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Vacancies in Art & Animation

Lead VFX Artist -PC/Console - Central Mediterranean Region - REF 2952

Our client is a successful games studio located in the Central Mediterranean region. They are looking for a talented Lead VFX Artist to join their passionate team. This role is offered fully onsite.

What you will be doing:

  • Collaborate closely with the design and environment art team to develop effects for characters, weapons, interactions, vehicles and animals.
  • Utilise the engine’s particle editor to create VFX material.
  • Construct HLSL shaders for material and particle effects.
  • Generate pre-rendered visual effects (VFX) with external tools for best performance and appearance.
  • As a strong leader, mentor junior art and design team members.

Who you are:

  • You have previously shipped AAA games and are able to showcase a strong portfolio.
  • You have several years of expertise working as a 2D and 3D artist.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Skilled in using real time engines.
  • Strong knowledge of matter interactions and real-world physics.
  • You are able to receive feedback and use the guidance to improve your work.

Bonus:

  • Experience using Unreal Engine and/or Unity, High-level shader language (HLSL).
  • You are keen on innovative gaming technologies and have an eagerness to push limits.
  • Skilled in coding.

Benefits:

This role offers a comprehensive benefits package and excellent relocation support.

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2952.

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

Remote Senior Stylised Concept Artist Mobile Games Norway – REF 2842

Our client is a leading game company located in Norway. They are now looking for a talented Senior Stylised Concept Artist to join their team. This role is offered remote with great benefits packages and schemes.

What you will be doing:

  • Collaborating with the Art Director to create concept artwork that represents the overall aesthetic and direction of the game.
  • Crafting concepts and designs for environments, objects, characters, visual effects, storyboards, colour schemes, and lighting and more.
  • Making promotional and marketing art whenever necessary.
  • Evaluating and offering constructive criticism to both in-house artists and external outsourced partners to ensure the artwork corresponds to with the intended look.
  • Keeping up with the newest game industry trends.

Who you are:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the games industry and have shipped at least 1 title.
  • An excellent portfolio that demonstrates a track record of producing stylised, semi-realistic conceptual artwork for video games.
  • An in-depth comprehension of 3D game engines and industry-standard art creation processes.
  • Excellent knowledge of art principles such as composition, lighting, colour theory, architecture, anatomy.
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills.

Benefits:

A competitive salary offered, flexible working hours, great benefits package and schemes, remote working, professional career development and growth opportunities.

Application

To apply please forward your CV to marian@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2842.

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

Senior Technical Animator – AAA Games UK – REF 2947

We are working with a well-established AAA PC/Console games studio based in London, who are now looking for a talented Senior Technical Animator to join their team. This role is offered fully onsite alongside an excellent relocation package, benefits, and salary.

What you will be doing:

  • Develop, enhance, and optimise animation pipelines and methods through collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Collaborate closely with project leaders to implement and develop animation tools and pipelines.
  • Work with animators to resolve technical issues blocking the workflow.
  • Provide feedback and improvements on animations.
  • Mentor and help junior members of the team.

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience with AAA games.
  • You will be able to showcase a skilled portfolio highlighting your previous animations.
  • Excellent understanding of scripting in Python, C++, or C#.
  • Strong technical understanding of Maya, 3D Max, Motion Builder, or similar tools.
  • High creative and technical problem-solving abilities.
  • Good Experience with Unreal engine or similar game engines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with a great work-life balance, great relocation package offered, friendly and supportive work environment, professional growth and training offered.

Application

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2947.

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

Lead Lighting Artist AAA Games Studio UK Ref 2143

This award-winning AAA games studio based in London who is looking for a Lead Lighting Artist with a solid artistic foundation and an eye for detail, to join their talented team and work on their exciting new projects.

What will you be doing?

  • Liaising with and taking direction from the Art Director with regard to scene lighting for cinematics and gameplay
  • Team management
  • Maintenance and raising the quality bar
  • Build lighting pipeline – engaging with the Technical and Engineering teams
  • Identifying risks and opportunities
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the Production team and other Leads on the project

Who you are

  • A Lighting Artist, with experience at Senior/ Lead level in the games industry or film industry with an impressive portfolio showcasing your body of work
  • Good leadership skills
  • A passion for the craft
  • Shipped AAA title/s, at least 1 title
  • Pipelines and art techniques in Unreal
  • PBR and HDR pipelines
  • Understanding of cinematography lighting fundamentals
  • Baked and dynamic lighting solutions in Unreal

Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading game studio. This studio offers a comprehensive benefits package, with a focus on the staff and their families and advocates for a work-life balance.

Application

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

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

Lead Character Artist AAA Games London – REF 2365

A great opportunity has opened for an experienced Lead Character Artist to join a well-established AAA studio, this role is offered at their studio located in London.

What you will be doing:

  • Work closely with the Art Director and Creative Director to define the look and feel of the game’s characters.
  • Be responsible for creating, establishing, and maintaining high-quality characters.
  • Inspire and motivate your team, proving mentorship and feedback to maintain high-quality art with best practices and workflows.
  • Identify and communicate risks and weaknesses.
  • Help your team, in terms of maintaining quality, efficiency, and consistency through feedback and mentoring.
  • Collaborate with Art and Design Directors to create technical sound, engaging and memorable characters.
  • Proactively seek areas for improvement in the Character Art development pipeline.

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Character Artist role or similar.
  • An impressive portfolio demonstrating a strong understanding of form, silhouette, shape, texture, colour, and lighting.
  • Experience in managing a Character Art Team.
  • Great experience and proficiency with 3D Studio Max or Maya, Zbrush, and Photoshop.
  • Superb 3D modelling and texturing skills.
  • Highly experienced working with multiple texturing workflows.
  • Experience with character pipelines and memory management of UVs, textures etc.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of human anatomy, characterisation, proportions etc.
  • Good knowledge of mechanical construction and functionality e.g., gear, weapons etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch.
  • Great benefits including private medical and dental cover.
  • Generous bonus and reward schemes.
  • Friendly and supportive work environment.
  • Excellent additional perks including discounts, car leasing schemes etc.

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quotingthe reference 2365.

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


Art Director - India - REF 2826

Our client is an established AAA style games development studio based in Bangalore, India. They are looking for a passionate Art Director with a strong background in 3D game art to join their skilled team.

What you will be doing:

· Define, implement, and uphold art style guides and best practises.

· Close collaboration with the designers, animators, producers, and programmers to attain AAA quality in projects, ensuring visible quality.

· Maintain high quality standards of the project.

· Participate in continuous review and feedback.

· Help mentor and help junior members of the Art team.

Who you are:

· You have previous experience as an Art Director with multiple at least one title shipped in an Art Discipline (preferably AAA).

· You are able to showcase a skilled portfolio highlighting your 3D artwork.

· High proficiency with using software including Maya, ZBrush, Substance Suite, and Unreal Engine.

·  Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make informed artistic choices that improve gameplay and user experience.

·  Able to identify and resolve art workflow and staffing issues at a leading cross-platform AAA studio

Benefits:

· This role offers a full relocation package, visa support, competitive salary, and a collaborative and exciting work environment.

Application:

To apply please forward your CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2826.

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


Lead Technical Artist PC/Console Games China REF 1348

Our client is a dynamic video games development studio located in China. They are looking for a talented Lead Technical Artist to join their vibrant team working on-site.

What you will be doing:

·  Deliver support artists and troubleshoot texturing, shaders, lighting, and rendering issues.

· Assist the art team in the competent development of critical art pipelines and processes.

· Be mindful of potential project risk to identify and solve issues.

· Collaborate closely with the art, programmers, and design teams to optimise workflows.

· As a confident leader, provide your team with clear instructions and feedback.

· Create detailed documentation for art pipelines, tools, and technical processes.

Who you are:

·  Experienced in a Technical Artist role in the gaming industry and worked on titles.

·  You are able to showcase a proficient art portfolio showing your previous work.

·  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·  Proficient knowledge of Maya and 3Dmax.

·  Capability and eagerness to proactively learn new skills.

Benefits:

·  Flexible working, training programs, relocation support, career development opportunities, comprehensive medical healthcare and much more.

Application:

To apply please forward your CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 1348.

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

Marketing Artist Cross-Platform Games EU based studio - Ref 2674

Our client is one of the largest cross-platform games communities, who produces and distributes digital card and board games, action arcade games, as well as puzzle games for the web and social and mobile platforms. They are looking to appoint a Marketing Artist to join their team of creative and talented artists.

Responsibilities
• Work closely with our product managers, UA, social media experts and illustrators
• Collaborate with art direction
• Creating ad creatives, app store assets, animations, videos
• Design web and social media graphics for our game websites and social media
• Doing the necessary adjustments to illustrations
• Generate innovative concepts and maintain the highest quality

Requirements
• Relevant qualifications
• A min of 2 years of experience - graphic design or marketing artist
• Previous mobile games/ casual games is a bonus
• motion graphics and animation skills
• Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator experience

Benefits
This studio offers a very competitive salary and flexible work hours

Application
Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV, along with your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2674.

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


Technical Artist PC/Console Games UK – REF 2941

Our client is a leading gaming company located in the United Kingdom. They are looking for a passionate Technical Artist to join their supportive team working on-site or fully remote.

What you will be doing:

  • Support the art team with skilled development of key art pipelines and processes.
  • Deliver technical assistance to artists and resolve difficulties with texturing, shaders, lighting, and rendering.
  • Use latest technology to improve art processing and the overall game experience.
  • Collaborate closely with other departments such as programming to share ideas.
  • Build tools to aid asset efficiency and ensure assets meet technical standards.

Who you are:

  • Previous experience using Python.
  • Proficient knowledge of tools such as Maya, Unreal, Houdini, Zbrush and more.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to enhance the standard of projects and pipelines.
  • You have a keen passion for art development and have a portfolio showcasing your skills.  

Benefits:

  • 23+ day holiday and bank holidays, hybrid working option, company events, healthcare plan mental health support and many more.

Application:

To apply please forward your CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2941.

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


Remote Lead Technical Artist PC/Console Games UK – REF 2940

Our client is a successful gaming company located in the United Kingdom. They are looking for a skilled Lead Technical Artist to join their supportive team working on-site or fully remote.

What you will be doing:

  • Responsible for monitoring projects art pipelines throughout its lifecycle.
  • Work closely with other artists and provide suggestions on how to enhance the overall playing experience.
  • Mentoring junior team members by sharing technical knowledge and expertise for their growth.
  • Maintain high standards for all art development, ensuring quality and consistency.
  • Verify that the art assets coincide with the technical and gameplay demands.
  • As a confident leader provide clear direction and feedback to your team.

Who you are:

  • You have previous experience in a Lead Technical Artist role.
  • You are able to showcase a skilled art portfolio highlighting your previous work.
  • Excellent understanding of current game development concepts and an ambition to stay up to date with technology and incorporate new game art approaches.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess excellent leadership abilities and are able to take initiative on your own

Benefits:

  • 25+ days holiday, flexible working hours, annual bonus, pension scheme, company events and many more.

Application:

To apply please forward your CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2940.

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


Senior Environment Artist AAA London – REF 2656

We are working with a leading AAA console game studio based in London, who are now looking for a talented Senior Environment Artist to join their team and work on their next world hit title.

What you will be doing:

  • Create high quality environments that vary in scale and complexity
  • Work closely with Lead roles to harmonise new assets
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to drive the creative vison forward
  • Produce high quality work within the project deadlines
  • Model assets using reference photographs
  • Help and mentor junior members of the team
  • Be aware of potential risk to the projects and Trouble shoot action asset errors

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of experience in an Environment Artist role or similar
  • Up-to-date art portfolio containing examples of environment art
  • Experience using 3D asset creation
  • Knowledge of PBR workflows
  • Good experience with modelling tools e.g., Maya, or 3D Studio Max
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Jira
  • Passion for art and games

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Great benefits including private medical and dental cover
  • Generous bonus and reward schemes
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Excellent additional perks including discounts, car leasing schemes etc

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2656.

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


Lighting Artist Games Germany – REF 2055

We are working with a leading game studio based in Southern Germany looking for a talented Lighting Artist to join their exciting team.

What you will be doing:

  • Report and work directly under the Executive Art Director on defining lighting styles and moods
  • Work closely with the art team to improve processes and workflows
  • Set up main lighting and moods of the studio’s levels/worlds
  • Help drive narrative story telling through effective use of colour, light and mood
  • Set up lighting for cutscenes and cinematics ‘

Who you are:

  • 2+ years of experience as a lighting artist or similar role
  • At least 1 title shipped from start to finish in a Lighting Artist position
  • Strong understanding of lighting theory
  • Good understanding of lighting pipelines and cutting-edge art techniques
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work on various art styles from Realistic to Stylized
  • Passion for videogames

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Excellent benefits package including health insurance
  • Great work-life balance
  • Relocation support provided
  • Good additional benefits e.g., language classes and fitness studio

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2055.

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


Associate Lead Lighting Artist AAA PC/Console Scotland - REF 2890

Our client is a well-established PC/Console games studio based in Scotland, who are seeking an adept Lighting Artist for full-time position at their unique Edinburgh studio, specializing in crafting a world that elevates storytelling with colour and composition. This role is offered onsite alongside a strong relocation package, competitive salary, and benefits.

What you will be doing:

  • Develop and manage all lighting elements (Exterior, Interior, Props)
  • Guide and nurture Associate Lighting Artists, overseeing and evaluating performance
  • Master our workflows and tools, actively contributing to tool enhancement
  • Balance visual quality with real-time game performance demands
  • Align artistic style with the defined visual design, contributing to location references
  • Collaborate with design to enhance missions, objectives, and game flow through lighting
  • Complete lighting deliverables according to production schedule

Who you are:

  • Industry expertise with shipped titles in Senior/Lead Lighting Artist roles
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Solid technical understanding and quick adaptability to new In-Game lighting engines, programs, and systems
  • Proficiency in real-time or offline lighting suites, including industry-standard tools for environment and character lighting
  • Enthusiastic about learning new tools and keeping updated on lighting advancements and contributing to their advancement
  • Strong self-motivation and autonomy, effective prioritization, and multitasking capabilities
  • Proficiency in real-time lighting techniques, with consideration for offline techniques (plus)

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Involvement in cutting-edge, large-scale entertainment projects
  • Friendly and inclusive environment promoting continuous learning
  • Unique studio location at the heart of a vibrant city
  • Great private health insurance and pension system

Application:

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2890.

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


Art Director AAA Games China - REF 2308

Our client has maintained its position as one of China's most successful games developers. Excelling across all platforms, with top studios across the world among their clientele, they are looking for an experienced Art Director, a team player, who will manage, drive and support the art team in order to deliver high quality games.

What you'll do:

  • Manage Senior and Junior members of the Art department to maintain artistic vision, team morale and ensure deliverables are met
  • Identify and mentor emerging talent, taking an active role in expansion as well as personnel career plans
  • Lead by example, instilling best practices across all studio sites and conducting regular reviews
  • Create and follow through with existing game art direction
  • Set the bar and maintain high quality of work – artistic and technical standards
  • Budget management

Who you are:

  • Related art degree, with latest portfolio to showcase your work
  • 10+ years' experience within the games industry, with 4 years as Art Director level
  • AAA shipped titles
  • An understanding of workflows, particularly PBR, one or more mainstream 3D package (Maya, 3DS Max, Photoshop, Substance, Zbrush)
  • Understanding of User Interface, VFX, Modelling, Character development and Animation
  • Experience in UE4, Unity and PC, console and mobile platforms
  • Methodical, great organisation and time management skill personally and inter-personally
  • Demonstrable prowess leading teams internally and with external partners
  • Passionate for game development, keyed-in on trends and an inspiring communicator across all levels 
  • Mandarin will definitely be a bonus

Benefits:

This studio offers competitive salaries, excellent relocation packages and great work life balance. You will be given the opportunity to work in a diverse and collaborative environment.  

Application:

Please e-mail your CV and portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2308.

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


Lead VFX Artist Mobile Games Spain - REF 2898

Our client is a renowned mobile games studio located in sunny Barcelona, Spain, who are now seeking a skilled Lead VFX Artist to join the team. They are looking for someone who can craft dynamic special effects and collaborate with other teams to create top tier results. This role is offered onsite alongside with an excellent relocation package to Spain.

What you will be doing:

  • Developed visually stunning special effects that align with overall artistic style, collaborating closely with lead artist and art director
  • Work with technical artists, designers, and other team members to enhance projects visual satisfaction using particle systems and other elements
  • Maintained consistent special effects style across projects through supervision and optimization
  • Created pleasing visual effects for a variety of gaming projects

Who you are:

  • Expert-level experience with Unity, 3DSMax and Photoshop software
  • Proficient in written and oral English communication skills
  • Skilled in developing particle systems and visual effects using 3DSMax and Unity game engines
  • Extensive knowledge of real-time rendering techniques utilized in game development
  • Background working in the video game industry
  • Enthusiastic and driven by a passion for game creation

Benefits:

  • Flexible hybrid work arrangement
  • Excellent relocation support to Barcelona
  • 25 days of annual leave, excluding public holidays
  • Comprehensive private medical coverage for you and your family
  • Onsite advantages encompass a gym, physiotherapy services, language lessons and expansive gaming room separate from the dedicated budget for personal skill development

Application:

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2898.

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


Senior 3D Character Artist PC/Console Games Adratic Region - REF 2577

We are working with an exciting PC/Console video games studio who are looking for a talented and experienced Senior 3D Character Artist to join their team and help work on their exciting new project.

What you will be doing:

  • Create high-quality 3D Characters, while adhering to the artistic direction
  • Create high-quality textures, materials, and shaders that enhance the visual appeal of characters and convey their unique personalities
  • Produce detailed character models
  • Collaborate with the art team to give and receive feedback
  • Help pitch in other 3D art areas if needed e.g. environments
  • Keep up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies in character artistry, and art pipelines

Who you are:

  • 1-3+ years of industry experience in an artist role or similar
  • Strong general modelling skills
  • Good understanding and proficiency in using Maya and other 3D graphics software
  • Technical proficiency in lighting and rendering, texturing and shaders
  • Strong problem solving and teamworking skills
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

Competitive salary, profit share, relocation assistance, flexible work hours and a friendly, fun and supportive work environment.

Application:

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2577.

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


VFX Artist VR Games Amsterdam – REF 1038

We are working with one of the largest VR developers in the world, who are looking for an experienced VFX Artist to join their team and work on their latest projects.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for creating high quality VFX in a range of techniques and styles
  • Research and implement new, innovative VFX techniques
  • Collaborate with Art Directors, Designers and programmers to create high quality visual effects
  • Document and communicate best practices to the team

Who you are:

  • Industry experience as a VFX Artist or similar
  • Great knowledge of Unreal Engine e.g. shaders, blueprint, particle systems
  • Familiar with Unreal Engine’s Niagara Systems
  • Extensive knowledge of special effects software e.g. FumeFX, RealFlow, Embergen, Houdini
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with a healthy work-life balance
  • Great benefits offered
  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to the latest VR hardware and titles
  • Friendly and supportive work environment

Application:

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 1038.

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


Remote Lighting Artist PC/Console Games Southeast England – REF 2914

Our client is a well-established PC/Console games studio based in the Southeast of England, who are now looking for a talented Lighting Artist to join their team and work on their latest projects. This role is offered fully remote or on-site alongside an excellent relocation package.

What you will be doing:

  • Enhance environments and locations through lighting
  • Work with Engineers and Technical Artists to create lighting specific tools and features
  • Collaborate with other team members to troubleshoot and resolve lighting issues
  • Undertake performance profiling and optimisation for the UE4 and UE5 engine
  • Create lighting visual effects including fire, heat effects and post effects
  • Stay up to date with the latest lighting industry trends and techniques

Who you are:

  • 1-2+ years of lighting experience on PC or console hardware
  • Good working knowledge of 2D packages such as Photoshop/Substance/Quixel
  • Unreal Engine knowledge
  • Experience with physically based rendering tools
  • Knowledge of 3D packages such as 3DS Max or Maya
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Fully remote working offered
  • Visa sponsorship offered if open to relocate
  • Great benefits package and many other amazing external benefits
  • Friendly and supportive work environment

Application:

Please email your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2914.

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


Remote Real World Creature Artist PC/Console Games UK - REF 2908

This role is for a talented 3D realistic character artist for an exciting new project, offering the freedom to work remotely and bring your imagination to life from anywhere in the world. The contract length is negotiable, providing an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills.

What you will be doing:

  • Create lifelike characters and creatures, shaping player experiences and interactions with deep customisation and functionality to meet game requirements.

  • Utilise diverse digital tools for sculpting, modelling, and texture painting, emphasising observational art and mastering production techniques.

  • Enhance believability through technical tools like cloth simulations, photogrammetry, and physically based shader pipelines.

  • Collaborate effectively with Art Director and Senior Artists to achieve creative and production goals.

  • Contribute to character and creature art asset production across all projects for a cohesive and immersive visual experience.

What we need from you:

  • 2+ years of post-secondary educational experience in 2D and 3D art production, or equivalent.

  • Comprehensive 3D character creature art portfolio showcasingexpertise in realistic human anatomy and garment/drapery representation.

  • Proficiency in creating both bipedal and quadruped characters.

  • Strong skills in 3D modelling using software like 3DStudio Maya and texturing in Photoshop.

  • Exceptional sculpting ability in ZBrush and proficiency in Marvellous Designer workflow for digital clothing production.

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Parental leave

  • Continual training and development for staff.

  • Paid Parking.

  • Christmas-New Year off.

How do you apply:

Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2908.

Big Planet is an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate. We are a GDPR compliant company.


Lead Animator PC/Console Games Vienna REF 2902

Our client is a leading games studio located in Vienna, Austria. They are looking for a skilled Lead Animator to join their passionate team. This role is offered on-site alongside an excellent relocation package, competitive salary and benefits. 

What you will be doing:

·Develop creative animations and character pipelines.

·Collaborating effectively with other animators on key projects.

·Mentor and aid the growth of junior team member by providing guidance, feedback and support.

·Set the artistic vision and direction for the animation team in cohesion with the creative goal.

·Review animations produced by the team and provide healthy, constructive feedback. 

Who you are:

·Experience working in an Senior/Lead Animator role on PC/Console games. 

·Great verbal and written communication skills.

·Proficient knowledge of Maya and Unreal Engine. 

·You are able to showcase a skilled portfolio highlighting your previous work. 

·You have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

Benefits:

·25+ days holiday, flexible working, competitive salary, relocation support, friendly working environment and many more. 

Application:

To apply please forward your CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2902.

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

Technical Artist PC/Console Games London England REF 2148

Our client is a popular games development studio located in London, England. They are looking for a talented Technical Artist experienced with C# to join their team working on-site.

What you will be doing:

· Monitor the technical processes for all art areas, from the initial specifications to final in-game implementation.

· Assist the Art, Engineering, and Design teams by providing technical support to resolve any difficulties.

· Be prepared to take on responsibilities outside of your area of expertise in accordance with the requirements of the studio.

· Be proactive in finding ways to implement new technologies and techniques to improve the game.

· Develop straightforward documentation of toolsets and workflows that the team can rely on.

Who you are:

· 5+ years in the games industry and experienced with C#, HLSL shader creation and Unity3D.

· Have had experience working on a mobile title that has been published, as a technical artist.

· Highly proficient in areas such as rendering, lighting and texturing.

· Great understanding on mobile platform rendering technology.

· You will be able to solve complex problems with technical solutions.

Benefits:

· Competitive salary, life insurance, pension scheme, healthcare cash plan, private medical care, onsite chef, fitness classes and many more.

Application:

To apply please forward your CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2148.

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

Lighting Artist Game Dev Studio SE England/Netherlands - REF 2562

We are working with an exciting game studio who is looking to appoint an talented Lighting Artist to join their dynamic studio and work on their latest next-gen projects, pushing the boundaries in UE4 and UE5. This role is based at their studios based in the SE of England or the Netherlands.

What will you be doing:

  • Work with the Lighting Lead, Art Director/Creative Director to create a distinctive look that supports gameplay
  • Help create AAA quality lighting for engaging game experiences
  • Working across multi-disciplinary teams to deliver world class and innovative techniques
  • Optimise lighting content for memory and performance while retaining visual quality
  • Provide feedback and advice to team members of the project

Who you are:

  • Experience in a Lighting Artist or similar
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your skills
  • Experience creating real-time dynamic and baked lighting, grading and other post fx
  • Unreal 4 game engine or similar
  • 3DS Max or Maya, Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of art creation workflow, asset exporting, and data driven pipelines
  • Experience in real time lighting

An added bonus:

  • Working with blueprints in UE4
  • Experience in material/shader work and scripting
  • Experience in colour grading/post-process effects

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with great benefits
  • Flexible hybrid working offered
  • Excellent holiday benefits
  • Friendly and supportive work environment

Application:

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2562.

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


Lead VFX Artist PC/Console Games Southern Germany – REF 2852

Our client is a well-established games studio based in Southern Germany, who are now looking for an experienced Lead VFX Artist to join their team and work on their latest project. This role is offered onsite with an excellent relocation package.

What you will be doing:

  • Create Visual effects using Unreal 5 and a variety of technical approaches
  • Create high-quality VFX assets (meshes, textures, flow maps, image sequences, vertex animations, etc.)
  • Work with the VFX director, designs and programmers to ensure that VFX enhances the overall experience of the game
  • Work on further improvements and customization of the studios existing effects toolset
  • Plan and create VFX task lists, help assign tasks and monitor them until approved
  • Maintain and feed the VFX pipeline with outsourcing companies
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and techniques for VFX in games

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of industry experience as a VFX artist
  • Experience with Unreal 5 (Niagara, Blueprints, etc.)
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your VFX work in games  
  • Experience with Realtime VFX, and capable of asset creation (meshes, textures flow maps, image sequences, vertex animation etc)
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Excellent benefits package including health insurance
  • Great work-life balance
  • Relocation support provided
  • Good additional benefits e.g., language classes and fitness studio

Application

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2852.

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


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.



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email: info@big-planet.biz

cvs: cvs@big-planet.biz

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