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Vacancies in Art & Animation

Senior Environment Artist AAA Games Studio London Ref 2429

Our client who specialises in multi-player games, is working on several unannounced titles, and looking to appoint a highly talented Senior Environment Artist, a team player who has hard surface and/ organic experience, to create visually stunning worlds.   The role is based in our studio in London, England. 

What will you do

  • Reports to and work closely with the Lead Environment Artist
  • Create and model complex environments assets, using concept art and photographs
  • Work closely with the Level design, Lighting, VFX and Tech Art teams
  • Troubleshooting and follow through with feedback
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Manage and meet deadlines

What skills do you need

  • A min of 4-5 years as an Environment Artist
  • A complete and updated portfolio showcasing your environment art skills
  • PBR workflows
  • 3DS Max, Maya, Photoshop and Substance Painter
  • Knowledge of shape, form and composition
  • Has worked with Jira

An added bonus, if you have the following:

  • Unreal 4
  • Zbrush and/ Substance Designer
  • Hard surface and/ foliage modelling
  • Set dressing and beautification pass experience  

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2429.

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


Senior Asset Artist VR Developer, Amsterdam Ref 2425

Our client is the largest VR Developer in the world, and they are looking to appoint a highly skilled Senior Asset Artist, who will create high quality assets for their multi-platform AAA VR action shooter game.  

Responsibilities

  • Working with the Leads and Art Director to ensure delivery of hight quality throughout the project
  • Liaise and work closely with level designers and environments artists to create game-ready  assets
  • Guide, mentor and motivate the junior artists
  • Identify design problems and offer solutions
  • Constant communication with the Leads and the Production teams regarding planning etc

Requirements

  • A min of 5 years in the games industry – pc or console games, with ideally 2 shipped titles
  • An impressive portfolio, showcasing your asset creation skills – vehicles, props, weapons
  • Experienced in creating optimized in-game art assets including hard surface and organic models
  • Unreal Engine (or similar), Maya (or similar), Zbrush, and Substance Painter
  • Source control software (Perforce) and task tracking software (Jira)

An added bonus, if you have the following:

  • Substance designer, Houdini
  • Create materials – HLSL, Unreal
  • Scripts – Unreal blueprints, MEL, Python  

Company Benefits:

Competitive salary, free pension plan, flexible working hours, with additional company benefits

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2425

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


Lead Animator Console PC Games Studio UK Ref 2424

Our client is an award-winning studio based in the UK, perfectly positioned to explore the tranquil South Coast or the crashing Atlantic North Coast, is looking to appoint at Lead Animator to join their team, working on 2 shooter projects, creating amazing animations.

 What will you be doing?

  • Reports to the MD
  • Responsible to lead, manage, motivate, support and delegate to the team of animators
  • Work closely with the Cinematic and Animation teams to create high-quality animations for gameplay and cinematics – realistic characters, facial animations
  • Improve processes, prototype new tools ad workflows for the animation department
  • Manage risks for animation
  • Liaise with the Production team – identify and manage risks within the schedule
  • Animate using Keyframe and Motion Capture pipelines
  • Budget management
  • Follow up on animation feedback to the teams from internal and external playtesting

Who you are 

  • A min of 3 years’ experience as a Lead Animator experience in the games industry with a at lead 1 shipped title
  • Or a Senior who is ready to make the next career move to Lead level
  • Maya and Motion Builder experience
  • Unreal 4 game engine
  • 3DS Max or Maya, Photoshop
  • Art creation workflow, asset exporting, and data driven pipelines

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2424

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


Senior VFX Artist AAA Games Studio London Ref 2184

Our client is an award-winning AAA games studio based in London, who is looking for an experienced Senior VFX Artist to join their talented team and assist with building amazing effects for their AAA projects.


What will you be doing?

  • As part of the VFX team who will drive and refine the gameplay and environmental effects
  • Work closely with the Art team, Designers and Technical Art teams
  • Support the junior artists
  • Set pipelines and maintain efficacy
  • Ensure visual quality and best practices


Who you are

  • A Senior VFX artist in the games industry
  • A minimum of 3 years at Senior level, with an impressive portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Released AAA titles, pc and console games
  • Real-time VFX skills, including timing,composition, colour and how VFX provide gameplay feedback
  • Unreal 4 – VFX and Physics tools  
  • Experience with node-based material generation workflows
  • Latest digital art techniques, practices, tools, software, and trends
  • Houdini FX is an added 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 forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2184

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


Art Director PC and Console Game Studio Nottingham Ref 2414

We are working with an established and award-winning studio who is working on several AAA projects. The client is looking to appoint a seasoned Art Director to come on board, to direct the artistic vision of their unannounced action project, to set the quality bar high, maintain the standards and also support the teams across the various disciplines. 

What will you be doing?

  • Manage and direct all the art teams - create and communicate the art vision for the project – externally and internally
  • Meeting regularly with Code, Design and Art teams – discuss and implement new ideas and features
  • Work closely with the Leads – ensuring consistent delivery of quality throughout the project
  • Assist with planning projects and pitches
  • Drive quality
  • Provide feedback regarding the project’s art direction
  • Manage art reviews – internally and externally  
  • Support, guide and mentor the art team
Who you are
  • An Art Director or at Associate Art Director level in the games industry
  • A shipped title under your belt as an Art Director
  • Experience across various art styles
  • Composition, lighting and colour theory skills 
  • Identify and resolve art workflow and staffing issues
An added bonus:

  • Unreal
  • Experience with large publishers/ IP owners or franchises
Benefits

Flexible hybrid working, competitive salary, annual bonus, share incentive plan, pension and many more wonderful benefits.

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2414

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


Senior VFX Artist AAA Games Studio UK - REF 2383

Our client is an award-winning AAA games studio based in the UK, who is looking for an experienced and skilled Senior 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
  • 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
  • Mentor other VFX artists and aid in resolving complex artistic/VFX development
  • Manage the quality of VFX for combat, cinematics, quests...
  • Stay aware of trends and techniques from the industry, evaluate competitive products, and learn new software packages

Who you are

  • VFX experience at Senior with an impressive portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Worked on AAA titles
  • Portfolio demonstrating VFX work
  • 4+ years production experience as a VFX Artist in the games industry, with title under your belt as VFX artist
  • Photoshop editing skills to create texture effects for the particle systems.
  • Particle systems like Niagara, PopcornFXv2, VFX Graph is a preference
  • Node based shader pipelines
  • Ability to make prerendering sims 
  • Technical and creative problem-solving
  • Familiar with scripting principles incl. C++, C# Python, HLSL, GLSL...

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.


Senior Environment Artist AAA UK REF 1989

An exciting opportunity exists with a leading AAA games studio in the Midlands UK.

The client is looking to recruit a highly talented Senior Environment Artist, good experience of PBR techniques, world-class 3D software knowledge and AAA Games experience, with the ability to work from concept and delivering exceptional quality of projects.

What skills do you need?

  • Any skills using photogrammetry will be an added advantage.
  • Also, your ability to work as a team, to collaborate with internal stakeholders and being able communicate all levels, will set you apart from the rest.
  • 5+ years experience in a similar role with a published title under your belt

Application

Are you a game changer and ready for your next career move? Please contact cvs@big-planet.biz with your CV and portfolio URL highlighting assets and architecture. 

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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

Benefits


Senior Character Artist AAA Games Studio London Ref 2418

Our client who specialises in multi-player first person shooter games, is working on an exciting new project and looking to appoint a highly talented Senior Character Artist with strong sculpting, texturing and artistic abilities, with a keen an eye for detail, bringing their characters to life!  

Responsibilities

  • Reports to and collaborates with the Creative Director and the Art Director  
  • Creating and meeting the specifications provided
  • Maintaining high quality characters for our project
  • Liaise and collaborate with the team, creating amazing characters
  • Adhere to and maintain the defined art visual style

Requirements

  • An experienced Senior Character Artist in the games industry, with at least 3 shipped titles
  • An impressive portfolio, showcasing a variety of art styles
  • Real-time shader experience
  • PBR workflow
  • Hard surface and organic 3D modelling and texturing  
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical construction and functionality (gear, weapons & robotics)
  • Strong understanding of form, silhouette, shape, texture, colour and lighting
  • 3DS Max or Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop
  • Character skinning/ rigging
  • Unreal 4
  • Substance Designer and Substance Painter is a bonus

 
Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2418


Associate Vehicle Artist - contract role, AAA Studio Midlands Ref 2296

Our client is a world-class and leading AAA studio who is looking to appoint a highly skilled Vehicle Artist, who will assist the team to take their world-famous racing game to a new level!  Your keen eye for detail, a passion for automotive design and proven skills of quality work will secure an interview.

You’ll have 

  • Console experience working on published titles
  • Proven track record of delivering high quality 3D assets for AAA titles
  • A thorough understanding of all technical aspects of vehicle creation
  • An outstanding portfolio demonstrating your vehicle work for AAA titles
  • A passion for games and game visuals

Who you are

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in games, creating high quality 3D vehicle assets
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your skills as a vehicle artist
  • Detail-oriented and execution of high-quality work
  • Excellence in hard surface modelling – high and low poly
  • 2D texturing skills – using Substance Designer and Adobe Photoshop
  • Understanding PBR techniques

Application

Please e-mail your Word CV and your updated portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2296

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


Senior VFX /Tech Artist Games Studio Berlin Ref 2404

My client is looking to appoint an experienced Senior VFX/Tech Artist to join their team; a good communicator and team player, with an eye for detail who will be creating amazing visual effects, shaping the direction of the project and pushing the boundaries.

What will you do?

  • Working closely with the art, audio, design and engineering teams, in order to deliver 1st class visual effects
  • Optimization of VFX workflows
  • Maintenance of the global tools and workflows relating to VFX production
  • Research solutions and technologies with the engineering team

Who are you?

  • A min of 4 years as a VFX artist in the games industry
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your broad VFX skills
  • In-game effects creation
  • 3D asset creation – 3DS Max, Photoshop, Mudbox/Zbrush skills
  • Unity
  • Solid VEX and Python skills
  • Knowledge of Houdini and other DCCs in regard to VFX 

Added bonus if you have the following:

  • Basic HLSL  
  • VFX for mobile platform
  • Experience with fluid simulation, fracturing etc

Benefits

Excellent renumeration and benefits, offering flexible office hours

Application

To apply please forward your updated CV to cvs@big-planet.biz along with your latest URL portfolio/ showreel quoting reference 2404

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Senior Lighting Artist Console Game Studio SE London Ref 2378

We are working with a studio situated South East of London, who is looking to appoint an talented Senior Lighting Artist to join their

dynamic studio who will be working on next-gen projects, pushing the boundaries in UE4 and UE5.  

What will you be doing?

  • Work with the Art Director /Creative Director who will create distinctive look that support gameplay
  • Liaise and collaborate with tech art and graphic engineers on shaders, shadows and other quality issues
  • Communicate with production to plan lighting work
  • Identify potential risks and communicate with management
  • Optimise lighting content, create AAA quality lighting
  • Collaborate with the project’s leadership team, ensuring the visuals of the game, comply with the technical constraints

Who you are

  • Senior Lighting Artist with relevant qualification, and experience, with an updated portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Real-time dynamic and baked lighting, grading and post fx skills
  • Unreal 4 game engine or similar
  • 3DS Max or Maya, Photoshop
  • Art creation workflow, asset exporting, and data driven pipelines

An added bonus:

  • Unreal
  • Shipped AAA titles as an Art Director
  • World building and narrative experience
  • Creating HDR skyboxes
  • UE4 blueprints
  • Material /shader work and scripting
  • Colour grading / post-process effects  

Benefits

Flexible hybrid working, private healthcare, pension plan and incentives

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2378

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


Art Director Console Game Development Studio SE London Ref 2377

We are working with a studio situated South East of London, who is looking to appoint an experienced, creative and highly talented Art Director, who will motivate, lead the art teams and collaborate with all disciplines, to deliver amazing and beautiful environments.  

What will you be doing?

  • Collaborate with the project’s leadership team, ensuring the visuals of the game, comply with the technical constraints
  • Drive quality
  • Take ownership of the project, and drive the artistic vison of the project – communicate with the art vision with the internal and external teams
  • Work closely with the Code, Design, Audio and Art teams – collaborate, help implement new ideas, guide and motivate 
  • Liaise with the Art leads – ensure high quality standards are maintained throughout the project
  • Provide feedback after review – keep with the project’s art direction
  • Work with marketing – provide assets to best represent the games
  • Taking ownership of aspects of the project's direction - marketing and branding for the projects 
  • Grow and build the art team – recruit and external development partners

Who you are

  • An Art Director with experience developing new IP
  • Shipped titles as an Art Director
  • Knowledge of PBR workflows
  • 3D modelling tools/ painting/ illustration software
  • Asset management and tracking software – JIRA, Shotgun, Perforce
  • Solid team management and leadership skills

An added bonus:

  • Unreal
  • Shipped AAA titles as an Art Director
  • World building and narrative experience
  • HDR pipelines
  • Experience with large publishers/ IP owners on shipped games
  • Solid people management skills

Benefits

Flexible hybrid working, private healthcare, pension plan and incentives

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2377

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


Lead Concept Artist PC/Console Games Germany - REF 2372

Our client is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the South of Germany and they are looking to employ a skilled Lead Concept Artist, a good communicator who will manage the outsourcing teams and support the internal 2D team.  

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Creative Director and the Game Designer
  • Liaise and collaborate with the technical Art Director
  • Provide concepts which relate to real time 3D engine
  • Assist with the creation of the game world in the vision of the game concept
  • Manage and plan the outsourcing team’s work
  • Create and deliver 2D concept art that meet the requirements for the project – props, scenes, characters, buildings, backgrounds
  • Propose concept references

Requirements

  • A min of 5 years in the games industry as a Senior Concept Artist
  • 1 shipped title as a lead concept artist/ outsourcing manager
  • An amazing portfolio, showcasing different styles – realistic to stylised
  • 3D modelling skills is a bonus

 
Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2372


Technical Artist PC and Console Games Germany Ref 2366

Our client is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the South of Germany and they are looking to employ a Technical Artist, to join them and assist their teams to develop, design and implement art pipelines, tools and features using Unreal engine.

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Lead Technical Artist
  • Working closely with all Art teams’ members, Game Design and Engineering teams
  • Also, work closely with 3d artists and outsourcers to ensure that technical constraints are respected
  • Develop, design and implement art pipelines, tools and features using Unreal engine.
  • Develop rendering tech features/prototype gameplay features using Unreal blueprint system and test the implementation on the target platforms.
  • GPU and CPU optimisations

Requirements

  • 3 years in the games industry as a Technical Artist, with at least 1 shipped title
  • One of the following languages will suffice - Maxscript, Mel, JavaScript, Python, C#, C++
  • An understanding of 3D graphics
  • Any of the following tools - 3DS Max, Maya, Maya, Blender, Houdini, Substance Painter/Designer, Photoshop
  • Materials/ shading and rendering

An added bonus, if you have the following:

  • Character skinning/ rigging
  • Full digital art content creation pipeline
  • Zbrush, Speedtree, Marvelous Designer

 
Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2366


Senior Vehicle Artist Award-Winning Developer UK - Ref 2357

Our client is growing fast, developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology. They are looking to employ a talented Senior Vehicle Artist to join their team of industry veterans, who will set the quality bar high and steer the development of the project.

Responsibilities

  • Report to the Lead and collaborate with the artists to deliver all required content
  • Modelling, UV mapping, texturing, rigging and animation of vehicles – creating realistic, high end quality vehicle assets
  • Implementation and configuration within Unreal Engine 4
  • Adhere to art workflows, pipelines and budget limitations
  • Mentoring the junior artists – assist and guide with day to day best working practices and discipline development

Requirements

  • Vehicle artist in the games industry - 3 years plus, with 1 shipped title 
  • PC or next-gen console games experience
  • Unreal Engine 
  • 3DS Max, Photoshop, Substance Painter and Substance Designer 

Benefits

This studio offers a very competitive salary and wonderful company benefits

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV, along with your latest portfolio to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2357


Environment & Prop Artist (2 vacancies). London UK. Contract REF 2353

Our client is a revolutionary VR studio based in London, building immersive simulations to enhance and accelerate the human experience. Now, they are looking for 2 skilled and experienced 3D environment / prop artists to help them on their latest ground breaking project. This is a minimum 6-months fixed term contract but likely to be longer. As part of the role, you will form part of their world class art team, creating high poly photo real standard natural environments for an high profile client.

Who you are?

· A full project lifecycle experience in a 3D art role

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Unreal Engine (or similar) experience

· Team player with a can do attitude

· Great understanding of art, design, and technical fundamentals

· Keen eye for detail

· 3DSMax / Maya

· You must be flexible, highly motivated, and approachable

Benefits

· A great work life balance & excellent base salary with bonus

Application 

· Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2353.

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


Associate Lighting Director AAA Games Studio Midlands - Ref 2325

Our client is known for creating cutting-edge game experiences. They are looking to appoint an experienced Lead Lighting Artist, an expert in your field, who will set and maintain the visual direction of their project.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Art Director and the Lead Technical Artist
  • Take ownership of the technical and artistic vision on the pipeline management and visual level
  • Utilise, create and enhance a bespoke for the team
  • Maintain the quality expectations
  • Test and identify external and internal tools to maintain their competitive edge in the market
  • Oversee aspects such as colour-grading, post-effects and key lighting behaviours

Requirements

  • Lead lighting experience, with an impressive portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Real-time, dynamic lighting experience
  • Davinci Resolve from BlackMagic
  • Sound technical credentials
  • Adobe suite, 3DS Max, Photoshop

 
Benefits

This studio offers a very competitive salary and wonderful company benefits

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio/showreel links to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2325


Principal Tech Artist Games Netherlands - Ref 2326

We are working with a leading VR and AR studio based in beautiful Amsterdam, who is looking to appoint an experienced and innovative Principal Technical Artist, who will implement new tools and techniques, creating visual appeal and drive high quality graphics.  

What will you be doing?

  • Motivate, lead and inspire the technical team
  • Drive improvements
  • Maintain the toolchain for art creation
  • Create new tools and innovate on techniques for asset creation
  • Drive quality and the best visual results

Who you are

  • Excellent understanding of rendering theory from console to mobile games
  • Unreal 4 – blueprints, materials and shaders
  • Optimization skills from profiling to implementation
  • Python

An added bonus:

  • Substance Painter and Designer
  • Houdini
  • Programming in C++/C#
  • CGFX
  • HLSL shader languages
  • Modelling and texturing skills

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2326.

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


Senior Technical Designer AAA, Remote or London – REF 2324

Our client is a AAA games studio looking for a Senior Technical Designer to help work on their amazing first-person shooter multiplayer games. As part of your role, you will be working closely with the design team, contributing to the overall game design.

What you will be doing?

  • Work closely with the Design and Engineering team to help design, prototype, create and support systems within the game
  • Work with Unreal Engine to implement and maintain blueprints and data for an ever-growing online game
  • Mentor and manage other designers if necessary, including identifying designers to work on features, levels, or products within the studio. You will regularly be part of peer-reviews
  • Support the programming team by assisting in debugging and optimization or undertaking light programming work
  • You will regularly communicate out progress against quality’s cope and game vision alignment expectations
  • Regularly present the areas of the game you are responsible for the studio
  • Where necessary you will speak to the media and prepare key product messaging for the media

Who you are?

  • Industry experience and 1 shipped AAA current gen console or PC title that featured a multiplayer component, worked on beginning to end
  • A strong understanding of design tool frameworks, and how both script and visual script co-exist
  • Experience of prototyping gameplay mechanics using UE4, Unity or similar
  • Great problem-solving skills
  • A true passion for games and a love for gaming in general
  • Experience of people-management, mentoring, line-management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with source-control applications (SVN, Perforce, AlienBrian, etc)

Benefits

This studio offers a friendly and comfortable working environment. A great work-life balance with a comprehensive benefits package offered focusing on the wellbeing of you and your family.

Application

Please email your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2324

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


VFX Artist Games Studio Southern Germany – Ref 2316

I am working with an established games studio based in the South of Germany is looking for an experienced VFX Artist, to create amazing effects for the upcoming projects.

What will you do?

  • Reports to the Lead VFX Artist
  • Work with the Art Director, ensuring delivery of highest quality effects
  • Make necessary improvements and customisation of existing effects toolset
  • Work will be done using Unreal4, their in-house toolset and a collection of licensed tools (Max, Photoshop, effects plugins like fumefx, Afterburn and similar

Who are you?

  • A min of 2 years as a VFX artist in the games industry
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your broad VFX skills
  • In-game effects creation
  • 3D asset creation – 3DS Max, Photoshop, Mudbox/Zbrush skills
  • Unreal

Added bonus if you have the following:

  • Basic programming skills
  • A passion for VFX and keen to learn new skills – meatball, fluid simulation, morphing effects
  • CG artistic skills – hand drawing, camera work, animation
  • Experience with shaders

Benefits

Excellent renumeration, backed by top publisher, no crunch...

Application

To apply please forward your updated CV to cvs@big-planet.biz along with your latest URL portfolio/ showreel quoting reference 2316

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Lead Narrative Designer, France or Remote - Ref 2310

Our client is an amazing games studio based in France, looking for a talented Lead Narrative Designer to work on a brand-new action-adventure game set to be released for PC and console. As part of your role, you will be responsible for reporting to the game director as well as working closely with other team leads. You will be part of the very core team at the heart of a very exciting creative process.

What you will be doing?

  • Create a positive, supportive work environment that motivates your team
  • Communicate expectations of progress, quality, and alignment with the game vision and any changes affecting the project
  • Contribute to the design of the global gaming experience
  • Contribute to the creation of all levels and guarantee that the integration of narrative components meets quality requirements
  • Write all direct narrative (e.g., dialogues) as well as associated narrative components (e.g., missions) in French
  • Be responsible for guaranteeing the narrative quality of the game
  • Define indirect narration tools (how to tell the story through gameplay and setting)
  • Develop the scenario and all narrative components (characters, places, etc)

Who you are?

  • Fluency in written and spoken French
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Narrative designer or Lead Narrative Designer on, at least, one AA game that has been released to the market
  • Strong affinity for systemic and environmental narration
  • Mastery of the craft of writing, and ability to adapt to production constraints
  • Willingness to take a hands-on approach to conduct narration tests in the game engine
  • Good level of English

Benefits:

This studio offers a friendly and comfortable working environment, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Along with luncheon vouchers, housing services, health insurance, and a holiday bonus.

Applications:

Please email your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2310

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

Technical Artist AAA Console Games Studio, Midlands - Ref 2304

Our client is a successful AAA studio, known for creating cutting-edge console games game experiences, is looking to appoint a young and talented Technical Artist, who is eager to learn and be part of a supportive and fun team. 


Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Technical Art Lead
  • Assist the Lead – provide information, re: technical implementation across disciplines
  • Assist with art pipelines and processes to deliver streamlined production and amazing visual quality
  • Create tools to support the art team

·  Implementsolutions driven – identify, log and track any issues


Requirements:

·  1-2 years in the games industry

·  Careerpath as a Technical Artist

·  Programming skills

·  Game engine experience

 
Benefits:

This studio offers a very competitive salary and wonderful company benefits


Applications:

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2304.

Cinematic Animator Artist AAA Console Games Studio, Midlands - Ref 2306

Our client is a successful AAA console studio situated in the Midlands. They are looking to appoint a talented Cinematic Animator, who has motion capture, keyframe, and facial animation skills, with the ability to produce high-quality work, to join their highly skilled team of game artists.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Lead, the Director, and the rest of the cinematic team
  • Liaise with the Design team – implement cinematics and testing
  • Blocking out animations and polishing motion-capture animations
  • Pre-vis, create cutscenes, bespoke animations, in-game cinematics


Requirements:

·  A minimum of 2 years experience as an Animator in the video games industry

·  An impressive showreel showcasing your animation skills

·  Motion Capture animation

·  Maya and Motion Builder

·  Experience with game engines

 
Benefits:

This studio offers a very competitive salary and wonderful company benefits


Applications:

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV, along with your latest portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2306.

Art Director VR Game Development Studio, Netherlands - Ref 2298

We are working with a leading VR and AR studio based in beautiful Amsterdam, who is looking to appoint an experienced Art Director, a forwardthinking and highly skilled games professional, with an eye for detail, who willlead the team on their ambitious AAA project.  

What will you be doing?

  • Motivate the development teams and work closely with the Senior Art Lead
  • Drive the artistic vision of the project – props, characters, lighting, vfx etc.
  • Stimulate creativity and encourage team’s input  
  • Liaise and build relationships with external vendors
  • Participate in art reviews and respond professionally to creative feedback
  • Ensuring top quality artwork throughout the project
  • Identify and resolving any issues
  • Taking ownership of the project's creative direction, liaise with PR, Marketing, and branding for the projects 

Who you are?

  • A seasoned games artist with a minimum of 8 years at the Art Director level
  • An impressive portfolio, showcasing your body of work - professional and personal
  • Full development cycle on AAA console/ pcs titles 
  • In-depth understanding of the principles of art, styling, tone, composition, colour
  • Unreal Engine
  • Experience creating high-quality 3D meshes using Maya or Substance toolchain

An added bonus:

· VR development

Applications:

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2298.

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

Senior UI Artist Multiplatform Games Studio, Amsterdam - Ref 2299

We are working with a game studio based in Amsterdam that is looking for a highly skilled UI Artist, an innovative thinker, a team player to join them, to create a fun user interface experience for their target market.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work on their AAA project.  

 What will you be doing?

· Working closely with the Game Designers

· Define the visual UI style and document in the style guide

· Prepare designs and present mock-ups for review and validation

· Create, animate, and implement 2D and 3D UI assets into the game engine

· Ensure UX design and flow throughout

Who you are?

  • Formal qualification and relevant video games experience
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your skillset
  • A minimum of 3 years as a UI Artist
  • 2D and 3D UI art creation
  • Unity or Unreal experience
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Maya, Adobe XD
  • Unreal Blueprinting

An added bonus if you have the following:  

  • Concept art skills
  • Experience in VR/AR/MR
  • 3D modeling
  • Animation

Wonderful company benefits:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Tax reduction for eligible expats
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation
  • Free pension plan
  • Free train commuting when living outside of Amsterdam
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam
  •  The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home

Applications:

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2299.

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


Get in Touch

phone: +44 (0) 1273 233 534

email: info@big-planet.biz

cvs: cvs@big-planet.biz

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