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Vacancies in Art & Animation

Senior Cinematic Artist Games – SW England – REF 2552

Our client is an exciting games studio looking for a Senior Cinematics Artist to join their talented art team to work on their upcoming UE5 projects. This role can be offered fully remotely or hybrid at their beautiful studio in the South-West of England.

Your cinematic expertise will cover a broad range of key areas including lighting, performance direction, cinematography and editing. Alongside this, you will be working closely with animators, artists and programmers to develop and share a vision for the cinematics on their upcoming titles.

What will you do?

  • Manage, support, mentor and develop team members in your department
  • Act as a hiring manager for future titles in cinematics
  • Identify and manage risks within the schedule with the Production department
  • Create bespoke motion graphics content to use within the game
  • Improve processes, prototype new tools, example levels and workflows in your department
  • Work with Production involving the planning and production tasks relating to all aspects of the department, including Jira agile workflows
  • Create documentation related to your discipline for training and support purposes
  • Alongside Production and leadership work towards creating and managing budgets for the department

Who you are?

  • 4+ years of experience in the games industry, working with cutscene/cinematic related work
  • Strong knowledge of storytelling, film language and cinematography technique
  • Solid understanding of JIRA, WWise and Unreal Engine
  • Ability to deliver high quality cinematic projects on time
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication
  • Comfortable working cross discipline

Benefits

  • Fully Remote/ Hybrid work models
  • No crunch/ flexible hours
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Supportive work environment – with work socials and opportunities to further progress your skills

Application

To apply send CVs to apply to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2552.

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


Senior Concept Artist AAA Console Games Studio Sweden Ref 2605

Our client is an award-winning studio known for creating successful and cutting-edge games. They are looking to appoint a highly creative and talented Senior Concept Artist with a passion for world building, who will realise their vision.  

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Art Director and Lead
  • Establish the Art Director’s vision through sketches to paintings, storyboards, mood boards and paint-overs to support art, design, gameplay and storytelling
  • Create style guides for outsourcing briefs
  • Support the vendors with base material
  • Effective communication with the artists and provide feedback

Requirements

  • Sound experience as a concept artist – a minimum of 8 years of experience
  • Games or film industry experience
  • Basic understanding of game engines
  • 3D software experience – at least one as a foundation for paint work and pre-viz
  • Comprehensive knowledge of composition, perspective, colour theory, anatomy, real-world materials, and lighting

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 to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2605.

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


Remote Lighting Artist World-Class International Games Studio Ref 2601

Our client is an award-winning studio known for creating successful and cutting-edge games. They are looking to appoint a talented Lighting Artist with a passion for world building, an artistic eye and ability to interpret reference and concept art.

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Lead Lighting Artist
  • Work with the Art Directors, establishing the image quality and moods
  • Create light settings for their interior and exterior environments
  • Set up image effects processes and technical requirements
  • Provide feedback to the lighting team

Requirements

  • A min of 3 years in the games industry as a Lighting Artist
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Solid 3D asset creation and lighting skills - have an artistic eye and ability to interpret reference and concept art
  • Strong knowledge of the composition of scenes
  • Real-time rendering engine experience

 
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 

lynelle@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2601


Senior UI/UX Designer Cross-platform Games Studio Remote opportunity Ref 2572

My client is working on an exciting and new project, and they looking to appoint an experienced Senior UI/UX Designer to join their team,who will add value as a specialist and help to define a new subgenre, as they embark on a big and ambitious project.

 What will you be doing?

  • Report to the Lead Game Designer
  • Contribute to the full cycle of UX/UI
  • Create fantastic UI Art, analyse designs and express your UX designs
  • Research solutions, provide feedback,communicate designs with the production team
  • Analyse playtests and surveys
  • UX/UI workflow improvements

Who you are

  • A formal qualification and relevant video games experience
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your UX/UI skillset
  • A minimum of 5 years as a UX/UI designer, with a released title
  • Figma, Miro, Adobe suite  

An added bonus if you have the following:  

  • Unity
  • A MOBA/ MMORPG player
  • Web and mobile UI design
  • BI/Data background


Benefits

Remote working, or an option to work on-site in Copenhagen, relocation assistance, excellent remuneration. 


Application

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

cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2572.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Senior 3D Artist PC Games Studio Slovenia Ref 2577

Slovenia is known as ‘the green heart of Europe’, with its diverse and magical natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage; a charming country situated between the Alps and the Adriatic. The studio is situated in Ljubljana, the capital city, considered to be an undiscovered gem.

Following their successful release, my client is embarking on a new project. They are growing and looking to appoint a talented Senior 3Dartist with solid modelling and texturing skills to join their team. 


Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the graphics and production teams
  • Create amazing and high-quality 3D environment art and props
  • Ensure all work meets the vision of the project and delivered timeously
  • Optimisation of scenes and assets
  • Establish and streamline technical pipelines
  • Adhere to the strict limitations of the project

Requirements

  • A 3D artist with a minimum of 3 years in the games industry
  • An impressive portfolio, showcasing your skills  
  • Technical abilities - lighting, shaders, texturing,rendering
  • Unreal game engine
  • Maya and other 3D graphics software


Benefits

Competitive salary, profit share, relocation assistance,flexible work hours and remote work days.

 
Application

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

lynelle@big-planet.bizquoting reference 2577.

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


Multimedia Concept Artist Mobile Games Studio Spain Ref 2549

Our client is based in sunny Barcelona, is a top-rankingmobile games studio and they are looking to appoint a creative and talented ConceptArtist, with an eye for detail and a team player, to join their marketing art team.You will be a key player in the creative process, who will provide key elementsfor their marketing campaigns.  


Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Product Marketing Manager
  • Analyse data with the User Acquisition team
  • Collaborate with the outsourcing department
  • Create briefs and static assets
  • Produce competitor benchmarking, create storyboards and briefs
  • Create animatics and videos
  • Liaise with team members
  • Maintaining best practices and keep up to date of new trends in the mobile games space

Requirements

· Min of 2 years as a Concept artist in gamesdevelopment or someone from the advertising industry

· A multidisciplinary art skillset

· Data analysis

· A passion for user acquisition

· Solid Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. A goodknowledge of Adobe After Effects experience

An added bonus, if you havethe following skills:

· Mobile games experience

· Understanding of Digital and traditionaladvertising best practices

· Unity

· 3D Software


Application

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

cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2549.

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


Senior Game Artist Mobile Games UK based studio Ref 2444

Senior Game Artist Mobile Games UK based studio Ref 2444

Our client who has developed very popular titles in the mobile games industry, is looking to appoint a talented, well organised Senior Game Artist, a team player, to join their team of artists, to create beautiful assets.   This role is at our London studio.

What will you do?

  • Working closely with Designers and developers
  • Generate ideas
  • Inspire and mentor others
  • Creating brilliant assets  
  • Work with deadlines and deliver high quality work

What skills do you need?

  • Senior experience in the mobile/ casual games industry
  • An impressive portfolio to showcase your artistic skills with assets designed for diverse genres of games
  • Unity Engine 
  • Agile scrum knowledge
  • Adobe creative suite 
  • Bone and 2D Cell animation and VFX experience
  • Well versed in shape, value and color theory
  • Basic knowledge of UI/UX

Benefits

This studio offers a very competitive salary and amazing company benefits

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV, along with your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2444.

Senior VFX Artist PC and Console Games Studio Germany Ref 2467

My client is one of the leading game developers in Germany, with their modern office based in Frankfurt. They develop RPG games, and they are looking to appoint a creative and highly skilled Senior VFX Artist to join their multi-national team of artists.  


What will you do?

· Collaborate, support and work closely with the art,programming and game design teams

· Conceptualising, creating and implementing high quality in-game VFX

· Maintain the visual direction of the game and deliver1st class visual effects

· Assist with technical tasks and offer solutions based on the project’s requirements


Who are you?

· A min of 5 years as an artist in the games industry, ideally pc and consoles games

· Solid experience as a VFX artist, with an impressive portfolio showcasing your real-time VFX skills

· Strong understanding of art, gameplay and animation principles

An added bonus if you have the following skills:

· Cinematic post-production and experience in 3Dmodeling, 2D texture creation and offline simulation tools

· Knowledge of current state of the art games,films and top-notch development techniques

· Understanding of rendering pipelines

· Creation of complex shader networks and scripting


Application

To apply please forward your updated Word formatted CVto cvs@big-planet.biz alongwith your latest URL portfolio/ showreel quoting reference 2467.  

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


UI Artist Mobile Games Studio Germany Ref 2542

We are working with a mobile and casual games studio based in Berlin who is looking for a highly skilled and creative UI Artist, who will be working closely with game design and development teams, with a focus to improve the customer experience.   

 What will you be doing?

  • Liaise and collaborate with art, developer, game design and UX teams
  • Create fun user interfaces for their existing and new social and mobile games
  • Refine the visual UI style – graphics,animations  
  • Document in style guide

Who you are

  • A formal qualification and relevant video games experience – casual or mobile games experience
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your skillset
  • A minimum of 2 years as a UI Artist - understanding of fundamental design principles, usability, flows, and UI design
  • Unity experience
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Source control software – Git, SVN or similar

An added bonus if you have the following:  

  • Animation experience
  • Digital art creation

Application

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

cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2542.

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


Destruction Artist – Fully Remote – AAA Games

You are a Technical Artist with a passion for virtual destruction systems! You love to help develop tools that find new ways to destroy mesh assets, make them explode, shatter, crack and crumble. You can't wait to get into our game engine and make our buildings crumble under your godlike powers of destruction. Your excitement and passion for this challenge inspires you to want to share your skills and discoveries with anyone and everyonewho will listen. Especially our studio partners committed to this same vision.


You will:

*  Collaborate directly with engineers, product team owners and content demo team to build solutions that showcase our physics systems around destruction, cloth, and rigid body physic systems.

*  Workwith a team of technical artists to build tech examples, demos and create documentation and training materials to help educate the studio community and broadcast the engine’s capabilities.

*  Collaborateand advise on tools, workflows and best practices with Technical Artists and Designers across all of our studios


You Will Need:

*  Experiencein 3D modelling, physics, VFX or procedural tools

*  Love sharing your skills and ideas across multiple creative talent, from artists, designers to engineers, producers and product managers.

*  Did we mention the destruction part yet? That's an important passion we are looking for!


Your experience includes:

*  Dive into the details, solving difficult problems and sharing your discoveries

*  A history working in games or film - with shipped titles to your credit

*  Work with Unity, Unreal or similar game engines.

*  Design or improve workflows and defining production pipelines

*  2+years of development experience

*  Comfortable working with a team across multiple time zones in Europe and North America


CV to cvs@big-planet.biz to apply


Senior Level Artist PC and Console Game Studio Austria Ref 2520

My client is situated in a city that is widely considered to be one of the “World’s Most Livable City”. They are looking to appoint an experienced Senior Level Artist; a good communicator and team player, to join their team.


What will you do?

· Working closely with the teams

· Create terrific game environments 


Who are you?

· A min of 5 years as an artist in the games industry

· Environment art skills – great with composition,proportion and scale

· An impressive portfolio showcasing your environment/level art skills


Application

To apply please forward your updated Word formatted CV to cvs@big-planet.biz along with your latest URL portfolio/ showreel quoting reference 2520.

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


Senior VFX Artist PC and Console Game Studio Austria Ref 2519

Senior VFX Artist PC and Console Game Studio Austria Ref 2519

My client is situated in a city that is widely considered to be one of the “World’s Most Livable City”. They are looking to appoint an experienced Senior VFX Artist; a good communicator and team player, to join their team.


What will you do?

· Working closely with the teams

· Conceptualising, creating and implementing VFX

· Deliver 1st class visual effects

· Optimization of VFX workflows

· Research solutions and technologies with the engineering team


Who are you?

· A min of 5 years as an artist in the games industry

· An impressive portfolio showcasing your broad VFX skills


Application

To apply please forward your updated Word formatted CVto cvs@big-planet.biz alongwith your latest URL portfolio/ showreel quoting reference 2519.

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


Senior 3D Artist PC and Console Game Austria - REF 2518

We are working with a PC and console studio based in Vienna, Austria 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
  • 1+ released titles as a 3D artist
  • Maya, 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
  • 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 2518.

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


Senior 2D Artist Games Austria REF 2388

We are working with an established Game Studiobased in Vienna, a charming cultural haven in mainland Europe. We are seekingto employ an experienced and talented Senior 2D Artist, who is passionate aboutcreating 2D art, to join their team.   

Who are you

  • A creative 2D artist
  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Gaming industry experience with a published title under your belt
  • 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 workingenvironment, interesting projects, market rate salary and more!

Application

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2388.

Big Planet is an equal opps company, valuediversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.


Senior Technical Artist Console and PC Game Studio, France Ref 2339

Senior Technical Artist Console and PC Game Studio, SouthFrance Ref 2339

Our client is currently working on their award-winningproject and will be needing your expertise as a Senior Technical Artist to jointheir successful team of game artists.   


Do you have the following profile?

· Relevant games industry experience as aTechnical Artist

· Solid coding and scripting skills

· An expert in programming of shaders - GLSL/HLSL

· Excellent rendering techniques and pipelines forconsole games

· Knowledge of CG programming languages, particlesystems, image compression and manipulation

An added bonus:

· C#, C++, Python

· 3D Software skills

· MaxScript

· Knowledge of Substance suite / Houdini

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and yourlatest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2339.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPRcompliant.


Video Content Creator AAA Games Studio Germany Ref 2472

If you are creative at the core, as well as live and breathe gaming, particularly competitive multiplayer games, this could be the career for you! Our pioneering client is looking for a Video Content Creator to support the creation of video content for a multiplayer game. You will work alongside Marketing artists and the Brand Manager to generate promotional videos, teasers, and other visual aids to promote the game. Periodically, you may help with production such as briefing, feedback or reviews through external agencies. 

Responsibilities

  • Own and drive production of video content such as teasers, trailers, developer diaries, Q&A’s, walk-throughs and more.
  • Ability to produce video content (along with presentations/ promotion etc.) to the highest standards while under time pressure. Great attention to detail.
  • Working collaboratively across teams on ideation, asset creation and implementation, applying feedback as a learning process and personal growth.
  • Developing an effective working relationship with colleagues and clients.
  • Be an active member in strategy meetings and deliver regular content plans. 
  • A fully-fledged content creator with the ability to shoot, produce and deliver assets like teasers, trailers, developer diaries, Q&A’s, and walk-throughs. 

Qualifications

  • Over 3+ years of high-level video production and editing experience.
  • Good working knowledge of Video Editing Software (i.e. Premiere Pro / DaVinci Resolve).
  • Proficient in using graphic design packages such as PhotoShop to create attractive thumbnails.
  • Independent capability to take the video production from start to finish (colour grading, sound mixing/mastering, graphics, closed captioning).
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of determination and drive; excellent organisational skills and a methodical mindset.
  • Take pride and ownership of your work and the content you’re producing. 
  • Work closely with the rest of the team, seeking feedback where required. We’re looking for a person that has strong communication skills and isn’t afraid to ask for help or voice their opinion when needed.
  • English fluency (spoken and written).
  • The desire and want to learn and constantly improve.
  • A passion for video games/gaming.

Desirable Skills

Experience with:

  • Unreal Engine 
  • Streaming production
  • Strong storyboarding 
  • Knowledge of the games industry itself, with contacts or a clear interest in the sector

Employment details

  • Full-time and on-site
  • Status: employment
  • Start: ASAP

Benefits

  • Relocation support and benefits
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Flexible Working hours
  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables every day 
  • Hot & Cold drinks of your choice
  • In-house massage, Fitness Club membership
  • Monthly company events
  • public transportation
  • Games/Books Library
  • Personal Talent Development Manager
  • Regular in-house social events
  • Summer and Christmas Party
  • Beer and soft drinks for Friday meetings

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2472.

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


VFX Director Multiplatform Game Development Studio Asia Ref 2446

We are working with a successful studio based in Chengdu China, who is looking to appoint an experienced VFX Director, who will lead and motivate his team, to deliver and exceed clients’ expectations and consistently produce high quality VFX.

What will you be doing?

  • Provide direction and generate conceptual and creative ideas for VFX team
  • Develops the look and feel of FX that fits their projects’ stylistic guidelines
  • Optimization of VFX
  • Maintain best practices of VFX workflow.
  • Evaluate and manage team performance evaluations
  • Guide the research and development team to experiment with new industry technologies
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any technical challenges

Who you are

  • A skilled games artist with a minimum of 7 years in VFX  
  • Experience at Director level
  • An impressive portfolio, showcasing your body of work - professional and personal work
  • At least 2 released titles, ideally AAA 
  • Solid team management experience
  • Experience in various aesthetic and animation styles ranging from AAA photorealism to stylized cartoon
  • In-depth understanding of the principles of art, styling, tone, composition, colour

Application

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

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2446

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


Senior VFX Artist Console Studio AAA Project SE England Ref 2450

Our client is expanding and working on an exciting AAA project. They are looking to appoint a talented and creative Senior VFX Artist, who will be able to raise and deliver the standards of the effects for their unannounced project.  

Responsibilities

  • Work closely and support the other team members
  • Set and adhere to high quality standards
  • Follow the set art pipelines and workflows
  • Asset exporting
  • Process automation and procedural creation

Requirements

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a VFX role in the games industry, with 1 shipped title
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your VFX skills
  • Skilled in gameplay and cinematics
  • Detail-oriented and execution of high-quality work
  • Unreal 4, with 3DS Max, Maya, Photoshop, Substance Suite
  • Technical knowledge of Houdini/ other VFX software
  • An added bonus if you have AAA experience

Application

Please e-mail your Word CV and your updated portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2450

We are an equal opps company, value divers


Lead Game Artist Mobile Games UK based studio Ref 2443

Our client who has developed very popular titles in the mobile games industry, is looking to appoint a talented Lead Game Artist to join their team of artists, who will grow and develop art styles and create beautiful assets.  

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with Designers and developers
  • Interpret and execute the Art Director’s vision to the various disciplines
  • Sets the direction of the team
  • Creating art for character, environment and UI
  • Team management quickly and effectively.

Requirements

  • A Lead with 5 years in the mobile/ casual games industry
  • An impressive portfolio to showcase your artistic skills
  • Unity Engine 
  • Agile scrum knowledge
  • Animation and VFX experience

Benefits

This studio offers a very competitive salary and amazing company benefits

Application

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

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2443


Principal Lighting Artist AAA Console Games Studio London Ref 2441

Our client who creates team-based multi-player games, is looking to appoint an experienced and creative Principal Lighting Artist, who will come onboard and set the artistic and technical bars high, delivering excellent and consistently high quality.  

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Art Directors and the Lead Artists, to bring the mood, atmosphere to life
  • Drive the quality of the current and also the upcoming titles
  • Build and maintain the lighting pipeline, achieving stunning scenes
  • Liaise and collaborate with the Environment Art, Level Design, VFX, Cinematics and the Technical Art teams

Requirements

  • Experience as a Lead/Principal lighting Artist, along with an impressive portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Real-time lighting
  • PBR and HDR pipelines
  • Unreal – baked and dynamic lighting solutions
  • People management skills

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 2441


Senior Concept Artist AAA Console Games Studio London Ref 2431

Senior Concept Artist AAA Console Games Studio London Ref 2431

Our client who specialises in multi-player games, is growing and working on an exciting new and upcoming project. They are looking to appoint a highly talented, passionate and creative Senior Concept Artist to join their successful team in London, England.  

What will you be doing

  • Works closely with and collaborate with the Project developers
  • Mentor the junior artists
  • Create impressive designs from realistic to sci-fi

What skills do you need

  • Previous experience as a Concept artist in games development
  • Has worked on shipped titles
  • Design and illustration experience
  • Photoshop

An added bonus, if you have the following skills:

  • Ability to construct credible and realistic mechanical designs
  • Industrial, sci-fi and mechanical design principles and their application to fictional characters, vehicles, machines, weapons etc
  • A variety of art styles
  • Anatomical knowledge - Character design
  • 3D packages

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2431.

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


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.



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phone: +44 (0) 1273 233 534

email: info@big-planet.biz

cvs: cvs@big-planet.biz

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