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Vacancies in Art & Animation

Lighting Artist / Generalist AAA Console Games Studio Midlands - Ref 2

Our client is known for creating cutting-edge game experiences and is looking to appoint a young and talented Lighting Artist. It is a varied role, covering a wide range of duties. 

Responsibilities

  • Liaise and assist the Lead Lighting Artist to deliver the vision
  • Support the game teams as required – 3D asset / scene creation
  • Collaborate with the rest of the project teams – technical and content creators
  • Enhance content creation pipelines
  • Test internal and externals tools to maintain their competitive edge
  • Identify tools and select tools that will maintain and enhance visual quality 

Requirements

  • Previous experience as a Lighting Artist, along with an impressive portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Solid 3D asset creation and lighting skills
  • Strong knowledge of the composition of scenes
  • Experience generating grading and Look Up Tables
  • 3DS Max, Substance suite, Adobe CC
  • Unreal / Unity

 
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 2323



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.


Senior Motion Graphics Artist Mobile Games Studio UK – Ref 2315

I am working with an established and successful games studio based in London, who is looking for a creative Senior Motion Graphics Artist to join their marketing team, who will be working on campaigns, developing bold concepts from scratch and creating assets to promote their games.

Who are you?

  • A min of 3 years in a similar role – marketing artist/ motion graphics artist
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your motion graphics and art skills
  • Animation skills
  • Adobe suite and 3D software knowledge
  • Unity

Benefits

Excellent renumeration package and company benefits

Application

To apply please forward your updated CV to cvs@big-planet.biz along with your latest URL portfolio/ showreel quoting reference 2315

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Level Artist Games Studio Southern Germany – Ref 2317

I am working with an established games studio based in the South of Germany is looking for an experienced Level Artist, to create dress levels from scratch, reporting to the Technical Art Director.  

What will you do?

  • Work in collaboration with the 3D art team
  • Liaise with the level design and technical art teams
  • Dressing beautiful levels, landscape painting and sculpting
  • Integrate assets in the game engine
  • Shader assignment

Who are you?

  • A min of 2 years as a Level artist in the games industry
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your skills and ability to create realistic worlds
  • NextGen techniques and ability to work on a variety of art styles
  • 3DS Max, Substance Painter, Photoshop, Zbrush skills
  • Unreal
  • Knowledge of CG shaders

Added bonus if you have the following:

  • Substance Designer
  • Level lighting skills

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 2317

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and 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.


3D Art Manager Games Southern Germany - REF 2314

This established games studio based in the South of Germany is looking for a 3D Art Manager.  As such you will work alongside the 3D art team and all Unreal engine projects.

What will you do?

· Coordinate internal and outsourcing art work

· Be responsible for art road maps, scheduling, risks, dependencies, workflows, communication amongst the team, budgets, milestones, sprints, deliverables on time and on budget

· People manager

· Manage 3D asset production

· Identify bottlenecks and solutions

As such you will report to the Technical Art Director and liaise with Lead Artists to ensure that all projects move forward.

Benefits

Excellent renumeration and relocation package, backed by top publisher, no crunch...

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2314.

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 2305

Our client is known for creating cutting-edge game experiences. Their Technical Art team is looking to appoint a young and talented Technical Artist to join their team of veterans in the industry.


Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Technical Art teams to support the teams – pipelines, workflows and processes
  • Assist with the improvement of art, character, and animation pipelines
  • Keep the team updated with completed tasks, communicate any issues and share programmable solutions
  • Create integrated or standalone tools for the art team


Requirements:

·  1-2years in the games industry / or perhaps an undergraduate

·  Programmingskills - C++; C#; Python; MaxScript

·  UnrealEditor  

·  Knowledge of Visual Studio; Perforce

An added bonus, if you have the following: Houdini, Facialanimation, Photogrammetry, Pycharm; Qt; PyQt

 
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 2305.

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.

Senior Animator Casino Games Studio, Baltic Region - Ref 2275

I am working with a leading, international gaming studio whois looking to employ a seasoned Senior Animator with amazing 2D art skills, to join their global family of artists, responsible for the overall look and feel of their games.

Responsibilities:

· Liaise with the teams, to produce characters and FX animations, also backgrounds

· Create stunning 2D art for casino games and optimising assets

· Communicate with the relevant parties across the business to ensure expectations are met

· Project management

· Manage and ensure quality standards are met

· Share knowledge, ideas, and skills with the rest of the team – tips, techniques, etc

· File management

Skills required:

· A minimum of 5 years in the games industry, a minimum of 3 years as a Games Animator, with an impressive demo reel to showcase your skills

· Exceptional 2D animation skills

· Good understanding of Illustration and GraphicDesign

· Advanced software skills - Adobe Creative Suite(Animate/Flash, Photoshop, After Effects) and Spine Animation

· Good problem-solving and people skills

· i-Gaming industry experience is definitely a bonus

Benefits:

They offer some of the most competitive benefits in the market including continued personal growth, career development plans, and performance bonus. Also providing an environment where employees can flourish - you’ll be working in a very modern work environment – and will make sure you will also have enough time to unwind with our monthly massages, office events, and team-building activities.

Applications:
Please forward your Word formatted CV and along with your latest portfolio/ demo reel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2275.

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

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.

UI Artist Mobile Games, Remote Work Opportunity - Ref 2252

We are working with a game studio based in London that is looking for a skilled mobile UI Artist, a team player to join their team and create a fun user interface experience for their young target market.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work on their pillar games, enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. 
What will you be doing?
• Create all in-game HUD and UI assets
• Participate in art reviews and respond professionally to creative feedback
• Concept/implement 2D visual assets using Photoshop and Illustrator
• Ensuring top quality artwork
• Taking ownership of aspects of the project's creative direction
• Making sure the greatest concepts are brought to life in-game
• Participating in building style guides and visual targets
Who you are?
• An experienced mobile games artist with a minimum of 3 years experience as a UI Artist 
• Can demonstrate a strong portfolio showing fantastic UI examples 
• Able to evaluate Game Design briefs, technical specs, and results from User Experience data
• Research and visual development and investigation
• Game UI Design, UX principles, motion design.
• Appreciation of platform requirements e.g Unity
• Knowledge and experience with UX development e.g. wireframes, visual mock-ups
• UI animation to demonstrate the vision for implementation behaviours
Applications:
Please forward your updated Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2252.
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.


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