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Lead Character Artist – Midlands (UK) – Permanent Contract – AAA Games

Location: Leamington Spa, Midlands, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago

Playground Games

Job Type: Permanent Contract

Projects: AAA open world action / RPG


This award-winning developer has founded a new studio to work on a AAA Open World Action RPG. This world needs populating with the highest quality characters. As Lead Character Artist you will be responsible for creating a diverse variety of characters needed to realise the vision for this entirely new game.

You’ll oversee the Character group, working in conjunction with the Art Director to plan work for the team and ensure the high-quality bar is realised. You will also have experience in the technical aspects of your craft, including materials, asset optimisation and the creation of meshes with clean and functional topology, as well as being comfortable communicating with technical departments.


  • Stunning 3D Character Art portfolio demonstrating your in-game character artwork.
  • Experience of working on published AAA titles on current-gen consoles.
  • Strong interest in self-development of managerial skills, overseeing the work of other team members and mentoring and developing junior staff.
  • Able to communicate with technical team members and studio leadership.
  • Strong understanding of technical considerations for character creation.
  • Strong knowledge with latest version of Zbrush or Mudbox.
  • Good understanding of current generation production workflows in relation to character art.
  • Strong understanding of human anatomy and it’s proportions.
  • Strong understanding of creating meshes with very clean topology for deformation.
  • Good understanding of clothes creation software such as Marvellous Designer.
  • Good knowledge of textures creation packages such as substance Designer and substance Painter.


Tagged as: Character Art

Tags: Character Art Categories: Animation , Creative


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