on their unique flagship title, to grow and be part of an awesome and talented team of games artists.   

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 of 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 and technical skills, in order to grow the team

· Must be able to speak English – good verbal and writing

Company benefits:

Relocation bonus and ongoing support and assistance, occupational pension scheme

Flexible working hours, fresh fruit and vegetables every day, hot and cold beverages of your choice, in-house massage, fitness Club membership, monthly company events

Extensive games/books library and participation at various game 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 links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2260.

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

Senior Environment Artist AAA Console Studio, Midlands UK - Ref 2256

We are working with a leading studio based in Leamington Spa who is looking for a talented Environment Artist, who has amazing artistic kills, 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

Applications:

Please forward your updated Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2256.

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, which has won multiple awards and garnered strong metacritic ratings again and again. They are looking for an outstanding Lead UI Artist to join their UI team. 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate 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.  

      Applications:

      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 compliant.

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.

Applications:

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 that 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.

      Applications: 

      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, which 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 the 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.  

        Applications:

        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 compliant.

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 that 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 is 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


      • Applications:

        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.

Character Artist Contract role AAA console Studio, UK - Ref 2202

Our client is an established AAA studio that 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.

      Applications:

      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

    • A 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

    • Applications:
      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 modeling 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 modeling, 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 the whole month of August

      Applications:

      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.

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

We are working with a well-established game studio based in Amsterdam that is looking for an all-around 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, 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 a great work-life balance. You will be given the opportunity to work in a diverse and collaborative environment.

Applications: 

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 the 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.

Applications: 
Please email me your CV as a Word document along with your 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 compliant.

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

A remote opportunity.
We are working with a leading games studio that 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 modeling

  • 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, a market-related salary, and a bonus scheme.

    Applications:

    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 that 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 is a bonus


    • Benefits:

      • Good work-life balance

      • Flexible hours

      • Collaborative work environment


      • Applications:

        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-around 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 cities,  offers a healthy work/ life balance and a competitive salary with a bonus scheme.

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

        We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency that values 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.

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 the 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 a strong passion for video games, focus on gaming experience, can cooperate with product improvement in the 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 the 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 an 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?

  • Report 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 modeling and texturing skills, lighting and composition

Applications:

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, which 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 project's 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

    • Applications:

      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.

Lighting Artist AAA Console Games Studio, UK - Ref 2146

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

What will you be doing?

  • Working closely with the Art Director and Lead artists, also the Design team

  • Maintain the quality and ensure consistency with regard to the visual style

  • Ensure the mood and emotional experience is conveyed throughout

  • Liaise with the Technical Art team regarding aesthetic and performance requirements

  •  Setting and maintaining the lighting moods of the games – using light, colour, etc

  • Who you are?

    • An experienced Lighting Artist, along with an impressive portfolio

    • Relevant games industry experience with strong traditional art skills

    • Unreal 4  

    • Understanding of PBR

    • Self-motivated, team player, and a technical problem solver

Post-processing/ production experience is a bonus - colour grading, SSAO, bloom, tone mapping curves, HDR, etc.

        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.

        Applications: Please email your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 2146

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

Lead Lighting Artist AAA Games Studio, UK - Ref 2143


What will you be doing?

  • Liaising with and taking direction from the Art Director with regard to scene lighting for  cinematics and gameplay

  • Team management

  • Maintenance and raising the quality bar

  • Build lighting pipeline – engaging with the Technical and Engineering teams

  • Identifying risks and opportunities

  • Collaborate and coordinate with the Production team and other Leads on the project

  • Who you are?

    • A Lighting Artist, with experience at Senior/ Lead level in the games industry or film industry with an impressive portfolio showcasing your body of work

    • Good leadership skills

    • A passion for the craft

    • Shipped AAA title/s, at least 1 title

    • Pipelines and art techniques in Unreal

    • PBR and HDR pipelines

    • Understanding of cinematography lighting fundamentals

    • Baked and dynamic lighting solutions in Unreal

      • 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.

        Applications:

      Does this sound like your dream job? Then please forward your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2143.

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

Senior Concept Artist Games Studio, Austria - Ref 2142

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 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!

    Applications:

    Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2142. We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Senior Character Artist AAA Games Studio, UK - Ref 2137

Our client is an award-winning AAA games studio based in the UK, who is looking for a talented Senior Character Artist with strong artistic abilities, to join their team and work on their exciting new projects.

What will you be doing?

  • Reports to the Art Director and the Creative Director

  • Collaborate with the art and design teams

  • Create and maintain the artistic mood and high quality of the characters

  • Following studio guidelines

  • Efficient mesh creation

  • Producing assets using the baking pipeline


  • Who you are?

    • Previous experience as a Character Artist in the video games industry with 3 shipped titles

    • 3D modelling and texturing – organic and hard-surface

    • Understanding human anatomy, mechanics, proportions, characterisation

    • PBR

    • Character pipelines, memory management

    • Unreal4

    • Substance Painter and Substance Designer is an added bonus


    • 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.

      Applications:

      Please email your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2137

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

New vacancy – Senior Marketing Artist Mobile Studio, UK - Ref 2130

We are working with an established and popular mobile games developer based in London, who is looking to appoint an artistic and highly skilled Senior Marketing Artist to join their talented team, to promote their games

Responsibilities include:

  • Taking part in the creative processes to create amazing marketing

  • Creating assets for promotional purposes

  • Able to create concepts and all animated assets for their marketing campaigns.

  • Managing expectations and ensuring timely delivery of

  • Creating and aligning your own road maps with the Marketing teams.

  • Keep up to date with the new trends and best practices

Requirements:

  • A min of 3 years of experience in the video game industry in a similar position

  • Previous experience in marketing for mobile/ casual games.

  • Knowledge of best practices in digital and traditional advertising

  • Strong and multidisciplinary art and proven motion graphic skills

  • Expert Adobe Suite, Unity, and 3D software programmes

  • Passionate about narrative and visual communication.

  • Proactive, self-driven, a good team player, and collaborator with a positive attitude!

  • A problem solver with a great eye for detail

  • Fluent in English

Benefits:

This studio offers a competitive salary, with company benefits, also relocation support to the UK.

Applications:

Please email your updated CV as a Word document as well as your latest URL portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2130

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


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