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Lead Character Artist – AAA Games – Cheshire, UK – Hybrid/Remote UK


Lead Character Artist – AAA Games – Cheshire, UK – Hybrid/Remote UK

Our client is a major Games Developer with multiple studios in the UK. They’re focused on creating fun console games using a world-famous IP.

As a Lead Character Artist, you will be directly responsible for the project-specific throughput and quality of work delivered by the character art team.


  • Shipped AAA titles in the role of Lead with Project experience throughout preproduction to delivery
  • Keen interest in managerial skills, overseeing the work of other team members and mentoring and developing them.
  • Authoritative and confident with Character Art direction
  • Excellent artistic eye for quality and ability to ensure consistency in results.
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills to manage relationships at all levels within the Company and externally
  • Able to make decisions and manage under pressure while adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Practical and methodical approach to both technical and creative problem-solving
  • Excellent understanding and proficient use of ZBrush, Maya, Substance Painter & Unreal Engine 4
  • Development experience and understanding of the technical requirements and limitations of providing Character Art for use in an Unreal Engine 4 AAA Game.


  • Strong traditional Art skills
  • Working knowledge and developing expertise in Unreal Engine 5
  • Experience implementing and maintaining development pipelines.
  • Practical & Active interest in emerging Software and technologies related to meeting the required High Quality of Character Art
  • Scripting capability for pipeline / tools efficiency
  • Relevant degree or equivalent level qualification.


  • Creative and Technical Direction of a team of Character Artists
  • Work closely with the Head of Characters and Art Director to ensure the creation and implementation of character art to project specific requirements.
  • Conduct regular Art Reviews and liaise with External Partners to ensure approved content meets both Project and IP specific requirements.
  • Work closely with Production in coordinating character art resources, schedules and priorities based on project needs.
  • Organise and manage effectively by delegating work and monitoring output
  • Ensure a high benchmark is set and retained by the team for Artistic results, Delivery of Milestones, Encouraging effective communication and a professional attitude
  • Work closely with all departments in pipeline to ensure efficiency and quality of results that are optimised appropriately for intended platforms.
  • Identify and enter relevant issues into JIRA, ensuring sufficient information is given.
  • Provide feedback on tools and working with the programming department to ensure tools provided are as accessible and productive as possible


  • Identifying and ensuring all employee relations matters for a team of Character Artist (including absence, performance, and conduct).
  • Adhering to Company policies and procedures in liaison with Human Resources
  • Ability to establish trust within an open team structure
  • Able to provide structured critic to steer and reach the end goal
  • Supporting the recruitment of new employees in conjunction with Human Resources
  • Regularly reviewing employee performance through appraisals and 1-2-1’s to ensure performance targets and expected behaviours are delivered
  • Identify and arrange any required on-the-job training and coaching
  • Ensure sufficient documentation within the Character Artist discipline is maintained

  • Exclusive events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources

And many more!

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214413!

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