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Lead Artist/Associate Art Director – London – Console Games

Location: London, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 5 years ago

Splash Damage

Location: London & South East

Salary: £Neg

Job Type: Permanent

Projects: AAA Console Games

Note: This studio can sponsor a VISA but the candidate must have the required skills and experience in video games.

OPM’s client is a fun, friendly and relaxed studio. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. They have regular get together for social events like pub quizzes, cinema nights, football, and company parties.

Benefits of working for the studio include:

– Private medical insurance that will covers you, your partner, and children

– Private dental insurance that significantly reduces cost of dentistry for you, your partner, and children

– Pension scheme where the company matches your contribution

– Complimentary gym membership

– Free eye tests + discounted glasses

– Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service

– Life drawing classes, and massage allowance

– Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday.

– Childcare voucher scheme

The Role

OPM’s client is currently searching for an experienced Lead Artist and aspiring Art Director to head up the art team of a well-established project.

As Associate Art Director, you will take ownership of the aesthetics, visual identity of the game and workflows, and lead the team in creating standout visuals for a first-in-class game.

You need to be motivated, enthusiastic, and able to manage and inspire a game team effectively, as well as being a key point of in-house contact for our outsourcing contacts.  You will work with the Brand team to create and foster an artistic vision that transcends the in-game experience.

Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience as an artist with multiple shipped titles displayed in a strong, relevant, digital portfolio
  • Previous experience as a Senior or Lead Artist in the games industry
  • Good communicator who is self-motivated and proactive
  • Proven team leadership abilities
  • Expert knowledge of game development workflows, processes and tools
  • Strong understanding of art fundamentals
  • An understanding of how art works with design and technology to create a well-rounded game

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Proven knowledge of asset creation
  • Experience with large environments and accurate hard-surface modelling
  • Lighting and painting skills
  • Knowledge of engine restrictions and content scalability

My client is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and they’re all about crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. This year they have released 2 killer action shooter games for PC and Console and have no signs of slowing down.

Is this you? The please send a portfolio demonstrating your skills with a CV or call Claire on +44 (0) 1206 214413

The salary bracket is approximate and is no guarantee of the income on offer.  Salary and benefits will be discussed with candidates at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

Tagged as: Lead Artist

Tags: Lead Artist Categories: Art , Creative


Claire Ramshaw

Lead Recruitment Consultant

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